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1948-2018: marking 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1948-2018: marking 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948 was a significant moment in history. It resulted from the experience of two world wars that horrified the planet. The influence of the Universal Declaration has been substantial over the past seven decades. It has promoted respect for human rights and the ...

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Crunch UN climate change talks must deliver plan to save planet

Crunch UN climate change talks must deliver plan to save planet

Upcoming UN climate change talks in Poland this December will have to curb climate change for the coming decade and tackle its devastating effects on human life, ecosystems, food and water security, warns Caritas. The cost of increased disasters and hazards is now unbearable for communities already facing poverty. Watch this video to see examples ...

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Austrian decision not to sign migration framework ‘harmful’ says Caritas

Austrian decision not to sign migration framework ‘harmful’ says Caritas

Caritas Internationalis says the Austrian decision to pull out of the UN Global Compact on safe, orderly and regular migration risks destabilizing international efforts at providing coordination in protecting the lives of migrants and refugees. It comes after the USA and Hungary pulled out. The Global Compact on Migration offers a framework to governments to ...

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Climate finance is failing the most vulnerable, says new Caritas report from Oceania

Climate finance is failing the most vulnerable, says new Caritas report from Oceania

“Woefully inadequate” is how a new report from Caritas assesses the state of global funds reaching the most vulnerable people affected by climate change in the Pacific region. Despite large sums pledged at high-level international meetings, those most harmed are still being left behind. “Climate change is here and now,” points out Caritas Aotearoa New ...

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Caritas, UNAIDS and PEPFAR launch campaign for diagnosis and treatment of childhood HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Caritas, UNAIDS and PEPFAR launch campaign for diagnosis and treatment of childhood HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Caritas Internationalis has launched a campaign with UNAIDS and PEPFAR to promote the diagnosis and early treatment of childhood HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The announcement came after more than 130 religious leaders and health providers met in Kisangani on September 18 to discuss ways to better identify cases of AIDS in children and ...

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