News - 21 September 2012

en - Newsletter No. 54

First among this material, you will find two sterling examples of VIVAT members upholding the human rights of underprivileged populations.

By opposing unjust policies of both government and business, these advocates stopped the exploitation of local communities by unscrupulous developers.

In addition to these success stories, members articulate several calls for service in this issue’s later articles.

These worthwhile causes include the upcoming celebration of the International Day of Peace, continued advocacy on behalf of the Arms Trade Treaty initiative, and the need for greater youth participation in policy-making.

Finally, to continue to reflect on the  Rio +20 conference, this issue also includes personal reactions from a variety of the conference’s attendees.

To start your exploration of these diverse topics, just continue reading!