Archives for posts with tag: indigenous

Blog Report: RULE OF LAW MEANINGLESS WITHOUT ACCESS? By Ambassador Mo
Women & girls, Bosnians, Indigenous People, & Palestinians — Justice is only a theory unless all persons can access it through rule of law. “The rule of law is meaningless for people living in poverty without effective access to justice, which is a human right in itself, & essential for tackling poverty. –MORE–
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Blog Report: RIO+20 – FAILURE OR SUCCESS, By Ambassador Mo
“The speeches are over. Now the work begins. Rio+20 has affirmed fundamental principles – renewed essential commitments – & given us new direction. From governments to the world’s biggest companies, from philanthropic organizations to youth volunteers, they are part of a growing global movement for change.” The above assessment from UNSG Ban Ki-moon implies a positive foundation. –More–
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Blog Report: PEOPLE’S SUMMIT AT RIO+20 – IMPETUS FOR PROGRESS, By Ambassador Mo
Civil society representatives & ordinary global citizens are gathering in Rio at parallel set of conferences to complement but also urge greater action from government representatives at Rio+20, UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). People’s Summit has attracted environmentalists, unions, & indigenous tribes, among other groups, with aim of making  voices heard. –More–
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ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Blog Report: EDIBLE INSECTS & “FOODS OF POOR” RICH FOR NUTRITION/HEALTH, By Ambassador Mo
Denigrated by some as “foods of the poor” or “forgotten foods,” indigenous & traditional foods can play an important role in stemming the tide of hunger, malnutrition & a dangerous decline in biodiversity. –More–
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Blog Report: WILL INDIGENOUS FORUM LEAVE IMPRINT? By Ambassador Mo
The Indigenous Forum ends at the United Nations this week with an address from the UN General Assembly President and a special program offered by the Australia Mission to the UN. The UN GA President from Qatar, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser offered his view as to advancement of objectives of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. – More & Photo Gallery
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Blog Report: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES  – DISCOVERY OR CONQUEST? By Ambassador Mo
As Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues as the session convened this week at UN Headquarters in New York, Chief Edward John was addressing the media & reflecting what was succinctly defined as the “subjugation, exploitation, domination” imposed upon Native Americans & many Indigenous as a whole. –More–
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Blog Report: VENEZUELA TO QUIT HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP? By Ambassador Mo
UN officials expressed their concern & encouraged Venezuela not to withdraw from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). “Regional human rights bodies play a very important role in the promotion & protection of human rights mechanisms & reinforce universal human rights standards and treaties,” stressed spokesperson for UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. –More–
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Blog Report: NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS – US TARDY? By Ambassador Mo
“In all my consultations with indigenous peoples in places I visited it was impressed upon me that sense of loss, alienation & indignity is pervasive throughout Indian country.” US needs to adopt more robust measures to address issues affecting its indigenous peoples, an independent UN expert said today, stressing such policies must be developed in partnership with Native American, Alaskan Native & Hawaiian peoples. –MORE–
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ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT: NO ARAB SPRING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS & ITS DEFENDERS, By Ambassador Mo
Our environment is part of our human right, for our health and the future of our planet. Defenders of our planet and environment are one of the more targeted groups, and their human rights are constantly under threat. Ironic that when focusis  on the struggle for political rights and free and open societies, there is no “Arab Spring” when it comes to environmental rights. –More–
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