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The Arabs and the race to nuclear hell InDepth News 30/08/2019

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sounds rather optimistic -- or has chosen to do so: “Recently, we have seen signs of progress on nuclear non-proliferation talks,” he said some two weeks ahead of announcing on August. 3 that ministerial-level discussions on eliminating the world’s nuclear weapons will take place in New York in September. But signals from both the Arab region and the U.S. induce a dramatically different conclusion.

Privatisation leaves billions in the lurch InDepth News 23/08/2019

The great privatisation of state industries which was encouraged by neo-liberal economic sage’s such as Milton Friedman in the late 1970’s and early 80’s are causing problems for developing countries in the wake of the global financial crisis. Yet despite its damaged reputation, much of the private financial industry continues to push for further privatisation and economic liberalisation a new report has found.

Facing the challenge of unemployment InDepth News 23/08/2019

Thirty-four million more people worldwide have been thrown out of job since the eve of the global financial crisis in 2007 and the ensuing recession, which have had devastating consequences for employment and poverty reduction. Global unemployment in 2010 is hovering at some 210 million people. According to estimates by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the outlook continues to worsen.

Honduras bashed for rights violations InDepth News 16/08/2019

Pro and anti government groups are in increasingly turning to violence in Honduras. The Central American country has seen a significant increase in attacks on journalists and the political opposition since President Manuel Zeleya was ousted from power last year according to government sources and international observers

Music for people around the world InDepth News 16/08/2019

With the mission of giving all people everywhere the opportunity to view and enjoy the world’s finest music and performing art, Min-On could never be accused of aiming too low. But that’s just what the creator of the Min-On Concert Association, Dr. Daiskau Ikeda, hopes to achieve.

Women essential for sustainable peace InDepth News 11/08/2019

The International Women's Day in 2000 was an extraordinary day for me and will remain so for the rest of my life. That day, I had the honour, on behalf of the United Nations Security Council as its President, of issuing a statement that formally brought to global attention the unrecognized, under-utilized and under-valued contribution women have been making to preventing war, to building peace and to engaging individuals and societies live in harmony

Where silence is not golden -- but safe InDepth News 09/08/2019

The harsh penalties implemented by the Singapore government for small crimes and anti-social behaviour have had a dramatic effect on Singapore’s citizens. A climate of fear regarding the political and social repercussions of something as innocuous as chewing gum has left many too cautious to speak out against such legislation.

Canada and 19 others yet to ban foreign bribery InDepth News 09/08/2019

Despite the agreement of legally binding standards designed to reduce bribery and tackle corruption, many countries have yet to implement them into their own statutes. According to experts such anti-corruption legislation must be enacted in order to best confront the global recession.

Maldives Seeks Way out of Democracy Crisis InDepth News 30/07/2019

Multi-party democracy in Maldives - an island nation in the Indian Ocean - is facing a major crisis after less than two years of its establishment. A bitter political struggle has emerged between the president and opposition-led national parliament since June.

Developing Countries should be paid for Eco Disasters InDepth News 30/07/2019

The 20 billion U.S. dollar put aside by BP to pay for the effects of the Gulf oil spill contrasts with the lack of accountability of big firms that cause environmental harm in developing countries.

Children suffer most from forced return to Kosovo InDepth News 26/07/2019

Several thousand persons have been forcibly returned to Kosovo by west European states in the last few years, mainly from Austria, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. Among the returnees have been persons belonging to minorities, and in particular Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians. For them these deportations have not had a happy ending.

UN code to halt indiscriminate drain of health workers InDepth News 26/07/2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a 'global code of practice' to stem the 'brain drain' of health-care workers from developing to high-income countries, which weakens health systems in the countries they quit.

Today’s global crises highlight need to promote human security InDepth News 19/07/2019

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has emphasized the need to promote the concept of human security, noting that the challenges facing the world today threaten the lives of millions and undermine development efforts.

Haiti: Six months on Oxfam 07/07/2019

Six months since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the island-nation of Haiti killing an estimated 222,570 people, work continues to remove approximately 19million cubic meters of rubble that is hampering the reconstruction effort .

Legal wildlife trade worth billions InDepth News 07/07/2019

Global wildlife trade has increased significantly since 1975, when the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was signed. But not a single one of some 34,000 species listed by the Convention has become extinct as a result of boost in trade.

Zimbabwe must produce results to continue development InDepth News 07/07/2019

Top-ranking leaders of the European Commission have told Zimbabwe that they expect "further concrete progress" and "clear signs of improved political environment", given which the country might receive additional money.

One man's uphill climb out of Tent City The City Paper (USA) 05/07/2019

When heavy rain flooded the Cumberland River in Nashville, the notorious homeless camp ‘Tent City’ was destroyed. The flood was both a curse and a blessing; with no place even to put up a tent, the authorities put people into emergency accommodation and gave out housing vouchers. But because the waiting list was long, a new Tent City ended up being created. This story follows one man on what he thought were his final days of homelessness.

The plight of African refugees in Scotland The Herald (Scotland) 05/07/2019

They have escaped torture in their home countries, but the nightmare is not over when refugees reach Scotland. This investigation highlights the problems faced by refugees trying to rebuild their lives in an alien land and culture. Some face homelessness and destitution and nearly all complain of being forced to live in filthy, sub-standard accommodation. This feature offered a voice to some of the most marginalised people in society.

Learn to live with less so that others can continue living InDepth News 02/07/2019

In the last 50 years, the world’s population has more than doubled – from 3 billion in 1959 to 6.7 billion in 2009 – accelerating the effects of climate change on some of the worlds poorest farmers. Efforts are now being made to help developing nations cope with the long term critical effects of climate change.

Hate crimes against the homeless in US NASNA 02/07/2019

If 27 people had been killed in the United States in one year for being African-American or Jewish, there would be a national uproar. In 2008, 27 people were killed in the US for being homeless, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless. Where is the uproar?

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