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The UN Must be at the Forefront of the fight for Civic Rights

Burkhard Gnärig, Executive Director of the International Civil Society Centre, has over 30 years’ experience working in international development, including serving as the CEO of Save the Children Int

Literature Professor Probes Novels of the Anthropocene Age

"The industrialized North looks with nostalgia and admiration at the false image of the people whose labor and resources fund its comfort, imagining them to be somehow cl

India’s New Maternity Benefits Act Criticised as Elitist

The new law will benefit only a miniscule percentage of women employed in the organised sector while ignoring a large demographic toiling in the country's unorganised sec

Moving toward sustainable development goals

By MARY JANE C. ORTEGAAug 19 2016 (Manila Times)Exit: Millennium Development Goals or MDGs as of 2015. Enter: Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs for 2016-2030.

The marginalised

The writer is a researcher in the development sector.By Zeenat HisamAug 19 2016 (Dawn, Pakistan)

Woman caned 101 times – Allegation extramarital affair

By Star ReportAug 19 2016 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh)

Deadly Yellow Fever Spreading, Amid Global Vaccine Shortages

A WHO Yellow Vaccination book. Credit: IPS.By Lyndal RowlandsUNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 2016 (IPS)

UN Admits it Needs to do More After Causing Haiti Cholera Epidemic

Update: On Thursday 18 August the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the immunity of the UN from legal proceedings in the case of Georges et al v. United Nations et.

Not too late to apologize to Goldberg and the US

By Francisco TatadAug 18 2016 (Manila Times)

The Time is Ripe to Act against Drought

The author is the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), which co-organized with the Namibian government the Africa Droug