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31 August 2001

Statement by ILO Director-General at World Conference against Racism

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Article
31 August 2001

Women's Human Rights: Engendering the Agenda of the World Conference Against Racism

Author: Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development [APWFLD]

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Article
31 August 2001

World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance - Racism: a workplace issue

Author: International Labour Organization

The principal concern of the ILO in relation to the Conference was to highlight the economic and social aspect of racism and xenophobia as they affect working men and women and those seeking work, with a special focus on discrimination in the world of...

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Article
28 August 2001

International Council Meeting: An Agenda for Human Rights in the 21st Century

Author: Amnesty International

The International Council Meeting (ICM) of Amnesty International, involving 500 delegates from around the world, has ended in Dakar, Senegal with a new, groundbreaking agenda for the organization's future...."[F]rom now on, we will work, not only...

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Article
27 August 2001

Between Poverty And Women

Author: Femi Boyede, The Guardian [Lagos]

The concern for gender issues in poverty alleviation and employment promotion is premised not only on the principle of equity in economic opportunities and benefits between men and women. It is also advocated in the interest of economic efficiency....

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Article
24 August 2001

Environmental Racism Shifts the Costs of Industry to the Poor

Author: Robert D Bullard [Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Centre at Clark Atlanta University in the USA], Mail & Guardian [Johannesburg]

Environmental racism affects individuals, groups or communities differentially, based on race or colour. It combines with public policies and industry practices to provide benefits for corporations, while shifting the costs to people of colour. It...

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Article
24 August 2001

Race, Gender Equity a Formidable Undertaking [South Africa]

Author: Business Day [Johannesburg]

Employment equity commission reports most top jobs are held by men. The legacy of apartheid and gender inequality is proving difficult to overcome as the labour department's employment equity report released yesterday shows.

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Article
21 August 2001

Globalization must be more inclusive, UNDP chief tells developing countries

Author: U.N. Development Programme

Globalization must be made more inclusive if the world's poor are to be brought from the margins to the mainstream, UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown told the Group of 77 developing nations Sunday in a statement at the opening session of their...

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Article
19 August 2001

full text: Address by UNDP Administrator Mark Malloch Brown [to the Group of 77]

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19 August 2001

Globalization must be more inclusive, UNDP chief tells developing countries

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