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OSI to Provide In-Service-Support for the Royal …

first_imgzoom OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has signed a contract to provide in-service-support for its ECPINS-W Sub software. The software is in service across the Royal Australian Navy fleet.Under the terms of this contract, OSI will provide software upgrades and engineering support services over the next three years.OSI has been supporting the Royal Australian Navy warship integrated navigation system requirements since 2004. This recent contract confirms their on-going commitment to the Company’s technology.OSI, January 31, 2014last_img

Rights committee hears call for strengthening whole UN human rights system

The United Nations Human Rights Committee, which monitors the implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its 153 States parties, opened its 84th session today with a call for strengthening the whole UN human rights system.The Committee, which regularly considers States parties’ compliance reports, and Eric Tistounet, representative of UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said the concluding observations would assist the States parties concerned in developing legislation, policies and programmes in the field of human rights.At the same time, they would be of particular use for the Office, both at headquarters and in the field, as well as for other UN bodies and other partners in the formulation and implementation of strategic human rights country engagements.The intensive efforts put forward by the Committee and their results through case law, general comments and concluding observations should be translated into concrete and effective enjoyment of human rights by all at the local level, he said.The whole UN human rights system, including the Office, as well as human rights bodies and mechanisms, should be strengthened to ensure better implementation of fundamental freedoms and rights worldwide.He noted that High Commissioner Louise Arbour had elaborated the OHCHR Plan of Action, which set out a strategy to deal with the key challenge of implementation, focusing on two overarching goals: protecting human rights and empowering people to assert and claim their rights.In his report on UN reform issued earlier this year, “In Larger Freedom: towards development, security and human rights for all,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan proposed replacing the Commission on Human Rights, currently the main UN human rights body, with a standing Human Rights Council whose members would be elected directly by the General Assembly and who “undertake to abide by the highest human rights standards.” read more