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15.08.2016

Thursday’s Date with Calls for a Fairer Chile

Thursday’s Date with Calls for a Fairer Chile

Viewpoint by Pía Figueroa* SANTIAGO (IDN) – Every year, as they have been doing since 2011, students in Chile take to the streets each Thursday, demanding a free and good quality education system. They are increasingly being joined by their parents – tired of… »

26.07.2016

Conference Adopts Global Education Action Agenda to Implement SDGs

Conference Adopts Global Education Action Agenda to Implement SDGs

Analysis by Ramesh Jaura and Katsuhiro Asagiri GYEONGJU, South Korea (IDN) – Five months after the international community began implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) endorsed by world leaders in September 2015, representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and academia have finalized and adopted a global education… »

25.07.2016

New report shows way out of persistent conflict in Africa

New report shows way out of persistent conflict in Africa

By Devendra Kamarajan for In Depth News. For quite some time, Africa has been hosting at least three-quarters of the world’s UN Peacekeepers which South African President Thabo Mbeki and Algerian UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi bemoan as “a sad fact”. In preface to the landmark report titled ‘African… »

21.07.2016

Bangladesh Taking Action to Mitigate Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Change

Bangladesh Taking Action to Mitigate Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Change

Analysis by Naimul Haq BHOLA (IDN) – Bangladesh is one of the world’s countries worst affected by the global warming impact of climate change caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – extreme weather events such tropical cyclones, severe floods, rainstorms and river erosion, extreme heat waves… »

21.07.2016

Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

Reforestation in Oxapampa: Peru’s Challenges and Priorities

By Fernando Torres Morán LIMA (IDN) – Oxapampa is a province in the Pasco Region, in the high jungle area of Peru, which is home to the Oxapampa-Asháninka-Yanesha Biosphere Reserve that was recognised by UNESCO in 2010. The reserve houses a number of protected… »

20.07.2016

Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty needs stronger political push

Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty needs stronger political push

By Ramesh Jaura for In Depth News. If it were for Dr. Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), the treaty banning all nuclear tests would have entered into force “yesterday”. This view not only reflects what he terms in a lighter vein… »

14.07.2016

UN Agenda 2030: Civil Society Holds Governments Accountable

UN Agenda 2030: Civil Society Holds Governments Accountable

By J Nastranis for In Depth News. As the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development started its first review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) July 11-20, civil society coalitions from around the world brought to New York their own… »

14.07.2016

Ignoring Iraq Report Lessons Will Be Catastrophic – Pugwash

Ignoring Iraq Report Lessons Will Be Catastrophic – Pugwash

Reacting to the Report of the Iraq Inquiry headed by Sir John Chilcot, published early July, the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs have stressed the critical importance of heeding the lessons of the inquiry. “In a world where nine countries possess… »

11.07.2016

U.S.-Egypt: From Idealism to Political Cynicism

By Rana Allam and Sanam Naraghi Anderlini for InDepthNews. On July 4 as Americans celebrated independence from a King that “obstructed the Administration of Justice…sent hither swarms of Officers to harass people… kept among [the people], in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of legislatures…and render[ed] the… »

28.03.2016

Global Citizenship in Ecuador: The Gap Between Principle and Practice

Global Citizenship in Ecuador: The Gap Between Principle and Practice

By Nelsy Lizarazo. Universal or global citizenship is, according to the Dictionary of Humanitarian Action a principle, category or condition thanks to which anyone in any part of the world may be recognised as a subject with rights. It’s an established and accepted concept, at least in an international… »

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