A Reflection on My Internship Experience

For an Australian student, going to Geneva to do an internship is in itself incredible and very exciting. However, my internship with ERI has been much more than just an internship and a pro bono work placement. Apart from meeting some of the most wonderful people, I have gained a world of invaluable knowledge and […]

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Human Rights Record of USA Reviewed

The USA presented for Universal Periodic Review on 11 May. State parties in their comments and Recommendations targeted heavily the ‘big ticket’ issues of equality particularly all forms of racial discrimination, abolition of the death penalty, closure of Guantanamo Bay detention facility, use of torture and drones, surveillance policies and ratification of core international human […]

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A Year of Living Sustainably

In 2012–13, ERI challenged the Edmund Rice Network (ERN) worldwide, to publish or begin projects that would reduce the ecological footprint of a group in their local area. Twelve people volunteered for this, and thus was launched ….“A Year of Living Sustainably’    

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Mixed Progress in Addressing Global Tax Evasion and Corruption

  Disappointment has been expressed that a small group of rich countries blocked a plan for international tax rule-making to be removed from the clutches of the world’s rich countries, with developing countries being given more of a say. At the Third Financing for Development Conference (FfD3)hat concluded recently in Addis Ababa the push for […]

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Unemployment – a Major Global Challenge Especially for Youth

  The representative of the Holy See, speaking before the recent International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conference, addressed the issues the current economic state has presented for young people. Unemployment continues to be a major issue for young people, with the average rate of unemployment for youth being on average three times higher than their adult […]

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