Making Human Rights Work for People Living in Extreme Poverty... is the title of a recent publication that aims to facilitate the implementing of the UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights by local actors.
In a collaborative effort to explain their mission at the United Nations to a wide audience, several NGO representatives at the United Nations have published a small book entitled It is Good for Us to be Here: Catholic Religious Institutes as NGOs at the United Nations.
The General Assembly (GA) is a principal organ of the United Nations (UN) in which all 193 Member States of the UN participate. Each member country, whether small or large, poor or rich, has a seat at the table and has one vote. The General Assembly is the world’s prime multilateral body and is often referred to as “the international community.”
United Nations observances have been around for many years. Whether the observance is during an international day or week or year, commemorating a particular issue of concern is an excellent way to promote awareness of it and to call to action. This year – 2012 - two important issues are put in the spotlights: Cooperatives and Energy.
The United Nations (UN) was created in 1945 as an international organization whose members are countries, states. Today, the UN has 193 Member States – the latest country to become a UN Member State was the Republic of South Sudan in July 2011.