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UNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 (IPS) - When the United Nations was dominated by men, holding some of the highest positions in the staff hierarchy, women staffers were overwhelmingly administrative secretaries seen pounding on their Remington typewriters seated outside their bosses' enclosed offices.Read the full story, “After 75 Years, UN Claims... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-18
NEW YORK, Sep 17 (IPS) - Marcel Arsenault is the co-Founder, CEO, and Chairman of One Earth Future, an incubator of peace programs around the world, a member of the Giving Pledge, and Founder and CEO of Real Capital Solutions.The promise of the United Nations, as articulated 75 years ago,... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-17
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 (IPS) - Last year, we paid tribute to the 20th Anniversary of the 1999 Declaration of the Program of Action on a Culture of Peace. Today, we need to ask ourselves if we had genuinely carried out our moral responsibilities to transition from a culture of... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-17
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 17 (IPS) - The negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be felt long after the COVID-19 health risk is resolved, a high-level meeting under the auspices of the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), heard.Read the full story, “COVID-19 - Possible Human Rights... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-17
ROME, Sep 17 (IPS) - Mario Lubetkin is Assistant Director General at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)Concern about food loss and waste has become an increasingly important focus of attention when discussing ways to eliminate hunger which, according to the latest FAO report, already exceeds... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-17
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 (IPS) - Key focuses of the upcoming 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High Level Week will be the accessibility of vaccines and a renewed plea for a global ceasefire. "I will make a strong appeal to the international community to mobilise all... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-17
WASHINGTON, Sep 17 (IPS) - Just as COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted some communities more than others, globally, the virus has had an oversized negative impact on migrant workers.Read the full story, “Supporting Migrants and Remittances as COVID-19 Rages On”, on globalissues.org →... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-17
BANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 16 (IPS) - The United Nations has tasked the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH) to lead the research roadmap to identify priorities that will support an equitable global socio-economic recovery from COVID-19 within the broader framework of the Sustainable Development... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
NEW YORK, Sep 16 (IPS) - Mandeep Tiwana is chief programmes officer at CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance. He heads CIVICUS's UN liaison office in New York.This September, New Yorkers will be a lot less annoyed. They've been spared the annual disruptions from road closures, sirens and movement of... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
DUBLIN, Sep 16 (IPS) - Exclusive to IPSMary Robinson, Chair of The Elders, former President of IrelandThe impacts of crises are never gender-neutral and COVID-19 is no exception. The pandemic has resulted in increased rates of violence against women and has exacerbated challenges in accessing justice. Women are losing their... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
WASHINGTON, Sep 16 (IPS) - Later this month, government officials and climate stakeholders will once again converge on New York City (this time virtually) for Climate Week and the United Nations meetings.  And while there will be much discussion about the important role that actors such as private businesses, civil... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 16 (IPS) - Children in Syria are facing the brutal brunt of the ongoing civil war in the country, now rendered further paralysed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and United States sanctions.At the Sept. 15 launch of the report investigating human rights violations in Syria by the... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-16
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 15 (IPS) - We have known for a long time that biodiversity, and the services it provides, have been in decline. It is on this background that ten years ago, the international community adopted the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.Read the full story, “Protecting Nature is Entirely... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-15
Sep 15 (IPS) - The EU is thinking about agreeing to a €4 billion trade deal with Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay (known as the Mercosur bloc). In our new academic research, myself and 21 international co-authors looked at the details of this deal so you don't have to. What... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-15
CHOKWE, Mozambique, Sep 15 (IPS) - High fuel prices and transportation costs isolated Mozambique's farmers from one of their biggest markets while the country's growing debt and economic crisis strained the budgets of many. But restrictions imposed by President Filipe Nyusi's government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened... Read more
Published on: 2020-09-15

 

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