In July 2010 the United Nations General Assembly declared that access to clean water and sanitation is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights. Today more than 1 billion people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water. Moreover, scarcity and unequal access to water are major risk factors for violent conflict.
Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) engineering, health, and peacebuilding staff will be the conversation partners with faculty from engineering, nursing, law, geography and the environment, and business in this day-long symposium
Following a theme of service and collaboration, guest speaker Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children's Zone, implored the Class of 2012 to bring their talents and join his "losing team" in the war on poverty, violence and the lack of education.
Lesra Martin discusses how hope, heart and human spirit can help people achieve their goals. He explains that nothing can be achieved in life without hope since people won't work for something unless they believe in it.
Incendiary weapons cause particularly cruel injuries to both civilians and combatants. A complete ban on the use of incendiary weapons would have the most humanitarian benefits and provide the strongest protection under international law.
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