Video: Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, calls on African leaders & civil society to use Africa's resources to improve the lives of millions of Africans. "Africa, our continent has oil, gas, platinum, diamonds, cobalt, copper, and more. If we use these resources wisely, they will improve the lives of millions of Africans. If we don't, they can fuel corruption, conflict, and social instability." http://youtu.be/kHY8WNcVWjc
UN OHCRH displays Pakistani Dominicans to illustrate a High Commissioner's speech on Human Rights. In Pakistan like in more than 125 countries Dominicans are contributing to build Peace : Pillay hails new step in protection of economic, social and cultural rights. Has your country ratified the new Protocol allowing individual complaints? Check here: http://bit.ly/16NegRJ
Economic, Social & Cultural rights Pillay hails new step in protection of economic, social and cultural rights. Has your country ratified the new Protocol allowing individual complaints? Check here: http://bit.ly/16NegRJ
"Egregious violations of economic, social and cultural rights are occurring, often unnoticed, on a daily basis, which in the area of civil and political rights would have been immediately condemned. This Protocol will help to address this imbalance," says UN human rights chief Navi Pillay. More: http://bit.ly/15kwvyk _________________ Activists urge their government to ratify the UN International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other conventions and treaties in Multan, Pakistan, 21 September 2003. Credit: EPA PHOTO/STR/TANVEER
Around 215 million children world-wide are engaged in Child labour. Much of this work is harmful, hazardous or even dangerous to their health and to their future life development.
Eradicating child labour is a difficult and complex task because many families send their children to work, not because they want to but because they have to. They may not have enough household income or enough money to pay health bills or school fees, without the child working.
But we know that social programmes can help - read more in the World Report on Child Labour from the International Labour Organization (ILO): http://goo.gl/YbgXW
“The overwhelming view is that these policies [austerity programmes] have destroyed livelihoods, increased poverty and inequalities and left many poor countries ensnared in externally prescribed or approved policy frameworks that not only make it difficult for them to comply with their human rights obligations, but also undermine their development and result in impoverishment of their citizens,” says UN expert on foreign debt Cephas Lumina. More: http://bit.ly/15KKFYs ________________ Candles shape the word 'NO' in Greek, at the spot where an elderly man committed suicide in Athens, Greece, 4 April 2013. Credit: EPA/SIMELA PANTZARTZI
Shocked the Christian community yesterday evening news abduction Mtaranin from finest Mtarenha the while they lead a task of the highest tasks messages of Christianity. Valmtaranan were on a rescue mission in the countryside of Aleppo to free the priests of force and Orthodox were kidnapped more than two months, after negotiations dense secret between them and the flash on the eve of the feast of St. George, but that a group of Chechen intercepted en route and threw بالمرافقين civilians to the ground and fled Palmtaranin to an unknown destination. المطرانان المختطفان two Bishop Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim Metropolitan of Aleppo, Syrian Orthodox, and Paul Yazigi Bishop of Aleppo, Iskenderun and Surroundings Orthodox. In an interview with Bishop Matthew Khoury Republic newspaper, It Patriarchal secretary to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Zakka I Iwas, also confirmed in his capacity as bishop of Bab Touma in Damascus that the Patriarchate will not take any decision pending any contact from the flash to find out their intentions and demands. Bishop Matthew revealed that the recent efforts emphasize them to Almtaranin the Sapetan in Mtranihma night the day after the entry of the task group on-line negotiations, adds Khoury confirmed by them, the priest of the Patriarchate of Syrians in Aleppo in contact with the latter. Bishop said Khoury "We live with Muslims since the time of Syrians and live with them in peace, and brought us holiday traditions and unity." Khoury stressed that Muslims of all denominations who built بطريركيتنا in Bab Touma, Zachrvoha and carved our icons to St George. " Said Bishop Khoury that all the sons of Muslims who have been displaced from Homs and met in Lebanon assured him that there is no relationship of Muslims Syrians him who gets, Tasfoa of the current situation has reached Homs, they are wary of groups alien who came from abroad, "adding that" the Muslim Syria does not a source of fear for the Syrian Christian history testifies. " Details of the kidnapping Leroy Bishop Matthew Khoury's "newspaper of the Republic," the details of what happened: "After the effort could one priests in Aleppo contact us and confirm the news of kidnapping Almtaranin John Abraham and Paul Yazigi, who were on a humanitarian mission attended her for a long time, to save the priests of the Orthodox and Catholics. Someone has accompanied Fattouh, a driver named Bishop Ibrahim since more than 5 years, and a fourth unidentified. During their way to the designated area to perform the task that were ready and are nearing an end to free the priests, intercepted their car strange group. Khoury reveals that preliminary information shows that the the Chechen flash group, and when she saw that two of the passengers علمانيان, threw the driver Fattouh and the fourth person whose identity was not determined from the car and fled Palmtaranin Yazigi Ibrahim towards an unknown destination. The priest confirms that the unidentified fourth person, "a close friend of Bishop Yazigi, and is believed to have been playing a key role in the process of the release of the priests of the hostages," revealing that the driver and that person turn all of them on the road. Hours after the news arrived of the family of the driver Fattouh contacted Bmtaranah the Aleppo and told her that her son was found dead, has been identified him through his personal purposes. But Khoury confirms that the fourth person who did not know his place until he is free, "which reported that the group flash was not exposed to them, but Rmthma to the side of the road before heading each path is different, and this confirms that the party that met the driver Fattouh and killed not Flash Steering unrelated. " And tells the priest that "an agreement to release the hostages spent that Bishop Yazigi comes from Turkey, that stems Bishop Ibrahim of Aleppo and meet in the region agreed to undertake where the priests liberalization process." Explains Bishop Khoury, who is responsible for the Patriarchate of Bab Touma in Damascus Observers current Patriarchate of the Syriac Orthodox Church, the fourth person has confirmed this novel, it is said that the features of the kidnappers confirmed that they are strangers, and Chechnya are characterized dialect, color (beards - blank face - blue eyes ... In addition to the language), so our information Nstekayaa of the fourth man, a friend of Bishop Yazigi. It draws Khoury that family Fattouh had received his body and I met him, stressing that "we recognize that the kidnappers are not murderers driver, and they from Chechnya, according to the fourth person, but we're not sure whether they are Chechen actually or belong to the other." Bishop adds Khoury: "We expect a swift connection with us or Patriarchate or Bmtaranah Aleppo to know their demands, and our sources confirm that efforts are continuing for the release of Almtaranin so we decided to wait in the publication of a statement, and even time contact ببطريركية the Greek Orthodox. We are working quietly alone and that does not mean we do not want to cooperate, but on the contrary we want to work separately, because we do not want to rush into decisions do not even offer the lives of Almtaranin risk. " He called Bishop Khoury to "wait for the legal deadline, which is 24 hours, before holding an expanded meeting and take the big decisions," explaining that "we do not have the data many to work, and put Kptrerkah not begrudge him, we live the event of sorrow and grief and pain, and resentful of this news, especially Patriarch Zakka Iwas, which has come out today from the hospital and critical health condition, has surprised him the news of increased pain. " It stresses Bishop Khoury on "because we were and still deplore exposure to all the priests, if they were our community or non-community as استنكرنا the death of all Muslim clergy because the clergy generally their message of peace and love, and their position is not with the opposition and not against it, but their position is purely humanitarian." Khoury described the situation Diocese as "Mrbth" We are not able to take any decision or issue any statement because we do not want to endanger Almtaranin. He explains that "the demands of the kidnappers are often material or to pressure or political pressure on the state to achieve the exchange, which may have the flash range names you want to make an exchange." And asserts that "the incident kidnapping will not be easy for Christians in Syria, because the Bishop Yazigi close to the Syrian regime and the opposition, and its relations are good with both parties, which enjoy tact political, has long expressed his opinion, his demands are the same demands of the Syrian honorable, any investigation and anti-corruption reforms. " He denies the priest to have Mtaranin enmity with any particular destination "so we supported the possibility that not be the flash close to the regime or from the opposition and that is Syria," adding: "may be extremists Afghan or Chechnya," Front victory, "Libyans, Egyptians came from abroad. The Bishop Khoury "We do not know with who was Bishop Yazigi continue for the release of the priests, but mostly it is not communicating with strangers, but with the FSA, and may be leaking news of their coming or it may be the hijacking got a coincidence because the area is not safe." Bishop Khoury calls to be patient, noting that the fourth person "narrowly managed to get on the phone and communicate with the Archdiocese of Aleppo Orthodox, and if not resolved the issue tomorrow (today) due المطرانان to مقريهما We will level Batrerkatin". And Bishop Khoury expresses sympathy with Patriarch John X Yazigi, who faces a double problem, and religious family, "he said, adding that the heart is a great deal in the same way whether the kidnapped brother or any one of the last members of the community." Khoury warns that "due diligence analysis may constitute threat to Almtaranin, so you must be patient because every hand peek have a certain way deal, and we do not want recklessness and sacrifice their lives." He concludes Bishop Khoury said: "Feast of St. George today for the Patriarchate and Syriac bishops is a festival of prayer until liberated all the priests kidnapped in particular Almtaranin Yazigi and Ibrahim," calling on the Lebanese in general and Christians in particular to "our prayer intention to release rapid released and the release of the families of the homeland."
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UN video on the General Secretary's visit to Pope Francis : a strong sign of commitment
Ban Ki-moon had webtv.un.org United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Met Pope Francis I in Rome. Mr. Ban told reporters that the discussion included the need to advance social justice and accelerate the work to meet the Millennium Development Goals to end poverty.
Dominicans participates to the 16th session of the UN Universal Review Working Group starting today in Geneva. Follow the proceedings live via UN Webcast. Among Countries under review, Dominicans are present in Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Russian Federation, Colombia, Canada, Germany and Cuba.
Le BICE est un partenaire de l'action des Dominicains à l'ONU. L' Unicef France parle de son questionnaire sur la justice juvénile. Si vous n'avez pas encore répondu, il est grand temps de donner votre avis : c'est gratuit, anonyme et ça vous prendra 10 min.
Human trafficking is a grave concern for the Dominican Order. Many Dominicans are fighting this plague worldwide. Thousands of people are falling victim to human traffickers every year in the European Union but most member states have failed to implement tougher new laws agreed by the bloc to address the problem, the European Commission said yesterday
EU says member states failing to crack down on human trafficking www.reuters.com Trafficking victims are typically women and they are predominantly forced into sexual slavery, but also hard labor and criminal activity. Some have their organs removed. Information released by the EU executive on Monday showed the number of identified trafficking victims increased by 18 percent bet...