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guatemalaLas decisiones de Guatemala tras su Examen Periódico Universal en la ONU

Fuente: Panorama
14 de noviembre, 2017

Guatemala aceptó 150 de las 205 recomendaciones que le formularon los 68 Estados que participaron en su Examen Periódico Universal (EPU), llevado a cabo el pasado 8 de noviembre en Ginebra.
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african-american-womanOn Gender Day at Climate Meet, Some Progress, Many Hurdles

Source: Global Issues
November 15, 2017
-Bonn, Germany-

“Five years ago, when we first started talking about including gender in the negotiations, the parties asked us, ‘Why gender?’ Today, they are asking, ‘How do we include gender?’ That’s the progress we have seen since Doha,” said Kalyani Raj.
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mujeres trabajando1Extraterritoriality: a core element in the fight against transnational corporations’ impunity with respect to human rights

Source: Red Internacional de Derechos Humanos
November 09, 2017

The adoption of resolution 26/9 in 2014[1] brings hope for the future creation of a binding treaty to end the impunity transnational corporations (TNCs) are currently enjoying with respect to human rights. An open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights, was created to elaborate an international legally binding instrument. The third session of this working group took place from October 23 to 27 and gathered NGOs, panelists and States who expressed their views on the content, scope, nature and form of the future binding treaty. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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african-american-womanEnding the Male Monopoly on Peace: Women Still Need More Seats at the Table

Source: IPS News
October 26, 2017
-New York-

Whether targeted by perpetrators of sexual violence, oppressed by ideological extremists, or uniquely threatened by the bombing of hospital maternity units, women often bear the brunt of conflicts. Yet when it comes to peace negotiations, women too often don’t have a seat at the table. The continuing reality that men, particularly armed men, enjoy an almost exclusive role in peace processes defies both logic and evidence. Leer el resto de esta entrada »

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guatemalaSubmission by Human Rights Watch to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child concerning Guatemala

Source: Human Rights Watch
October 25, 2017.

This submission relates to Articles 28 and 38 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and focuses on the protection of students, teachers, and schools during armed conflict.
In June 2015, then foreign minister of Guatemala, Carlos Raul Morales, told the United Nations Security Council:
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tanzania flagTanzania: ICJ condemns the arbitrary detention of lawyers and human rights defenders

Source: ICJ
October 24, 2017

Today the ICJ expressed its grave concern at the arrest and arbitrary detention of 13 Tanzanian human rights defenders and lawyers on charges that are incompatible with international legal obligations binding on Tanzania. The ICJ has called for their immediate release.
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latinoamericaLatin America Calls for Free Movement of Persons in Global Compact on Migration

Source: Global Issues
September 04, 2017
-Chile-

Latin America and the Caribbean called for the free movement of persons to be included in the Global Compact on Migration, which will be negotiated within the United Nations in 2018, in the first meeting held by any of the world’s regions to decide on the position to be adopted on the future agreement.
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