What are Human Rights?

Human rights are not basic rights. They are fundamental rights that individuals possess simply because they are humans. History showed how important they were, and it is undeniable that they still carry a lot of importance. 

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A Team of Young People from Mauritius at the World Robotics Competition

Seven young people will represent Mauritius at the FIRST Global Challenge, the world robotics competition to be held in Geneva from 13 to 16 October 2022.

The FIRST Global Mauritius team, composed of five secondary school students and two young mentors (below 22 years old), has been selected to participate in the international Olympic-style robotics competition that takes place every year in a different country and to which one team from each country in the world is invited.

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Human Rights in Mauritius

Over the years, Mauritius has had many initiatives to promote and enforce human rights. However, human rights issues persist, suggesting that more effort is needed. This article explains the situation of human rights in Mauritius.

Mauritius has the necessary national and international legislative structure to protect human rights since it has ratified most of the United Nations’ treaties and conventions. Ratifying treaties and conventions represent a big step for a country, showing its support and willingness to promote human rights within its territory because of the legal obligation it implies. Examples of core conventions that Mauritius ratified are the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and others. All this is to say that Mauritius has never failed to show its interest in human rights and the well-being of its population. Of course, some acts passed in parliament also help to enforce human rights.

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FIRST Global Mauritius Addressing Climate Change

FIRST Global Mauritius is proud to continue expanding our educational opportunities to youth worldwide. The New Technology Experience is a means for the student community to stay current with cutting-edge technology.

In 2021, we introduced the concept with the CubeSat Prototype Challenge. This year, the initiative is tied to the Carbon Capture theme. Carbon Countermeasures takes FIRST Global teams beyond the robotics game as they research and develop their own solutions to combat climate change.

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