News headlines for “United Nations on Development Issues”

  1. 25 years Since the Oslo Accords: Israeli Security Depends on Palestinian Rights

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    OSLO, Norway, Sep 14 (IPS) - Jan Egeland is Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council. He co-organized the secret talks between Israel and Palestine that led to the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Twenty-five years ago, on 13 September 1993, I sat on the White House lawn to witness the landmark signing of the Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Diplomats around me gasped as Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands with former foe, Chairman Yasser Arafat. But for some of us present, the handshake came as no surprise.

  2. Trump at the UN – a Dramatist Seizes an Opportunity

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    NEW YORK, Sep 13 (IPS) - James Paul is former Executive Director of the New York-based Global Policy Forum and author of the recently-released "Of Foxes and Chickens: Oligarchy & Global Power in the UN Security Council"

    Donald Trump, as we know, is first and foremost a showman. He is a person who loves theatrics and tries always to stay in the spotlight. In his habitual theater at the White House, however, the air has become tense, the audience unreliable, his efforts to attract an adoring crowd increasingly frought.

  3. South-South Cooperation in a Transformative Era

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 13 (IPS) - Jorge Chediek is Director, UN Office of South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation.On 12 September, the international community commemorated the UN Day for South-South Cooperation. This is an important acknowledgement of the contributions of Southern partnerships in addressing the many development challenges that confront the international community, such as poverty, climate change, inequality, contagious diseases and humanitarian crises.

  4. “Running Out Of Time” - Local Communities Mobilise for the Climate

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 12 (IPS) - Local communities across the globe have risen up to demand commitments on climate change, as frustration mounts over the lack of action.

  5. 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.

  6. The US vs. UNRWA: Who’s the Real Loser?

    Friday, September 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 07 (IPS) - Mona Ali Khalil, PassBlue*It is entirely the United States' prerogative to cut off its voluntary contributions to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, or UNRWA.

  7. 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.

  8. Culture of Peace Embedded in Every Word on the UN Charter

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 05 (IPS) - Miroslav Lajčák, President of the current 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, in his address to the Forum on a Culture of Peace.

    As we open this Forum, I will make three main points. First, I want to ask: what does a culture of peace actually mean?

    And, frankly it might be different for every person in this room. But I will share some elements, which have stuck with me.

  9. Can the U.S. and Russia Avert a New Arms Race?

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Sep 04 (IPS) - Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director, Arms Control Association.

    Five long years have passed since U.S. President Barack Obama proposed and Russian President Vladimir Putin unfortunately rejected negotiations designed to cut their excessive nuclear stockpiles by one-third below the limits set by the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).

  10. New Rules for High Seas Must Include Needs of Poorest Nations

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018

    LONDON, Sep 04 (IPS) - Essam Yassin Mohammed is Principal Researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

    Over-fishing, warming oceans and plastic pollution dominate the headlines when it comes to the state of the seas. Most of the efforts to protect the life of the ocean and the livelihoods of those who depend on it are limited to exclusive economic zones – the band of water up to 200 nautical miles from the coast.

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