Every four years, each one of the 134 member countries in the United Nations gets a human rights review. The U.S. just had its turn.
At a hearing held May 11, 2015, 117 of the member nations spoke up. Each representative got only 65 seconds to speak, but it still added up to about three and a half hours of statements.
The United States did not get a glowing review.
Nations repeatedly called out the U.S. for police violence and especially systemic racial discrimination by the police. Many of them also identified the continued use of the death penalty as a human rights concern as well as the ongoing operations at Guantánamo Bay. (In its previous review in 2010, the U.S. committed to “find a solution for all persons detained at Guantánamo Bay" — yet as of January 2015, 122 men are still kept at the facility.)
May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day. This infographic highlights how far we still have to go to achieve the ideal scenario – a safe, hygienic period – for women and girls around the world. Learn more at the Menstrual Hygiene Day website.
Heavily burdened by worries of desires and satisfaction is what makes us what we are; human.
To lose humanity is to lose all worries.
Would we rather lose our worries along with our human hood or would we rather keep being human and keep worrying every minute?
We should always wonder what it means to be human. At least this way, we know what we always are.
“If you could return to the past what time do you want to go back to??”
“Can I only go back to the past?”
“If I go back to the past… I know things will repeat themselves anyway.. Even if I could go back to the past, I may end up regretting the things I’m doing now. I should just live today to the fullest.”
“지금 본인이 돌아갈 수 있다면 언제로 돌아가고 싶나요?”
“안 돌아간다고 해도 되나요?”
“전 돌아가도 똑같을 것 같아요..제가 절 잘 알아가지고… 기회는 매번 반복되는거 같아요. 과거로 돌아가더라도 나중에 지금 이 시간을 또 후회할 거 잖아요. 지금 하루하루를 열심히 살아야겠죠.”
In 539 BC, Persian King Cyrus the Great issued the world’s first charter of human rights. He freed slaves, declared that all people had the right to choose their own religion, and established racial equality.
Humans migrated north, rather than south, in the main successful migration from Cradle of Humankind
New research suggests that European and Asian (Eurasian) peoples originated when early Africans moved north - through the region that is now Egypt - to expand into the rest of the world. The findings, published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, answer a long-standing question as to whether early humans emerged from Africa by a route via Egypt, or via Ethiopia.
The extensive public catalogue of the genetic diversity in Ethiopian and Egyptian populations developed for the project also now provides a valuable, freely available, reference panel for future medical and anthropological studies in these areas.
Two geographically plausible routes have been proposed for humans to emerge from Africa: through the current Egypt and Sinai (Northern Route), or through Ethiopia, the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Arabian Peninsula (Southern Route). Some lines of evidence have previously favoured one, some the other. Read more.
First thing this morning, I read an article in the Daily Mail about British tourists on the Greek island Kos who complained about asylum seekers ruining their holidays and turning the island into a “disgusting hellhole.”
I have just returned from Kos, where I met with asylum seekers who crossed by boat from Turkey to Greece. Let me tell you something about hellholes.
she’s beauty, she’s grace, she’s the better invader from space ( ^ q ^ )
since she’s short (like Zim), she upgraded her disguise (which took a lot of time to fix because of sizing up and stuff) so that she could look taller as a human like older Dib and Gaz. and to make herself look more impressive than another certain green alien. PLUS I WANTED TO MAKE HER LOOK COOL.
their lives, even though the event itself is still seven years away. If current trends continue, nearly 4,000 people will die constructing stadiums by the time the World Cup actually begins – a shocking