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From Landmines To Pandemics, UN Chief Says Milestones Reached By ‘Working Together’

Published: Sun 5 Apr 2020 04:59 PM
UNMAS/Gwenn Dubourthoumieu | A deminer undergoing training in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Decades ago, millions of landmines were buried in countries around the globe, and today the world is in the throes of a deadly COVID-19 pandemic, the ... Read more...

Genocide In The Making: 2.3 Million US Prisoners, Detainees Trapped In 'Petri Dish' For Coronavirus

Published: Sun 5 Apr 2020 06:50 AM
The U.S. incarcerates nearly 2.3 million people in around 7,000 prisons, jails and detention centers. About 60 percent are Black or Latino. A large portion of this population either have not been convicted of anything and are awaiting trial; or ... Read more...

In The Face Of Coronavirus, African Countries Apply Lessons From Ebola Response

Published: Sun 5 Apr 2020 06:37 AM
Using lessons from the Ebola outbreak in 2014, African countries prepare to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus); in the aftermath of the West Africa Ebola crisis, the World Bank launched the Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement ( REDISSE ... Read more...

'India's Ruling Party Leader's Racist Remarks Against Muslims Must Be Slammed'

Published: Sun 5 Apr 2020 06:29 AM
One of the key leaders of the BJP ruling party in India, Subramanian Swamy, in a video interview, said that any country where Muslims are up to 30 percent is in danger. Mr. Swamy said Muslims in India are not an equal citizen to others. Manipulating ... Read more...

Binoy Kampmark - Boastful Pay Cuts: The Coronavirus Incentive

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 04:22 PM
It has become a source of pride. Highly salaried executives – often, it should be said, receiving pay very much disconnected from the value of their work – making voluntary pay cuts and telling everybody else about it. In sport, celebrated figures ... Read more...

Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers To Consider Regional Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 01:44 PM
SUVA, Fiji: The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the implementation of unprecedented response measures and restrictions by Governments across the Pacific region, in an effort to curb the transmission and spread of the virus in Pacific Island States. ... Read more...

UN Secretary-General's Spokesman On Humanitarian Assistance

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 01:36 PM
Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on humanitarian assistance and access during the fight against COVID-19 The Secretary-General remains deeply concerned that the coronavirus continues to spread at an alarming rate, including ... Read more...

The Corona Crisis And The International System: A Comparative Overview

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 09:23 AM
A comparative analysis enables us to examine different approaches to the challenges posed by the corona pandemic around the world. Most countries have adopted a similar coping strategy, based on three components: the first is a lockdown policy (to varying ... Read more...

UN Chief Urges Unity In Mobilizing ‘every Ounce Of Energy’ To Defeat Coronavirus Pandemic

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 08:59 AM
There should be only one fight in our world today, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Friday, issuing a loud clarion call to join “our shared battle against COVID-19”. Ten days ago, António Guterres called for an immediate global ceasefire ... Read more...

Denial Of Justice For Daniel Pearl’s Murder

Published: Sat 4 Apr 2020 08:29 AM
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns today’s incoherent decision by a court in Karachi, in southern Pakistan, commuting the death sentence passed on the mastermind of US reporter Daniel Pearl’s murder to seven years in prison. The ruling is a ... Read more...
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