News headlines for “Women’s Rights”, page 2

  1. Non-violence and lasting peace are key to secure the long-term stability of the Arab region

    Monday, October 02, 2017

    Geneva/Dubai, Oct 02 (IPS) - The Chairman of the Geneva Centre Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim is calling on the international community to address the surge of extremist violence exacerbating the volatile security situation in the Arab region. This appeal was made by Dr. Al Qassim in relation to the commemoration of the 2017 International Day of Non-Violence observed on 2 October 2017.

  2. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Arab Region: Where Do We Stand?

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    GENEVA, Sep 29 (IPS) - Women's empowerment and gender equality should remain a central objective of the world community. The recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) includes specific provisions to member States of the United Nations – notably through SDG 5 - to commit to enhancing gender equality and to give women a stronger voice in the fight for equality. The Preamble of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights calls for "equal rights" to be enjoyed by "men and women": 69 years later, gender equality has not only been recognised for what it is: a fundamental human right, it is also becoming a guiding principle in the efforts of States to attain the highest ideals of a just and inclusive society and the highest rate of growth.

  3. Even in School, More Than Half of All Children Aren’t Learning, Says UNESCO

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - Six out of ten children in the world are not achieving basic proficiency in reading and mathematics, a new report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows.

  4. Gov’t Actions, Not Religion, ‘Tipping Point’ for African Youths Joining Violent Extremism

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - Government action, rather than religious ideology, is a stronger predictor for radicalization in Africa, according to a two-year landmark study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  5. Torturing Detainees Is Immoral and Ineffective, Says UN Human Rights Chief

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - A Manual for Investigative Interviewing to abolish torture among detainees suspected of crime is in the pipeline, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said today.

  6. Parliamentarians a “Fourth Pillar” of Sustainable Development

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    ROME/NEW DELHI, Sep 22 (IPS) - Investing in youth and the population dividend, women's health, sustainable development objectives, and the key role of parliamentarians to promote transparency, accountability and good governance to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development topped the agenda of a two-day conference of Asian and African lawmakers in New Delhi last week.

  7. The Crisis of Refugees and Their Sufferings Call for a Solution

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    GENEVA, Sep 21 (IPS) - The pursuit of international peace and security has been on the agenda of international decision-makers ever since the establishment of the League of Nations on 10 January 1920. There has been a constant ambiguity about the way this commitment has been translated to practice. The Covenant of the League of Nations committed itself "to promote international co-operation and to achieve international peace and security": nevertheless, the eruption of violence and geopolitical confrontations lead to another major confrontation two decades later. This reinforced the determination of the world community to redouble its efforts to promote peace and security. The Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue said that the UN Charter - adopted on 26 June 1945 - did not prevent the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and of Nagasaki less than two months later. The disastrous consequences of the Second World War was a terrible reminder of humanity's ability to bring the world close to apocalypse. Partly for such reasons more than 60 million people continue to be forcibly displaced today and peace continues to be so elusive.

  8. A Trump Doctrine of Hypocrisy

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - In his first address on the global stage of the General Assembly, United States' President Donald Trump touted an "America First" approach at the very institution that is meant to inspire collaboration between nations.

  9. Macron Defends Globalist Approach at UN General Assembly

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a sombre speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19, denouncing Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing," and calling for better protection of refugees around the world.

  10. Aung San Suu Kyi: A Leader in Denial?

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - After finally breaking silence with a much anticipated address on the ongoing crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has disappointed the world as she refuses to acknowledge the plight of her country's Rohingya community.

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