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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,… »

23.08.2016

Electing a new UN chief: a woman, an East European or who?

Electing a new UN chief: a woman, an East European or who?

By J Nastranis for InDepthNews. Ahead of the third straw poll – an upcoming game of musical chairs – on August 29, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has made public his preference for a woman to replace him as the head of the United Nations. “It’s high time now” for a female… »

23.08.2016

August 29 reminds of the UN’s unfinished agenda

August 29 reminds of the UN’s unfinished agenda

By Ramesh Jaura for InDepthNews. For the seventh year in succession, the world would commemorate on August 29 the International Day against Nuclear Tests, which would coincide with the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan inherited from the Soviet… »

22.08.2016

2017 International Year to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine?

2017 International Year to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine?

By J Nastranis for InDepthNews. The UN General Assembly is coming under strong pressure to declare 2017 as the International Year to End Israeli Occupation of Palestine, particularly in the aftermath of the July 2016 report by the Middle East Quartet – comprising the United States, Russia, the European Union… »

22.08.2016

The “no nukes” mantra between hope and despair

The “no nukes” mantra between hope and despair

By Ramesh Jaura for InDepthNews. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s mantra “No more Hiroshimas – No more Nagasakis – Never again”, chanted to commemorate the anniversaries of the devastating atomic bombings of two Japanese cities has yet to usher in a nuclear-weapon-free world. Also his ‘five point proposal on nuclear… »

17.08.2016

Japan Shows the Way to Good Life with Little Growth

Japan Shows the Way to Good Life with Little Growth

Viewpoint by Jonathan Power LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – The announcement was made on August 15 by Japan’s Finance Ministry: In the last quarter of the year the Japanese economy grew at an annualised rate of 0.2%. “One wonders if the economy will remain at a standstill for the rest of… »

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