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A Trump Doctrine of Hypocrisy

In his first address on the global stage of the General Assembly, United States’ President Donald Trump touted an “America First” approach at...   [ continue reading...]

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Poor Orphan Crops…So Valuable, So Neglected

When ‘think-tankers’ in the mid-1990s formulated their famous “think global, act local” slogan, they probably did not expect humankind t...   [ continue reading...]

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Latest Major Hurricane Leaves Dominica “Devastated”

As Hurricane Maria continues to barrel its way across the Caribbean, details are slowly emerging of the number of deaths and the extent of the devastation left...   [ continue reading...]

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Mexico’s Disaster Response System Severely Stretched by Quake

Central Mexico faced Wednesday the challenge of putting itself back together after the powerful 7.1-magnitude quake that devastated the capital and the neighbou...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh Needs to Shore up Its Flood Defence

Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country with floods hitting almost every year, leaving a trail of destruction despite having early warning systems. Now experts s...   [ continue reading...]

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Macron Defends Globalist Approach at UN General Assembly

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a sombre speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19, denouncing Myanmar’s “ethnic cleansin...   [ continue reading...]

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“We are a World in Pieces”

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in his address to the General AssemblyThe post “We are a World in Pieces” appeared...   [ continue reading...]

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Out of Africa: Understanding Economic Refugees

Anis Chowdhury, a former professor of economics at the University of Western Sydney, held senior United Nations positions during 2008–2015 in New York and...   [ continue reading...]

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Ending Modern Slavery

William Lacy Swing is Director General of the United Nations Migration Agency, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)The post Ending Modern Slavery...   [ continue reading...]

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Small Farmers in Brazil’s Amazon Region Seek Sustainability

The deforestation caused by the expansion of livestock farming and soy monoculture appears unstoppable in the Amazon rainforest in the west-central Brazilian st...   [ continue reading...]

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Aung San Suu Kyi: A Leader in Denial?

After finally breaking silence with a much anticipated address on the ongoing crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has disa...   [ continue reading...]

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President Trump at the UN: a Reaction

Jessica Stern is Executive Director of OutRight Action InternationalThe post President Trump at the UN: a Reaction appeared first on Inter Press Service.   [ continue reading...]

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Cox’s Bazar Health Facilities Struggle to Cope as New Arrivals Pass 415,000: IOM Scales Up Mobile Teams, Support to Government Clinics

IOM, the UN Migration Agency is working with Government and aid agency partners to rapidly ramp up fixed and mobile health services in Bangladesh’s Cox&rs...   [ continue reading...]

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ITUC: The Global Economic Model has Failed

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has declared war on climate change and fears that the global economy is permeated by greed. Secretary General...   [ continue reading...]

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Africa’s “Must-Do, Can-Do” Decade

Li Yong is Director General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)The post Africa’s “Must-Do, Can-Do” Decade appeared first on...   [ continue reading...]

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Rohingya: A Trail of Misfortune

Forsaken and driven out by their home country Myanmar, tens of thousands of Rohingyas are struggling to survive in Bangladesh’s border districts amid scar...   [ continue reading...]

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Islamic Organization Promotes Cultural Rapprochement Between US & Muslim World

Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen is Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)The post Islamic Organization Promotes Cultural Rapprochement...   [ continue reading...]

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Communities Can be Role Models for Sustainable Development

Nik Sekhran is Director of Sustainable Development, UN Development Programme (UNDP)The post Communities Can be Role Models for Sustainable Development appeared...   [ continue reading...]

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What I Saw in Ukhia

According to the latest UN report, nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed over to Bangladesh. The Rohingya people, living in the Rakhine State of Myanmar...   [ continue reading...]

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Panel debate at UN: Arab region and the West need to define a common agenda to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment

International experts on women’s rights from the Arab region and the West called on decision-makers from the Global South and the Global North to increase...   [ continue reading...]

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