Business, Development and Human Rights

Aug 29, 2022

Zambesia: UNPO condemns oil and gas company ReconAfrica's interest in exploiting resources of the Kavango Basin

The Canadian-based oil and gas company Reconnaissance Energy Africa, also known through its subsidiary ReconAfrica, has come under scrutiny since their 2020 announcement of drilling explorations in the Kavango Basin, which was approved by the Namibian government. The area, which encompasses a licensed region of more than 34.000 square kilometers, is a famous UNESCO World Heritage site and home to a...

Aug 29, 2022

Zambesia: UNPO condemns oil and gas company ReconAfrica's...

The Canadian-based oil and gas company Reconnaissance Energy Africa, also known through its subsidiary ReconAfrica, has come under scrutiny since their 2020 announcement of drilling explorations in the...

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May 12, 2022

UNPO welcomes the UN Special Rapporteurs's...

2 Working Groups for Arbitrary Detention and Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances at the UN as well as 7 UN Special Rapporteurs - including those on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Assembly,...

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Mar 11, 2022

UNPO Calls for Inclusion of Namibian Ethnic Groups...

On May 15, 2021 the German and Namibian government ended their negotiations surrounding the Herero and Nama Genocide committed by the German colonial troops between 1904 and 1908, killing approximately...

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Mar 10, 2022

Tibetan National Uprising Day Commemorated With...

Tibetans across the world are commemorating the Tibetan Uprising Day, referring to the popular uprising against the Chinese government’s occupation of Tibet in 1959. Since 1951 Tibet has been occupied...

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Dec 15, 2021

UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues Releases...

UNPO welcomes UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues Dr Fernand De Varennes's mission report evaluating the human rights situation of minorities in the country. It included sections on our members the...

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Dec 01, 2021

Ahwaz : UNPO and AHRO Submit Joint Report to UN...

UNPO, together with the Ahwaz Human Rights Organization, is submitting a report on Iranian water management policies and the protests that have ensued from them to 7 relevant UN Special Rapporteurs including...

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Nov 23, 2021

Washington DC : UNPO Kicks Off Campaign to Address...

Since November 2015, Washington DC has been a proud member of UNPO, in its quest to achieve statehood and representation of its 700,000 odd citizens that are not allowed to elect fully fledged Senators...

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Oct 29, 2021

COP26 : UNPO Supports Stronger Action On Climate...

On October 31, world leaders, climate specialists, policy makers and other assorted actors will gather in Glasgow for the COP26. As a strong supporter of multilateral cooperation, UNPO is pleased to see...

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