World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Irene Khan To Address Elders' Event In Cape Town

Human Rights Day: Secretary General Irene Khan to address The Elders' event in Cape Town

Amnesty International's Secretary General, Irene Khan, will be launching the organization's year-long activities to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at an event with The Elders in Cape Town, South Africa, on 10th December 2007.

"As the countdown towards this significant anniversary approaches, the world has to face the challenge of moving from rights to realisation and to bridge the gap between promise and performance," said Irene Khan.

Irene Khan will be available for interview on Sunday 9th and Monday 10th December in Cape Town. She will also be discussing the initial findings of the latest Amnesty International research on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe. An Amnesty International team will have just come out of Zimbabwe days before, having spent time looking into police brutality and torture there.

Zimbawbe is a prime example of the need for continued work promoting the UDHR's vision and implementation.


More: Latest World News | Top World News | World Digest | Archives

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Gordon Campbell: Zimbabwe - Meet The New Bosses

At 75, Mnangagwa is not exactly what you’d call a new broom. As many observers have pointed out, his track record has been one of unswerving dedication to Mugabe ever since the days of anti-colonial insurgency... To these guys, things had to change in Zimbabwe, so that things could remain the same. More>>


Gordon Campbell: Is This Guy The World’s Most Dangerous Thirtysomething?

Saudi Arabia has long been regarded as a pillar of stability in the Middle East, and is the essential caterer to the West’s fossil fuel needs. It is also the country that gave us Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks... More>>


Non-Binding Postal Vote: Australia Says Yes To Same Sex Marriage

Binoy Kampmark: Out of 150 federal seats, 133 registered affirmative totals in returning their response to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. More>>


Bonn Climate Change Conference: Protecting Health In Small Island States

The vision is that, by 2030, all Small Island Developing States will have health systems that are resilient to climate change and countries around the world will be reducing their carbon emissions both to protect the most vulnerable from climate risks and deliver large health benefits in carbon-emitting countries. More>>