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21.11.2016

Why women matter for effective climate change solutions

Why women matter for effective climate change solutions

By Fabíola Ortiz, for InDepthNews Establishing a clear path forward and including women and girls in global efforts on climate change were some of the biggest challenges the delegations and non-state actors faced at the latest United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech. Formally known as the Twenty-Second… »

17.11.2016

UN Women Launches 16-Day ‘Orange the World’ Initiative

UN Women Launches 16-Day ‘Orange the World’ Initiative

By Santo D. Banerjee for InDepthNews. On November 25, the United Nations and civil society commemorate the International Day to End Violence against Women. That same day, UN Women – the global champion for gender equality – will kick off 16 days of global activism, until December 10, to halt… »

14.10.2016

Nuclear Disarmament – A challenge for the New UN Chief

Nuclear Disarmament – A challenge for the New UN Chief

Analysis by Alyn Ware* NEW YORK (IDN) – The United Nations General Assembly has on October 13 affirmed António Guterres, the former Prime Minister of Portugal and UN High Commissioner for Refugees, as the next United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG). The UN Security Council had on October 5 nominated him for… »

10.10.2016

World Congress in Berlin Demands Demilitarization of Minds

World Congress in Berlin Demands Demilitarization of Minds

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN (IDN) – “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed,” declares the Preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO. This is also the crux of the message emerging from the… »

07.10.2016

From placebo nuclear disarmament to a nuke free world

From placebo nuclear disarmament to a nuke free world

Viewpoint by Jayantha Dhanapala* The following is a slightly abridged version of Jayantha Dhanapala’s address to the International Peace Bureau (IPB) World Congress ‘Disarm! For a Climate of Peace’ from September 30 to October 03, 2016 at the Technical University Berlin, Germany. BERLIN (IDN) – We are at a tipping… »

06.10.2016

World Congress in Berlin demands demilitarization of minds

World Congress in Berlin demands demilitarization of minds

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN (IDN) – “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed,” declares the Preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO. This is also the crux of the message emerging from the… »

25.09.2016

UN Security Council Bans Nuke Tests But Not Bombs

UN Security Council Bans Nuke Tests But Not Bombs

Analysis by Ramesh Jaura NEW YORK (IDN) – One day ahead of the twentieth anniversary of the opening for signature of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), the United Nations Security Council adopted a Resolution on reinforcing the de facto global ban on nuclear weapons testing established 20 years ago. »

24.09.2016

CTBT 20 Years On: Finishing the ‘Unfinished Business’

CTBT 20 Years On: Finishing the ‘Unfinished Business’

Analysis by Tariq Rauf Tariq Rauf is Director of the Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), formerly the Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination at the International Atomic Energy Agency. STOCKHOLM (IDN) – On September 21, three days before the 20th… »

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,… »

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