Archive for November 2019

The Environmental Challenge at the Heart of the Himalaya

By Matthieu Ricard on November 16, 2019

The ecological crisis that we have unleashed is the great challenge of the twenty-first century. It is vital to act with determination and discernment to implement solutions, both at the government level, following scientists’ recommendations, through our own actions in our everyday lives, and in support of those who are most impacted by the...

Protecting Children from Violence is Their Fundamental Right

By Matthieu Ricard on November 12, 2019

Some countries argue that the Declaration of Human Rights does not apply to their culture or political system. Fortunately, France is not one of them, and was in fact one of the first signatories of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The UN committee, which ensures that these fundamental rights are respected, has unequ...