Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin On October 6, 2022, the U.N. Human Rights Council, consisting of 47 member states, rejected a draft decision to accommodate a debate on the situation in Xinjiang, China. The failed draft decision was supported by 17 States and opposed by 19. Eleven States abstained. The failed draft decision comes weeks after the High Commissioner for Human Rights published her report on the situation of human rights in Xinjiang, China, concluding that “serious human rights violations” against the Uyghur and other predominantly Muslim communities have been committed in Xinjiang. The report added that the atrocities may amount to international crimes, and in particular, crimes against humanity. The draft decision was filed by the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Australia, and Lithuania. Introducing the draft decision, Ambassador Michèle Taylor stated that “just over a month ago, the … [Read more...] about A Debate On The Situation In Xinjiang Blocked At The U.N. Human Rights Council
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The U.S. National Archives has a 23-minute short film produced by the Army Signal Corps called “Don’t be a Sucker.” It’s a worthwhile watch on the role of active citizenship and persuasion. “We must not allow the freedom or dignity of any (person) to be threatened by any act or word,” the film advises. Among other noteworthy comments: “You have the right to be what you are, say what you think, because here we have personal freedom. We have liberty, and these are not just fancy words. This is a practical and priceless way of living. But we must work at it. We must guard everyone’s liberties, or we can lose our own.” Ballots are two weeks away from being sent to every registered voter in Colorado for the November 8 midterm elections, and our liberties are at risk. Congress continues to investigate the events surrounding January 6, 2021, in an expanded investigation finding that former President Donald Trump was executing a comprehensive plan to overturn the results of the … [Read more...] about Opinion: Violence against America? Understand it and your role as a citizen.
Kornelius Purba (The Jakarta Post) Jakarta ● Thu, October 6, 2022 2022-10-06 22:56 0 fa2962411db2fb2844cc4b0549d839cb 1 Academia UN,General-Assembly,Ismail-Sabri-Yaakob,Myanmar,junta,criticism,Aung-San-Suu-Kyi,Min-Aung-Hlaing,Hun-Sen,ASEAN,peace,human-rights Free Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob set a significant diplomatic precedent for ASEAN when he openly criticized the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Sept. 24 for doing too little to help Myanmar’s people escape from the genocidal acts of junta leader Gen. Min Aung Hlaing. The regional bloc’s diplomatic offensive would have been much more impactful had President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo turned up and addressed the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States – shameful for the Indonesian President. Jokowi’s reluctance to personally address the world’s largest annual forum for the seventh consecutive time is difficult to understand because he missed an … [Read more...] about PM Ismail internationalizes Myanmar crisis at UNGA
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin “...we can generate preferences in older people that resemble younger people when we expand their theoretical time horizons.” — Dr. Laura Carstensen , Professor of Psychology, Stanford University “We can view happiness in at least three ways—as a hedonic state, as a cognitive state, or as a general life philosophy. Happiness, then, can refer to a way of thinking, such as being optimistic; a way of feeling joy, pleasure, relief, or gratitude; or simply a way of being.”— Dr. Nancy Etcoff, Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School Last week, a paper I co-authored with the scientists from Deep Longevity , Chinese University of Hong Kong , and Stanford , went viral and was covered in Fortune , Fox News , The Hill , New York Post , The Guardian and many other top-tier international media. In this study, the team used AI to analyze the psychological and biological changes during aging. This was … [Read more...] about Can We Reverse Our Psychological Age And Get Happier At The Same Time Using Artificial Intelligence?
- A + A LONDON (Oct 6): Great bull markets are propelled by a dominant belief: a “new era” of permanent prosperity, an exciting new technology, and so on. Bear markets occur when that belief is proven wrong. The severity of the downturn depends on how wrong the previously bullish notion turned out to be. The false idea exposed by the current bear market is that interest rates would remain low indefinitely. That’s turned out to be a colossal mistake. Consider some of great financial errors over the past 25 years. The Asian crisis erupted once it became clear that Southeast Asian “Tiger” economies were on an unsustainable development path. The dotcom bust revealed that earlier forecasts for growth in internet traffic were too optimistic. The global credit boom in the early years of this century ultimately rested on the widespread belief that American home prices would never decline. The subsequent meltdown triggered the euro zone debt crisis which exposed another false … [Read more...] about Breakingviews: Interest rate delusion may be biggest error of all
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das The Reserve Bank of India ’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced a 50 basis points hike in the repo rate, upping the ante in its fight against stubbornly high inflation, on September 30. After this hike, the repo rate – or the rate at which the RBI lends funds to banks – stands at 5.90 percent, the highest since April 2019. The RBI is walking a tightrope, managing growth-inflation dynamics, banking system liquidity, and exchange rate volatility. The RBI’s assessment of persistently high inflation is the biggest worry for policymakers at the moment. Inflation, according to the RBI, is expected to average at 6.7 percent for FY23, before cooling to 5 percent in the first quarter of the next financial year. In the post-policy press conference, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das spoke on a host of issues related to the economy. Excerpts from the discussion: What will be the MPC’s approach in the wake of global monetary policy … [Read more...] about Q&A with RBI Governor | Our future actions to be guided by inflation-growth dynamics
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Billionaire Elon Musk’s decision to move forward with the purchase of Twitter could allow President Donald Trump’s account to be reinstated on the platform which, depending on the time of the deal’s completion, could have a major impact on either the upcoming midterms or the 2024 presidential election. Key Facts Speaking at a Financial Times event in May, Elon Musk called Trump’s removal from Twitter following the January 6 riots “morally wrong,” and said he would reverse the ban once he takes over the company. But it’s not just Trump: Musk’s text message exchanges with Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal indicate he intends to reinstate all accounts that have been permanently banned, with the expectation of spam accounts and ones that “explicitly advocate violence.” According to Musk’s private texts disclosed by the Twitter lawsuit, a sender whose name has been redacted urged him to delicately … [Read more...] about Trump’s Return, Potential Layoffs: What To Watch For As Musk U-Turns (Again) To Buy Twitter
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin This summer, The United Nations platform served as the stage for Canadian student and youth representative Kenisha Arora to deliver a compelling opening speech to the global attendants of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Transforming Education Pre-Summit in Paris . As a UNESCO representative, Top Ten Chegg Global Student Prize finalist, and aspiring medical science student at Western University, Canada, Arora captivated the audience with an authentic plea for positive change centered on the power of global education. Arora's opening remarks spotlighted the UN's declaration that all children deserve a quality education. She repeated the phrase three times, emphasizing its importance with every delivered line. According to Arora, it all starts with education, from financial and climate literacy to digital and scientific research. "A book becomes a dream, a pen becomes a policy, … [Read more...] about The ‘Next’ Generation Educates The ‘Rest’ On Possibility
Representative image Nidhi Aggarwal, Tirtha Chatterjee and Karan Sehgal On August 27, in an attempt to curb the rise in domestic wheat prices, the government banned export of wheat flour, maida, and semolina. On September 9, rice exports were also banned. These steps follow a series of measures that the Government of India has taken over the past two years to combat the sharp rise in food prices. One of such measures also includes the suspension of derivatives trading of several commodities (chana, mustard, moong, wheat, non-basmati rice, soybean, refined soy oil, and crude palm oil) that was announced last year. This contrasts with the steps taken worldwide, where regulators have approved derivative products on new commodities to provide a tool to value chain participants to insure against such adverse price movements. Despite the suspensions, prices continue to rise. Hence, the measures beg the questions: are these suspensions warranted? Is there any evidence that … [Read more...] about Commodities | Derivatives trading suspension is futile. Its consequences are damaging
Mahesh Nandurkar, analyst at Jefferies India, expects Nifty to retest its previous lows of 15,500 points amid recent corrections that started after US Federal Reserve increased rates. Nifty is down over 6% from its recent peak. Recently, the US Fed has upped its key rates by 75 basis points to tackle inflation and will likely hike further. In response to this, Reserve Bank of India also hiked rates for a third time by 50 bps. Other global central banks such as the Bank of England hiked interest rates by 50 bps last month, Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Wednesday delivered its eighth straight hike -- and fifth consecutive rise of 50 bps -- while Reserve Bank of Australia delivered a smaller-than-anticipated 25 bp rate rise. On September 7, the Bank of Canada hiked its policy rate to 3.25%, its highest level in 14 years. The euro zone's central bank hiked rates by a record 0.75% Nandurkar expects FMCG, power utilities and pharma to be good defensives amid volatile markets while … [Read more...] about Jefferies expects Nifty to retest 15,500 mark; here’s why