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20.03.2020

Water Security: A Lifeline for People and Planet

Water Security: A Lifeline for People and Planet

Viewpoint by Inge Kaul* BERLIN (IDN) – In the face of upsurge of the coronavirus, World Water Day 2020 may seem to have no relevance. But the fact is that water is vital for life on earth. It is inextricably linked to climate change, protecting health and saving lives. Water is… »

17.03.2020

Postpone the NPT Review Conference to 2021 and Convene in Vienna

Postpone the NPT Review Conference to 2021 and Convene in Vienna

by Tariq Rauf The writer has attended all nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) meetings since 1987 as a delegate, including as senior adviser to the chair of Main Committee I (nuclear disarmament) in 2015 and to the chair of the 2014 preparatory committee; as alternate head of the International Atomic Energy… »

13.03.2020

The Virus of Nuclear Proliferation

The Virus of Nuclear Proliferation

By Alice Slater* for InDepthNews. In an avalanche of reporting we are now assaulted with information about how the world is urgently attempting to batten down the hatches to avoid the possibility of deathly consequences from the broadly publicized outbreak of the coronavirus, causing the possibility of… »

13.03.2020

Too Few Women in Power 25 Years After Beijing Declaration

Too Few Women in Power 25 Years After Beijing Declaration

By UN Women Women’s representation in political decision-making continues to increase but at a dragging pace, with three-quarters of parliamentary seats still held by men, according to new data presented in the 2020 edition of the IPU‑UN Women map of Women in Politics. The data’s publication coincides with the 25-year… »

14.02.2020

Buddhist Leader Calls for Nuclear Weapons Free Security

Buddhist Leader Calls for Nuclear Weapons Free Security

By Ramesh Jaura An eminent Buddhist philosopher and nuclear disarmament advocate has tabled four critical initiatives to “contribute to the creation of a sustainable global society where all can live with dignity and a sense of security”. The initiatives cover four major areas: building support for the Treaty on… »

10.01.2020

Guterres Calls For De-escalating ‘Dangerous’ Geopolitical Tensions

Guterres Calls For De-escalating ‘Dangerous’ Geopolitical Tensions

By Ramesh Jaura “Stop escalation. Exercise maximum restraint. Re-start dialogue. Renew international cooperation.” This is the four-point message of UN Secretary-General António Guterres spelling out what needs to happen now, in capitals across the world, to de-escalate geopolitical tensions, which he described as being “at their highest level this century”… »

20.09.2019

Climate Change: A People-Centered Approach

Climate Change: A People-Centered Approach

By Dr. Daisaku Ikeda, President, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) “That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it,” observed Aristotle, highlighting an all-too-common human tendency. His warning is still relevant today, especially in our fight against climate change. The Paris Agreement, adopted… »

16.05.2019

Mayors for Peace Call for a Common Ground on the NPT

Mayors for Peace Call for a Common Ground on the NPT

By J Nastranis NEW YORK (IDN) – In anticipation of the review conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in 2020 at the United Nations, the Mayors for Peace have in a Joint Appeal called for finding a “common ground on the NPT”; because the… »

29.12.2018

Africa Poverty Clock Launched on UNECA’s 60th Anniversary

Africa Poverty Clock Launched on UNECA’s 60th Anniversary

By Devendra Kamarajan ADDIS ABABA (IDN) – The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) at its 60th anniversary celebrations in Addis Ababa has launched the Africa Poverty Clock, a customized version of the world poverty clock developed by World Data Lab, aimed at monitoring progress against extreme poverty, an aspiration of the United… »

19.12.2018

Africa – Realising The Promise of the Demographic Dividend

Africa – Realising The Promise of the Demographic Dividend

Viewpoint by Graça Machel The author, who writes this piece following the recent publication of the Africa Report on Child Wellbeingand the African Child-Friendliness Index, is the widow of Nelson Mandela and former First Lady of both South Africa and Mozambique. She is Chair of the International Board of Trustees… »

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