Arms Control and Disarmament

Recent years have witnessed a series of negative developments in the area of international arms control and disarmament, which have undermined the sound momentum international disarmament efforts had gathered following the end of the Cold War. The international community is confronted with grave challenges in its efforts to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, JANUARY 14, 1999 — Bay Area Groups to Examine Human Rights and Environmental Claims of California High Tech and Oil Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, JANUARY 14, 1999 — For immediate release CONTACT: Michelle Leighton Natural Heritage Institute Lyuba Zarsky Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development Julianne Traylor Human Rights Advocates The Natural Heritage Institute, The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, and Human Rights Advocates today launched a two-year project aimed at improving corporate […]

Government and Multilateral Institutions Involved in Corporate Accountability Issues

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Devleopment (OECD) provides governments a setting in which to discuss, develop and perfect economic and social policy. The Corporate Affairs Division focuses on policies related to the development and efficient functioning of the corporate sector in both the OECD Member and non-Member countries with particular emphasis on corporate governance, […]

Summary of Concerns/Criteria for Inter-Governmental and Non-Governmental Groups

Prepared for the “Forging New Links: Promoting and Protecting Human Rights and the Environment” Roundtable held in San Francisco, CA, on January 14, 1999.   Performance Based Standards: are the codes/practices adopted by the corporation, and the monitoring and evaluation, based upon measurable indicators of performance? Transparent Monitoring and Reporting: are the codes/practices and their […]

Human Rights & the Environment Resources

Articles Books Email Alerts Info Centers Periodicals Reports Articles UNU project targets environmental hazards of silicon production URL: http://www.unu.edu/hq/ginfo/nex/jun98-e/nex-06-98-e.html Review: The UNU’s Institute of Advanced Studies recently launched a project to reduce the environmental damage brought about when quartz is turned into electronics-grade silicon required by high-tech industries. From UNUnexions, June 1998. Books Mazurek, Jan, […]

Forging New Links: Promoting and Protecting Human Rights and the Environment 1999 January 14

Forging New Links: Promoting and Protecting Human Rights and the Environment January 14, 1999 Roundtable San Francisco, CAAbout the Hosting Organizations Amnesty International USA is a worldwide voluntary movement that works to prevent some of the gravest violations by governments of people’s fundamental human rights. The main focus of its campaigning is to free all […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, DECEMBER 18, 1998 — Bay Area Groups to Examine Human Rights and Environmental Claims of California High Tech and Oil Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, DECEMBER 18, 1998 — For immediate release CONTACT: Michelle Leighton Natural Heritage Institute Lyuba Zarsky Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development Julianne Traylor Human Rights Advocates The Natural Heritage Institute, The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, and Human Rights Advocates announced today that they had received a two-year grant […]

UNU project targets environmental hazards of silicon production

The UNU’s Institute of Advanced Studies recently launched a project to reduce the environmental damage brought about when quartz is turned into electronics-grade silicon required by high-tech industries. Vast tracts of forest are destroyed to make the charcoal which is used to induce a reaction that converts quartz to metallic silicon. Furthermore, wastes produced during […]

WASHINGTON, DC, NOVEMBER 11, 1998 — SIERRA CLUB RECEIVES SUBSTANTIAL GRANT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS/ENVIRONMENT LINK Goldman Fund Gift Will Support Joint Campaign with Amnesty International

WASHINGTON, DC, NOVEMBER 11, 1998 — For immediate release CONTACT: Stephen Mills, (202) 675-6691 The Sierra Club announced today that it has received a three-year grant from the San Francisco-based Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund for $900,000 to support the organization’s international Human Rights and the Environment Campaign. Amnesty International, a campaign partner, received a […]