Jun08

Employment amongst Youth for Peacebuilding

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Joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission on “Partnerships for job creation for young people in countries emerging from conflict” Report by Devindree Pillay Friday, June 8, 2012   A joint event was held at the UN Headquarters by the Peacebuilding Commission and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), on […]

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Jun07

Human Rights and Social Justice…Let’s End Child Labour

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DPI/NG Briefing “Human Rights and Social Justice…Let’s End Child Labour” (in observance of the World Day against Child Labour) Report by Devindree Pillay  Monday, April 23, 2012   In 2002, the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day against Child Labour to focus world attention on the urgent need to eradicate child labour.
This year, […]

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May30

Human Rights for the Elderly

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Rashida Manjoo, United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women Human Rights for the Elderly Expert Group Meeting on the Human Rights of Older Persons.  United Nations Headquarters, New York, 29 to 31 May 2012 Report by Devindree Pillay Wednesday, May 30, 2012   From 29-31 May 2012, a group of experts from different fields […]

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May24

Honouring the United Nations Peace Keepers

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DPI-NGO Briefing on “Peacekeeping as a GlobalPartnership”                         (in observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers) Report by Devindree Pillay Thursday, May 24, 2012   Attending this DPI briefing once again reminded me that there is so much of good that is going on in the world that I am unaware of and […]

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May08

Children’s Rights 
in Contemporary Perspective

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Celebrating 2012 International Year
of Janusz Korczak, the
Consulate General of the Republic of Poland hosted a symposium: Janusz Korczak and Children’s Rights
in Contemporary Perspective Report by Devindree Pillay Tuesday, May 8, 2012   Celebrating the 2012 International Year of Janusz Korczak, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland hosted a day-long symposium – Janusz Korczak and […]

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