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  1. “For Generations, We Have Been Nominating Men Just Because They are Men”

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    Marlène Schiappa, Minister of State for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination in France, attended the 25th year Regional Review Meeting of the Beijing Platform for Action for the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Region last month. She highlighted why this meeting is key for advancing the gender equality agenda and the priorities for the Generation Equality Forum in 2020, a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-chaired by France and Mexico.

  2. Cybersecurity Threats Call for a Global Response

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 14 (IPS) - Last March, Operation Taiex led to the arrest of the gang leader behind the Carbanak and Cobalt malware attacks on over 100 financial institutions worldwide.

  3. Women’s Groups Applaud Gender Action Plan Following COP 25

    Wednesday, January 08, 2020

    MADRID, Spain, Jan 08 (IPS) - After nearly two weeks of negotiations at COP 25 climate negotiations in Madrid last month (2-13 December), governments will be adopting a new 5-year Gender Action Plan (GAP) that progressively builds upon the first GAP, and works to address many of the concerns raised by women and gender groups at the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including calls for greater focus on implementation and scaling up gender-just climate solutions.

  4. India’s Citizenship Law Triggered by Rising Right-Wing Ideology

    Monday, January 06, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 06 (IPS) - "Fire bullets at the traitors of the country," chanted mobs of Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, supporters wrapped in Indian flags in Delhi last week.

  5. EU Policies Don’t Tackle Root Causes of Migration – They Risk Aggravating Them

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019

    COPENHAGEN, Dec 17 (IPS) - According to political scientist Zaki Laïdi's La tyrannie de l'urgence (The tyranny of emergency) from 1999, crisis and emergency situations leave no time for analysis, prevention or forecasting. As an immediate protective reflex, they prevent long-term solutions and pose a serious risk of jeopardising the future.

  6. 2019 – A Devastating Year in Review

    Monday, December 16, 2019

    ROME, Dec 16 (IPS) - By any measure this has been a devastating year: fires across the Amazon, the Arctic and beyond; floods and drought in Africa; rising temperatures, carbon emissions and sea levels; accelerating loss of species, and mass forced migrations of people.

  7. The Ignoble Fall of a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 12 (IPS) - Appearing before 17 judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto civilian leader of Myanmar, became a public apologist for the military government of Myanmar which has long been accused of genocide and forcing over 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh since a 2017 crackdown.

  8. Human Rights and the Global Protests: Addressing Systems as Well as Symptoms

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    NEW YORK, Dec 10 (IPS) - Human rights advocates should be as concerned with the economic injustices giving rise to recent worldwide demonstrations as with the repressive responses to them. 

  9. Social Summit Demands Stronger Commitments in Climate Talks

    Monday, December 09, 2019

    MADRID, Dec 09 (IPS) - As the COP25 deliberations enter the decisive final week, representatives of environmental and social organisations gathered in a parallel summit are pressing the governments to adopt stronger commitments in the face of a worsening climate emergency.

  10. Volunteerism – An Antidote to a World in Flux

    Wednesday, December 04, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 04 (IPS) - As the world warms, as inequality widens and as an increasing number of societies suffer from instability and conflict, many people are left wondering what they can do about it.

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