70th Commitment from Civil Society – Fundacion Mejora Para la Vida, la Cultura y la Sociedad
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70th Commitment from Civil Society – Fundacion Mejora Para la Vida, la Cultura y la Sociedad

Good afternoon and congratulations! Today we celebrate a big step in the story of the humanity, 70 years ago the more powerful nations on earth reached a peace agreement, an agreement on the respect of the human dignity and the establishment of the minimun necesary to have a peaceful community, an agreement that makes this human specie worth to be what we are, persons, nothing more and nothing less. I am referring naturally to the...

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70 A commitment from civil society – Permanent Mission of Phillippines Amb. Maria Teresa T. Almojuela
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70 A commitment from civil society – Permanent Mission of Phillippines Amb. Maria Teresa T. Almojuela

UDHR70: A commitment from civil society 10 December 2018, 14:00 to 18:00 h Room VII, Palais des Nations MESSAGE Amb. Maria Teresa T. Almojuela Deputy Permanent Representative Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honor for the Philippine Mission in Geneva to be invited to participate in this event, which is a positive response of the organizers to the call made last year by the UN High Commissioner for...

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Dozens of Bitter Winter Reporters Arrested
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Dozens of Bitter Winter Reporters Arrested

12/27/2018 Lin Yijiang Accused of espionage and subversion, at least 45 contributors are in custody; the reporter who filmed a secret camp in Xinjiang “disappeared” after the arrest. In August 2018, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities designated Bitter Winter a “foreign hostile website” for publishing secret documents and news reports about the CCP’s suppression of religious beliefs and human rights violations. The...

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70th Commitment from Civil Society – The Light of the World Church
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70th Commitment from Civil Society – The Light of the World Church

The Light of the World Church December 10, 2018 United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Good afternoon, On behalf of the Apostle Naason Joaquin Garcia, International Director of the Light of the World Church, I congratulate the United Nations on the 70th anniversary of the historic Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Light of the World Church is proud to promote and defend human Rights in the 56 nations where the church is now...

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70th commitment from Civil Society – Some clarifications about the « faith-based organizations »
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70th commitment from Civil Society – Some clarifications about the « faith-based organizations »

What is a « Faith based organization »? Actually, it is a very practical catch-all, but certainly not or not only a confessional organization as the usual French translation says. I have no fully satisfactory alternative, but I will speak of an organization based on a faith or, more in conformity with the French-speaking sensibilities, an organization that is religiously inspired or even that has a spiritual basis. What seems...

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70 th – Commitment of Civil Society – Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights
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70 th – Commitment of Civil Society – Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights

AFN members attended a conference at the United Nations in Geneva to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. AFN Director, Martin Weightman, moderated a panel on Faith-Based Organisations Committing to the UDHR. He opened with an introduction saying that religions can be used and abused but at the core of them lies the essence of how a person perceives oneself and others. This is very relevant to...

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