News headlines for “Foreign Policy — Projecting Power”, page 3

  1. Law of the Sea Convention Expands to Cover Marine Biological Diversity

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Sep 11 (IPS) - Dr Palitha Kohona is former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations & former co-Chair of the UN Adhoc Working Group on Biological Diversity Beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction.

    Responding to a persistent demand by developing countries, the conservation community and science, the UN General Assembly has commenced a process for bringing the areas beyond national jurisdiction in the oceans under a global legally binding regulatory framework.

  2. International Law Experts Warn Europe’s ‘Pull Back’ of Migrants is Illegal - Part 2

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    ROME, Sep 10 (IPS) - This is the second part of our series about migration to Italy."The Italian and other European authorities are engaging – on the migration issue – in a policy which has the foreseeable results of numerous deaths." It is a grim warning from expert on international law, refugees and migration issues, and member of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN)Itamar Mann.

  3. UN Begins Talks on World’s First Treaty to Regulate High Seas

    Friday, September 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 07 (IPS) - After several years of preliminary discussions, the United Nations has begun its first round of inter-governmental negotiations to draft the world's first legally binding treaty to protect and regulate the "high seas"—which, by definition, extend beyond 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers) and are considered "international waters" shared globally.

  4. Amid Chronic Violence, Millions of Afghans Face Risks of Drought Related Displacement

    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    OSLO, Aug 30 (IPS) - Enayatullah Azad is Media, Information & Advocacy Coordinator, Norwegian Refugee CouncilAmid a precarious security situation in Afghanistan, the worst drought in recent history, that hit two out of three provinces in Afghanistan in July, has destabilized the lives of tens of thousands of civilians, some of whom have already been displaced.

  5. UN Seeks Probe into Saudi Bombing of Civilian Targets

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 29 (IPS) - Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of relentlessly bombing civilian targets in strife-torn Yemen and threatening executions of human rights activists, is fast gaining notoriety as a political outcast at the United Nations.

  6. Winds of Change on Kenya’s Northern Borders

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 06 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

    Previously characterised by belligerence, based on competition for resources, the border regions of Eastern Africa can sense the blissful wind of peace approaching.

  7. Global Compact & the Art of Cherry-Picking Refugees

    Monday, July 30, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - When Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was asked about the legality of the UN's much-ballyhooed Global Compact for Migration, he was initially evasive in his response.

    "I'm not a lawyer", he told reporters July 12, "and I presume that this question might be better asked from a lawyer".

  8. Stop Neglecting African Conflicts

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.

    Norwegian Refugee Council's (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises.

  9. Afghan Electorate: Basic Needs Must be met Before Political Progress can be Ensured

    Thursday, June 07, 2018

    KABUL, Afghanistan, Jun 07 (IPS) - Will Carter is Head of Programme, Norwegian Refugee Council, AfghanistanAfter four decades of perpetual conflict, Afghanistan rolls into two consecutive election years – parliamentary this year, presidential the next. But the country and its people are going through even tougher times than usual with continued displacement and a looming hunger crisis.

  10. Nuclear Nonproliferation Malpractice

    Friday, June 01, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 01 (IPS) - Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director of the Arms Control Association*The global nuclear nonproliferation system has always relied on responsible leadership from the United States and other global powers. The effort to create, extend, and strengthen the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), which was opened for signature 50 years ago on July 1, 1968, has succeeded, albeit imperfectly, because most U.S. presidents have made good faith efforts to back up U.S. legal and political commitments on nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament.

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