News - International

July 6, 2006
Only Canada and Russia voted against a Declaration on Rights of Indigenous People. By a 30-2 vote, the council approved the declaration that said indigenous people should be free from discrimination...
Keywords: Indigenous, International
July 4, 2006
Julian Beever does 3 dimensional illusionary drawings in chalk. One of his drawings, a forty foot long one, depicts a Make Poverty History world. See the Make Poverty History world from the front...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Organizing, International
June 10, 2006
A major study by the Medical Journal entitled "The Lancet" shows that indigenous communities in every world country have poor health in comparison with 'non-indigenous' populations. Evidence of this...
Keywords: Indigenous, International
April 1, 2006
Many of Japan's homeless construct their own transportable houses. Thet are simple, elegant and inspired by the zen Buddhist tradition. They have begun to be appreciated as art, being photographed...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Homelessness, International
October 2, 2005
In December 1995, the General Assembly proclaimed the First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (1997-2006). In December 1996, the General Assembly declared the theme for the Decade...
Keywords: Human Rights, International
October 2, 2005
"A Home For All? - homelessness policy challenges for Labour’s Third Term, shows that despite warm words, Government housing policy is still completely failing to provide affordable properties for...
Keywords: Housing, International
September 2, 2005
September 10 is the opening day of the United Nations 2005 World Summit, where leaders and delegates will evaluate the progress made toward the Millennium Development Goals set for 2015. These goals...
Keywords: Organizing, International
June 29, 2005
Amnesty International released a report critical of Australia's mandatory detention of immigrants and refugees. The report recommends that Australia urgently make comprehensive amendments to the...
Keywords: Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, International
May 21, 2005
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is an organization established by a group of women with disabilities who felt that their needs and concerns were not being acknowledged or addressed within...
Keywords: Disability, Women, International
March 10, 2005
February 2005 saw a wide cross-section of charities, trade unions, faith groups, students, academics, literary, artistic and sports leaders launch Make Poverty History, a campaign against poverty. At...
Keywords: Organizing, International
December 3, 2004
A web posted news story indicates leaked cabinet documents reveal that the Australian government intends to make Australia’s indigenous people a test case for a sweeping assault on the welfare system...
Keywords: Welfare, International
December 3, 2004
A World Socialist web posted news story indicates leaked cabinet documents reveal that the Australian government intends to make Australia’s indigenous people a test case for a sweeping assault on...
Keywords: Indigenous, Welfare, International
October 16, 2004
The marginalization of people living with and vulnerable to HIV that is associated with poverty is unacceptable, and it is time that governments of all levels took action to eliminate poverty....
Keywords: Organizing, International
October 16, 2004
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons, 3 December, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of...
Keywords: Disability, International
October 30, 2002
October 17 was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The day was proclaimed in 1993 by the United Nations Assembly. The annual United Nations Development Project awards honour...
Keywords: Organizing, International
November 11, 2001
In a report submitted October 31, 2001 to the International Labour Organization (ILO) within the framework of the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, International
October 5, 2001
Trying to raise awareness about workers' rights there is an ongoing world-wide campaign to display a poster advertising the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in workplaces...
Keywords: Organizing, Workers' Rights, International
August 20, 2001
The G8 - the Group of 8 of the world's most industrialized nations meet annually to discuss everything from international trade to the environment to relations with developing countries and beyond...
Keywords: Technology, International
August 20, 2001
From time to time, an interpretation statement of a particular issue or right which are intended to guide governments is passed by committees of the United Nations. In twenty-five years the Committee...
Keywords: Human Rights, Women, International
June 10, 2001
The June 2001 report, The Global Report on Stopping Forced Labour by the International Labour Organization, examines the most prevalent forms of forced labour still in existence today. Worldwide...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, International