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Philip Alston
UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Professor at .
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Rebecca Riddell 4h
Galvanized by what I heard this morning at the Peoples' Summit on Climate. Some recurring themes: 1) The time to act is now 2) Systemic change is needed 3) Communities on the frontlines who have long raised the alarm should be giving the marching orders
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Philip Alston 5h
It was a real honor to join Bertha Zuñiga Cáceres and Chief Dwaine Perry in opening the Peoples' Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival. Looking forward to more fruitful conversations.
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Greenpeace 5h
“We need to challenge complacency. We need radical solutions, but we’re not taking it seriously. We’ve got to act now." Philip Alston, Chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU
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ML Satterthwaite 5h
Indigenous rights leader Bertha Zúñiga Cáceres—General Coordinator of — calls on us to honor her mother’s legacy by turning away from profit and toward life
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Rebecca Riddell 6h
I'll be tweeting from this morning's plenary session of the Peoples' Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival. Tweets below. 👇👇👇 Livestream here:
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Philip Alston 7h
It's day one of the Peoples' Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival here in New York. I'm looking forward to two days of thoughtful and critical conversations with advocates about how to protect rights and tackle the climate crisis together.
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Katharina Rall Sep 17
Ahead of the Peoples' Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival, 's Program Director on how human rights & environmental groups can work together in the fight against the , in and globally:
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Philip Alston Sep 17
Ahead of next week's Climate Action Summit, I have joined other UN human rights experts in calling for an end to the addition to fossil fuels. Urgent action can save millions of lives and billions of dollars, and is what's needed to protect human rights.
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Philip Alston Sep 16
Replying to @Alston_UNSR
For more information on the Peoples' Summit, see:   For my report on climate change, see:
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Philip Alston Sep 16
Replying to @Alston_UNSR
I'll be speaking at the opening session on Wednesday at 9:30am EST, alongside Bertha Zuñiga Cáceres, Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, and Augustine Njamnshi. Livestream information will be available soon.
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Philip Alston Sep 16
Replying to @Alston_UNSR
The climate crisis will have devastating consequences for people in poverty, and immense but often neglected implications for human rights. Bold thinking and a coordinated approach by advocates is required, which is why the Peoples' Summit is vital.
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Philip Alston Sep 16
This week, leaders from environmental, social justice, worker and rights groups will come together at the Peoples’ Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival to develop a shared vision to tackle the climate emergency and uphold people's fundamental rights.
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Rebecca Riddell Sep 14
Three weeks after his visit to , UN Special Rapporteur looks back at his findings on and the government's response thus far. New op-ed, out today: Key takeaways below. 👇👇👇
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Philip Alston Sep 14
Taking poverty seriously can promote shared prosperity in Malaysia. Changing the way it is measured must be just a first step in shifting the narrative and devising policies that meet people's needs. My latest in the :
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Kartik Raj Sep 12
1/ A brief thread on and impact of on people’s most basic rights - food, medicine and health, fuel to keep homes warm, social care. Writing a piece for which will be out soon. Meanwhile...
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Rebecca Riddell Sep 12
Excellent thread on the impact of a no deal on basic human rights to food, health, and more. 👇 shows the government knows full well the disproportionate impact a no deal Brexit would have on people affected by and the most vulnerable.
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Christiaan van Veen Sep 10
A very relevant inquiry by into the digital welfare state in the UK:
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Rebecca Riddell Sep 10
Out today, hard-hitting report from UN Special Rapporteur : measures imposed by international financial institutions regularly cause of human rights. We should hold responsible for harms of regressive policies.
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Philip Alston Sep 9
. students: I’m hiring paid interns to work with me and my team this year on the extreme poverty and human rights mandate
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Rebecca Riddell Sep 5
This is an excellent explainer of how is measured in and what can be improved. An artificially low poverty rate of 0.4% (the world's lowest) doesn't help Malaysians who are struggling to get by, but access to support and services could.
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