Plugging the information gap on human rights | Pacific Beat

Plugging the information gap on human rights

Plugging the information gap on human rights

Updated 29 August 2014, 10:43 AEST

As more Pacific Island governments sign up to international human rights conventions, the demand for reports on each country's human rights performance is growing.

But producing those reports in a timely manner is proving to be a difficult task, and overdue reports are less likely to generate financial assistance to address human rights issues.

It's a problem which the Secretariat of the Pacific Community wants to fix, starting with a recent workshop in Fiji which was attended by more than 70 human rights officers and statisticians.

To tell us more we're joined by Linda Petersen who's the Program Manager for SPC's Human Development Program.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Linda Petersen, Program Manager, SPC's Human Development Program

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