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How Governments Still Allow Violence Against Children

How Governments Still Allow Violence Against Children

Jul. 16 | 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

Crime Against Humanity and Individual Guilt

Jul. 16 | 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

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

Jul. 16 | 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

Spirit of Olympics & UN’s Development Agenda

Jul. 16 | 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

Facebook and Friends Threaten to Libralize the World

Jul. 16 | 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’...

Want to Inspire More People to Act on Climate Change? Broaden the Framing

Want to Inspire More People to Act on Climate Change? Broaden the Framing

Jul. 16 | Downpours flood the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPS By Esther NgumbiILLINOIS, United States, Jul 16 2019 – “It has never happened before,” is a sentence that is becoming excessively common in the news  due to a changing...

Africa on Track Towards Information Black Hole

Africa on Track Towards Information Black Hole

Jul. 16 | Alaa Salah, a 22-year-old Sudanese student became the symbol of the peaceful ouster of dictator Omar al-Bashir. Courtesy: CC by 2.0/Street Art/ Shoreditch By Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, Jul 16 2019 – It is an image of resistance that went viral across...

Rwanda Prepares the Foundations for Climate-Resilient Cities

Rwanda Prepares the Foundations for Climate-Resilient Cities

Jul. 15 | Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, is the country’s largest city. However, the country hopes to soon implement the first stage of a new dynamic plan for the development of six climate-resilient secondary cities. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS By Emmanuel...

Women Are Pivotal in the War on Terror

Women Are Pivotal in the War on Terror

Jul. 15 | The UN Secretary General meeting with women’s groups in Nairobi on 10 July 2019. Photo: @UN By Ambassador Amina MohamedNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 15 2019 – On 10 July 2019 I was honored to moderate a meeting with women’s groups for the UN Secretary...

A Relentless Battle Against Poverty & Hunger in World’s Most Populous Region

A Relentless Battle Against Poverty & Hunger in World’s Most Populous Region

Jul. 15 | By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 15 2019 – The world’s two most populous nations-– China and India—have been making steady progress in eradicating extreme poverty, but have fallen short in their attempts to eliminate extreme hunger, according...