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RIAC Members Join the New Board of the Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions Development and Human Rights

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a Decree on the new composition of the Council for Civil Society Institutions Development and Human Rights. The new Council board includes 51 members. This was reported on Monday on the Council’s website. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a Decree on the new composition of the Council for Civil Society Institutions Development and Human ...


Rights behind Bars – Even for Terrorists

... inhuman or degrading, it would still be so even in a sea view penthouse – as physical comfort is not directly related to mental issues resulting from imposed solitude. While the Norwegian case might be an extreme one, it shows that Norway protects human rights of everyone in its jurisdiction, including those deprived of their liberty. Unfortunately, many countries – including the US , Russia , Japan , and many others – cannot show the same results. Maybe it is time for others to ...


Interview with Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO

... and underlined our essential role in promoting the diversity of cultures, the pluralism of opinion and belief, and education as a driver of universal emancipation. I took office on a platform of new humanism, fostered through respect for diversity, human rights and dignity. This can only be advanced through universal access to quality education, through the realization of gender equality, through the sharing of knowledge in all fields to strengthen resilience, through the defence of freedom of expression ...


Global Education Magazine: International Youth Day

Download here Global Education Magazine: International Youth Day “A youth is to be regarded with respect. How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present?” Confucius . Sustainable Development Goals for 2030: The Land Beyond Borders for our Planetary Youth Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de 2030: una tierra más allá de las fronteras para nuestra juventud planetaria Javier Collado Ruano, Director of Edition International Youth Day 2015 – Youth...


Summary Executions in Eastern Ukraine: Crime and Punishment

... woeful violations in Eastern Ukraine. The non-international armed conflict between the Ukrainian government and Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics shows that, despite international obligations on both sides, international humanitarian law and human rights norms are rarely complied with. Violations are being committed on both sides of the conflict, as reported by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch , with NGOs constantly publishing information on the misconduct (e.g., use of cluster ...


Why Have the Reforms in Myanmar Slowed Down?

... community’s euphoria and enthusiasm about the political reforms in Myanmar, since mid 2014 there has been talk of them slowing down and even of backsliding on democratization in the country. Ms. Yanghee Lee, the recently appointed new UN Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Myanmar, has prepared a report on the results of her first visit to Myanmar in July 2014. In it, she expressed concerns over the human rights situation in Myanmar that had demonstrated substantial progress since forming a new ...


Global Education Magazine: World Water Day

Download here Flash Flash Open publication - Free publishing Access to a secure, safe and sufficient source of fresh water is a fundamental requirement for the survival, well-being and socio-economic development of all humanity. Yet, we continue to act as if fresh water were a perpetually abundant resource. It is not. Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary-General . Letters from the Future for the Generation of 2015: Water and Sustainable Development Cartas desde el futuro para la generación...


Global Citizenship Education and Sustainable Development Goals: A Transdisciplinary and Biomimetic Perspective (Download full paper here) Global Citizenship Education and Sustainable Development Goals: A Transdisciplinary and Biomimetic Perspective1 Javier Collado Ruano2 Abstract: This article reflects on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), both in the post-2015 Development Agenda led by the United Nations. Our work is based on the transdisciplinary approach and the...


Global Education Magazine: International Human Solidarity Day

Global Education Magazine 20th December 2014 International Human Solidarity Day Read the publication rules and share your ideas and experiences with all the world! Submission DEADLINE November 20 Global Education Magazine logo meaning from Global Education Magazine


Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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