UNDP goes to bat for Estonians

  • 1998-10-08
  • Denise Albrighton
TALLINN - While economic growth in Estonia has been rapid, inequality, poverty and social exclusion have increased, preventing Estonian citizens from realizing their rights, a new booklet claims. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) published Sept. 22 a document entitled "Human Rights in Estonia" to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the declaration of human rights. In her introduction to the document, U.N. permanent representative Petra Lantz-de Barnardis explained that the document was not to serve as criticism but as a positive tool in the continuing discussion on human rights....
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