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social issues

Uruguay’s president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills

It is remarkable that José Mujica, Uruguay's president, has chosen to lead by example rather than edict. In a world characterized by excesses of the rich and powerful, he sends a sobering message about the way we should live our lives if we are create a more sustainable world, reduce inequalities,…
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Poverty inextricably linked to discrimination and racism

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism Mutuma Ruteere emphasized in his report to the General Assembly that racial or ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by poverty, which is transmitted from generation to generation through lack of education, adequate housing and health care. In his report to…
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Human Rights Day & Poverty

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December to commemorate the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration was proclaimed as a "common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations", towards which individuals and societies should…
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Linking Sustainable And Human Development Within a Human Rights Framework

This interview with Diana Skelton, Deputy Director General of the International Movement ATD Fourth World looks at how progress in human development often leaves behind those most affected by extreme poverty. The most vulnerable people are especially victims of environmental degradation, and sustainable and human development should be brought together…
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