News headlines for “Democracy”, page 2

The Elusive Woman Secretary-General

Friday, October 14, 2016

NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - United Nations' apex forum, the General Assembly elected the next Secretary-General yesterday by acclamation rubber-stamping the recommendation of the Security Council (SC). I am appalled by the choice of 15 members of the Security Council of another man following eight others in 70 plus years of UN's existence as if only men are destined to lead this global organization.

Antonio Guterres: New UN Secretary General

Thursday, October 13, 2016

ROME, Oct 13 (IPS) - The new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who takes office on January 1, arrives with strong credentials -- both as a former Prime Minister of Portugal and an ex-UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Boko Haram: Recruited by Friends and Family

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

LONDON, Oct 12 (IPS) - A recent study supported by the government of Finland has found widespread misconceptions regarding what drives people to join Islamist militant groups like Boko Haram.

Report Details UN Failings in Juba, South Sudan Violence

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 11 (IPS) - UN peacekeepers were reportedly unable and, at times, unwilling to respond effectively to violent clashes in Juba, South Sudan in July 2016 according to a new report by the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC).

Life Goes On, Barely, After 50 Years of Occupation

Monday, October 10, 2016

AIDA CAMP, West Bank, Oct 10 (IPS) - Over almost five decades of Israeli occupation, the number of Palestinian refugees has grown with every generation, saturating basic services in the 19 camps that are home to about 200,000 people in the West Bank run by the United Nations.

Gang Violence Drives Internal Displacement in El Salvador

Friday, October 07, 2016

CALUCO, El Salvador, Oct 07 (IPS) - A basketball court in this small town in western El Salvador was turned overnight into a shelter for some two dozen families forced to flee their homes after a recent escalation of gang violence.

Reject Abusers from UN Human Rights Council: Advocacy Groups

Friday, October 07, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 07 (IPS) - The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) and the UN Watch have called on UN member states to oppose the bids of some of the major human rights abusing governments from joining the Human Rights Council (HRC).

Unexpected Eritrean Journalistic Voice Rises in Ethiopia

Thursday, October 06, 2016

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 06 (IPS) - It took Eritrean journalist Estifo seven years to save up enough money to pay a fixer to get him and his family from the capital, Asmara, to the shared border with Ethiopia. After they crossed the border by foot, they turned themselves in to the Ethiopian authorities and claimed asylum as refugees.

UN Unable to Fully Investigate Chemical Weapons Allegations in Sudan

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 05 (IPS) - The UN has only limited access to Jebel Marra, the location in Sudan where Amnesty International alleges Sudanese government forces have used chemical weapons, UN Peacekeeping Chief Herve Ladsous said here Tuesday.

'The Earth Is Not Flat; It Is Urban'

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

ROME, Oct 04 (IPS) - When the United Nations elaborated its latest report on the impact of what it calls "the dramatic shift towards urban life," it tried to draw a balanced portrait of both the opportunities and the challenges of the fact that 1 in 2 world inhabitant already lives in urban areas and what this implies.

Powered by Inter Press Service

Web feed for Democracy news headlines