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Heatwaves are a ‘New Normal’, Says Red Cross

Adelaide Maphangane stands beside an empty water hole in the district of Mabalane, Mozambique. Many people come to this area to dig for water and often leave empty handed. The holes they are digging to reach water are getting deeper by the day. The International ...

The Geneva Centre issues publication on enhancing access to justice for workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Jul 17 2019 (IPS-Partners) A new publication entitled “Improving access to justice for workers: The case of the UAE” has been published by the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue. The publication ...

Growing African Agriculture One Byte at a Time

Ella Mazani a smallholder maize farmer from Shurugwi, central Zimbabwe, uses her mobile phone to buy inputs, sell produce and understand the climatic conditions for the next cropping season. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, ...

US Defunds UNFPA for Third Consecutive Year– on Misconceived Assumptions

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 2019 – The Trump administration, in its continued hostility towards the United Nations– and as part of its policy aimed at undermining multilateral institutions and international commitments– has ...

The Road to Zero Hunger

Local school children eat their meals at the Ban Bor Primary School in Xay District, Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Credit: FAO/Manan Vatsyayana By Lakshi De Vass GunawardenaUNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 2019 – Over 820 million people across ...

How Governments Still Allow Violence Against Children

World Vision believes that it takes each and every one of us to end violence against children. By Tamara Tutnjevic GormanNEW YORK, Jul 16 2019 – Despite what you might have heard, things are getting better, every year. We are making amazing progress ...

Crime Against Humanity and Individual Guilt

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jul 16 2019 – On 8 July, Bosco Ntaganda was by the International Criminal Court (ICC) found guilty of crimes against humanity. The 41-year-old rebel leader, nicknamed The Terminator, had ordered his fighters to “target ...

U.N.’s Islamic State Probe Unit Kicks into Gear

Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, Special Adviser and Head of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD), briefs the Security Council meeting on threats to international ...

Spirit of Olympics & UN’s Development Agenda

By Ambassador A. L. A. AzeezGENEVA, Jul 16 2019 – As I reflect on the varied views and perspectives that emerged during the Human Rights Council’s Social Forum 2018— where the theme of Olympic ideal and inclusive sports and their contribution ...

Facebook and Friends Threaten to Libralize the World

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 16 2019 – On 17 June, a Facebook white paper proposed a new global digital currency it plans to launch in the first half of 2020. The Libra will be managed by a ‘not for profit’ ...
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