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The International Convention on the Protection
of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICRMW)
is one of seven core international human rights treaties. Each of these
treaties has established a committee of experts to monitor implementation
of the treaty provisions by its States parties.
This document sets out the UN policy framework
for the elaboration of an organisational workplan for the integration of
refugee women into programming and project activities. For this purpose,
it considers the following aspects:
- Basic principle: Mainstreaming / integration
- Organisational goals
- Policy objectives
- Operational objectives
addressed in this report include: censorship as a cause of famine and the
role of censorship in delaying relief of starvation. The case studies that
comprise the two sections of the document include China's famine of 1959-1961
and the famines in the Horn of Africa in the 1980's.
The report posits that censorship played a pivotal and disastrous role in each of these cases.
This document has been unanimously adopted by CILSS member nations and Club du Sahel donor countries (Canada, European Economic Community, Germany, France, Netherlands, United States). It was formally approved by the CILSS heads of state at their summit meeting in Guinea Bissau on 10 February 1990.