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  1. US Blasts Migrant’s Compact – Even as 180+ Countries Embrace it

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 (IPS) - As UN delegates met in Morocco to adopt a global compact to protect the rights and safety of refugees and migrants (GCM), the Trump administration launched a blistering attack condemning it as a violation of national sovereignty.

  2. U.N. Remains Defiant Amid Last Minute U-turns on Global Compact for Migration

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 10 (IPS) - Amidst negative sentiments and last-minute withdrawals from the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) by some member countries, the United Nations says the regrettable decisions are being fuelled by misinformation.

  3. 70 Years since the Universal Declaration on Human Rights – Hope Against Hope

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    GENEVA, Dec 10 (IPS) - "Save the Children estimates that 84,701 children under five have died in Yemen from untreated cases of severe acute malnutrition between April 2015 and October 2018."

    "The grim analysis of United Nations data comes as intense fighting has again erupted in Yemen's strategic port city of Hodeidah."

  4. Power and Sexual Abuse: The Danger of Doubling

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    Stockholm/Rome, Dec 10 (IPS) - Several celebrities use their power to insult or take advantage of women. We read about sexual abuse from men like Harvey Weinsten, Bill O´Reilly, Leslie Moonves, Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Dennis Hastert, Robert Packwood, Roger Ailes, James Levine, Hans Hermann Groër, Marcial Maciel, Justin Forsyth, Ruud Lubbers, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Bill Clinton, Silvio Berlusconi and Donald Trump. The list is just a sample of an extensive catalogue of Western men accused of abusing women, using their fame, fortune and power to exploit and humiliate them. Unfortunately, misogynycontempt of and prejudice against women and girls, may even be characterized as a cultural universalan element, pattern, trait, or institution that is common to all human cultures worldwide.

  5. Poor Progress and No Finance Commitments at COP24 in Katowice

    Saturday, December 08, 2018

    KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 08 (IPS) - Implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change is in a limbo as developed countries remain noncommittal to financial obligations at the ongoing negotiations in Katowice, Poland.

  6. A UN Conference Undermined by 11th Hour Withdrawals

    Friday, December 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 07 (IPS) - When the long-awaited UN conference focusing on the rights and safety of migrants and refugees takes off in Morocco, it will be a rare, if not an unprecedented meeting, for one reason: the withdrawal of at least seven member states almost at the 59th minute of the eleventh hour.

  7. Middle Eastern Countries Can Overcome Pressing Challenges By Developing a Blue Economy

    Friday, December 07, 2018

    ROME, Dec 07 (IPS) - The Blue Economy is becoming an ‘El Dorado', a new frontier for traditionally arid and water-stressed nations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to Christian Averous, Vice President of Plan Bleu, one of the Regional Activity Centres of the Mediterranean Action Plan developed under the United Environment Regional Seas Programme.

  8. Is Africa Ready for Nuclear Energy?

    Friday, December 07, 2018

    VIENNA, Dec 07 (IPS) - Laura Gil, Africa Renewal Years back, nuclear energy was a fancy option limited to the industrialized world. In due course, nuclear could be an energy source for much of Africa, where only South Africa currently has a nuclear power plant.

  9. The Revolution of Renewable Energy Needs Political Leadership

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 06 (IPS) - *Interview with Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All. She was also the World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, leading the Bank Group's efforts to campaign for the Paris Agreement.The cost of renewable energy is low, and at times, less than fossil fuels. What are the barriers to switching to renewables?

    Where current energy systems exist, they will need to be upgraded to be able to draw power from modern renewables and to exploit storage solutions that they require.

  10. Looking Beyond Fossil Fuels To Reduce Emissions

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 06 (IPS) - In midst of the 24th United Nations climate change conference (COP24), many are trying to double down in the search for practical, actionable solutions to the climate crisis: land itself.

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