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22.03.2017

UNESCO Pits Media Development Against Fake News

UNESCO Pits Media Development Against Fake News

By Guy Berger Guy Berger is Director, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development. PARIS (IDN) – While global controversies around “fake news” continue unabated, UNESCO holds two events at its Paris HQ this week which will give more insight into the issues. First up is an annual meeting… »

21.03.2017

Security Council Stresses Need to Fight Human Trafficking

Security Council Stresses Need to Fight Human Trafficking

By Santo D. Banerjee NEW YORK (IDN) – With conflicts driving the desperation and disorder that enables human traffickers to thrive, Security Council has held an open debate on human trafficking, modern slavery and forced labour and highlighted the need for three P’s: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution. The dimensions of the… »

13.03.2017

Finland Launches Landmark Gender Equality Prize

By Rita Joshi NEW YORK (IDN) – In run-up to the sixty-first session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, CSW61, in New York from March 13 to 24, the government of Finland has launched the International Gender Equality Prize, which will be awarded for the… »

12.03.2017

Calais Migrant Camp Closure Drives Refugees To Paris Streets

Calais Migrant Camp Closure Drives Refugees To Paris Streets

By Melissa Chemam* Note: This article is being reproduced courtesy of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s online Journal ‘International Politics and Society’ published on March 7, 2017 with the headline Refugees Welcome? PARIS (IDN-INPS) – Since the destruction of the informal settlement of refugees and transitional migrants in Calais –… »

09.03.2017

The shameful epidemic that is rape

The shameful epidemic that is rape

By Phil Harris for InDepthNews Do legal systems around the world give women and girls true protection from rape and other forms of sexual violence? Do the victims of rape and sexual violence have access to real justice if violence is perpetrated? The answer is ‘no’, says a report… »

08.03.2017

Sri Lanka: Multi-Ethnic East Cannot Meet Tamil-Majority North

Sri Lanka: Multi-Ethnic East Cannot Meet Tamil-Majority North

By Sugeeswara Senadhira* COLOMBO (IDN) – Immediately after announcing the temporary merger of the North and East in July 1987, the then Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayewardene, in a surprising policy dichotomy, declared that he would canvass against the merger during the proposed referendum to be held in the… »

05.03.2017

UN’s 1st ‘Playable’ Policy Conference on Global Development

UN’s 1st ‘Playable’ Policy Conference on Global Development

By Rita Joshi BERLIN | BONN (IDN) – Inspired by innovative and forward-looking concepts, the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development, the first in a series of annual forums to help achieve the United Nations-led Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) wrapped up in the German city of Bonn… »

04.03.2017

Japan Federation to Advance Women’s Economic Empowerment

Japan Federation to Advance Women’s Economic Empowerment

Note: This article first appeared on UN Women website as part of a series on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017 NEW YORK (IDN | UN Women) – During their first visit to the United Nations Headquarters in New York on March 2, leading female executives from Keidanren… »

03.03.2017

UN experts censure Germany for ‘Crimes against Africans’

UN experts censure Germany for ‘Crimes against Africans’

By Jutta Wolf for InDepthNews. United Nations experts have strongly criticised Germany for “crimes against Africans and people of African descent” adding that they are “deeply concerned about the human rights situation of people of African descent” in the country. “Germany’s crimes against Africans and people of African descent… »

22.02.2017

Celebrating Tlatelolco – The First Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone

Celebrating Tlatelolco – The First Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone

By Jayantha Dhanapala* The commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the signature of the Treaty of Tlatelolco could not have come at a more opportune moment. In the UN General Assembly last year, Mexico and a number of Latin American and Caribbean countries joined with countries from other regions… »

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