News headlines for “Geopolitics”, page 6

  1. Ending the Male Monopoly on Peace: Women Still Need More Seats at the Table

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    NEW YORK, Oct 26 (IPS) - Whether targeted by perpetrators of sexual violence, oppressed by ideological extremists, or uniquely threatened by the bombing of hospital maternity units, women often bear the brunt of conflicts. Yet when it comes to peace negotiations, women too often don't have a seat at the table. The continuing reality that men, particularly armed men, enjoy an almost exclusive role in peace processes defies both logic and evidence.

  2. Pollution or How the ‘Take-Make-Dispose’ Economic Model Does Kill

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    ROME, Oct 26 (IPS) - The prevailing "Take-Make-Dispose" linear economic model consisting of voracious depletion of natural resources in both production and consumption patterns has proved to be one of the world's main killers due to the huge pollution it causes for air, land and soil, marine and freshwater.

  3. Deliberate Famine Should Be a War Crime, UN Expert Says

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (IPS) - The deliberate starvation of civilians could amount to a war crime and should be prosecuted, said an independent UN human rights expert.

  4. Russian & US Vetoes Protect Client States

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (IPS) - The vote on the latest American-sponsored resolution in the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Syria was predictable: of the five big powers, China abstained and Russia vetoed, while the US, UK and France voted for it.

  5. UN Day: Another Day, Another 34,000 Refugees

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (IPS) - Oct. 24 is not just another day on the calendar. It is United Nations Day, an excellent time to take note of one of the accomplishments the world body has achieved in its 72-year history.

  6. The United Nations Is Needed More than Ever Before to Promote Peace and Justice Worldwide

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    GENEVA, Oct 24 (IPS) - In commemoration of the 2017 United Nations Day, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim called for enhancing the role of the United Nations to address issues related to the promotion of peace and security as a platform for collaboration and the advancement of human rights.

  7. Let’s Harness the Egalitarian Spirit of Sport for Global Cohesion

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 (IPS) - 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.

    In his message to the world the UN Secretary General, Mr Antonio Guterres remarked"When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people – they will build a peaceful, sustainable and just world".

  8. Role of the Fashion Industry in UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (IPS) - Fashion is not a sector that exists in a vacuum. In fact, the fashion industry is not unlike any other key economic drivers; it is a key component of a global economy and certainly an important sector to consider when thinking about the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  9. Austrian Elections: The Crisis of Europe Continues

    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    ROME, Oct 21 (IPS) - The Austrian elections show clearly that media have given up on contextualising events. To do that, calls for a warning about Europe's future, as a vehicle of European values is required. Europe has been weakened by all the recent elections, with the notable exception of France. Common to all, France included, were some clear trends, that we will hastily, and therefore maybe imperfectly, examine.

  10. Global Interfaith LGBTIQ Leaders Convene at UN for Expert-level Dialogue

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    NEW YORK, Oct 20 (IPS) - On September 29, 2017, Yvette Abrahams, an indigenous religious leader from Cape Town, South Africa who served as the country's Commissioner For Gender Equality for five years, gasped when she learned that South Africa had just voted in favor of United Nations Human Rights Council resolution condemning the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts. She could not believe that the United States had not.

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