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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: Resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly - Natural disasters and vulnerability

This resolution [59/233] looks at natural disasters and vulnerability in the overall context of climate change, Kyoto protocol and as part of the efforts on Sustainable Development and pushes for an inclusive look at all these elements under he worldwide Disaster Reduction...

Title: Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

Reaffirming the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, adopted at Stockholm on 16 June 1972, and seeking to build upon it, with the goal of establishing a new and equitable global partnership through the creation of new levels of cooperation among States, key sectors of societies and people, which respect the interests of all and protect the...

Title: The Bishkek Declaration to protect the Earth’s mountain ecosystems

The participants in the Bishkek Global Mountain Summit, the culminating global event of the International Year of Mountains 2002, came up with the Declaration under Chapter 13, Agenda 21 (Managing fragile ecosystems: sustainable mountain development). Including elements from the MDG’s the Declaration focuses on the role and needs of mountain ecosystems and the importance...

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...

Title: UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous People

Dealing with the rights of indigenous peoples of the world, this declaration was 20 years in the making, and covers, under 46 articles, the various issues that deal with indigenous rights and access thereto (Adopted by General Assembly Resolution 61/295 on 13 September, 2007). It is claimed that the Declaration contains no new provisions of human rights. It affirms many rights...

Title: United Nations Millennium Declaration

The Millennium Declaration was adopted during the Millennium Summit [Sep 2000] by world leaders from more than 170 countries. The Declaration sets out within a single framework the key challenges facing humanity at the threshold of the new millennium, outlines a response to these challenges, and establishes concrete measures for judging performance through a set of...