MESSAGE FROM FOUNDER – CHAIRMAN National Human Rights And Humanitarian Federation
Dr. Shafeeq Shahul Hameed ( From INDIA )
As a global citizen, we are committed to creating a positive impact on society through responsible operations and sustainable innovation.
I have always been motived by the opportunity to make a contribution to society, and it was this passion that moved me to become an entrepreneur and Human rights activist.
Even today, approximately 2.3 billion people, one third of the global population, live without access to proper sanitation, particularly in third world countries like India, Bangladesh, Zambia, Niger etc.
In 1919 the ILO’s Constitution affirmed that “universal and lasting peace can be established only if it is based on social justice.” It also recognizes that poverty anywhere constitutes a danger to prosperity everywhere – in our increasingly inter-connected world, this has perhaps never resonated more.
Many countries that twenty years ago denied the existence of grave violations such as forced and child labor, are now taking concrete steps for their elimination. There is also a widespread recognition that decent work, with the rights and principles it embraces, is the sustainable route out of poverty.
Addressing poverty, and the discrimination and inequality to which it is commonly linked, as acknowledged in the Vienna Declaration, is vital and urgent. It is clear that human rights principles must be woven into the fabric of a job-centered agenda for sustainable development.
NHRF give high priority to the protection of workers from forms of work that deny fundamental principles and rights at work, that puts at risk the lives, health, freedom, human dignity and security of workers or keeps households in conditions of extreme poverty. And efforts to promote decent work must reach all workers – including rural workers and workers in the informal economy.
NHRF offer guidance for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Likewise, the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs can contribute substantially to the realization of human rights.
The high degree of convergence between human rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development implies that existing human rights mechanisms can directly assess and guide the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs. Moreover, drawing on existing human rights mechanisms will ease the reporting burden of states, and enhance coherence, efficiency and accountability.
Humanity is in a vital period of history and is preparing to enter a new world. We as a race must work together to create a world of our ambitions. As NHRF tackle Sustainability Issues, we are going to continue listening to human rights problems, develop solutions to social issues, nurture diverse talents and, through these efforts, increase our value and create a sustainable society at the same time.