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The failure to achieve closure at the WTO meetings [the Doha round] and the vexing question of agricultural subsides across certain developing countries / groups implies a long and tough road ahead. Though much is being done by civil society players, 'voting with their purse' as it were, in terms of overall international trade figures, these are miniscule in absolute terms, though showing a surge in terms of the low base of a few years ago. This section contains policies and laws that apply globally and aim to ensure fair & responsible trade, sustainable economic development and rights of all economic players...
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Policies and laws that apply
globally and aim to ensure fair
and responsible trade,
sustainable economic
development and rights of all
economic players...
 
 
Title: Amendment to article 20, paragraph 1 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Decided to replace in article 20, paragraph 1, of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the words ’normally meet for a period of not more than two weeks annually in order’ by the words ’meet...

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Title: Amendment to article 43 (2) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

This amendment indicates, “The Committee shall consist of eighteen experts of high moral standing and recognized competence in the field covered by this Convention. The members of the Committee shall be elected by States Parties from among their nationals and shall serve in their personal capacity, consideration being given to equitable geographical distribution, as well...

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Title: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. The Convention defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination. It defines discrimination against women as "...any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has...

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Title: Convention on the Political Rights of Women

To implement the principle of equality of rights for men and women contained in the Charter of the United Nations, and recognizing that everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country directly or indirectly through freely chosen representatives, and has the right to equal access to public service in his country, and desiring to equalize the status of men...

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Title: Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

The term "migrant worker" refers to a person who is to be engaged, is engaged or has been engaged in a remunerated activity in a State of which he or she is not a national. The main thrust of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families is that persons who qualify as migrant workers under its...

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Title: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The purpose of the Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity. Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments, which in interaction with various barriers...

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Title: Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first leally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rights—civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do...

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Title: Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities

Part of he basket of human rights declarations this focuses specifically on the rights of National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities. It requires that States protect the existence and rights of minorities and ensure appropriate legislative and other measures to achieve these...

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Title: The Mataatua Declaration on the Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples

In recognition of 1993 as the United Nations International Year for the World's Indigenous Peoples and to consider a range of significant issues, including; the value of indigenous knowledge, biodiversity and biotechnology, customary environmental management, arts, music, language and other physical and spiritual cultural forms the Declaration recommends a set of actions for...

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