Posted by CID sourced from UN News on 11 March 2013
The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the DPRK, Marzuki Darusman, said his latest report identified nine patterns of violation in the country, some of which amount to crimes against humanity.
Posted by CID sourced from SciDev Net on 11 March 2013
Having enough suitable living space is a key determinant of health outcomes around the world, a review of studies on housing improvements for health has found. The review found Initiatives targeting housing improvements at the most impoverished people and those in the poorest health were more effective than generic schemes targeting entire areas.
Human rights are vital for achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which world leaders have pledged to attain by 2015, and must figure prominently in any development agenda beyond that date. That has been the message to a high-level United Nations panel being held in Geneva.
While the campaign to get New Zealand to commit 0.7% of national income on aid has stalled here, in Britain the Chancellor is expected to confirm that the UK will reach that target in 2013, as part of his budget announcement on 20 March. If this happens, it will represent a huge achievement for the UK development sector as well as CID's counterpart, Bond, its members and their supporters who have campaigned for 0.7% for over 40 years. Bond is coordinating a ‘final push’ to get the government over the line, defend the aid budget and ensure that 0.7% is enshrined in law in 2013