• Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food - Annual Report to the UN


     At its fifty-sixth session, the Commission on Human Rights adopted resolution 2000/10 of 17 April 2000, in which it decided  to appoint, for a period of three years, a Special Rapporteur on the right to food in order to better respond to the necessity for an integrated and coordinated approach to the promotion and protection of the right to food.…

  • Report on the 49th Session for the Commission for Social Development


      The 49th Sessions for the Commission for Social Development recently convened at the UN in New York where  a re-examination of the traditional measures for the eradication of poverty through global development was called for. Most societies continue to be characterised by significant economic and social disparities with sharp contrasts of growing wealth leading to increasingly unequal societies.  The World Bank…

  • Women as Agents of Change - Commonwealth Competition


      The theme of Commonwealth Day 2011 is ‘Women as Agents of Change’. Women and girls make up over half of the world’s population. In the Commonwealth, that’s over one billion women and girls! As part of the events taking place throughout the year to celebrate this theme, the Commonwealth is running a competition to find the Commonwealth’s most inspiring…

  • 1 Billion Still Hungry


    The Human Rights Advisory Committee published the findings of a study into the right to food in January. The report is very informative, providing some concise and powerful insights into the challenges facing women and girls - in particular, rural women. Despite global efforts to combat extreme poverty through the Millennium Development Goals, one billion people continued to suffer from…

  • E-discussion on Education: Closing the Gap


    An e-discussion on Education: Closing the Gap is being held from 1 February to 4 March, organised by the Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Development Group’s MDG-Net forum. The e-discussion is an open, multi-stakeholder forum for academia, policy-makers and…

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