Good Shepherd Statement to the Commission for Social Development

States have opportunities for real leadership in facilitating a global paradigm shift through the incorporation of the guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights into national laws, policies and programmes and the implementation of ILO recommendation 202 on national floors of social protection. These are giant steps towards creating an empowering environment and achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all. We support the Commission towards this end.   Read the full Good Shepherd Statement to the Commission for Social Development – available in the 6 languages of the United Nations.  ngocsocd2012

December 10 Human Rights Day Malaysia

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Congratulations Gloria and Good Shepherd Malaysia! You are truly human rights defenders. Celebrating the migrant community on International Human Rights Day in Malaysia. See this short video clip  and read about what Gloria is doing.   International Migrants Day 2012 at St Ignatius Church – Hop on the Migrant Bus!

Read Action for Girls …

logo day of the girlThe UN Community celebrates  International Day of the Girl.  Read all about it in the newsletter of the Working Group on Girls

There is reference to two UN reports on violence against girls ….”Protecting Children from Harmful Practices in Plural Legal Systems,” and “Marrying Too Young End Child Marriage.”

India’s Neighbourhood Children’s Parliaments are also featured  Read more  AfG November 2012 (print)

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