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‘Pacific Principles of Practice’ launched as a guide towards global human rights implementation

On 3 July, the Pacific Principles of Practice (Pacific Principles) of National Mechanisms for Implementation, Reporting and Follow-up (NMIRFs) was launched  during a virtual side event at the 44th Session of the Human Rights Council.

Introducing ‘The Pacific Principles of Practice’ for effective national implementation

  This post originally appeared on the Universal Rights Group website. It has been reprinted with permission  

Pacific to launch human rights implementation principles at the UN Human Rights Council in July

Pacific to launch human rights implementation principles at the UN Human Rights Council in July

Putting people at the heart of the human rights treaty body system

This article originally appeared on OpenGlobalRights.org. It has been reprinted here with permission.  

COVID-19 and Tropical Cyclone Harold bring new challenges and new ways of working in Vanuatu

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many significant challenges in the lives of those around the globe and affected the way we live and go about our daily lives and work. For those living in the Pacific region, the case is no different. Re-…

Solomon Island communities supporting people with disabilities and improving public markets

When Jack Kauta learnt that the Kakara Community High School in West Kwara’ae in the Malaita Province of Solomon Islands would be constructing a double-storey building for its new classrooms, he decided to explore the possibility of adding a wheelchair…

Reflections on the 84th Extraordinary Outreach Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child Miles Young – Director, SPC RRRT

Reducing the risk of domestic violence as Pacific communities face strict lockdowns

As an increasing number of countries recommend self-isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19, households have to adjust their everyday lives and sometimes face anxiety and stress, causing risks of increased domestic violence.

Call for the creation of safe spaces for children in the Pacific

In his visit to Fiji this week, Mr Bragi Gudbrandsson, a member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, called for Pacific island countries to apply the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in addressing child…

Child rights in the Pacific: UN body concludes historic session in Samoa

In an historic extraordinary outreach session, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child met government officials, UN agencies, civil society and children to discuss the situation of children’s rights in the Pacific. “For many years, we spoke and…
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