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  • Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on FGM

    August 04, 2016

    After years of wrangling and debates among African leaders, the movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM) is gaining real momentum, with a new action plan signed this week by Pan African Parliament (PAP) representatives and the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) to end FGM as well as underage marriage. The agreement followed a PAP Women’s […]

  • Olympians in Hijab and Bikini

    August 04, 2016

    Of the many images coming out of the Olympics in Rio, the photograph of an Egyptian and a German beach volleyball player confronting each other at the net in Rio has stood out. Snapped by Lucy Nicholson of Reuters, the shot juxtaposes two women, two beliefs and two dress codes, brought together by sport. The […]

  • The Human Rights Council adopts the Declaration on the Right to Peace

    August 04, 2016

    On 1 July 2016, the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations in Geneva adopted a Declaration on the Right to Peace by a majority of its Member States. In promoting the right to peace, it is imperative that we implement the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, which focuses […]

  • Brazil’s Security Plans for the Olympics Raise Eyebrows

    August 04, 2016

    Altogether, a security force of 85,000 has arrived in Rio to keep the peace during the Olympics, but these security measures should give pause to anyone concerned about transparency or basic rights. In June, the federal government of Brazil granted $850 million in funds to the state of Rio de Janeiro, officially doubling expenses for […]

  • More than 56 million trapped in ‘vicious’ cycle of violence and hunger

    August 04, 2016

    According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) more than 56 million people in 17 countries affected by prolonged conflicts are struggling to feed themselves, trapped in a “vicious” cycle of violence and hunger. Conflict is a leading cause of hunger because it forces people to flee their homes […]

  • UNCTAD’s Roles Reaffirmed, but Only after Significant Wrangling

    August 04, 2016

    The United Nations’ leading developmentorganisation UNCTAD recently obtained a renewed mandate for its work, but not without difficulty. This is because thedeveloped countries are now much more reluctant to give concessions to thedeveloping countries, thus showing up the present shaky state of North-South relations and of development cooperation. The 14th session of the United Nation […]

  • UN Trade and Development Conference a “Big Win” for Multilateralism

    August 04, 2016

    The UN Conference on Trade andDevelopment (UNCTAD) concluded its five-day meeting in Nairobi on a positive note-the launch of a new e-trade initiative and a multi-donor trust fund on trade and productive capacity. The meeting also launched the 2016 report on ‘EconomicDevelopment in Africa’, and highlighted issues around non-tariff measures, debt, and illicit financial flows, […]

  • Team Refugees: Pivotal Moment in Olympic History

    August 04, 2016

    For the first time ever, a team of displaced athletes will have their chance to demonstrate their relentless determination and integrity in a bid to leave their own distinct mark on Olympic history. However, before “Team Refugees” even set foot into the stadium in Rio thisAugust, they must be regarded as distinguished winners. Through perseverance, […]

  • Populism and Nationalism Are Threat to Global Cooperation – Podcast with IMF’s Christine Lagarde

    August 04, 2016

    IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde attributes the rise of nationalism and populism that threaten global cooperation to challenging global economic conditions, including a combination of low growth, a limited number of jobs, and rising inequality. She warns that cooperation has served the world well and we are now facing the real risk of turning back […]



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