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UN calls out PNG over litany of abuses

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, right, meets PM Peter O'Neill Source: OHCHR

UN High Commissioner highlights key issues including corruption, the SABL land grab and human rights abuses in the extractive industries. Read his full statement here.

SOURCE : Stefan Armbruster, SBS

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Government must act on international criticism over human rights

Civil society organisations are urging the Papua New Guinea government to take immediate action to end pervasive land grabbing and illegal logging after these issues were highlighted by governments around the world in formal recommendations put before the United Nations yesterday. (1)

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Nations call for action on SABL land grab

 

The government needs to urgently take action on the SABL land grab and increase scrutiny of the logging industry. This was one of the messages from the international community during a review of human rights in PNG by the United Nations in Geneva on Friday.

Countries from Central and South America, Asia and Europe all spoke of the need for the PNG government to do more to protect the rights of customary landowners.

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Civil society reviews PNG UPR outcomes

Photo: Ronny Hansen, Rainforest Foundation Norway

A group of civil society organisations, including ACT NOW!, Global Witness and Rainforest Foundation Norway, held a panel discussion inside the Palace of Nations in Geneva on Friday to review the outcomes from Papua New Guinea’s Universal Periodic Review.

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PNG human rights record to be reviewed by United Nations

Source: United Nations

Papua New Guinea’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the second time on Friday, 6 May 2016 in a meeting that will be webcast live.

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The Sustainable Development Goals: A Siren and Lullaby for our Times

Thomas Pogge and Alnoor Ladha | OCCUPY.com

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United Nations new Sustainable Development Goals do not represent our best interests

Alnoor Ladha | The Rules via Huffington Post

On 25th September world leaders signed the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They told the world that we’re on track to ending global poverty by 2030, and that we can do it by prioritising economic growth at all costs.

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Demand Freedom for West Papua

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NGO backs United Nations call for moratorium on new mining activity in PNG

 

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10 December 2014

Community activist group ACT NOW! is supporting a call from the United Nations for a moratorium on new mining activities in Papua New Guinea but says the analysis and policy changes recommended by the global body do not go far enough.

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