Search This Blog

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A better world if UN is run by human rights activists and not government officials

Last December marks the sixty years of adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly. However, is there any use of it if a UN member state doesn’t honor the declaration and still seats firmly as a member of the UN? The non-compliance (to the Declaration) countries simply make the world worse!

One solution may be:

If UN is serious about the promotion of human rights & the Declaration, shouldn’t it expel the government representatives from countries that abuse human rights (as observed by independent human rights organizations) and welcome their true representatives, the human rights activists of these countries, to seat on the General Assembly?

Shirin Ebadi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, has the same thought, I remember reading some news last December about her promoting the concept of greater roles for the human rights activists on UN’s Human Rights Council, I searched and found this news on Taipeitimes to support this point.

She also proposed a new international convention in which a country’s military spending must not exceed that of its education and health budgets, what a clever idea to encourage health and education rights of citizens and discourage military race among nations.

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon nearly annexed Taiwan’s 23 million people’s rights to a human rights abuser, People's Republic of China. Career diplomats like him frequently are too busy looking for solutions that don’t work. Why don’t these career diplomats just take some vacations and read or listen to the most humble voices from the abused people in every corner of the world, they could be the best solutions to the world’s problems.

I salute to human rights activists like Shirin Ebadi, her idea should be implemented by the UN.

No comments:

Post a Comment