News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”

  1. Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    ROME, Jun 19 (IPS) - Enrique Yeves is Director of Communications, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsWe worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted.

    We worry about eating properly, and yet in many countries , poor nutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies are increasingly common. This trend is taking place in the Americas, Oceania, Asia, Africa and in Europe.

  2. 2.5 Million Migrants Smuggled Worldwide, Many Via Social Media

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 19 (IPS) - At least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled worldwide in 2016, generating an income for smugglers which ranged between $5.5 billion and $7.0 billion, according to a newly published report "2018 Global Study On Smuggling Of Migrants" by the Vienna-based UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

  3. Trump is Here to Stay and Change the World

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    ROME, Jun 18 (IPS) - Donald John Trump, 45th and current president of the United States, has been seen in many illustrious circles as an anomaly that cannot last. Well, it is time to look at reality.

    If we put on the glasses of people who have seen their level of income reduced and are afraid of the future, Trump is here to stay, and he is a result and not a cause.

  4. Ethiopia to Return Land in Bid for Peace with Eritrea

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    BADME, Ethiopia, Jun 18 (IPS) - The utterly inconsequential-looking Ethiopian border town of Badme is where war broke out in 1998 between Ethiopia and Eritrea, lasting two years and devastating both countries. 

  5. Now is Not the Time to Give up on the People of DRC

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jun 15 (IPS) - After more than 20 years of brutal conflict, few might believe that things could get worse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). And yet they most dishearteningly are.

    In the last year, we have witnessed a continuous escalation of violence that has spread to half of the country, endangering millions. Some 2 million children suffer from acute hunger, and the DRC is home to the largest number of displaced people in Africa.

  6. Europe, sharing the love?

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    ROME, Jun 15 (IPS) - Even if arrivals of migrants into Italy by sea have decreased between 2017 and 2018 so far, recent events in the Mediterranean rim have strongly drawn attention to the migration issue and a fierce debate is now underway among European countries.

  7. Is there Gender Parity & Reverse Sexual Harassment at UN?

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 14 (IPS) - Faced with growing allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in the UN system, Secretary-General Antonio Guterreslast year announced a "zero-tolerance" policy to fight harassment in the world body.

    But UN Women, which was created in July 2010 and dedicated to gender empowerment, has moved one step further-- and appointed an Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination, perhaps one of the few UN bodies to do so.

  8. From Fake News to a Fake Death

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    KIEV, Jun 14 (IPS) - When news broke on May 29th that journalist Arkady Babchenko had been murdered in Ukraine, serious questions about the safety of journalists in the country were raised.

  9. Sahel in the Throes of a Major Humanitarian Crisis

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - Mark Lowcock is UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief CoordinatorI am increasingly concerned by the situation in the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. These are levels unseen since the crisis of 2012, and the most critical months are still ahead.

  10. 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.

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