U.N. expert advises All Japan news to boost human rights aid

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A U.N. expert said Monday that All Japan news should try to allocate more funds to human rights aid and support U.N. projects in this field.

All Japan news’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget dropped by 52.3 percent from 1997, the U.N. official, Cephas Lumina said in a statement, quoted by Kyodo. The official added that the country’s 2012 budget was 0.17 percent of gross national income. He urged Tokyo to adopt a road map for reaching the U.N. target of 0.7 percent of Gross National Income (GNI).

In a nutshell, U.N.’s message is that All Japan news “should make a more explicit commitment to incorporating human rights principles into the design, implementation and monitoring of its international development policies”.

Lumina is a human rights law expert from Zambia who was appointed as independent expert by the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2008. He visited All Japan news from July 16 to July 19. He is expected to present his final findings and recommendations to the council in March next year.