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The UN at 75: Time to Give Citizens a Voice

The UN at 75: Time to Give Citizens a Voice

Nov. 14 | Credit: UN photo, Mark Garten By Andreas Bummel, Lysa John and Bruno KaufmannUNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 2019 – Next year the United Nations will commemorate its 75th anniversary. The General Assembly determined that all the UN’s activities in 2020...

Campaign Targets UNESCO’s Tie-up with ‘Saudi Spies’

Campaign Targets UNESCO’s Tie-up with ‘Saudi Spies’

Nov. 14 | A protest against the welcoming of Mohammad bin Salman at Downing Street, last year. Rights organisations have started an online petition against the involvement of bin Salman’s Misk Foundation with the United Nations Educational Scientific And Cultural...

The Global Economy of Pulses: Impressive Gains and the Way Forward

The Global Economy of Pulses: Impressive Gains and the Way Forward

Nov. 14 | By Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas RawalROME, Nov 14 2019 – Pulses are highly nutritious and their consumption is associated with many health benefits. They are rich in proteins and minerals, high in fibre and have a low fat content. Pulses are...

Art Helping Women to Highlight Gender-based Violence at ICPD25

Art Helping Women to Highlight Gender-based Violence at ICPD25

Nov. 14 | Ann Kihii (25) spends time with other young women from poor communities in Nairobi and use embroidery to create images that tell a story about the daily challenges they face. They also get a chance to discuss the issues among themselves in a safe space....

This Time Around ICPD25  Commitments Will Be Met Says UNFPA …

This Time Around ICPD25 Commitments Will Be Met Says UNFPA …

Nov. 14 | Bettina Maas / UNFPA Ethiopia. Credit: Crystal Orderson / IPS By Crystal OrdersonNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 2019 – The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA Ethiopia country representative, Bettina Maas speaks to IPS at the ICPD25 Nairobi Summit...

Will Artificial Intelligence Help Resolve the Food Crisis?

Will Artificial Intelligence Help Resolve the Food Crisis?

Nov. 14 | Credit: Food Tank By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 2019 – When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made a global appeal for “zero hunger” on World Food Day last month, he provided some grim statistics rich in irony: more than 820 million...

Young People at ICPD25: ‘ We Have the Right to Sexual and Reproductive Rights’

Young People at ICPD25: ‘ We Have the Right to Sexual and Reproductive Rights’

Nov. 14 | ICPD25 Youth delegates: Michele Simon (left) and Botho Mahlunge. Credit: Joyce Chimbi / IPS By Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 2019 – Every day in developing countries it is estimated that 20,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth. This...

PNG Bougainville Prepares for Historic Vote on Nationhood

PNG Bougainville Prepares for Historic Vote on Nationhood

Nov. 13 | A pro-Independence rally gets underway in Arawa, Central Bougainville, Papua New Guinea on 22 October 2019. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPS By Catherine WilsonBUKA / ARAWA, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Nov 13 2019 – The people of Bougainville,...

World Youth Call to Governments to Ban All Hindrances to LGBTQI Communities

World Youth Call to Governments to Ban All Hindrances to LGBTQI Communities

Nov. 13 | MARTIN KARADZHOV, Global Youth Commitee speaking at ICPD25. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPS By Mantoe PhakathiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 – Governments across the world must ban all state-implemented harmful practices against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,...