In NAFCU’s 50th anniversary year (so far), we have:Had 6 member credit union Congressional testimonies in the first 7 months of the year;sent 315% more messages to Congress in our grassroots campaigns;delivered 151 new compliance blog posts, summaries, analysis, articles, whitepapers, charts and guides to members;produced 341 hours of education; andhad over 570,000 people use our CULookup.com Financial CalCUaltors.And that’s just a handful of the numbers that have summed up our work with credit unions this year so far. At NAFCU, our mission is to strengthen credit unions by providing the best in federal advocacy, education and compliance assistance. Everything we do is for credit unions and in the best interests of our members. From working tirelessly to advocate your positions with legislators and regulators, to delivering timely compliance assistance resources and valuable training opportunities – we do it for the industry we love – we do it for credit unions.We look forward to the next 50 years working together to grow stronger!View and download the full infographic. 110SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The first version of the inaugural ‘Geneva Declaration on Human Rights at Sea’ was published by maritime NGO Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) on April 5, 2019.As explained, the principal aim of the new declaration is “to raise global awareness of the abuse of human rights at sea and to mobilise a concerted international effort to put an end to it.”It recognizes established International Human Rights Law and International Maritime Law, highlights the applicable legal assumptions, and reflects the emerging development and customary use of the increased cross-over of the two bodies of law.The concept of human rights at sea rests on four fundamental principles:1. Human rights apply at sea to exactly the same degree and extent that they do on land;2. All persons at sea, without any distinction, enjoy human rights at sea;3. There are no maritime specific rules allowing derogation from human rights standards;4. All human rights established under treaty and customary international law must be respected at sea.The declaration was first announced to students in Malta on April 4 at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) during the second Human Rights and the Law of the Sea workshop held in coordination with the Stockton Centre for International Law.On April 5, it was briefed at the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden during the Empowering Women in the Maritime Community conference.According to HRAS, the publication comes after the initial drafting session which was held in Switzerland on March 20-21, 2019. The first drafting round was supported with input and observers from UN agencies, human rights lawyers, international and civil society organizations.The second drafting session will be held in Geneva in May.