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The United Nation was established to; ‘maintain international peace and security and to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace, to achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends,’ (Charter of the United Nations 1994). Therefore having a UN covenant on human rights ensures that a country is working in tandem with other nations towards a common goal including a global consensus on the equal and fair treatment of people regardless of their sex or gender, race or ethnicity, age and socio economic background, thereby enhancing the possibility of world peace.
Saint Lucia has come a long way in meeting UN standards for human rights. For instance, ‘Saint Lucia approved the “Use of Force Policy” and the Police Complaints Act, the Counter-Trafficking Act, 2010 was also approved, there has been an increase in gender equality; according to a January 2015 ILO report, 52.3% of managerial positions in Saint Lucia were held by women in 2012, a National Action Child Protection Committee (NACPC) was established and the government introduced the Saint Lucia’s Child Friendly Schools Programme,’ (Caribbean News Now 2015). Although Saint…...

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