A Vietnamese Delegation to the Vatican has concluded its visit and there are postivie outcomes. The two sides acknowledged the progress in Vietnam – Holy See relations, including regular contacts and consultations, the exchange of high level delegations and frequent pastoral visits to Vietnam by the papal representative and non-resident special envoy, Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli.
23 September 2014: Delegates at the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) adopted an outcome document calling for the appointment of a high-level UN official on indigenous peoples, and for UN system-wide coherence of efforts to bring about the full realization of indigenous peoples’ rights. The conference outcome urges all concerned to address the needs of indigenous women, youth, persons with disabilities, and older people.
Proposed bill inflames Myanmar’s religious rights debate
Members of diverse faith communities participated with local residents and special guests in Human Rights Day events organised by Baha’is in Sydney and Canberra in December 2013.
Human dignity is a fundamental tenet of the Olympic Movement. All members of the Olympic Movement are committed to work together to promote a peaceful society through sport.
Australia has launched a new Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights. The Centre is in Northcote, Victoria, and is a new centre auspiced by the Islamic Women’s Welfare Council of Victoria. This is a new community organisation which will advocate on human rights issues and provide welfare services to Muslim women.