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

by Thalif Deen (united nations) Friday, September 18, 2020 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 (IPS) – When the United Nations was dominated by men, holding some of the highest positions in the staff hierarchy, women staffers were overwhelmingly administrative secretaries seen pounding on their Remington typewriters seated outside their bosses’ enclosed offices. A […]

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Music Collective ‘Megative’ Dubs Out the Negative — Global Issues

The members of Megative, with Gus van Go (far left). Credit: Daviston Jeffers by SWAN (paris) Wednesday, September 02, 2020 Inter Press Service PARIS, Sep 02 (IPS) – Even as their income dries up and their touring opportunities disappear because of the Covid-19 pandemic, some artists are using their work to call out injustice, criticize […]

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Volunteerism – An Antidote to a World in Flux — Global Issues

Naw Wan Gay, UN Volunteer providing service for refugees in Baan Mai Nai Soi Temporary Shelter Area, Thailand. (UNHCR, 2016) Opinion by Achim Steiner, Olivier Adam (united nations) Wednesday, December 04, 2019 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Dec 04 (IPS) – Olivier Adam is Executive Coordinator, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme Achim Steiner is Administrator, […]

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Under Pressure. Can COP25 Deliver? — Global Issues

Climate change effects, such as extreme weather events, drive up environmental remediation costs. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS Opinion by Farhana Haque Rahman (rome) Monday, December 02, 2019 Inter Press Service ROME, Dec 02 (IPS) – Mass public pressure backed by the weight of scientific reports is starting to bring governments to their senses as the […]

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