It has been more than 100 years since a proposal that a celebration of and for women be held every year in every country on the same day was tabled at the second international conference of working women in Copenhagen by Clara Zetkin, as the leader of Germany’s Social Democratic ...
The release in mid-September of the United Nations Special Rapporteur's report on the human rights impact of nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands provides a roadmap for the United States, the United Nations and the Marshall Islands to effectively address the numerous outstanding problems in this north Pacific nation.
Reacting to the release last month of the UN Special Rapporteur's report on nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands, the US Embassy in Majuro said: "The United States is committed to a continuing dialogue and cooperation with the Marshallese people and their government on this important issue."
Jeban Riklon traveled half way around the world to be present at the September 13 United Nations Human Rights Council's hearing on the human rights impact of US nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands.
People with disabilities can experience discrimination, exclusion and neglect. This is true in the Pacific and around the world.
This month sees the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, also known as ‘Rio+20’ or ‘Earth Summit 2012’ getting underway.
As the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) joins other Pacific countries like Palau and Fiji to enact laws that tackle Trafficking In Persons (TIP), recent analysis has revealed the vulnerability of the Pacific islands region in this organised criminal activity.
The Pacific and Central Asia share a peculiar similarity. They are the only locations not covered by a regional human rights mechanism, such as a human rights commission or court.