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Stock Market Turmoil May Expose Flaws in Global Finance

Martin Khor is Executive Director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, based in GenevaThe post Stock Market Turmoil May Expose Flaws in G...   [ continue reading...]

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Life, Uncertain and Precarious

As you enter Balukhali refugee camp for the first time all you will notice is the amount of dust that clouds your vision, settling on your hair, clothes, seepin...   [ continue reading...]

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Automated Digital Tools Threaten Political Campaigns in Latin America

The use of technological tools in political campaigns has become widespread in Latin America, accompanied by practices that raise concern among academics and so...   [ continue reading...]

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UAE to host COP13 meeting in Dubai

The UAE will host the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, COP13, in Dubai from 21st to 30th October...   [ continue reading...]

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Combating Africa’s Inequalities

Nelson Mandela, shortly after becoming the first democratically elected president of South Africa, spoke to both his countrymen and women—indeed, for Afri...   [ continue reading...]

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Ethnic Violence in Ethiopia Stoked by Social Media from U.S.

In Ethiopia social media is a double-edged sword: capable of filling a sore need for more information but also of pushing the country toward even greater calami...   [ continue reading...]

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Boycott, Divest & Sanctions Campaign Not Anti-Israel but Pro-Palestinian, Says Norwegian MP

When Norwegian parliamentarian Bjørnar Moxnes recently nominated the BDS movement for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, the leader of Norway’s Red Party...   [ continue reading...]

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Efficient Water Management in Central Asia

Soumya Balasubramanya, Researcher in Environmental Economics at the International Water Management InstituteThe post Efficient Water Management in Central Asia...   [ continue reading...]

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GGGI Eyes Expanding Role in Triggering Pro-poor Green Growth

Green used to be the color of money. Now it’s the word we use to mean actions that don’t hurt perhaps even help the environment.  Moving from p...   [ continue reading...]

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UN Security Council Must Halt Disastrous March of Myanmar’s Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya

Matthew Wells is a Senior Crisis Advisor at Amnesty International, and has just returned from two weeks of research in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The post U...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh’s Garment Industry Boom Leaving Workers Behind

Although Bangladesh has made remarkable recent strides like building green factories and meeting stringent safety standards, garment workers here are still paid...   [ continue reading...]

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Equal citizenship rights is another name for peace: Idriss Jazairy, Geneva Human Rights Centre

During a panel intervention at the 3rdannual dialogue in commemoration of the 2018 World Interfaith Harmony Week held on 9 February at the United Nations Office...   [ continue reading...]

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UN Migration Agency Facilitates Release of Refugees from Indonesian Detention Centres

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has facilitated the release of over 500 refugees from immigration detention centres in North Sumatra, Riau, and Riau Island provin...   [ continue reading...]

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Power of Partnerships in the Fight Against Poverty

Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, in an address to the UN Commission on Social DevelopmentThe post Power of Partnerships in the Fight Against Poverty...   [ continue reading...]

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Pyeongchang Olympics: A New Cornerstone for Peace and Prosperity

Dr. Shamshad Akhtar is the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESC...   [ continue reading...]

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Humanitarian Response Plan for Spreading Crisis in Nigeria

Edward Kallon is the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in NigeriaThe post Humanitarian Response Plan for Spreading Crisis in...   [ continue reading...]

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“No Time to Waste” in Ending FGM

More than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more could be at risk, a UN agency said. Though t...   [ continue reading...]

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Inequality also Relates to Education, Health & Illiteracy, not Wealth Alone

Bjorn Lomborg  is director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center.The post Inequality also Relates to Education, Health & Illiteracy, not Wealth Alone app...   [ continue reading...]

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How It Feels to Survive Slavery: Ira’s story

“A client called at night and ordered a girl. I was sleeping when suddenly I was told to go to the client. He was already drunk and aggressive. I was scar...   [ continue reading...]

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Three Opportunities for Humanitarians in 2018

Larissa Fast is a Senior Research Fellow at the Humanitarian Policy Group/Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London and a former Fulbright-Schuman scholar...   [ continue reading...]

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