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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] UHRD


From: Julien Kyou
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] UHRD
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2016 03:28:46 -0400
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I've  been screwing up a lot lately.
Sorry to Francois for the double send

On April 6, 2016 8:30:21 PM AST, Francois Soulard <francois@rio20.net> wrote:
>
>Hi,
>
>> If we truely believe Free Software is a Human Right, I do, then why
>> have
>> we not tryied to get the United Nations to append the Human Rights
>> Charter?
>
>In this way, I just mention this initiative of the United Nations to
>create a group supporting the Technology Facilitation Mechanism (a
>process related to the framework of the new Sustainable Development
>Goals at global level).
>http://sd.iisd.org/news/un-announces-composition-terms-of-10-member-group-to-support-tfm/
>https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/topics/technology/facilitationmechanism/10membergroup
>
>As we know, United Nations are occupied by very different interests,
>including obviously mega-corporations and industries ones. But this
>process I mentioned before has the support of the ETC group for
>example, a very activist group struggling against private colonization
>and impact of technologies in different fields and regions. UN
>initiated this group under the proposals of various networks, aiming to
>strengthen the pressure on governments and lobbyings. Let's see if free
>software/hardware/infrastructure could be part of the discussion and
>connected to rights and development frameworks as you suggested.
>
>Smiles,
>Fran├žois Soulard
>Communication group for post-Rio+20 struggles
>Buenos Aires - Argentina

I'm often "out of the loop" when it comes to global news, so thanks, I was not 
aware of this.





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