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Emirates Red Crescent distributes winter supplies to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The Humanitarian and Development Affairs Attache at the UAE Embassy in Beirut has distributed over 750 heaters from the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, to help disp...   [ continue reading...]

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The Future of Our Cities: New Agenda, New Faces, New Year

David Kuria is an Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow and a PhD researcher on project management in Kenya.The post The Future of Our Cities: New Agenda, New Faces...   [ continue reading...]

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Biodiversity and Food Security: the Dual Focus of the World Potato Congress

Potatoes were first taken out of Peru, where they originated, 458 years ago to feed the world. Half a millennium later, potatoes have spread throughout the plan...   [ continue reading...]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 4,485 in 2018; Deaths Reach 201

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 4,485 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 21 January. This compares with 3,335 coming ashore during a...   [ continue reading...]

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Migrants Without Shoes

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2013. It is past midnight. The aircraft come in from Saudi Arabia carrying workers who had been hastily ejected. They had gone from Ethio...   [ continue reading...]

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EU removes UAE from ‘Uncooperative Tax Havens’ list

The Ministry of Finance has welcomed the European Union’s decision to remove the UAE from its list of uncooperative tax havens, in recognition of the tran...   [ continue reading...]

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Wealth Concentration Continues to Increase

As the ‘masters of the universe’ gather for their annual retreat at Davos, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has just published its Inclusive Developme...   [ continue reading...]

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China’s Mass Market Adopts Mobile Payments

Tyler Aveni & Joep Roest, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a global partnership of more than 30 leading organizations that seek to advance fina...   [ continue reading...]

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Can Drought Be Prevented? Slovakia Aims to Try

A landmark programme to combat drought set to be implemented in the small Central European country of Slovakia could be an inspiration for other states as extre...   [ continue reading...]

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Argentina Continues to Seek Truth and Justice, Despite the Hurdles

Thirty-four years after Argentina’s return to democracy, more than 500 cases involving human rights abuses committed during the 1976-1983 military dictato...   [ continue reading...]

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Left Behind: Families of Migrants Wait in Limbo

Wahid Haider talks about his son’s departure to Italy almost seven years ago without regret or hesitation. Haider has not seen Nayeem, now 30 years old, s...   [ continue reading...]

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“The Situation in Jerusalem Is a Textbook Case of Multi-Faceted and Cross-Cutting Violations of Human Rights” Idriss Jazairy

During a speech at the Al-Azhar conference in Cairo on the situation in Jerusalem, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and...   [ continue reading...]

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Address the Prime Concerns

We welcome the recent agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. However, there is ample ground for scept...   [ continue reading...]

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Greening Economic Growth

When I hear people in Pakistan talk of how we really need to focus on economic growth now and on cleaning up later, I cannot help thinking about the Mexican fin...   [ continue reading...]

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Reinstating the Death Penalty a Violation of International Law

First of 2 partsThe post Reinstating the Death Penalty a Violation of International Law appeared first on Inter Press Service.   [ continue reading...]

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UN Migration Agency Appeals for USD 1.4 Billion to Help over 80 Million People in 50 Countries

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds...   [ continue reading...]

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Davos: a Tale of Two Mountains

Ben Phillips is Launch Director, Fight Inequality Alliance. The post Davos: a Tale of Two Mountains appeared first on Inter Press Service.   [ continue reading...]

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Groups Condemn U.S. Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency

International organizations have criticized the United States’ decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refuge...   [ continue reading...]

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US, Led by an Erratic Trump, Seeks to Undermine UN

The continued erratic and outrageous comments by President Donald Trump – and his attempts to undermine the United Nations – are threatening to caus...   [ continue reading...]

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OFID Director-General commits to Bangladesh, meets with Prime Minister

The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Suleiman J Al-Herbish, has concluded a mission to Bangladesh, the first high-level v...   [ continue reading...]

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