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Media Watchdogs Fear a Chill in Slovakia

Mass protests in Slovakia in the wake of the killing of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova led to the resignation of the country’s Prime Minister, Interior Minister and head of police. Credit: Ed Holt/IPS By ...

Swedish PM ahead of the ILO Conference: It’s not arm wrestling

Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven. Credit: ILO By Erik LarssonSTOCKHOLM, May 22 2018 (IPS) There’s not one answer, no single solution, Stefan Löfven replies to a question about what the most important focus for the global labour market was. – ...

$1.7 Trillion Global Spending on Military in 2017: Highest since End of Cold War

A military helicopter flying during a drill. Credit: Simon Fitall By Maged SrourROME, May 22 2018 (IPS) According to the latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in total, countries around the world spent $ 1.739 ...

“See a child begging? Call the police!” UN Migration Agency Calls on Ukrainians to Fight Child Exploitation

People taking photos as part of IOM’s interactive counter-trafficking installation in the heart of Kyiv. Credit: IOM/V.Shuvayev By International Organization for MigrationKyiv, May 22 2018 (IOM) We see them in the metro. We see them in pedestrian ...

Agricultural Trade Liberalization Undermined Food Security

Africa has been transformed from a net food exporter into a net food importer, while realizing only a small fraction of its vast agricultural potential. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR AND SYDNEY, May ...

World Green Economy Summit to kick off in October in Dubai

By WAMDUBAI, May 21 2018 (WAM) The annual World Green Economy Summit, WGES 2018, will be organised in Dubai to tackle global issues and important strategies, including the digital age and its impact on building a ‘green’ and sustainable future growth ...

“Cultural Diversity Is the Greatest Strength of Humanity,” Says the Chairman of the Geneva Centre

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, May 21 2018 (Geneva Centre) On the occasion of the 2018 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, commemorated annually on 21 May, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, ...

Upholding International Law in the Context of International Peace & Security

Ambassador Amrith Rohan Perera is Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations By Dr Amrith Rohan PereraUNITED NATIONS, May 21 2018 (IPS) The Security Council debate last week – on “Upholding International Law within the context ...

Can Preventive Diplomacy Avert Military Conflicts?

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak delivers a speech after he was elected as president of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the UN headquarters in New York, May 31, 2017. Credit: UN Photo By Thalif DeenSTOCKHOLM, May 21 ...

UNHCR launches global #HandinHand campaign

By WAMDUBAI, May 20 2018 (WAM) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, is intensifying its efforts to support the overwhelming number of families torn apart by war and violence and who are struggling to provide for their families. The ...
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