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A Journey to Jakarta with J. Luce Foundation Young Global Leaders

Jakarta, Indonesia. In life, we have many long, treacherous journeys that we must complete. The flight to Jakarta was one of them for me. After an entire day spent on planes, we had finally reached Indonesia at midnight Wednesday, August 8 for the J. Luce Leadership Experience 2018. As a Breaking Walls Ambassador, this was an exciting experience […]

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Human Rights Experts Denounce Trump’s Attacks On Media

New York, N.Y. The United Nations expert on free expression has condemned President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the press, warning that the U.S. leader’s rhetoric is eroding public trust in the media and could spark violence against journalists. Journalists being briefed during Intra-Syrian talks at the U.N. Office at Geneva in 2017. U.N. Photo/Violaine Martin. . “His attacks […]

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U.N. Denounces Grave ‘Assaults’ on Palestinian People

New York, N.Y. From arbitrary detentions and deliberate deprivation, to attacks against civilians and forced displacements, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, expressed “acute concerns” on Monday over the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Briefing the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, […]

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United Nations Marks 100 Years Since Nelson Mandela’s Birth

New York, N.Y. Taking stock of his “vast” legacy for mankind, the United Nations will mark 100 years since the birth of the late anti-Apartheid activist, Nelson Mandela, on Wednesday. “Nelson Mandela was a towering global advocate for justice and equality”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his video message for Nelson Mandela International Day, annually observed on […]

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U.N.: Women’s Rights Face Global Pushback from Fanaticism

 New York, N.Y. Women’s rights are under threat from a “backlash” of conservatism and fundamentalism around the world, a United Nation panel warned on Friday. “Alarming pushbacks have been progressing across regions of the globe”, through what the Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice described as “alliance of conservative political ideologies […]

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U.N.: Hungary’s Laws on Helping Foreigners Blatantly Xenophobic

New York, N.Y. Hungarian legislation that criminalizes anyone who supports asylum seekers and other vulnerable individuals is “blatantly xenophobic”, “shameful” and “disgraceful,” the U.N. human rights chief said on Thursday. Commenting on the Hungarian Parliament’s decision to vote in Government proposals on Wednesday, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein described it as “an attack on fundamental human rights and […]

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Extreme Poverty: Women’s Collective Sell Clay Cakes in Port-au-Prince

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A woman working for a collective prepares “clay cakes,” sun-baked disks of clay, butter and salt. The collective works from before sunrise to mix, strain and shape hundreds of cakes to sell in markets around the city for approximately 10 U.S. cents each. Clay cakes, according to the United Nations, have become a […]

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Indonesia, Dominican Republic Elected to U.N. Security Council

New York, N.Y. In a single round of voting on Friday, the United Nations General Assembly elected five new non-permanent Members of the Security Council, who will each serve two-year terms on the body that sets the U.N.’s whole peace and security agenda. U.N. staff carry ballot boxes with votes cast during the election of […]

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