Am I Abused or Am I a Failure to Adjust? – A Migrant’s Story

By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Jan 24 2020 – Every year hundreds of immigrants leave their homes and trail to a land of dream and hope where they aspire to find peace, happiness and sometimes a little bit of safety compared to what they leave behind. Migrations can be for asylum-seeking, for work, study, visa lottery, […]

Michael W. Cappello joins General Fusion to lead Fusion Demonstration Plant Deployment

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Global Inequality Continues to Grow: UNDESA Report

Tribal women converge at the Boipariguda weekly market in Koraput District, in India’s Odisha state, to sell and buy farm produce. Indigenous communities remain at the centre of those affected by climate change, he said, disproportionately bearing the brunt of the crisis and facing higher risks. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 […]

Top UN Court Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya from Genocide

Judges at the International Court of Justice in The Hague consider the case against Myanmar. Credit: ICJ-CIJ/Wendy van Bree By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 2020 – Myanmar must take steps to protect its minority Rohingya population, the top UN court unanimously ruled on Thursday. The International  Court of Justice  (ICJ) also ordered authorities to prevent the destruction of evidence related to genocide allegations. The case against Myanmar […]

Blue Innovation in the Commonwealth

By Patricia ScotlandJan 23 2020 – With 95 per cent of the ocean still unexplored by humans, we are only just beginning to understand its profound influence on life on earth, including its effect on global climate and ecosystems. As we do so, more and more countries are exploring the immense potential of the ‘blue […]

Leprosy Re-emerges as a Global Health Challenge

Sattamma, a daily labourer in the Rangareddy district of southern India’s Telangana state, says that even though she no longer has Hansen’s Disease, she remains discriminated against because of it. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS By Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India , Jan 23 2020 – Fifteen years ago, Sattamma – a daily labourer in the Rangareddy district of […]

Tipping Point on Menstrual Banishment in Nepal

Credit: NYAYA HEALTH NEPAL By Marty LoganKATHMANDU, Jan 23 2020 – It is easy to be cynical about recent reports of actions taken to end chhaupadi, the traditional practice in parts of western Nepal of segregating menstruating women. Since December, hundreds of the chhau sheds where women live during their periods have been demolished after the Home Ministry […]

UN Plans to Launch a “Decade of Action” to Deliver Development Goals by 2030

Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the General Assembly meeting on his Priorities for 2020 and the Work of the Organization. Credit: UN / Mark Garten By Antonio GuterresUNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 2020 – 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. I draw tremendous strength from all that we represent and all that we have […]

Will 2020 World Economic Forum Deliver on Combating Climate Change?

Credit: Joe Brusky. By Eco MatserAMSTERDAM, Jan 22 2020 – For the first time, the world’s elites meeting this year at Davos have listed environmental issues as their top concerns about the next decade. The WEF’s annual Global Risks Report raises the alarm on increased extreme weather events, manmade environmental damage – including oil spills […]

UN Chief & Staff Union Predict Another Cash Crisis in 2020—if Member States Don’t Pay Up

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 2020 – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared last week that the United Nations just “managed to survive its deepest financial crisis in a decade.” But if countries continue to default on their assessed contributions to the world body – as 47 countries did in 2019 — the UN may […]

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