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OHCHR to Begin Human Rights Monitoring By Bicycle
Abstract:
The United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal has purchased six bicycles to facilitate monitoring of the human rights situation in and around Kathmandu. In addition to being eco-friendly, this will provide human rights officers with a high degree of mobility in all conditions, including times when roads are obstructed due to protests, traffic congestion or natural disasters. The idea to use bicycles came as a result of UN inter agency earthquake simulation exercise conducted earlier this year. The simulation brought to light for members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) protection cluster the necessity for human rights monitors to be mobile in times of crisis accompanied by a general collapse of infrastructure.
Publisher: UNOHCHR Type / Script:
Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
CRISIS, FACILITATE, ECO-FRIENDLY, FIELD OFFICES, SPECIAL PROCEDURES, MOBILITY, ROAD OBSTRUCTION, DIRECT CONTACT, GENERAL COLLAPSE, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION, EARTHQUAKE SIMULATION, INTER-AGENCY, MONITORS, PROTECTION CLUSTER, NATURAL DISASTER, TRAFFIC CONGESTION, PROTESTS, BICYCLES
Thematic Group:
UNOHCHR , (2009)
Thesaurus:
14.02.02 - Human Rights
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Feeder: DEEPIKA DHAKAL, Editor: ALISHATHAPALIYA, Auditor:
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OHCHR to Begin Human Rights Monitoring By Bicycle
Abstract:
The United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal has purchased six bicycles to facilitate monitoring of the human rights situation in and around Kathmandu. In addition to being eco-friendly, this will provide human rights officers with a high degree of mobility in all conditions, including times when roads are obstructed due to protests, traffic congestion or natural disasters. The idea to use bicycles came as a result of UN inter-agency earthquake simulation exercise conducted earlier this year. The simulation brought to light for members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) protection cluster the necessity for human rights monitors to be mobile in times of crisis accompanied by a general collapse of infrastructure.
Publisher: UNOHCHR Type / Script:
Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
CRISIS, FACILITATE, ECO-FRIENDLY, FIELD OFFICES, SPECIAL PROCEDURES, MOBILITY, ROAD OBSTRUCTION, DIRECT CONTACT, GENERAL COLLAPSE, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION, EARTHQUAKE SIMULATION, INTER-AGENCY, MONITORS, PROTECTION CLUSTER, NATURAL DISASTER, TRAFFIC CONGESTION, PROTESTS, BICYCLES
Thematic Group:
UNOHCHR , (2009)
Thesaurus:
14.02.02 - Human Rights
PDF | File Size: 67 KB   Download
Feeder: DEEPIKA DHAKAL, Editor: , Auditor:
...