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  1. As COVID-19 Burns, World’s Forgotten Wars Continue to take Toll on Civilians as Well

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    JUBA, South Sudan, May 21 (IPS) - Earlier this year, just before the coronavirus virtually shut down international travel, I sat under a mesquite tree and listened to a rambling speech by a South Sudanese general at a military base outside of the capital, Juba.

  2. Will UN Chief & Senior Management Volunteer Pay Cuts in Crisis-Stricken World Body?

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - As a spiraling financial crisis threatens to undermine the UN's day-to-day operations worldwide, a proposal being kicked around, outside the empty corridors of the UN, has triggered the question: will senior officials, including the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General (DSG), Under-Secretaries-Generals (USGs), including 60 heads of UN agencies, Funds and Programs, and Assistant Secretaries-Generals (ASGs), volunteer to take salary cuts— even as a symbolic gesture?

  3. Africa Needs a DOVE Fund: Or Should We Starve So We Can Pay our Debts?

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 19 (IPS) - ub-Saharan Africa has a debt problem. According to the most recent World Bank debt statisticsin 2018 the region had about $493 billion in long term external debt.

  4. Beyond Trump -- US, UN & Global Health Governance

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

    BANGKOK, Thailand, May 14 (IPS) - US President Donald Trump's battle with the World Health Organization (WHO) hides two important issues. One, the long running love-hate relationship between the US and the UN, and two, a better understanding of how global public health is governed and in the overall context of global governance.

  5. The UN Is Hunting for a New Medical Director, Based in New York City

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 13 (IPS) - "Are you a senior medical executive with expertise in healthcare management with oversight of clinical services and occupational health at a facility, state, national or international level? The United Nations Secretariat is seeking a Medical Director at the D-2 level in the Department of Operational Support," an ad posting on the UN's job portal reads.

  6. US Pulls the Plug on a UN Global Cease-Fire Resolution

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 12 (IPS) - After six weeks of negotiations, the United States shot down hopes for a resolution to be approved in the United Nations Security Council on May 8, refusing to back worldwide cease-fires as the US continues to castigate China and the World Health Organization for the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, momentum behind tenuous cease-fires is vanishing, experts say.

  7. COVID-19 Pandemic Vulnerable to Exploitation by Proliferators, Terrorists & Criminals

    Wednesday, May 06, 2020

    WASHINGTON DC, May 06 (IPS) - Even during this pandemic, perhaps especially during this pandemic, the global institutions to help prevent the spread of biological and chemical weapons to proliferators or terrorists must continue their work.

  8. UN Faces Financial & Liquidity Crisis as Global Pandemic Rages

    Friday, April 17, 2020

    NEW YORK, Apr 17 (IPS) - The current financial crisis, triggered as a result of withholding or delaying payment of assessed contributions by Member States, is nothing new to the United Nations.

  9. As US Unemployment Hits a Staggering 22 Million, Will UN Layoffs Be Far Behind?

    Friday, April 17, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 17 (IPS) - The deadly coronavirus COVID-19, which has shut down the UN secretariat in New York, along with 32 of its agencies globally, has forced over 37,500 UN staffers worldwide to work from their homes.

  10. In His Fight Against WHO, Trump Plays Politics with Human Lives

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 15 (IPS) - President Donald Trump's threat to abruptly cut all US funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) has been described as "reckless and deadly"—particularly at a time when the Geneva-based UN agency was engaged in an uphill battle against the spreading coronavirus.

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