News headlines for “Arms Control”

  1. The Slippery Slope to Autonomous Killing Machines

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    UTRECHT, The Netherlands, Nov 11 (IPS) - Maaike Beenes is Senior Programme Officer Humanitarian DisarmamentWould you trust an algorithm with your life? If that thought makes you uncomfortable, then you should be concerned about the artificial intelligence (AI) arms race that is secretly taking off, fueled by the arms industry.

  2. UN Peacekeeping Should Not Violate Charter or Principles of Sovereignty of Member States

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 08 (IPS) - Given the political, economic and social exigencies of contemporary peacekeeping, it is important that the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) remains engaged in the process.

  3. UN Agency for Palestinians in Crisis as Chief Quits

    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 07 (IPS) - The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees was in "crisis mode" on Wednesday after director Pierre Krahenbuhl resigned amid a misconduct probe over whether he fast-tracked his girlfriend into a top aid job, analysts said.

  4. The Fight for Bread Became a Fight for Freedom

    Tuesday, November 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 05 (IPS) - My name is Alaa Salah. I am 22 years old and I grew up in Khartoum. Before the revolution, I was a student of architectural engineering. I did not grow up around politics, but in an ordinary middle-class family—my mother is a designer and my father owns a construction company.

  5. Beyond the Headlines: the Development Story Behind Irregular Migration

    Monday, October 28, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 28 (IPS) - Last week, a too-familiar human tragedy captured news headlines. 39 people were found dead inside a shipping container on an industrial estate in Essex in Southeast England; 31 men and 8 women from China whose individual identities, for now, remain anonymous, as authorities begin to investigate one of Europe's worst people-trafficking cases.

  6. World’s Spreading Humanitarian Crises Leave Millions of Children Without Schools or Education

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (IPS) - As massive protests escalated worldwide last month, millions of children walked out of schools to demonstrate against the lackadaisical response – primarily from world leaders --to the ongoing climate emergency resulting in floods, droughts, typhoons, heat waves and wildfires devastating human lives.

  7. Fearless Young Women and Insensitive Men

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Oct 24 (IPS) - On October 11, the Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee announced that this year´s Peace Prize is awarded to Ethiopia´s prime minister Abiy Ahmed: "For his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea."1 Let us hope that Abiy remains a worthy Peace Prize winner and that warfare and human suffering on the Horn of Africa will finally come to an end.

  8. Trump Poised to Withdraw from Open Skies Treaty

    Friday, October 18, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 18 (IPS) - The Trump administration is reportedly on the verge of withdrawing from the 1992 Open Skies Treatyaccording to lawmakers and media reports. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, first sounded the public alarm in an Oct. 7 letter to National Security Advisor Robert C. O'Brien.

  9. Africa’s Investment Drive Gathers Pace

    Friday, October 18, 2019

    ROME, Oct 18 (IPS) - Headwinds are blowing amid IMF warnings of a "synchronised slowdown" in global economic growth, yet Africa's investment drive is still gathering pace, supported by intense international competition in development finance.

  10. Holding Transnational Corporations Accountable for Human Rights Abuses

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    GENEVA / LAGOS, Oct 16 (IPS) - In Geneva this week, a treaty process is underway that promises to usher in a new era for human rights around the globe.

    The process—the intergovernmental working group on the binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights—could mean that for the first time, human rights would be prioritized above corporate profits.

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