Geneva - In June 2011, the United Nations (UN) launched the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, warning that the private sector must respect human rights in their productive activities. But how, in practice, can these principles be carried out? This is one of the issues discussed at the Second UN Forum on Business and Human Rights...
Unless drastic and urgent measures are taken, and implemented immediately, the African elephant could become extinct by the year 2025. In 1970, there were around 1.3 million elephants. Today there are some 350,000 and every fifteen minutes, an African elephant is killed for its ivory. Let us do something, setting up a naming and shaming campaign.
American scientists exploring volcanoes in Antarctica came to a conclusion that some of them may wake up from hibernation any day. If this happens, the most southern continent of the Earth will get very hot. While the eruptions are unlikely to melt the entire Antarctic ice sheet, they are quite capable of losing most of it in the ocean
The Obama Administration has set a new anti-record. The awkward foreign policy of the White House is the reason why over half of the U.S. citizens believe that the United States should not interfere in the affairs of other countries. For the nearly 50-year history of the poll on this subject that many people have never taken this adamant position
Will Wayne Rooney stay at Manchester United after the January transfer window opens? Who are Arsenal's targets, as the London club sets to reinforce its leadership? Why has FC Porto offered to increase the salary of Mangala? Which Real Madrid Galactico has hailed André Villas-Boas as a "great manager"? Nani for Turkey?
Research unveiled in Nature magazine would point toward bird behaviour differing from bird to bird, even of the same species. Does this mean that birds of a feather do not flock together, or at least that birds of the same species demonstrate different behaviours and therefore have different personalities?
Creating a humanitarian crisis in Syria, whether real or fabricated, and holding the Syrian government responsible for it as a casus belli for foreign military intervention under the UN 2005 so-called "responsibility to protect" initiative was from the very eruption of the Syrian conflict the goal of the US-led "Friends of Syria' coalition
Every year opportunistic pseudo-journalists employed by so-called news organizations, in a cynical ploy to bolster their ratings and profits, rant about a so-called war on Christmas. To support their contentions, they cite examples of retailers and advertisers using the phrases "Happy Holidays" and "Season's Greetings" instead of "Merry Christmas,"
The question of who lives at the expense of whom in the EU and who owes whom, migrants to the local population, or vice versa, is the most discussed in Europe. The issue is not foreign to the UK that has been promoting its policy of multiculturalism for many years. Pravda.Ru talked to experts to find out whether this policy was advantageous
Over 65 percent of Croatia's population supported the definition of marriage as the union between a man and a woman, thus rejecting the idea of same-sex marriage. The country split into two camps, but there is no division, rather, there is a risk that Croatia may return to the fascist Ustasha ideology under pressure from the EU
Most Cubans were born under the punishments and conditions of the blockade exercised for more than half a century by the United States against the residents of the neighbouring little island. The result is the longest economic, commercial and financial siege of history, guaranteed by laws and regulations.
Twenty years after the creation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the High Commissioner Navi Pillay has issued a mixed report, claiming successes over the last two decades but also pointing out that a UN Office is far from being sufficient to address the issue. Suppose countries just obeyed the law?
The resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers could be a blow to the positions of President Viktor Yanukovych and the ruling Party of Regions. Observers believe that such a development is tantamount to political suicide. They think that if Yanukovych wants to keep his job, he must not show weakness. Meanwhile, Yanukovych flew to China for a visit