Lebanon pledges to end the worst forms of child labour by 2016
GNRD welcome and appreciate the Lebanese President Michel Suleiman's announcement to launch a national action plan to eliminate child labour in its worst forms within three years.
Lebanon is stepping up efforts to combat child labour, joining global calls for the elimination of its worst forms by 2016, less than a month after the release of the Brasilia Declaration on Child Labour.
Paris: Human Rights Defender Jacqueline Moudeïna Honored
(Paris, November 4, 2013) – A lawyer who has long fought for human rights and justice in Chad will be honored at the Human Rights Watch Voices for Justice Annual Dinner in Paris on November 14, 2013.
Jacqueline Moudeïna, a Chadian lawyer and human rights activist,has been a leader of the effort to bring the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré to trial and to achie
OCHA Operations Chief “extremely concerned” about deteriorating humanitarian situation
GNRD with deep regret shares OCHA’s Director of Operations, John Ging's “extreme concern” about the situation in the Central African Republic, a situation that he described as “a tinderbox”.
“Half the population of the Central African Republic is in need of humanitarian aid,” said Mr. Ging. “There has been a complete breakdown of law and o
UN expert on democracy highlights importance of free expression, information
GNRD states for the importance of free expression, and supports the statement made by Alfred De Zayas, UN expert on democracy.
There can be no democracy without freedom of opinion, a United Nations independent expert said today, highlighting the importance of access to information as he also presented his ideas on making the main bodies of the UN – the General Assembly and the Securit
GNRD-Brussels Invitation: Elimination of All Forms of Forced or Compulsory Labour, 5th November
I N V I T A T I O N
Roundtable & Interactive Dialogue: Elimination of All Forms of Forced or Compulsory Labour
Date: 5 November 2013, Time:
UNHCR tackles dire conditions for thousands of displaced in Central African Republic church
GNRD sympathize with thousands of displaced in Central African Republic church, and draws your attention to the article: "UNHCR tackles dire conditions for thousands of displaced in Central African Republic church"
BANGUI, Central African Republic – Sitting on an old stool in the shade of a tree, Mary calls out to UNHCR staff talking to her neighbours and complains about the
Annual Report on Overall Work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
GNRD draw your respected attention to the Statement by Ms. Navi Pillay United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations General Assembly 68th Session.
New York, 23 October 2013
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am glad to present my annual report on the overall work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (O
US drone strikes could be classed as war crimes, says Amnesty International
Joint report with Human Rights Watch judges US attacks in Yemen and Pakistan to have broken international human rights law
US officials responsible for the secret CIA drone campaign against suspected terrorists in Pakistan may have committed war crimes and should stand trial, a report by a leading human rights group warns. Amnesty International has highlighted the case of a grandmother wh
842 million people in 2011–13 were estimated to be suffering from chronic hunger
GNRD shares the Key Measures of The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013 (issued by FAO):
• A total of 842 million people in 2011–13, or around one in eight people in the world, were estimated to be suffering from chronic hunger, regularly not getting enough food to conduct an active life. This figure is lower than the 868 million reported with reference to 2010&n
Emerging economies: has growth translated into more and better jobs?
A new ILO book analyses labour market trends and regulations in various emerging markets and presents a number of policies that can lead to a synergy between economic growth and decent job creation.
GENEVA – Despite experiencing a more robust economic growth over the past few decades, decent work deficits continue to be the norm for most workers in emerging economies* , accord
Community listeners’ clubs empower rural women and men
GNRD highly appreciate and welcome the activities of FAO Dimitra community listeners’ clubs – groups of rural women, but also men and young people, who meet regularly to discuss development issues and challenges, and to find solutions together.
Give women access to information and the possibility to communicate and they will change the world. That is the premise behind the FAO D
Interview: “If each of us accepts this kind of suffering, it’s a shame on humanity”
GNRD draw attention to the interview with Ali Al-Za’tari, the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan who visited New York to discuss some of the major humanitarian and development challenges facing the east African nation.
Sudan, he says, is at a critical juncture in its recent history. “We’re talking about the establishment of a changed thinking in terms of how S
Press Statement: GNRD Expresses Profound Concerns over death of Migrants in the Mediterranean Sea
Monday, 14 October 2013, Brussels -
Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) wishes to express its profound
concerns over death of refugees in the Mediterranean. According to the UN
Refugee Agency, 338 bodies have been recovered from the shipwrecks since last
week and dozens are still missing.
The Mediterranean Sea route has
increasingly become an option for people
Iraqi authorities executed 42 people, among them two ladies
Global Network for Rights and Development expresses its shock and
strong condemnation to the Iraqi authorities for the implementation of death
sentence against 42 people, among them two ladies over two days during the last
The State of Iraqis passing through hard labor in the
state-building process, and the judicial institution is suffering from confusion
and a constant threat of
Cruelty deserve fair investigation
Irma Lopez from the village San Felipe tons in Mexico she was about to give birth
Nurse refused to enter Irma to Medical Center
Irma owned one option
Responding to the desire of the child , although poverty , and the unjust law
she put her birth in the park in front of the door Medical Center
There are actually people who deserve help
And there is justic
Some 800,000 Syrian refugees to benefit from new UN electronic voucher programme
The United Nations food relief agency today announced that a new electronic voucher programme in Lebanon will allow hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees to meet their food needs while boosting the local economy.
By the year's end, some 800,000 refugees could be using electronic cards – or “e-cards” – at participating shops in Lebanon under an initiative reali