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19.06.2020

Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability – UN refugee chief

Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability – UN refugee chief

As forced displacement tops 79.5 million, Filippo Grandi urges UN Security Council to use its authority seek peace and inclusion for the displaced. By Tim Gaynor Ending conflicts around the world that are driving unprecedented global displacement is not just a moral imperative but critical for international stability, the UN’s refugee… »

14.06.2020

The Path beyond Extinction and Escape: Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share

The Path beyond Extinction and Escape: Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share

Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International– Message for World Environment Day, 5th June 2020   On 31st May, while people were dying during the Corona Pandemic, while millions had lost their livelihoods and were going hungry during the “lockdown”, while millions were marching in city after city in… »

10.06.2020

New UN report highlights link between gender, climate and security

New UN report highlights link between gender, climate and security

Even as countries buckle under the devastating social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they must consider the links between gender inequality and crisis, particularly in communities affected by climate change and conflict. That’s the premise of a new UN report which argues that understanding these connections can help… »

06.03.2020

Hope for ‘long-elusive progress’ in negotiating peace in eastern Ukraine

Hope for ‘long-elusive progress’ in negotiating peace in eastern Ukraine

Marking the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Minsk II agreement, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Tuesday, that along with the Minsk Protocol and the Minsk memorandum, it remains “the only agreed framework” for a negotiated, peaceful settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political… »

26.09.2016

Deutsche Welle files suit against Turkish ministry

Deutsche Welle files suit against Turkish ministry

Deutsche Welle has filed a claim in a civil court in Ankara for the return of video material containing an interview with a Turkish minister. Following the filming of a TV interview in Ankara on September 5, 2016 for the Deutsche Welle broadcast series “Conflict Zone”… »

19.05.2016

Middle East – The Mother of All Humanitarian Crises

Middle East – The Mother of All Humanitarian Crises

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, 19 May 2016 (IPS) – When, in March 2015, delegates from the Middle East met in Amman for their regional consultations round in preparation for the May 23-24 World… »

08.02.2016

Appeal for Children

Appeal for Children

Human Wrongs Watch UNICEF is launching a US$2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies, of which the largest portion, 25 per cent, targets educating children in emergencies.*  Every year, the lives of millions of children and their families are disrupted, upended or nearly destroyed… »

27.08.2015

The Psychology of Projection in Conflict

The Psychology of Projection in Conflict

Understanding human conflict requires us to understand human psychology. And it is only when we  understand the psychology that drives conflict that we can take intelligent steps to address it. Unfortunately, understanding the psychology of conflict is not easy and I would like to illustrate one  significant problem in this… »

21.04.2015

Organized crime in wildlife, gold and timber worth over one billion USD, further fuels conflict in DR Congo

Organized crime in wildlife, gold and timber worth over one billion USD, further fuels conflict in DR Congo

Human Wrongs Watch ‘Experts estimate that 10-30 per cent of this illegal trade (around US$ 72-426 million per annum) goes to transnational organized criminal networks based outside eastern DR Congo.’   Nairobi, 16 April 2015 — Organized crime and the illegal trade in natural resources continues to increasingly fuel the… »

10.02.2015

US invasion of Iraq helped create ISIS – former UN chief

US invasion of Iraq helped create ISIS – former UN chief

Human Wrongs Watch 09 February 2015 (RT)* — Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general, said the US-led invasion of Iraq was a mistake and helped to create the Islamist State militant group. He also blamed regional powers for making the conflict worse. “I was against this… »

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