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SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS

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SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF MIGRANTS AND CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OF ALL MIGRANT WORKERS AND MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES ISSUE JOINT STATEMENT TO MARK INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY

The special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Jorge Bustamante, and the Chairman of the Committee on the protection on the protection of the rights of all migrant workers and members of their families, Prasad Kariywasam, issued the following statemennt on the occasion of International Migrants Day which is commemorated on 18 December.
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UN/GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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11 December 2007
General Assembly
GA/SM/386

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

The following statement on the terrorist bombings in Algeria was issued today by the Spokesperson for General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim:

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Telecommunications to save lives

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Global Forum to press for ICT in humanitarian efforts worldwide


Geneva, 12 November 2007:

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… ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND OTHER COMMITTEES DEALING WITH GENDER EQUALITY

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SECOND SEMINAR FOR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND OTHER COMMITTEES DEALING WITH GENDER EQUALITY

Geneva (Switzerland), 6-8 December 2007
Organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in cooperation with the ILO.

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UN WORKING GROUP ON ARBITRARY DETENTION CONCLUDES ITS 50th SESSION.

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Geneva 3 December 2007: – - The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concluded its 50th session, which was held from 21 to 30 November 2007 at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

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60th ANNIVERSARY OF HUMAN RIGHTS

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Link: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Pages/60UDHR.aspx

60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

On 10 December, Human Rights Day, the Secretary-General will launch a year-long campaign in which all parts of the United Nations family will take part in the lead up to the 60th birthday of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

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Press Release

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United Nation Press release – HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CELEBRATES THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, PROMOTING DECENT WORK

Geneva, 3 December 2007– The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights joins in the celebrations of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities …

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Press Release

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UNITED NATIONS Press Release – SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF CONCLUDES VISIT TO ANGOLA:

Asma Jahangir, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief of the United Nations Human Rights Council, made the following statement on 27 November 2007 in Luanda at the end of her visit to the Republic of Angola:

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Berhane Tewolde-Medhin – Geneva-Switzerland

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Linked with his presentation on the World People’s Blog, September 02, 2005.

Update 2011:

.Berhane Tewelde-Medhin 2011 - 20p.

… yes, always watching Human Rights

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He is the secretary of our Geneva Office since September 2005.

Nationality: Eritrean

EDUCATION :

1991-1993, Certificate/Sociology of the 3rd World, Faculty of Economic & Social Sciences, University of Geneva,  Geneva

1974
Prince Bede Mariam Laboratory School/ Haile Selassie I University (HSIU), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Administrative Experiences at the Loacal &  International Level

1992-1994,  Board Member, Eritrean Community  Centre of Geneva, Switzerland

1994-1998, Assistant Project Coordinator, African Commission on Health & Human Rights Promoters, Geneva, ECOSOC Status 1995

1995-2005,  Representative to United Nations Office in Geneva, International Committee for the Respect of the  African Charter on Human & Peoples’ Rights (ICRAC), ECOSOC Status 2002

1996-2000,  Representative to the  United Nations Office  in Geneva, African Bureau on Educational Sciences, Specialized Agency of the   Organasatioin of African Unity ( OAU)

2000-Present,  Adviser, Espace Afrique International, Geneva, ECOSOC Status 2007,

1995-Present  Asst-Secretary General, Interfaith International, Geneva, ECOSOC Status 1998

2005-Present, Secretary, Asian Eurasian Human Rights Forum, Geneva

2005-Present, Staff Support  Member, Geneva Institute for  Human Rights, (GIHR), Geneva

2007-Present,  Representative to the  United Nations Office in Geneva, Al-Hakim Foundation, ECOSOC Status 2007