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Day: July 18, 2022

Behrouz Boochani’s Warning

Victimisation of refugees has serious consequences for society and democracy, Kurdish journalist and human rights campaigner Behrouz Boochani warned in the Peter Conway Memorial Lecture on the 4th July. More than 150 people attended in person at Victoria University and via livestream. Drawing from his own experience in detention for more than five years on …

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Enthusiastic Young Leaders Meet Online

Ten young leaders from Mindanao and Indonesia respectively have started their sustainable development course and met one another online for the first time. As with other years, participants are from different places, ethnicities, and civil society work, including a labour rights activist from Mindanao and an educator supporting migrant workers and refugees in Indonesia. Thanks …

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Treaty Principles Promoted in Remote Myanmar

Issues of land rights pose ongoing problems for many of the minority ethnic groups in Myanmar. So it was not surprising that a discussion on te Tiriti o Waitangi in a land management and governance workshop run by Paul (MYLP 2020) resonated with the Kachin people from the remote Hukawng Valley in the very north …

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Introducing Tim Sutton, UnionAID Executive Director

UnionAID is delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Sutton as our Executive Director. Tim has spent the last 25 years in senior UNICEF management roles in several countries in Asia and the Pacific and most recently was the UNICEF Representative in Sri Lanka. He returned to New Zealand last year and he is bringing …

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Funds Urgently Needed to Pay Myanmar Medics, Teachers

Money is needed urgently to pay nurses, doctors and teachers working in the jungle with families fleeing the conflict in Myanmar. By refusing to work for the military regime these public sector workers are taking risks by volunteering their services. A mere $100-$200 per month will enable a doctor, nurse or teacher to continue their …

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Support UnionAID With Your Morning Coffee

Good Fortune Coffee has produced a special “Solidarity” roast of Timor Leste organic free trade coffee for the UnionAID May Day appeal with profits going to UnionAID. Good Fortune’s Matt Wilson says as a Living Wage employer he supports the UnionAID mission to build a better world through better work in all countries. The Solidarity …

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