News headlines for “Geopolitics”, page 2

  1. Redouble efforts to end ‘senseless’ war in Ukraine, UN chief tells Foreign Ministers

    - UN News

    With the war in Ukraine showing no signs of letting up, countries must increase efforts to prevent further escalation and end the fighting, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told Foreign Ministers meeting in the Security Council on Thursday. 

  2. Cambodia: UN-backed tribunal ends with conviction upheld for last living Khmer Rouge leader

    - UN News

    The final Khmer Rouge leader to be prosecuted under a UN-backed special tribunal in Cambodia, has had his 2018 conviction upheld for genocide and crimes against humanity, committed during the brutal rule of the Khmer Rouge during the late 1970s, during which nearly a quarter of the country’s population was killed.

  3. Civil Disobedience - How to Make Enemies and Influence People

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Sep 22 (IPS) - Radical climate groups undeterred by risks and unpopularity as long as message gets acrossBlocking metros and highways in rush-hour traffic to stop commuters getting to work. Vandalizing petrol pumps to put them out of use. Halting sporting events such as the French Open and the British Grand Prix. Disrupting bemused art lovers by gluing oneself to priceless masterpieces.

  4. The Swedish Elections: A Victory for Populism

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Sep 22 (IPS) - After general elections on the 12th September, Sweden is on the threshold of a new era. The Sweden Democrats (SD) won almost 21 percent of the votes and thus became the largest in a bloc of right-wing parties that now have a collective majority in the parliament. A nation that for a long time prided itself of being a beacon of tolerance and openness will now experience a historical transformation. The Sweden Democrats was once founded by Nazi sympathisers and for decades shunned by mainstream politicians. However, SD has now tipped the political scale in a country previously known for its stable and predictable politics, and some of the party’s former foes are now willing to co-rule with them.

  5. Myanmar spiralling ‘from bad to worse, to horrific’, Human Rights Council hears

    - UN News

    Since the Myanmar military launched its “disastrous” coup last year, UN-appointed independent human rights expert Tom Andrews said on Wednesday that conditions have worsened, “by any measure”.

  6. Refugees Most Vulnerable in Ongoing Food Insecurity Crisis - UN

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - Representatives from UN agencies and several countries called for more substantive action to support refugees and internally displaced people amid the ongoing global food crisis.

  7. Towards a More Secure Future Through Effective Multilateralism

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Sep 21 (IPS) - As world leaders gather in New York for the opening of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly this week, the security horizon is undoubtedly dark.

  8. UN Agencies Call to Commit to Transforming Education in Crises

    - Inter Press Service

    United Nations, Sep 20 (IPS) - Refugee youth advocate, Mary Maker, called on UN member states to honor their commitments to transform education from the foundation up to the top, starting with those living in the direst and fraught circumstances.

  9. Myanmar: Guterres strongly condemns army attacks which left 11 children dead

    - UN News

    The UN chief on Tuesday strongly condemned attacks by Government troops in Myanmar on a northern rebel stronghold which targeted a school, leaving at least 13 dead, including 11 children.

  10. Rise in mercenary forces trigger ‘rampant’ human rights violations

    - UN News

    Human rights violations committed by mercenaries and private security companies create grave challenges for victims seeking justice and redress, UN-appointed independent human rights experts warned on Tuesday.

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