Moldova: Sandu on priorities as president

Sandu on priorities as president Maia Sandu named the main priorities of her work as president: a balanced foreign policy, inclusion in the 2021 budget of costs to overcome the crisis, fight against corruption, and the reform of justice. Sandu also demanded that the Government provide free treatment for people who are being treated for...

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Protection of the right to health protection and medical care in the Russian Federation

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high. It can cause symptoms like excessive thirst, needing to pee a lot and tiredness. It can also increase your risk of getting serious problems with your eyes, heart and nerves. It’s a lifelong condition that can affect your everyday...

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Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival 2020

This year’s festival is moving online where we are creating a dedicated virtual space to share, celebrate, remember, explore, provoke and promote the arts for human rights. Join us as we bring together artists, activists, citizens, families, communities and all those interested in using the arts to celebrate and promote human rights and equality...

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Kyrgyzstan: Civil society appeals for dialogue, respect for human rights and the rule of law in the current times of turmoil

We, members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) – a network of human rights NGOs from across Europe, the former Soviet Union and North America –  express our support and solidarity with Kyrgyzstan’s civil society in its efforts  to ensure respect for human rights and the rule of law at this time of political crisis and upheaval in the...

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The United Nations Talent Programme for Professionals with Disabilities

Dear IDA Board and Programme Committee,   The United Nations Talent Programme for Professionals with Disabilities currently has 11 National Specialist Volunteer positions available for persons with disabilities who are nationals or legal residents of the duty station country.   The Talent Programme has asked IDA to assist in ensuring...

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Statement on the two-year anniversary of the detention of Server Mustafayev

MAY 21, 2020 Since May 21, 2018—two years ago today—Server Mustafayev, a Crimean human rights defender, has been kept in detention on terrorism charges. After his arrest and initial detention in Crimea, he was transported across the border into Russia, where he has been put on trial along with several other Crimean Tatar activists, despite a...

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Community Mitigation Guidance for COVID-19 Response

CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures: Voluntary Home Isolation: Stay home when you are sick with respiratory disease symptoms. At the present time, these symptoms are more likely due to influenza or other respiratory viruses than to COVID-19-related virus. Respiratory Etiquette: Cover coughs and sneezes with...

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Uzbekistan sustains poverty by blocking internal migration

Economists generally agree that migration drives growth. Internal migration, from rural (and usually poorer regions) to cities, has historically underwritten economic development and poverty reduction. Think of the Industrial Revolution, which saw migrants surge into burgeoning urban centers. In its independent history Uzbekistan has urbanized at...

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Another German family seeks refuge in the Kaluga Region

Marina Regel and her three-year-old child fled Germany from the persecution of juvenile justice. “My eldest daughter was taken from me and given to another family. “I could not get her back,” says Marina, “then, when they tried to pick up the youngest, I fled to Russia.” This is far from the only case when the “Russian Germans”...

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