Topic: United Nations

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Reinventing the World Social Forum: how powerful an idea can be

The collective in Salvador has succeeded in bringing together thousands of organisations for preparing the Forum:...   [ continue reading...]

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Activists Condemn Failure of COP23 to Address Interrelated Crises of Climate, Energy & Inequality

On the last day of the United Nations climate summit in Bonn, Germany, we get a wrap-up on negotiations. This year is the first COP since President Trump vowed...   [ continue reading...]

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"Keep It in the Ground": As COP23 Ends, Activists Protest at Europe's Largest Open-Pit Coal Mine

Throughout the United Nations climate summit in Bonn, Germany, activists have been protesting against fossil fuels. Early this morning, Democracy Now! drove abo...   [ continue reading...]

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China: Release Gravely Ill Critics

Expand Protesters chant slogans to mourn the death of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, outside Ch...   [ continue reading...]

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Nigerian Environmental Activist: Displacement from Climate Change Contributed to Rise of Boko Haram

Broadcasting from the United Nations climate summit in Bonn, Germany, we speak with Nigerian environmental activist Nnimmo Bassey about global warming in Africa...   [ continue reading...]

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"Keep It in the Ground": As UN Climate Summit Ends, Activists Protest at Europe's Largest Open-Pit Coal Mine

Throughout the United Nations climate summit in Bonn, Germany, activists have been protesting against fossil fuels. Early this morning, Democracy Now! drove...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistani Senator Works to End Enforced Disappearances

Expand Human rights activists chant slogans during a protest to condemn the disappearances...   [ continue reading...]

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Making Britain Great Again – in a different way

By thinking big and making connections, Labour can raise people and country. Labour leader Jer...   [ continue reading...]

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Countries Pledge to End Coal-Fired Power by 2030

Nearly 20 countries have agreed to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, launching the Powering Past Coal Alliance at the United Nations’ clim...   [ continue reading...]

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Burma: Withdraw Protest Ban in Yangon

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Climate Change is Already Upon us & Will Only Worsen in Short Term

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in his address to the UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP 23) in BonnThe post Climate...   [ continue reading...]

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Burma: Widespread Rape of Rohingya Women, Girls

Burmese security forces have committed widespread rape against women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Roh...   [ continue reading...]

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UN agency report shows Iran meeting nuclear commitments

The Associated Press reports: The United Nations agency monitoring Iran’s compliance with a landmark nuclear treaty issued a report Monday certifying that...   [ continue reading...]

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Guess Which Country Was AWOL at the UN Climate Conference?

A door. That, more or less, is the extent of the United States government’s public presence at the 23rd United Nations climate change conference, hosted t...   [ continue reading...]

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Finance Following Growth

Anis Chowdhury, Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University and the University of New South Wales (Australia). He held senior United Nations positions during 2...   [ continue reading...]

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Yemen? Where on Earth is Yemen?

At the end of last week the United Nations humanitarian chief warned that unless the blockade of Yemen was lifted, the country woul face “the largest fami...   [ continue reading...]

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Sri Lanka: Adopt Timeline for Action

Expand Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN high commissioner for human rights, speaks&nbsp...   [ continue reading...]

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Kumi Naidoo: United Nations Shouldn't "Pander to Madness That Comes Out of the Trump Administration"

South African activist Kumi Naidoo joins us at COP23 to discuss the U.S. presence at this year's U.N. climate summit. "The U.N. cannot continue to pander to the...   [ continue reading...]

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Trumpists Attend Climate Conference to Push Coal

Sigh: The Trump administration made its debut at a United Nations conference on climate change on Monday by giving a full-throated defense of fossil fuels and n...   [ continue reading...]

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Ignoring the benefits of children’s work

Work can have many benefits for children. Policy responses need to understand and foster those benefits, not succu...   [ continue reading...]

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