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The slippages in achieving the targets set under the MDG's seem to suggest that due efforts and necessary funding to achieve the goal of protection of rights and needs of various categories are lacking. With even the normal patterns of unemployment and lack of shelter, (to take the most obvious indicators of economic health in an economy) affecting the man in the street rather severely, it seems unlikely that adequate attention to these groups is being provided. Know about the international policies that seek to protect the rights of and address the needs of especially vulnerable and marginalized groups, such as children, women, indigenous people...
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Title: CITES: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement that aims is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Annually, international wildlife trade is estimated to be worth billions of dollars and to include hundreds of millions of plant and...

Title: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

All human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent and interrelated. The international community must treat human rights globally in a fair and equal manner, on the same footing, and with the same emphasis. While the significance of national and regional particularities and various historical, cultural and religious backgrounds must be borne in mind, it is the duty...

Title: Lusaka Agreement on Co-operative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora

The first African Wildlife Law Enforcement Co-operation Conference that was held in Lusaka Zambia from 9-11th December 1992 first conceptualized the Agreement during deliberations. The Conference, which was attended by senior officers from Eastern and Southern Countries, pointed out lack of cooperation as one of the problems faced by national law enforcement agencies in...

Title: Promoting full employment and decent work for all

Decent work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives – their aspirations for opportunity and income; rights, voice and recognition; family stability and personal development; and fairness and gender equality. Ultimately these various dimensions of decent work underpin peace in communities and society. Decent work reflects the concerns of governments,...

Title: Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition

The Conference affirms that every man woman and child has the inalienable right to be free from hunger and malnutrition in order to develop fully and maintain their physical and mental faculties. Society today already possesses sufficient resources organizational ability and technology and hence the competence to achieve this objective. Accordingly the eradication of hunger is...