Karama Group of Jordan: Delegation to the United Nations' CEDAW Committee Meeting: 39th Session - 30th of July 2007- NYC
The Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Right Council on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Sima Samar, issued the following statement following her fourth visit to the country from 25 July to 2 August, 2007.
These principles guide the interpretation and implementation of the guarantees of non-discrimination and equal exercise and enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, found in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Jahangir's report states that a large number of the violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief are committed by non-state actors, whether members of religious groups themselves or others.
The UN Human Rights Council should vote to maintain all country-specific rapporteurs and should reject limits on the Council’s ability to address human rights abuses proposed by some of the world’s worst human rights violators, Freedom House said today.
The English version of Jeanne Favret-Saada's essay on the dangers of UN Resolution 61/164.
"C’est pourquoi, le 17 décembre 2006, l’on enregistra sans surprise l’existence d’une Résolution 61/164 — «Combating the defamation of religions» — lors de l’AG de l’ONU."
A statement from SIAWI (Secularism Is A Women's Issue) against UN Resolutions 61/164 and A/HRC/4/2.12 on the "Defamation Of Religions".
A new global report on equality at work showed there are disturbing gender gaps in some Asian countries like India, Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia but they are not purely due to religious factors.
At a meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York (February–March, 2007), 155 women’s NGOs submitted an open letter to the UN Member States and the UN Secretary General, welcoming the strong impetus for a specific women’s entity in the UN.
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