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10.06.2017

UN Chief Urges World To Rally Behind Paris Agreement

UN Chief Urges World To Rally Behind Paris Agreement

“Climate action is not just a necessity but an opportunity to forge a peaceful and sustainable future on a healthy planet,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told a gathering of students, business leaders and academics at the New York University Stern School of Business on May 30. Amidst reports that… »

09.06.2017

Water Woes Rock Southern Africa

Water Woes Rock Southern Africa

Evelyn Mbiza struggles with a wheelbarrow laden with multiple five litre containers filled with water while her eight-year-old child follows behind carrying another container as the two head home after spending several hours queuing for the precious liquid at a local borehole in Malbereign, a medium-income suburb in Harare, the… »

08.06.2017

Oceans in Crisis Around Africa

Oceans in Crisis Around Africa

By Jeffrey Moyo As soon as dusk falls, Petina Dube emerges from her house balancing a sack full of garbage which has been lying uncollected in her yard amid reports that the municipal garbage collectors have no fuel to carry out their job across many residential areas in the Zimbabwean… »

08.06.2017

Coming Ban-the-Bomb Treaty Promises a Historic Leap Forward

Coming Ban-the-Bomb Treaty Promises a Historic Leap Forward

By Daryl G. Kimball The coming nuclear weapons prohibition treaty is not an all-in-one solution, but it promises to be a historic and valuable leap forward, writes Daryl G. Kimball is the Executive Director of the Arms Control Association (ACA). This appears in June 2017 issue of the ACA’s… »

07.06.2017

A New UN Nuclear Convention Is In The making

A New UN Nuclear Convention Is In The making

By Sergio Duarte, Ambassador, former High Representative of the UN for Disarmament Affairs* The timely release of the draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by President Elayne Whyte-Gómez well in advance of the start of the second part of the negotiations will permit delegations from Member States and… »

24.05.2017

Towards Peace by Pursuing Live and Let Live Policies

Towards Peace by Pursuing Live and Let Live Policies

By Somar Wijayadasa* Foreign policies – an integral part of any national strategy – command the highest priority of all nations. Since World War II, several foreign policies of super powers did not yield expected results even though all policies and concomitant interventions came with guarantees of peace, prosperity and… »

14.05.2017

Enriching the Belt and Broadening the Road

Enriching the Belt and Broadening the Road

Viewpoint by LI Hong LI Hong is Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand. BANGKOK (IDN) – The Silk Road, which is a route linking several major world civilizations 2000 years ago, is invigorated by… »

02.05.2017

Preparing for 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review Conference

Preparing for 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review Conference

The States party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) convene every five years to review the implementation of this nuclear disarmament regime in three sessions. In run-up to the 2020 NPT Review Conference, the first session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) will meet from… »

04.04.2017

A shift in the public conversation to ban the bomb

A shift in the public conversation to ban the bomb

Alice Slater is New York Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, who serves on the Coordinating Committee of World Beyond War. Last week (March 27-31) the UN General Assembly held the opening session of a ground-breaking conference “to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total… »

29.03.2017

Faith Communities Call For Banning Nuclear Weapons

Faith Communities Call For Banning Nuclear Weapons

By Jaya Ramachandran NEW YORK (IDN) – Faith communities have called for heeding the voices of the world’s Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors) and stressed the need for the five-day United Nations Conference at the UN headquarters in New York to negotiate “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading… »

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