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20.12.2018

La Via Campesina: Global Compact for Migration (GCM) does not represent a change in the current offensive against migrants and refugees

La Via Campesina: Global Compact for Migration (GCM) does not represent a change in the current offensive against migrants and refugees

At the People’s Summit for a Global Pact of Solidarity with Migrants and Refugees, held in Marrakech December 8th and 9th of 2018, hosted by La Via Campesina(*) and its member organisations of the Middle East and North Africa (MeNa) Process, the global peasant movement and its allies have issued a scathing… »

11.12.2018

Progress made in UN talks to end Yemen war, Envoy lauds ‘positive and serious spirit’

Progress made in UN talks to end Yemen war, Envoy lauds ‘positive and serious spirit’

United Nations-sponsored political consultations in Sweden, involving the warring parties in the Yemen war, have led to progress “on a number of issues,” said Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy for Yemen, at a press conference on Monday. After 5 days of talks, representatives from the Yemeni Government and Houthi opposition discussed… »

06.12.2018

Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence the guns begin in Sweden

Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence the guns begin in Sweden

Highly anticipated UN-brokered consultations about substantive talks which could lead to an end to more than three years of brutal conflict across Yemen, have begun in Sweden. Brutal fighting has left the Middle East nation divided between Government and rebel forces, with millions on the brink of famine, and the… »

04.12.2018

Tyranny Against Humanity: Human Rights and Global Politics

Tyranny Against Humanity: Human Rights and Global Politics

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. The tyranny of human rights violations – planned and alleged goes unabated across the globe. Late American historian Howard Zinn must have sensed the human cries against Nature and called “Tyranny is tyranny.” Nobody seems to care for the dried-ink paper written words and meanings… »

04.12.2018

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

More than 40 Million Victims of Forced Labor and Trafficking; Over 150 Million Children Subject to Child Labor. Slavery is not merely a historical relic. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO) more than 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery. Although modern slavery is not defined in… »

15.11.2018

“Terror and Panic” among Rohingya Refugees in Southern Bangladesh Who Are at Imminent Risk of Being Returned to Myanmar against Their Will

“Terror and Panic” among Rohingya Refugees in Southern Bangladesh Who Are at Imminent Risk of Being Returned to Myanmar against Their Will

There is “terror and panic” among Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh, who are at imminent risk of being returned to Myanmar against their will, the United Nations top human rights official has said, warning that the returns would seriously endanger the lives of those sent back. According to the UN… »

30.10.2018

‘A Line in the Sand’ – Global Commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source

‘A Line in the Sand’ – Global Commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source

A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 250 organisations including many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration… »

31.08.2018

Russia denounces the diarchy at the heart of the UNO and the USA

Russia denounces the diarchy at the heart of the UNO and the USA

by Thierry Meyssan The Western powers are moving inexorably towards Internet censorship, thereby facilitating the dissemination of propaganda and war indoctrination in their countries. In this context, an extremely violent tension is tearing apart the international scene. Aware of the increasing risk of general confrontation, Moscow is attempting to find… »

27.08.2018

Sixth International Meeting on Killer Robots opens at UN Geneva on 27 August

Sixth International Meeting on Killer Robots opens at UN Geneva on 27 August

More than 70 countries are expected to participate in a Convention on certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva on 27-31 August 2018. It will be the sixth time since 2014 that countries meet about this issue. Approximately… »

24.07.2018

291 Million Youth Live With No Electricity, No Computers, No Printers – UN Laments

291 Million Youth Live With No Electricity, No Computers, No Printers – UN Laments

By Shanta Roy NEW YORK (IDN) – When the United Nations commemorated World Youth Skills Day on July 16, there was one strong underlying theme that overshadowed the event. Despite marked progress in the role of youth in a society increasingly characterized by high technology and artificial intelligence, the new… »

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