The UN Security Council (UNSC), the most powerful political body at the United Nations, has largely remained silent or ineffective in resolving one of the longstanding military conflicts in the Middle East involving Israelis and Palestinians.
Internet Restrictions Harm the Press & Public Alike
When Myanmar’s military seized power from the elected government in February, one of its first actions was to further squeeze the already restricted free flow of information in the country.
NYC Council Primary Election ’21 & Bangladeshi Candidates
In New York City (NYC) the party-based primary election is going to be held on June 22, 2021. Voters of NYC belonging to different parties will choose their party candidates for all the 51 Council Districts.
Women Must Continue To Claim Power & Take On Unseen Barriers
One can’t talk about power without talking about patriarchy – in which men always hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.
WHO EB discusses pathogen sharing & benefit sharing
On 25-26 January, the Executive Board (EB) of the World Health Organization (WHO) considered the public health implications of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing, a treaty under the Convention Biological Diversity.
European Parliament & gender equality—a continuing struggle
by Petra Ahrens and Lise Rolandsen Agustín on 22nd May 2020 @petrahrens There has been progress in the numerical representation of women in the European Parliament. But that’s not enough to achieve gender equality.
Biodiversity & Agriculture: Nature’s Matrix & Conservation
By Angus Wright, Ivette Perfecto and John Vandermeer OAKLAND, California, Feb 18 2020 (IPS) – When we were children, a long auto trip would require a stop every hour or so to clean the windshield of the insects that had…
Meeting you’ve never heard of — & challenge on inequality
By Ben Phillips Mexico City, Oct 9 2019 (IPS) – Last month 195 world leaders once again met in New York for big speeches and grand events. But on inequality, when all is said and done, more has been said…
Plight of women & young people in Rohingya refugee crisis
DHAKA – August 25, 2018 marked one year since violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, triggering the massive Rohingya exodus to neighbouring Bangladesh.