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CULTURE, RIGHTS
While much has been done on regarding culture and rights of indigenous people, the harsh economic environment over the last couple of years due to melt down of financial systems across large parts of the world is leading to these issues being relegated to much lower down the scale of importance. The efforts to mainstream people and provide a bare minimum of goods and services to the marginalized communities is often not attuned to the softer but equally important issues. An assortment of conventions and declarations that seek to ensure psychological well-being of the communities, including their social, cultural, political and economic rights...
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Conventions and Declarations
that seek to ensure psychological
well-being of the communities...
 
 
Title: Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Started in 1886 and amended numerous times [latest amendment in 1979] this is the basic law on “Copyright” and states that the expression “literary and artistic works” shall include every production in the literary, scientific and artistic domain, whatever may be the mode or form of its expression, such as books, pamphlets and other writings; lectures,...

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Title: Convention (No. 169) concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries

The new Convention, which revises ILO Convention No.107 (1957), applies to tribal peoples in independent countries whose social, cultural and economic conditions distinguish them from other sections of the national community, and whose status is regulated wholly or partially by their own customs or traditions or by special laws and regulations, and to those peoples of...

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Title: Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage

Each State Party to this Convention recognizes that the duty of ensuring the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and transmission to future generations of the cultural and natural situated on its territory belongs primarily to that State. It will do all it can to this end, to the utmost of its own resources and, where appropriate, with any international...

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Title: Convention For The Safeguarding Of The Intangible Cultural Heritage; UNESCO

Cultural heritage is not limited to material manifestations, such as monuments and objects that have been preserved over time. This notion also encompasses living expressions and the traditions that countless groups and communities worldwide have inherited from their ancestors and transmit to their descendants, in most cases orally. Many years of research on the functions and...

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Title: Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

The term "migrant worker" refers to a person who is to be engaged, is engaged or has been engaged in a remunerated activity in a State of which he or she is not a national. The main thrust of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families is that persons who qualify as migrant workers under its...

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Title: Declaration on Social Progress and Development

The declaration that ‘all peoples and all human beings, without distinction as to race, colour, sex, language, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, family or social status, or political or other conviction, shall have the right to live in dignity and freedom and to enjoy the fruits of social progress and should, on their part, contribute to it’ forms the first of...

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Title: Declaration on the Right to Development

The Declaration on the Right to Development (adopted by General Assembly resolution 41/128 of 4 December 1986) states that "the right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which all human rights and...

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Title: Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities

Part of he basket of human rights declarations this focuses specifically on the rights of National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities. It requires that States protect the existence and rights of minorities and ensure appropriate legislative and other measures to achieve these...

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Title: Indigenous and Tribal Populations Convention, 1957 - Convention concerning the Protection and Integration of Indigenous and Other Tribal and Semi-Tribal Populations in Independent Countries

The Convention [No. 107] was intended to provide protection, but it also assumed that the problem of indigenous and tribal populations was one that would disappear with the gradual integration of these peoples into the societies in which they lived. Convention No. 169 came into force on September 6, 1991, After this date, Convention No. 107 is no longer open to further...

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Title: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

The Covenant stipulates that all peoples have the right of self-determination and by virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development and all peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international...

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Title: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

All human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent and interrelated. The international community must treat human rights globally in a fair and equal manner, on the same footing, and with the same emphasis. While the significance of national and regional particularities and various historical, cultural and religious backgrounds must be borne in mind, it is the duty...

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Title: Promoting full employment and decent work for all

Decent work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives – their aspirations for opportunity and income; rights, voice and recognition; family stability and personal development; and fairness and gender equality. Ultimately these various dimensions of decent work underpin peace in communities and society. Decent work reflects the concerns of governments,...

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Title: The Mataatua Declaration on the Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples

In recognition of 1993 as the United Nations International Year for the World's Indigenous Peoples and to consider a range of significant issues, including; the value of indigenous knowledge, biodiversity and biotechnology, customary environmental management, arts, music, language and other physical and spiritual cultural forms the Declaration recommends a set of actions for...

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Title: UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous People

Dealing with the rights of indigenous peoples of the world, this declaration was 20 years in the making, and covers, under 46 articles, the various issues that deal with indigenous rights and access thereto (Adopted by General Assembly Resolution 61/295 on 13 September, 2007). It is claimed that the Declaration contains no new provisions of human rights. It affirms many rights...

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Title: UNESCO Convention on Protection & Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, 2005

Based on the principles of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; sovereignty; equal dignity of and respect for all cultures; international solidarity and cooperation; complementarity of economic and cultural aspects of development; sustainable development; equitable access; openness and balance the Convention has the following objectives. To protect and promote...

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Title: UNESCO Recommendations on the Safeguarding of Traditional Culture and Folklore (1989)

Defining folklore (or traditional and popular culture) as the totality of tradition-based creations of a cultural community, expressed by a group or individuals and recognized as reflecting the expectations of a community in so far as they reflect its cultural and social identity; its standards and values are transmitted orally, by imitation or by other means. Its forms are,...

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Title: United Nations Millennium Declaration

The Millennium Declaration was adopted during the Millennium Summit [Sep 2000] by world leaders from more than 170 countries. The Declaration sets out within a single framework the key challenges facing humanity at the threshold of the new millennium, outlines a response to these challenges, and establishes concrete measures for judging performance through a set of...

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Title: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

It is the foundation of international human rights law, the first universal statement on the basic principles of inalienable human rights, and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It was the UDHR, almost 60 years ago, that first recognized what have become nowadays universal values: human rights are inherent to all and the concern of the whole of...

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Title: Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity

The UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity was adopted unanimously in a most unusual context. It came in the wake of the events of 11 September 2001, and the UNESCO General Conference was the first ministerial-level meeting to be held after those terrible events. It suggests implementation of cultural rights as defined in Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of...

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Title: Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition

The Conference affirms that every man woman and child has the inalienable right to be free from hunger and malnutrition in order to develop fully and maintain their physical and mental faculties. Society today already possesses sufficient resources organizational ability and technology and hence the competence to achieve this objective. Accordingly the eradication of hunger is...

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Title: WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy

The main objectives of the WHO Traditional medicine activities are: To facilitate integration of traditional medicine into the national health care system by assisting Member States to develop their own national policies on traditional medicine; To promote the proper use of traditional medicine by developing and providing international standards, technical guidelines and...

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