Caitlyn Jordan Virginia Dandan, an independent expert on human rights and international solidarity for the United Nations Human Rights Council, lectured on solving local issues on an international level.This is especially important in developing countries, Dandan said, since they may not have the means required to solve a problem.“Many countries lack the financial resources and lack the human resources necessary to handle problems on their own,” she said.Yet international solidarity is still important in more established countries, Dandan said.“Even in wealthy countries, there are still pockets of poverty that remain,” Dandan said. “In trying to eradicate inequality and discrimination, what country in the world can do this on its own? They need international cooperation.”This international cooperation is universally beneficial, Dandan said.“Countries are still interdependent with each other,” she said. “They are still interrelated in what they’re doing.”Dandan said fighting human rights violations through international solidarity would make the causes of these violations clearer to other countries dealing with similar issues.“International solidarity tries not only to encourage human rights, but is able to get to the root causes of the violations of human rights at the international level,” she said.The movement aims to help all countries involved by promoting the values of the United Nations, Dandan said.“The collective purposes and actions of international solidarity must be directed towards fostering the three pillars of the United Nations, which are peace and security, development and human rights,” Dandan said.Luigi Crema, a visiting Kellogg fellow from the University of Milan, provided commentary on Dandan’s talk and discussed her role in the United Nations.“She is trying to take an idea from the limited boundaries of a political body and move it towards international needs,” he said.The global fight against terrorism is an example of international solidarity, since many countries acknowledge the threat terrorism poses and have worked together in an attempt to eliminate it, Crema said.“This fight embodies a political view that is global and not just local,” Crema said.Everyone can participate in international solidarity by remaining aware of global issues and becoming involved in attempts to eradicate these issues, Dandan said.“Those hopes that you have for your own individual tomorrow must include a very real engagement with what is happening around us,” she said. “Let us not give [future generations] a world where they have no more choices to make because they have to live with what we have done today.”Tags: Hesburgh Center for International Studies, international solidarity, Kellogg Center for International Studies, UN Human Rights Council, United Nations, Virginia Dandan Independent expert on human rights and international solidarity for the United Nations Human Rights Council Virginia Dandan spoke about the importance of international solidarity in a lecture Thursday afternoon sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Dandan said the goal of international solidarity is to allow local issues to be solved on an international level.“International solidarity is a platform that broadens the participation of implementing human rights across borders,” Dandan said.
LYING between the commercial hubs of Smithfield and Redlynch, Kamerunga offers an experience living with nature so many arrive in the Far North to experience.Stretching from the lower reaches of the Barron River and popular freshwater swimming spot Stoney Creek in the west, through cane fields and small pockets of residential housing to the east, little has changed in the past 15 years.Located 10km northwest of Cairns’ city centre and home to 926 residents, Kamerunga is believed to have taken its name from the Yidinji people’s name for Barron Gorge.An old bridge, off Lake Placid Rd and now used for fishing, used to be a main crossing point of the Barron River. A new road bridge opened in 1980.Brett Carnell owns Kamerunga holiday house Wanggulay, nestled in rainforest on the edge of the Barron River.The former pilot picked out the spot from the air while at work one day.He said tourists from all over the world kept returning, hooked on the tranquillity and wildlife. “I had a bird’s eye view of Australia and out of the whole country it stood out,” Mr Carnell said.“We’ve probably welcomed more than 7000 people in that time. “Being in the rainforest and having a really beautiful existence and being nearby to the Reef and the rest of the great attractions is the best part about the place. There’s a beautiful little track you can take through the cane fields to Freshwater train station. It really makes you feel like you’re living in the tropics.”Resident Anna Rosendale said driving to work through the suburb and taking in the mountainous backdrop was the “perfect start to every day”. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“It is a place full of pleasant surprises with houses tucked away in quiet, leafy, green natural pockets of rainforest, yet surrounded by all the facilities you could need within a 5 to10 minute drive,” she said.Easy access to the Northern Beaches, plus shopping centres, restaurants, entertainment, trades, medical services and schools, as well as freshwater swimming areas, walking and hiking trails, including Stoney Creek historic trails and national parks make it a great place for those who love the great outdoors. The area is also serviced by public buses and a private school bus service.Peace Lutheran College staff member Angelina Mortley said visitors to the school often commented on how peaceful and inviting the environment was.“It is easily accessible from its surrounding suburbs and with facilities so close by, it is so convenient to be able to pop out quickly and get whatever you need, either during breaks or on the way home,” she said.“Our boarding students also love how close the CBD and sporting facilities are.”
National football team of BiH had their first training in Zurich, where they are preparing for friendly match against Switzerland.After they arrived in Zurich, where they were welcomed by two fans from Germany, the national football team of BiH had their first training in this city.All the players attended the training and no one has a problem with injuries, and there were also about 200 BiH fans around the terrain of the sports complex Heerenschürli.National team of our country will play against the Switzerland on Tuesday at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, and the match will start at 8:30 pm.(VIDEO)(Source: O. T./Klix.ba)
After the Eagles’ 23-17 overtime win over the Giants on Monday night, a Week 14 victory that preserved Philadelphia’s standing in the NFC East race and playoff picture, coach Doug Pederson told reporters there was a chance his team might have needed to turn to Josh McCown at wide receiver due to a rash of injuries at the position.And he was not kidding. Tight end Zach Ertz, who became Philadelphia’s primary receiving target after Jeffery went down, caught the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime. He led the team with 13 targets against the Giants, catching nine for 91 yards and a couple scores. The second-most targeted Eagles player was Boston Scott, a running back. In total, Wentz targeted nine players, and just three of those nine are listed as wide receivers.It goes without saying that the Eagles, 6-7 and tied with the Cowboys atop the NFC East standings, are in trouble if Jeffery’s foot injury is serious. Pederson said he would learn more about the receiver’s status Tuesday, when Jeffery was scheduled to undergo an MRI.DeSean Jackson is on injured reserve after suffering a torn abdominal muscle. Nelson Agholor is battling a knee injury but should be able to return next week; he was listed as questionable going into the Giants game. McCown, the 40-year-old quarterback who came out of retirement to back up Carson Wentz this season and still coaches high school football in Charlotte on his off days, admitted after the game he was the next man up after a foot injury to Alshon Jeffery left the Eagles with just two healthy receivers (J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward) on the roster.”I was ready to go,” McCown told NBC Sports. “We had the helmet ready to go. The equipment guys were all over it. Had the radio-less helmet because you can’t have two green dots on the field at the same time.”MORE: How Eagles can win NFC East over CowboysMcCown, in his 17th NFL season, does have three career catches for 10 yards. Two of them came when he played for the Lions in 2006 during a game in which a similar injury situation presented itself.If you’re wondering why a 40-year-old QB would be the best option to play wide receiver given his, um, deficiencies in terms of athleticism, you’re probably not alone. McCown indirectly answered that question after the game, saying, “As a quarterback, you know the offense.”Added McCown: “I’m not quite the option that J.J. (Arcega-Whiteside) is or Greg (Ward), obviously, but again, we were kind of up against it a little bit. Just being able to have a contingency plan was the main thing. I was ready to roll.”
Banko-Perlas and Pocari Sweat-Air Force took advantage of furious starts on Sunday, besting their seeded rivals blunted by long rests to move a win each from a championship showdown.BanKo-Perlas defeated second seed PayMaya, while Pocari swept top ranked Creamline in the opener of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference bst-of-three semifinal series at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Five-time UAAP MVP Marck Espejo fired 20 points for the HD Spikers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments The Perlas Spikers doused the High Flyers’ late-set rally to post a 25-19, 26-28, 25-23, 25-23 win.Earlier, the Pocari Lady Warriors displayed the brand of game worthy of the defending champions that they are, crushing the off-form Cool Smashers, 25-23, 25-12, 25-23.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWhile Creamline and PayMaya reaped the benefits of making the Final Four outright, Perlas and Pocari have chances of setting up a “championship of the underdogs’ if they take the clincher in Wednesday’s Game 2.“If we play the same game we played today where we are relaxed and just enjoyed the match, we will overcome the semifinals,” said Perlas’ Thai import Jutarat Montripila. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Montripila exploded with 31 points to negate the 30-point explosion of PayMaya import Tess Rountree.Pocari, having a tough time all conference after losing key players to other teams, pounced on a Creamline squad that came off a three-week lay-off.Pocari coach Jasper Jimenez credited their big opening set which threw off Creamline’s composure.“I think Creamline wasn’t used to trailing, because all conference they are usually leading,” said Jimenez in Filipino. “So our first set proved to be a big factor because we didn’t need to adjust that much.”Earlier, defending men’s champion Cignal clamped down on PLDT Home Fibr’s hitters to pound out a 25-22, 25-20, 26-24 decision in their own playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown ‘KD’ in Manila