[In the news] UN’s Ban meets Malaysian envoy on Sabah; HRW urges acccess to humanitarian aid, respect for rights -InterAksyon.com

UN’s Ban meets Malaysian envoy on Sabah; HRW urges acccess to humanitarian aid, respect for rights By Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com March 9, 2013 MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE – 10:41 a.m.) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Malaysia’s representative to the world body as he continued his bid to resolve the ongoing crisis in Sabah.…

[From the web] Empower Rural Women –End hunger and Poverty -UN

Empower Rural Women –End hunger and Poverty “Invest in rural women. Eliminate discrimination against them in law and in practice. Ensure that policies respond to their needs. Give them equal access to resources. Provide rural women with a role in decision-making.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Recognizing the critical role and contribution of rural women, the theme…

[From the web] World Day of Social Justice -UN

World Day of Social Justice 20 February Let us work together to balance the global economy and build a new social contract for the 21st century. Let us chart a development path that leads to greater social justice and the future we want.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Message for the 2012 World Day of Social Justice…

[People] Engaging governments through the UPR process by Dr. Boyet Mabunga

by Dr. Boyet Mabunga FREE ZONE (Note:  This article was first published in HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM, Volume 5, Number 1issue.  Updated and modified to incorporate latest developments and preparation on the Philippine 2nd Cycle Universal Periodic Review slated on the 13th HRC/UPR Working Group session in May to June 2012.) …………………………………………………………………………………….. “Every day we are…

[From the web] Top UN officials highlight youth leadership in ending violence against women- www.un.org

Source: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=40494&Cr=violence+against+women&Cr1= 23 November 2011 – Top United Nations officials today called for engaging all of society, and especially young people, to end violence against women, a scourge that spans the globe and takes many forms, including rape, domestic violence and harassment at work. “Whether in developing or developed countries, the pervasiveness of this unacceptable…

[In the news] Children and schools caught in Philippine conflicts, and the UN is concerned about AFP tactics – Interaksyon.com

Children and schools caught in Philippine conflicts, and the UN is concerned about AFP tactics – Interaksyon.com. Carlos H. Conde, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines – The soldiers descended on the Lumad (tribal) villages of Lianga where, according to human rights and tribal groups, they put up checkpoints that restricted the movement of residents and imposed a…

[In the news] AFP stands out in UN chief’s report for violating children’s rights – Interaksyon.com

AFP stands out in UN chief’s report for violating children’s rights – Interaksyon.com. Carlos H. Conde MANILA, Philippines – The soldiers descended on the Lumad (tribal) villages of Lianga where, according to human rights and tribal groups, they put up checkpoints that restricted the movement of residents and imposed a blockade that severely constrained the…