The World Health Organization has a new leader: as the first African ever, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, will be the new Director-General of the UN-organization. Promising words have been said. Aletha Wallace, G3W-volunteer, was present in Geneva during the election, and gives an analysis from a civil society perspective.
In a statement, TWHA partner Climate Change Network for Community-based Initiatives (CCNCI) has condemned President Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate agreement. Below is the full text of the statement.
Progressive groups in the Philippines are calling human rights advocates all over the world to extend solidarity to the people of Mindanao and the whole country by calling on President Duterte to revoke his martial law declaration.
"Despite attempts by the Philippine delegation to justify the Duterte administration’s war on drugs and to present a positive picture of its achievements on the political, economic, social and cultural rights of the people, most of the attending states still raised serious concerns on a host of human rights issues that remain unaddressed.”
The UN Human Rights Council is set to review the Philippine government's human rights record on May 8 in Geneva, Switzerland, and Philippine partners, together with other human rights organizations and defenders, will be there to participate in the process.