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UN Upholds Human Rights, World Bank Dismisses Them


UN Upholds Human Rights, World Bank Dismisses Them

Thalif Deen, IPS News

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations has always remained one of the most vociferous and passionate advocates of human rights – exemplified in the creation in 2006 of a 47-member Human Rights Council in Geneva to uphold its mandate.

But, in its own political yard, a member of its extended family, namely the World Bank, is apparently working at cross-purposes.

Philip Alston, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, has lambasted the World Bank for either marginalizing or ignoring human rights in its policies.


If the ability to increase the profits and wealth flowing to the one percent is at risk due to human rights, than human rights will always be sacrificed.

You can bank on it.


The BRIC might have something to say about this. World Bank... you are SO last century.


Yes, if we had usurious-free money the siphon to the top could be choked. The uber wealthy need to pitch in with some honest work or feel the tines of pitchforks on their rumps.


Meanwhile, in a submission to the World Bank, which began its annual meeting in Peru Oct. 9, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said ...

HRW is a bogus human rights organisation.


Come on now, everyone knows that the World Bank and the International Money Fund are run by the US, and as far as the US is concerned, human rights and money don't mix! So money wins and people lose! A typical amerikan business decision!