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12.09.2016

People key to Ecuador’s Sustainable Development Goals

People key to Ecuador’s Sustainable Development Goals

Viewpoint by Nelsy Lizarazo, for InDepthNews. I visited to San Pablo 15 years ago and it was clearly the poorest neighbourhood of Portoviejo, the regional capital of Manabí Province. Then, there was no drinking water. Families could not even imagine the possibility of free basic education for all, and secondary… »

11.09.2016

Kazakhstan claims ‘moral right’ to push for banning nukes

Kazakhstan claims ‘moral right’ to push for banning nukes

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN | ASTANA (IDN) – The fact that President Nursultan Nazarbayev shut down the Semipalatinsk test site “against the interests of the Soviet military authorities” even before the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan became “fully independent”, is not widely known. The decision reflected a strong political will,… »

11.09.2016

Security Council Close to Reinforcing Ban on Nuke Testing

Security Council Close to Reinforcing Ban on Nuke Testing

By J Nastranis NEW YORK (IDN) – Spurred by North Korea’s fifth nuclear weapon test explosion on September 9, the UN Security Council is expected to adopt before the end of September a resolution reinforcing the de facto global ban on nuclear weapons testing established 20 years ago by the… »

05.09.2016

New UNGA President Peter Thomson to Work Closely with India

New UNGA President Peter Thomson to Work Closely with India

By Jaya Ramachandran NEW YORK | NEW DELHI (IDN) – The implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will top the agenda of Peter Thomson of Fiji who assumes office as President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, when it begins on September 13. In an interview… »

02.09.2016

The UN and the Test Ban

The UN and the Test Ban

By Daryl G. Kimball | Reproduced courtesy of Arms Control Association WASHINGTON, D.C. (IDN-INPS) – Twenty years ago this month, in a major nonproliferation breakthrough, more than 158 nations came together to adopt a resolution at the United Nations in support of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Since… »

02.09.2016

Costa Rica Setting its Sights on Sustainable Development

Costa Rica Setting its Sights on Sustainable Development

By Jose Rafael Quesada* SAN JOSE (IDN) – Costa Rica, a small Central American country with a population of barely 5 million inhabitants, has a high human development index (ranking 69th worldwide) and is considered a consolidated democracy in Latin America. High investments… »

31.08.2016

Kazakhstan Leads the Way to a Nuclear-Weapon Free World

Kazakhstan Leads the Way to a Nuclear-Weapon Free World

By Ramesh Jaura and Katsuhiro Asagiri ASTANA (IDN) – As divisions between States on how to achieve nuclear disarmament grow, countries like Kazakhstan must lead the way to common ground and inclusive dialogue. Such leadership is urgently needed to make our world truly secure, said UN Secretary-General… »

30.08.2016

Global Migration Compact Negotiations to Begin in 2017

Global Migration Compact Negotiations to Begin in 2017

By Jaya Ramachdandran BERLIN | NEW YORK (IDN) – The forthcoming UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants on September 19 in New York would launch a process of intergovernmental negotiations leading to the adoption of a ‘Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’. The intergovernmental negotiations, which will begin… »

28.08.2016

Zimbabweans Embracing Solar Energy in Remote Areas

Zimbabweans Embracing Solar Energy in Remote Areas

By Jeffrey Moyo MWENEZI, Zimbabwe (IDN) – Deep in Vesera village in Mwenezi district in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Province, 34-year-old Albert Chindiro emerges from his pole and dagga thatched hut holding a medium size solar panel which he positions on the roof to recharge solar batteries for lighting when night falls. »

24.08.2016

Revisiting the Humanitarian Summit and Looking Ahead

Revisiting the Humanitarian Summit and Looking Ahead

Interview with Stephen O’Brien by Africa Renewal’s Franck Kuwonu Stephen O’Brien is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator. In May 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey, he oversaw the first-ever global humanitarian summit where representatives of 173 countries as well as NGOs, the private sector and civil society,… »

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