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  1. SDGs Corporate Tracker to Monitor Progress of UN’s Development Agenda

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Feb 21 (IPS) - This year marks just ten years ahead of the deadline for completing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

    These universally supported targets were always ambitious in their scope – yet what is clearer now than ever before is that quicker progress is crucial in the decade to come.

  2. Nepal’s Baby Export

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    KATHMANDU, Feb 21 (IPS) - A major discrepancy between Nepal government and foreign records of the number of Nepali children adopted in North America and Europe has exposed a trafficking ring that involves various child welfare agencies in Kathmandu.

  3. Zimbabwe's Thin Line between Child Smuggling and Child Trafficking

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    HARARE, Feb 20 (IPS) - While there are a large number of instances of child smuggling and trafficking across Zimbabwe's porous borders, these cases still remain unknown and unreported because of the nature of the crime.

    Elton Ndumiso*, a bus-conductor who works a bus route from Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, to neighbouring South Africa, sees it all the time: Zimbabwean women travelling with three or four children, who are clearly not their own kids, and taking them across the border.

    It's a crime that most bus drivers or conductors either turn a blind eye to, or become accomplices in by assisting the women. 

  4. What Future for the Rohingyas after the ICJ Ruling?

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    ROME, Feb 19 (IPS) - In a groundbreaking ruling in January 2020, the International Court of Justice demanded that Myanmar halt all measures that contribute to the genocide of the Rohingya community.

  5. Popular Pakistani Singer Pushes for Corporal Punishment be Made a Crime

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 19 (IPS) - "He struck his head, his side, his stomach and went on hitting him. When Hunain said he could not breathe, the teacher slammed him against the wall, saying, 'Being dramatic are we?'" This is the eye witness account from the classmate of 17-year-old Pakistani student, Hunain Bilal, who was allegedly beaten to death by his teacher after he failed to memorise his lessons.

  6. How Nigeria’s Police used Telecom Surveillance to Lure & Arrest Journalists

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 19 (IPS) - As reporters for Nigeria's Premium Times newspaper, Samuel Ogundipe and Azeezat Adedigba told CPJ they spoke often over the phone. They had no idea that their regular conversations about work and their personal lives were creating a record of their friendship.

  7. Will Zimbabwe Allow Freedom of Airwaves and Freedom of Speech too?

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Feb 18 (IPS) - Zimbabwe is making fresh commitments to open up its airwaves with government promising to issue licences to private television and community radio stations before the end of the year.

  8. The Hammer of Justice for Sexual Assault Victims Must Be Swift, Loud and Consistent

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 (IPS) - Every year Valentines Day is celebrated with great relish & celebration. People show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love.

  9. Internet Needs New Global Regulations Against Online Sexual Exploitation

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    LONDON, Feb 13 (IPS) - Online sexual exploitation is a global epidemic that is increasing at an alarming rate.

    At any one time, 750,000 individuals across the world are looking to connect with children and young people online for sexual exploitation.

    The expansion of the Internet, advances in information and communications technologies (ICTs), and the development of increasingly sophisticated digital tools that provide anonymity, mean that the number of potential victims is growing exponentially, and so too is the pool of those seeking to abuse them.

  10. War No More

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 12 (IPS) - 75 years ago following the end of the Second World War and the first time any state has dropped an atomic bomb, not once, but twice, on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 51 countries from all continents met to create the United Nations.

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