The United Nations and Journeying Together

The morning prayer marked Australia Day and honoured those Australian Brothers who have contributed so much to life of the Africa Province over many years.

Then Moy Hitchen presented information on the United Nations and Edmund Rice International, an NGO situated in Geneva.  He outlined the history of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and explained the 30 articles of the UDHR.  He explained the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and showed how it worked especially in Zambia.  He also outlined the nine conventions that enshrine various aspects on Human Rights.  He described the basic structure and functions of the United Nations.

He also explained the TBs (Treaty Bodies) and the SPs (Special Procedures) and showed how these function.

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