Sierra Spiekerman Human Rights Council Ireland has generally shown lots of leadership in the international human rights diplomacy. Human rights have been a central concern of our foreign policy since our independence. There is no better policy available for us to conduct of international affairs than the international treaties on human rights and fundamental freedoms. This policy that we follow is much like the United States Human Rights Policy. Ireland also being a part of the United Nations also signed the European Convention on Human Right Act that gives practical form to certain rights to freedom. The importance of the Convention lies not just in the rights it protects but it also is enforced and set out in the universal declaration of human rights. Ireland signed the Millennium Development Goals, which enforces equality, education and improves maternal health as world leaders. We as Ireland would not tolerate the extreme poverty and hunger, but we need to show more for our proportion of the global partnership for development. The right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others has physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement. According to the United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon’s speech on The Food Crisis: A Global Challenge he states “Food is not just a commodity, and agriculture is not just a business both are central to survival.” Humanitarian access is crucial in situations of armed conflict where civilians including children are in desperate need of assistance. UNICEF Ireland saves and protects the lives of children by supporting the work that UNICEF does in Ireland but also outside of itself. We have the ability to focus on the world’s attention on the needs of children and improve the lives of the most vulnerable children around the world. We dedicate much time into a variety of ways: speaking to the media about what they have seen, raising money on their behalf and influence others to help them also. Indigenous peoples are those who inhabited or originated in a certain place and geographically over time it changed into something new. Being someone from different backgrounds would now see themselves as part of a larger nation not. We as Ireland are mostly all Catholics. We do not agree with it because it brings violence between us and Northern Ireland. We have tried to put laws in place but it never works out for us. "Denial of Humanitarian Act." Children and Armed Conflict. United Nations, n.d. Web. <http://childrenandarmedconflict.un.org/effects-of-conflict/six-graveviolations/denial-of-humanitarian-access/>. "Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food." United Nations Human Rights. United Nations, 1992. Web. 2013. <http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Food/Pages/FoodIndex.aspx>. "UNICEF." UNICEF's Approach in Humanitarian Action. United Nations, 13 Dec. 2013. Web. <http://www.unicef.org/emergencies/index_68712.html>.