Siegfried Modola/Reuters By Male Daniel Concluding a two-day visit to South Sudan – two weeks after localized famine was declared in Mayendit and Leer counties – the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, called for immediate and unhindered access to people in need of aid and urgent funding for the humanitarian […]
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Jok Solomun/Reuters By Magdalena Mis The United Nations rebuked South Sudan on Monday for failing to pursue justice after grave human rights abuses — including killings and gang rapes — committed during an explosion of violence in the capital Juba in July.
AP photo By Thambu Kanagasabai Sri Lanka became a member of the United Nations in 1955, bound with obligations to observe the provisions of the United Nations and other United Nations Conventions, and as a member of the Human Rights Council.
Zohra Bensemra/Reuters By Amnesty International South Sudanese government forces are responsible for deliberately killing civilians, raping women and girls and looting property in July in Juba, the country’s capital, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report launched earlier this week.
Don McPhee By Sheuli Akter President Kim announces financing to help increase commitments up to $1 billion
Chamila Karunaratne/AP By Thambu Kanagasabai The ‘Eluga Tamil’ rallies held in Jaffna on September 24, 2016 received an overwhelming response and ended with astonishing success beyond the expectations of many, belying the pessimists.
Danish Siddiqui/Reuters By Temesghen Debesai One girl under 15 is married every seven seconds, according to a report by Save the Children, with girls as young as 10 married off – often to much older men – in countries including Afghanistan, Yemen, India and Somalia.
Kenny Katombe/Reuters By Kenny Katombe and Benoit Nyemba At least 44 people – including 37 demonstrators and six police officers – have been killed in protests over Congolese President Joseph Kabila‘s perceived bid to extend his rule, Human Rights Watch (HRW) stated.
APP photo By Zeeshan A. Shah Over 7 billion people today need food and water to live and survive. Another 2 billion will be added to that number by 2050. Estimates say that human beings can survive a month without food, but not more than 15 days without water.
Eduardo Munoz/Reuters By Durodola Tosin INTRODUCTION The UN Security Council was created after the most destructive war in history to help the world respond to global security threats with overwhelming force if needed.
Camille Lepage By Joe Khamisi If reports from Juba are to be analyzed objectively, South Sudan, dubbed Africa’s youngest nation, may be on the verge of a fresh ethnic conflagration and possible economic collapse.
By Peter Louis An estimated 37,200 displaced persons are currently seeking protection at one of the two UN peacekeeping bases in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, according to a population count held at the UN House protection of civilians (PoC) site in August.
Fanuel Lakew interviews Professor Ann Fitz-Gerald
By Zeeshan A. Shah No social problem is as universal as the oppression of a child – Maria Montessori. Nations are at war as we succumb to casualties around the world. Children living in conflict zones today are being marginalized as countries seek solutions to a problem larger than life itself. The safety and security […]
Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters By Cynthia M. Lardner In today’s turbulent world “…three core themes come to the fore: justice, security, and rule of law,” stated Dr. Abi Williams, President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice, who has previously served under United Nations Secretary Generals Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon.
Logan Abassi/UN By Anant Mishra Introduction Haiti’s socio-economic development goes beyond the earthquake tragedies and rehabilitation. Given the political situation in hand, Haiti’s lack of social and economic development is a major distress and needs to be effectively addressed by neighbouring countries and international aid development organizations.
By Alpha Jallow / FAO Member states of the Permanent Inter-states Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and development partners from the West Africa sub-region will meet in the capital city of Burkina Faso for a two-day meeting to engage discussions on trade development and food security and nutrition […]
Getty image By Durodola Tosin The international system is evolving; the structures that exist are either in decline or not meeting with the demands of global peace and security. The international system has gone through such a rapid transformation to the extent that the UN structures, as they were at the time of its […]
Alissa/UNICEF By Peter Louis Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan – well over one-third of the population – will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, as the risk of a hunger catastrophe continues to threaten parts of the country, three UN agencies have warned.
Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters By Warren Strobel and Yara Bayoumy Bahrain’s efforts to build national reconciliation after it crushed street protests in 2011 have stalled, and the Western ally in the Gulf has not implemented recommendations to protect freedom of expression, including nonviolent dissent, according to a U.S. State Department report obtained by Reuters.
EPA photo By Rupen Savoulian US President Barack Obama made a well-publicised visit to two Asian countries in May 2016 – Japan and Vietnam. Specifically, he toured Hanoi, addressed the Vietnamese national congress and its ruling Communist Party, and then went on a historic tour of Japan.
Francois Lenoir/Reuters By Cynthia M. Lardner The fight against violent extremism is being fought by a shift in global consciousness resulting in a collective effort by governments, NGOs and stakeholders, including individuals at the local level. Radicalized extremism, which has nothing to do with religion, is an ideology founded on inducing fear of imagined […]
By Thambu Kanagasabai The armed struggle by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam which commenced in 1976 with the failure of peaceful struggles initiated in 1956 by the past Tamil political leaders, reached its climax in the Eelam war IV from 2006 – 2009.
Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud/Reuters By Ananya S Guha World leaders are expiating for sins. Not theirs, but for their country’s, through the passage of time.
By Gloria Nakiyimba Turkey has pledged to support Uganda’s efforts to pacify Somalia. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the pledge during his two day visit to Uganda that he concluded earlier this week.
REUTERS/Adnan Abidi By Belinda Goldsmith, Astrid Zweynert and Alex Whiting Nearly 46 million people around the world are living as slaves, forced to work in factories, mines and farms, sold for sex, trapped in debt bondage or born into servitude, according to the third Global Slavery Index released today.
REUTERS/Joe Penney By Kieran Guilbert (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A week in which two slave-owners were jailed and two leading anti-slavery activists released from prison in Mauritania could mark a turning point in the West African nation’s fight to eliminate the practice, campaigners said on Wednesday.