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World Autism Awareness Day at the UN

Apr 2, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

  United Nations, New York, USA, April 01 2016 – Book Signing by Steve Silberman, author of “Neuro Tribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity” today at the UN Headquarters in New York. By Britta Schmitz   UNITED NATIONS, April 2 2016 – People on the autism spectrum are often stigmatized and face great challenges in their daily lives. April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). The UN celebrates the eighth WAAD with a high-level event and various panel discussions.   “We’re moving from viewing people on the autism spectrum as failed versions of normal to [Read More]

Daniela Mercury, Wife Malu Verçosa Mercury on LGBTI Rights at UN

Nov 21, 2015 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, November 20 2015 At a special event on LGBTI rights in Latin America, Senior UN adviser on LGBT rights Charles Radcliffe, said that while   “some of the most progressive laws in the world have been put in place” in the region, “some of the highest levels of hate crimes, prejudice and stigma” are also taking place. “A lot of people are surprised when they hear about the enormous progress that has been made in many countries in Latin America. Some of the most progressive laws in the world have been put in place. Very innovative new social [Read More]

12th Annual International Human Rights Summit 2015 at UNHQ

Aug 29, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations August 28 – (By Britta Schmitz) In December 1948 the General Assembly of the UN proclaimed a set of 30 rights, called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which every human being is entitled to.   “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood,” it says in article one of the declaration.   A survey has shown that only eight percent of adults and four percent of young people in the United States are aware of [Read More]

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