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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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United Nations Declaration on Human Rights

Recent acts of violence around the world remind us that the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights is as relevant today as when it was first proclaimed in 1948. Accompanying images illustrating each of the articles of the Declaration are reprints of a gallery hanging at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.  Continue reading The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

A sign of the damage our economy is wreaking on our fragile environment

A report ranking cities most at risk from coastal flooding is a stark reminder that the paradigm of economic development and prosperity no longer holds true

May 25, 2016 — In January this year, I visited friends in Miami. One of the most urgent topics of conversation was about what they saw as the greatest problem faced by the city – rising water levels, and a long-standing reluctance on the part of government and business to take the necessary steps to control the extensive damage. Continue reading A sign of the damage our economy is wreaking on our fragile environment