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The World is A Liar

Posted February 6, 2014 no picture WendyT_GEMConnect_Burnaby_Canada

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“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference, and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers.” This was taken from Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is pretty self-explanatory, correct? Humans obtain the right to freedom of opinion and expression and everyone receives more recognition, therefore there is no censorship in our society at all...


Human Rights

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Carlie_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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Human rights and sustainable development is a broad topic. Human rights are the rights that one is born with; such as, being born free and equal.But even in present day the human rights of people all over the world are being violated. The violations that occur against human rights include torture and abuse in at least 81 countries, unfair trials in at least 54 countries, and restricted freedom of expression in at least 77 countries; as well as, human trafficking, different types of...


Human Rights

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Sierra_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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In the topic of Human Rights and Sustainable Development many countries still lack the strength in their human rights meaning they still have child laborers, human trafficking, abuse towards many different kinds of people, and many more injustices. I am deeply concerned that almost all of the countries still have human trafficking; more than 1 million women and children are forced into prostitution each year. I am sad to report that a some 25 million children between ages of 5 and...


Human Rights

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Joe_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Yet human rights violations still take place all over the world. There are 246 million children child laborers, 27 million people are enslaved in Human Trafficking, 160 million children are malnourished, and many more violations are taking place around t...


Human rights

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Nicole_GEMCONNECT_Hammonton_USA

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Humans rights and sustainable development go together very well. If someone lacks in the basic necessity of human rights, then their participation in sustainable development is lost. 40 million children below the age of 15 suffer from abuse and neglect and more than 300,000 children under the age of 18 are being exploited as child soldiers in armed conflicts worldwide. With that said, human rights is a severe worldwide issue. Human rights issues needs to be fixed so people can have...


Human Rights Violations

Posted December 3, 2013 no picture Drew_GEMConnect_Hammonton_USA

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The biggest obstacles to world development are violations of basic human rights. According to humanrights.com, 81countries utilize abuse and torture, 54 countries have unfair trials, and 77 countries restrict the freedom of expression of their people. It is impossible for nations to successfully develop when they are being restricted by oppressive governments and regimes. These rights are garunteed to people through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. http://www.humanrig...


United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development 2013

Posted December 2, 2013 no picture Rachel_GEMConnectLeaders_Philadelphia_USA

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The concept of global citizenship, recognizing our individual roles as citizens of one race, was an idea not heavily emphasized upon when I was a high school student. The presence of the United Nations Student Leadership Conference on Development is now becoming the first step for students at a young age to see the global impact they can have alongside their fellow classmates whether abroad or national. Understanding the power and impact of youth remains a continuing goal for the h...