News headlines for “Geopolitics”, page 2

  1. Nigeria: UN genocide expert warns against worsening security situation

    - UN News

    The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on Thursday voiced concern over the worsening security situation in Nigeria, while urging the authorities to ensure counter-terrorism operations are conducted in line with international human rights and humanitarian law. 

  2. Iraq must seize ‘brief window of opportunity’ to turn tide of instability

    - UN News

    Iraq’s political class must urgently seize the current brief window of opportunity to break chronic cycles of instability, the UN Special Representative told the Security Council on Thursday.

  3. Who are Humanitarian Journalists?

    - Inter Press Service

    NORWICH / EDINBURGH / LONDON, Feb 01 (IPS) - In a new book, entitled Humanitarian Journalists: Covering Crises from a Boundary Zonewe document the unique reporting practices of a small but influential group of journalists who defy conventional approaches to covering humanitarian crises.

  4. Fake medicines kill almost 500,000 sub-Saharan Africans a year: UNODC report

    - UN News

    Trafficked medical products kill almost half a million sub-Saharan Africans every year, and action is needed to stem the flow, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) states in its new threat assessment report.

  5. Overcoming the Currency Mismatch to Finance Clean Energy in Developing Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 31 (IPS) - Meeting our climate change goals will require massive investments in clean energy projects, in both advanced economies and across the Global South.  But financing projects in the latter group of countries requires an increase in foreign capital inflows that will be constrained by currency exchange rate risk. Creating an innovative Exchange Rate Coverage Facility can help to overcome this constraint.

  6. Senior UN Leaders Show Their Support to Afghan Women and Girls, Urge Taliban to Reverse Their Bans

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (IPS) - Recent visits to Afghanistan by senior-led UN delegations underscore the urgency to protect the rights of women and girls, including their access to humanitarian aid and their right to work.

  7. Peace in South Sudan hinges on local accountability, landmark Peacebuilding Commission meeting hears

    - UN News

    The Government of South Sudan, in its first ever briefing to the UN Peacebuilding Commission, outlined its priorities on Tuesday, addressing a host of recommendations from civil society speakers and UN officials.

  8. Deny legitimacy of Myanmar’s military junta, UN expert urges

    - UN News

    The international community must promptly deny the legitimacy of Myanmar’s military junta, the UN-appointed independent expert on the situation of human rights in the country said briefing at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, launching a critical report as the coup enters its third year on Wednesday.

  9. Mali: Independent rights experts call for probe into Wagner Group’s alleged crimes

    - UN News

    Top UN-appointed independent rights experts on Tuesday called on the authorities in Mali to launch an immediate probe into the mass execution of civilians last year, allegedly by Government forces and the Russia-based private military contractor, the Wagner Group.

  10. ASEAN Parliamentarians Cannot Escape 'Lawfare' or Violations of their Human Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, Jan 30 (IPS) - Parliamentarians worldwide face increasing human rights violations and a greater risk of reprisal simply for exercising their mandate or expressing their ideas and opinions.

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