Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families
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Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families

    1. Vu Nguyen
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      Vu Nguyen

      Houston, TX

To include the United Nations International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families as part of the Immigration Reform legislation. Currently, only 42 of 193 nations participate in the UN treaty with many have not ratified it. By joining the treaty, the US can help the UN revive and advance the process to include all states. Obtaining a consensus treaty would be a landmark achievement for the global community and critical and urgent for continuing progress on civil rights, human rights, dignity, and well being in this nation; and for bolstering efforts to support and advance global democracy, liberty, civil rights, peace, harmony, universal human rights, dignity, and well being worldwide.

 

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    1. Corporations will have to abide to human rights

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      Corporations will have to abide to human rights

      A resolution was adopted in the UN Human Rights Council on June 26 that will begin the process of elaborating an international legally binding instrument on business and human rights. Despite strong opposition from the EU and US, the resolution received affirmative votes from 20 member States on the Human Rights Council, while 13 States abstained.

    2. UN rights council top official urges universal rights protections for all

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      Petition Organizer
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    3. UN officials call for human rights-backed development agenda

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      United Nations News Centre

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    4. Why Raising the Minimum Wage is the Most Important Women's Issue of 2014

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      Petition Organizer
      Why Raising the Minimum Wage is the Most Important Women's Issue of 2014

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    5. Seattle Announces Plan For $15 Minimum Wage, Highest In Nation

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      Seattle Announces Plan For Highest Minimum Wage In The Country

      Posted: Print Article The mayor of Seattle announced Thursday that he'd developed a plan for a $15 minimum wage that had wide backing from the city's lawmakers, labor leaders and business community. The proposal unveiled by Mayor Ed Murray would gradually raise the city's minimum wage from $9.32 to $15 over the course of three to seven years, making it the highest city wage floor in the nation.

    6. Worldwide Mutinies Against Globalization

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      Petition Organizer
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      Posted: Print Article NEW DELHI -- "Imperialism has not allowed us to achieve historical normality," the Mexican poet Octavio Paz lamented in "The Labyrinth of Solitude" (1950). Paz was surveying the confused inheritance of Mexico from colonial rule, and the failure of its many political and socio-economic programs to make the country reenact the rise of Europe.

    7. Economic Inequality Poses Major Risks to Human Progress

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
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      Eighty-five people control the same amount of wealth as half the world's population, according to a recently released report by Oxfam. The report, published to coincide with the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, points out that the world's wealthiest people have not only recovered from the Great Recession, but they've thrived in its aftermath.

    8. European Parliament Human Rights Report Recognises Importance Of Minorities

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
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      UNPO is pleased to note that the European Parliament's report not only "encourages the EU to support inclusive efforts towards intercultural and interfaith dialogue and cooperation at various levels, involving community leaders, women, youth and ethnic minority representatives", but also recommends that the EU Special Representative (EUSR) for Human Rights - a position created in 2012 - enhance the visibility and effectiveness of EU human rights policy, especially women's rights and the rights of all minorities.

    9. Strengthen UN role in ending impunity for human rights violations

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      Petition Organizer
      United Nations News Centre

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    10. World Bank Moves Up Deadline For Ending Extreme Poverty By 10 Years

      Vu Nguyen
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      World Bank Moves Up Deadline For Ending Extreme Poverty By 10 Years

      By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Wednesday the global development lender must work to halve extreme poverty in the next seven years if it is to reach a more ambitious target set for 2030.

    11. Constitution Project

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      Petition Organizer
      Comparative Constitutions Project

      The Comparative Constitutions Project (CCP) is directed by Zachary Elkins (University of Texas, Department of Government), Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago, Law School), and James Melton (University College London), in cooperation with the Cline Center for Democracy at the University of Illinois. The project is supported by the National Science Foundation (SES 0648288).

    12. After 20 years of HRC conference, human rights actions more vital than ever

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      United Nations News Centre

      UN News Centre - Official site for daily UN news, press releases, statements, briefings and calendar of events. Includes UN radio, video, webcasts, magazines, documents, publications, conference information, photos and additional information resources.

    13. Landmark UN labour treaty extends rights for domestic workers worldwide

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      UN News - Landmark UN labour treaty extends rights for domestic workers worldwide

      5 September 2013 - A United Nations treaty entering into force today will extend the labour and social rights of some 53 million domestic workers around the world. From today, the Domestic Workers Convention will be legally binding for signatory countries.

    14. Accountability must be cornerstone of post-2015 development agenda

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      Petition Organizer
      United Nations News Centre

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    15. UN urges States to treat participation as ‘fundamental human right’

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      Petition Organizer
      United Nations News Centre

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    16. Immigration Bill Would Expand Dream Act To Dreamers Of All Ages

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      Petition Organizer
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    17. British Queen Signs Common Wealth of Nations Equality Pledge

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      Queen fights for gay rights: Monarch makes historic pledge on discrimination and hints that if Kate DOES have a girl, that means equal rights to the throne too

      The Queen will tomorrow back an historic pledge to promote gay rights and 'gender equality' in one of the most controversial acts of her reign. In a live television broadcast, she will sign a new charter designed to stamp out discrimination against homosexual people and promote the 'empowerment' of women - a key part of a new drive to boost human rights and living standards across the Commonwealth.

    18. Common Wealth of Nations Pledge of Equality

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      Queen fights for gay rights: Monarch makes historic pledge on discrimination and hints that if Kate DOES have a girl, that means equal rights to the throne too

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    19. States must ensure children’s health is not undermined by discrimination

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      Petition Organizer
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    20. Human rights must be at the heart of future development agenda, UN panel

      Vu Nguyen
      Petition Organizer
      United Nations News Centre

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