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Pacific trade deal talks in Atlanta undercut Obama promises on global development goals • Friends of the Earth

• Home<br>• News Releases<br>• Pacific trade deal talks in Atlanta undercut Obama promises on global development goals<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. – On September 30, Trade …

The Climate Post: China Announces Cap-and-Trade Program

On his visit to Washington last week, Chinese president Xi Jinping announced that his country, the world's biggest carbon polluter, will launch a national cap-and-trade scheme in 2017. The move would make China the world's biggest carbon market and could strengthen global efforts to put a price on …

Global Goals Put Women at Heart of Poverty Battle

But how successful will the new U.N. framework be in raising global living standards? Enthusiasts put faith in technological innovations. Skeptics …

Boko Haram remains a deadly threat in the region despite military advances – Amnesty International USA

• <b>At least 1,600 civilians killed by Boko Haram in last 4 months</b>• <b><br>More than 3,500 civilians killed by Boko Haram in 2015</b>• <b><br>Nigeria yet to investigate</b> …

World drug problem violates human rights in five key areas, says UN official

The global drug problem violates human rights in five key areas – the right to health, the rights relating to criminal justice and discrimination, …

Human Rights Around the World

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Saudi Arabia Now Holds a Senior Position on the UN's Human Rights Council

One of the world's worst human rights abusers is heading an important United Nations panel on human rights.<p>The <i>Times of Israel</i> reports Saudi Arabian …

Women Also Kill For Honor: Phyllis Chesler Study

There was a time when most people believed that honor killings – if they had even heard of them – took place far away, in places like Afghanistan and …

Burundi opposition official killed: authorities and colleague | Reuters

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen have killed an opposition party official in Burundi’s Muramvya province, authorities and a colleague of the victim said on Wednesday.<p>Burundi has experienced turmoil and sporadic violence since April, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he was seeking a …

LGBT Ugandans Continue to Face Danger Despite Nullification of Anti-Homosexuality Act

HRC Global is pleased to release its second Global Spotlight that focuses on LGBT activists in Uganda and their courageous work in the face of …

Experts meet to 'prevent humanitarian catastrophe' in Ethiopia and Kenya

500,000 tribal people in Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley and around Kenya's Lake Turkana face a 'humanitarian catastrophe.'© Nicola Bailey/ Survival, …

Canadian journalism program sparks glimmer of hope in South Sudan | The Star

It’s no secret that the world’s youngest country is dangerously allergic to journalism. But even by the repressive standards of fledgling South …

Central African Republic warning over 'blood diamonds'

<b>Authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) should confiscate "blood diamonds" to prevent them being exported, Amnesty International says.</b><p>The human rights group said CAR's biggest traders have been buying diamonds without properly checking their origins.<p>Armed groups on both sides of CAR's …

The UN has over 170 agenda items and the current refugee crisis is not one of them

Delegates, world leaders, and philanthropists from around the world flooded into New York City last week for the beginning of the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). But while the UNGA plans to discuss many important global issues over the next few weeks—notably the new goals regarding …

Human Rights

Burundi is burning – help us put out the fire before it's too late

<b>Pierre Claver Mbonimpa</b> was shot in the face in Bujumbura for speaking out about human rights. From his hospital bed in Brussels he calls on the EU intervene – as another opposition leader is shot dead<p>I am no stranger to the peculiarities of Burundian democracy. As an active citizen committed to …

A healthy environment is a human right | Ken Conca

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals summit failed to introduce the idea of a right to a clean environment. We must fix that<p>For all its flaws, the United Nations remains the only plausible forum for engaging broad global challenges like sustainable development. The most important …

Sustainability

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Privacy Is A Fundamental Human Right'

Apple has long touted the power and design of its devices, but recently the world's most valuable company has been emphasizing another feature: privacy. That's no small matter when many users store important private data on those devices: account numbers, personal messages, photos.<p>Apple CEO Tim …