His Eminence Dr.Madhu Krishan The Founder & Chairman Of " ACADEMY OF UNIVERSAL GLOBAL PEACE " - ' AUGP', congratulated Her Excellency Ambassador Dr. Noema Chaplin who is The Goodwill Ambassador Of AUGP in USA; for her active participation & representation in UNITED NATIONS Conference Of UNITED NATIONS - International Labor Organization Workshop.
All The International / World Governing Council Of Academy Of Universal Global Peace - AUGP have expressed their Thanks with Gratitude & Congrats to Her Excellency Ambassador Dr. Noema Chaplin, The Goodwill Ambassador Of AUGP in USA.
A brief Summary of the Conference/Workshop is submitted below by Dr. Noema Chaplin
The Right to Paid Employment:
International Law and Human Rights Violation
At the National Level
This analysis examines domestic violations of economic, social and cultural rights.
Well Educated successful Businesswomen who have been invited to the United States, divorced Housewife’s/Homemakers from financial secure families without Prenuptial agreement and Survivors of Domestic Violence & FRAUD /Economic issue/ in America from Sweden, Canada, Russia, UK, Europe, etc. face Labor exploitation by Government agencies without Legal protection . The name of this program is Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
Violated International Law and Human Rights to paid employment. Work requirements and time limits in this legislation cause a multiple human rights violations.
Recipients continue to face barriers to sustainable employment - key for economic security. The right to healthy standard of living, the right to paid employment, a particular emphasis on migration and gender.
America has an obligation as a Member State of the United Nations to international documents. Initiated and Promoted by the United States, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees the right to live free from poverty.
TANF legislation repeatedly violates recipients’ rights to decent living standards, including the right to paid employment. Specific strategies are denied to recipients their right to free choice of employment, protection in the workplace, the wages. Wide gaps according to gender become obvious when addressing the ability to obtain employment and access to livable wages.
Recognition of economic human rights can reduce these barriers and improve recipients’ chances of achieving economic independence.
RIGHT TO EMPLOYMENT
The most important goal to reduce dependence from government by evaluation of Education, professional skills and working experience, but Federal TANF legislation fails to define or support sustainable employment.
The federal number of required weekly hours has increased from 20 hours per week to 30 hours per week. These forced work establish arbitrary requirements and represent a fundamental violation of the right to work.
While international law guarantees equal access to employment, as well as adequate pay for work activities, the United States has not address these disparities in domestic legislation.
Among TANF recipients who obtain subsidized employment - 92% did not get pay enough to achieve self-sufficiency.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Article 23 : “Everyone has the right to work, free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.”
“Everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.”
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
Article 6: “The right of everyone to the opportunity to gain his living by work which he freely chooses or accepts…The full realization of this right shall include… full and productive employment”.
Article 7: “The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to…a decent living for themselves and their families…safe and healthy working conditions…Equal opportunity for everyone to be promoted in his employment to an appropriate higher level…and reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay”,
The right to employment is further articulated through a number of documents published by the International Labor Organization (ILO), as well as the Economic and Social Council. The ILO underscores the need for “freedom of choice of employment” as a means of raising the standard of living. The Economic and Social Council emphasizes the need for quality jobs, which include provisions such as “adequate remuneration and social protection and decent working conditions.”
Federal and State Obligation:
The United States does not recognize “the employment rights” outlined within numerous United Nations documents, despite its obligation under international law.
Federal and State TANF obligate work without stable employment with purpose for government dependence. No accountability and efficiency for Government services.
TANF Legislation Violates the Right to Employment
Federal legislation violates the right to choose one’s own form of employment, because work placements are mandated to TANF recipients. TANF recipients can be lawfully sanctioned and lose their benefits for refusing to accept their assigned work activity. This process violates recipients’ rights to choose the work they perform and get paid for job and the right to receive pay for work performed.
These forced work establish arbitrary requirements of various areas of the State of New York and United States.
For example: Program "working experience" in New York City, California or Florida provide short training based on evaluation of Education and professional skills. After short training - opportunities to get a paid positions in private business, Government agencies or start own business.
New York State Department of Labor in rural Westchester labor camp /White Plains/ do not evaluate of Education and professional skills. Obligate do the same job like paid workers /wage over $70,000 -150,000 per year/ but without to receive pay for work performed. It’s a violation of the right to receive pay for work performed. Unpaid job – unpaid % rent for s. 8 apartments, granted Federal government for safety etc, workfare workers are not protected by many of the provisions that protect migrant workers in the United States. This is in direct violation of numerous aspects of the right to employment and permits governments to exploit, including the inability to choose employment, receive adequate pay.
Paid work is one of the key conditions for economic independence, but TANF violates the basic law in the field of employment. The obligation to work for the government agencies, such as the Department of Labor, without wages - is exploitation and a direct violation of the right to a fair remuneration for the work performed. These numerous violations of the right to employment.
In a Westchester poor village /Ossining/ part time consulting engineer got wage $319,000 per years without accountability and transparency. More than Mayor of New York. More FACTS are available. Corruption.
Government accountability for services they provide: Over 48 Million’s Americans under 150% poverty level.
Millennium Development Goals #1: “ Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger”.
Lack of information for legal actions to get compensation for UNPAID work, Damage for professional development and many other aspects of life, start from $$1,000,000’s .
Dr. Noema Chaplin & Partners
President International Federation "Collaboration"
Human Capital Executive Research Board
CEO Military-Medical Academy /Education and Psychology, 10 years/
Political and Economic Analyst, Designer Engineer
ILO, UNHCHR, ECOSOC,
Goodwill Ambassador Of Academy Of Universal Global Peace In USA