The UN at 75: Time to Give Citizens a Voice

Credit: UN photo, Mark Garten By Andreas Bummel, Lysa John and Bruno KaufmannUNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 2019 – Next year the United Nations will commemorate its 75th anniversary. The General Assembly determined that all the UN’s activities ...

Campaign Targets UNESCO’s Tie-up with ‘Saudi Spies’

A protest against the welcoming of Mohammad bin Salman at Downing Street, last year. Rights organisations have started an online petition against the involvement of bin Salman’s Misk Foundation with the United Nations Educational Scientific ...

The Global Economy of Pulses: Impressive Gains and the Way Forward

By Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas RawalROME, Nov 14 2019 – Pulses are highly nutritious and their consumption is associated with many health benefits. They are rich in proteins and minerals, high in fibre and have a low fat content. ...

Art Helping Women to Highlight Gender-based Violence at ICPD25

Ann Kihii (25) spends time with other young women from poor communities in Nairobi and use embroidery to create images that tell a story about the daily challenges they face. They also get a chance to discuss the issues among themselves in ...

This Time Around ICPD25 Commitments Will Be Met Says UNFPA …

Bettina Maas / UNFPA Ethiopia. Credit: Crystal Orderson / IPS By Crystal OrdersonNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 2019 – The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA Ethiopia country representative, Bettina Maas speaks to IPS at the ICPD25 Nairobi ...

Will Artificial Intelligence Help Resolve the Food Crisis?

Credit: Food Tank By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 2019 – When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made a global appeal for “zero hunger” on World Food Day last month, he provided some grim statistics rich in irony: more than ...

Rock Glaciers Supply Water to Highlands Communities in Argentina

Young People at ICPD25: ‘ We Have the Right to Sexual and Reproductive Rights’

ICPD25 Youth delegates: Michele Simon (left) and Botho Mahlunge. Credit: Joyce Chimbi / IPS By Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 2019 – Every day in developing countries it is estimated that 20,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth. ...

PNG Bougainville Prepares for Historic Vote on Nationhood

A pro-Independence rally gets underway in Arawa, Central Bougainville, Papua New Guinea on 22 October 2019. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPS By Catherine WilsonBUKA / ARAWA, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Nov 13 2019 – The people of Bougainville, ...

World Youth Call to Governments to Ban All Hindrances to LGBTQI Communities

MARTIN KARADZHOV, Global Youth Commitee speaking at ICPD25. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPS By Mantoe PhakathiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 – Governments across the world must ban all state-implemented harmful practices against the Lesbian, ...