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Helping Make Education a Reality for the 75 million Children in Conflict Zones

According to the United Nations, school closures resulting from the pandemic have affected 1.6 billion learners across more than 190 countries. It is estimated that some 23.8 million more children would drop out of school and an additional ...

After 75 Years, UN Claims 50:50 Gender Parity, But Falls Short of its Ultimate Goals

While women have come a long way since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action nearly 25 years ago, they still lag behind on virtually every Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). Credit: UN Women, India By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, ...

Wise People Know That Winning a War Is No Better Than Losing One

Liu Bolin (China), Guernica, 2016 By External SourceSep 18 2020 (IPS-Partners) US President Donald Trump and his ‘war council’ – led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – have amplified their aggression against China. What began as ...

The Culture of Peace: Change our World for the Better in the Age of COVID 19

The UNAOC Young Peacebuilders is a peace education initiative that is designed to support young people in gaining skills that can enhance their positive role in issues of peace and security and in preventing violent conflict. Credit: UNAOC By ...

A World Without Hunger Is Also About Protecting Food

Controlling the loss and waste of food is a crucial factor in reaching the goal of eradicating hunger in the world. Credit: FAO By Mario LubetkinROME, Sep 17 2020 – Concern about food loss and waste has become an increasingly important ...

COVID-19 – Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen

The Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) is concerned by the societal socio-economic impact COVID-19 has created in the region, including the impact on employment and in unpaid care work, impact on health, including reproductive ...

Accessibility of Vaccines & Commitment to Ceasefire – Priority Focuses for 75th UNGA

Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned against the rapid rise in misinformation campaigns about vaccines, leading to “vaccine hesitancy and igniting wild conspiracy theories”. ...

Supporting Migrants and Remittances as COVID-19 Rages On

Pakistani migrant workers on a construction site in Dubai. Credit: S. Irfan Ahmed/IPS By Saad Noor Quayyum and Roland K. KpodarWASHINGTON, Sep 17 2020 – Just as COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted some communities more than others, ...

Philanthropy’s Role in the Missing Global Architecture

Some former combatants in Colombia, have now turned to farming following the historic 2016 Peace Agreement. “The capacity of philanthropic individuals and organizations may be small compared to the United Nations and its 193 Member States, ...

Interview with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi

By External SourceSep 17 2020 (IPS-Partners) Education Cannot Wait: As the UN agency mandated by the UN General Assembly to provide international protection and seek solutions for refugees, could you please elaborate on the overall importance ...