UN experts call for global rules to immediately locate missing persons

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN experts call for global rules to immediately locate missing persons 

GENEVA, Aug. 28 — Two United Nations (UN) expert groups on Friday called on member states to establish and activate protocols for immediate search of missing persons across the world.

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State of the Indigenous Peoples’ Address 2015

August 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on State of the Indigenous Peoples’ Address 2015 

150811151349Datu Roldan Babelon (2nd from left), an indigenous peoples’ leader from Carmen, North Cotabato, delivers his State of the Indigenous Peoples’ Address 2015 during the celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples held at the University Hotel, University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on Tuesday (Aug. 11, 2015). Also in photo are (from left) Atty. Jennifer Corpuz, coordinator of the Human Rights Program of Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples International Center for Policy Research and Education Network); Remia Castor, member of the Bangon Katawhan from Jalaur, Iloilo; Angelina B. Ortiz, from Tagum del Norte and coordinator of the Indigenous Education Program of Silingang Dapit sa Sidlakan (SILDAP); Jenevie Cornelio, a Teduray community leader from South Upi, Maguindanao; and Conchita Bigong, an Alangan Mangyan from Paitan, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro. (PNA photos by Marvie A. Lloren)
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UN chief calls attention to invisible plight of millions of widows, children

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN chief calls attention to invisible plight of millions of widows, children 

UNITED NATIONS, June 24 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday reminded the world of the invisible plight of millions of widows and their children across the globe, many of whom have been robbed of their loved ones by conflict, saying " widows are particularly vulnerable" and "their age, income, ethnicity, disabilities and other factors can put women at greater risk of injustice."

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International Day of Families

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150514183456Atty. Jo Aurea Imbong of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) discusses the complementary roles of men and women in contemporary families during a forum held in observance of the International Day of Families on Wednesday (May 13, 2015) at the Church of Jesus Christ the Latter-day Saints in Quezon City. (PNA photo by Leilani S. Junio)
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Kenya's disabled people defy stigma to pursue their dreams

December 5, 2014 by · Comments Off on Kenya's disabled people defy stigma to pursue their dreams 

By Christine Lagat

NAIROBI, Dec. 4 (PNA/Xinhua) — Dickson Mburu, a 45-year-old Kenyan father of one, has endured taunts and indifference from the public after a debilitating ailment confined him to a wheel chair.

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Nepal's disabled people seeking basic rights through technology

December 5, 2014 by · Comments Off on Nepal's disabled people seeking basic rights through technology 

By Shristi Kafle

KATHMANDU, Dec. 4 (PNA/Xinhua) — Nepal, which has around 3 percent of its population of 27 million who are considered persons with disabilities (PWDs), has been lagging behind other countries in ensuring their rights and privileges.

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