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21.10.2018

A Provocative and Inspiring Look at the Future of Humanity

A Provocative and Inspiring Look at the Future of Humanity

Viewpoint by Jonathan Power* LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – “Suppose aliens existed, and that some had been watching our planet for its entire forty-five million centuries, what would they have seen? Over most of that vast time-span, Earth’s appearance altered very gradually. Continents drifted; ice-cover waxed and waned; successive species emerged,… »

14.10.2018

Kazakh President Urges Religious Leaders to Help Resolve ‘Civilizational’ Problems

Kazakh President Urges Religious Leaders to Help Resolve ‘Civilizational’ Problems

Viewpoint by Nursultan Nazarbayev The author is the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Following are extensive excerpts from his opening address to the two-day Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions on October 10, 2018 in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. He shared with religious leaders “a… »

27.09.2018

The Earth is the Common Home of All Inhabitants

The Earth is the Common Home of All Inhabitants

By Riccardo Petrella* The first vast work of “worldwide” occupation and predation of the Earth and its inhabitants was that begun in the sixteenth century by a number of European states (Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, England and France). After the First World War, new actors – no less conquerors and… »

11.09.2018

Former UN Chief and Bill Gates on Board as the Netherlands Accelerates Climate Adaptation

Former UN Chief and Bill Gates on Board as the Netherlands Accelerates Climate Adaptation

By Reinhard Jacobsen AMSTERDAM (IDN) – Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will oversee the Global Commission on Adaptation to climate change, which the Government of the Netherlands and the Global Center on Adaptation have decided to set up. It will be formally launched on October 16 in The Hague. Bill Gate, Co-chair… »

05.09.2018

UN, Member States, Funding Institutions Unite to Ensure Security and Development in the Lake Chad Region

UN, Member States, Funding Institutions Unite to Ensure Security and Development in the Lake Chad Region

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN (IDN) – More than 17 million people across north-eastern Nigeria and parts of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, comprising the Lake Chad region, are facing a complex crisis driven by extreme poverty, climate change and violent conflict compounded by the terrorist activities of Boko Haram, a jihadist… »

23.08.2018

73 Years On, a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World Remains a Mirage

73 Years On, a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World Remains a Mirage

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN (IDN) – Nobel Peace Prize laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda recall a quote from Martin Luther King Jr – “We are always on the threshold of a new dawn” – and aver that the adoption of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear… »

19.08.2018

The Indigenous Peoples, TRIPS & Biodiversity Convention

The Indigenous Peoples, TRIPS & Biodiversity Convention

By Victoria Tauli-Corpuz The writer is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and a Member of the South Centre Board. She has served as chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2005-2010). Following are extensive extracts from her presentation at the International Conference on the… »

09.08.2018

South African Women March Against Gender-Based Violence

South African Women March Against Gender-Based Violence

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network Thousands of women and gender activists joined together on the first day of Women’s Month to protest the rising incidence of gender-based violence across the country. The movement’s Brenda Madumise said the marchers, under the banner #TheTotalShutdown, were taking control of their destiny. “We… »

05.08.2018

Peace as Form of Life

Peace as Form of Life

Viewpoint by Tito Alvarado MONTREAL (IDN) – Of the world’s more than six thousand extant languages, three thousand have little chance of continuing to be used in the next century. This tragic fact represents a terrible finding: we will lose three thousand ways to approach life and humanity from the… »

04.08.2018

Nikki Haley Blames Rights Groups for Her Misguided ‘Reform’

Nikki Haley Blames Rights Groups for Her Misguided ‘Reform’

By Kenneth Roth Kenneth Roth is the executive director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading international human rights organizations, which operates in more than 90 countries. This article was published in The Hill on 29 July 2018. NEW YORK (IDN-INPS) – Shortly after arriving in New York as … »

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