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Lobbying & Sponsorships at COP23 Corrupted Climate Talks
Nov21

Lobbying & Sponsorships at COP23 Corrupted Climate Talks

Carbon Projects Waiting to Exhale. Credit : IPSBy Rabiya JafferyABU DHABI, Nov 20 2017 (IPS)The world’s nations got together in Bonn, Germany, for the 23rd annual Conference of the Parties (COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where nearly 200 countries and some 23, 000 delegates met to discuss and influence...

Lobbying & Sponsorships at COP23 Corrupted Climate Talks
Nov21

Lobbying & Sponsorships at COP23 Corrupted Climate Talks

Carbon Projects Waiting to Exhale. Credit : IPSBy Rabiya JafferyABU DHABI, Nov 20 2017 (IPS)The world’s nations got together in Bonn, Germany, for the 23rd annual Conference of the Parties (COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where nearly 200 countries and some 23, 000 delegates met to discuss and influence...

The Russian ambassador: great harmony with the Pope on Syria and Ukraine 
Aug14

The Russian ambassador: great harmony with the Pope on Syria and Ukraine 

The call that Cardinal Pietro Parolin will make to Moscow at the end of the month, where he will meet President Vladimir Putin, “is a very important event, because in the world of today Pope Francis “is a very influential man”and “ he is very esteemed and very loved” by the Russian people: says the Russian Ambassador Alexander Avdeev at the Holy...

Why New US Cold War with Russia Now
Aug09

Why New US Cold War with Russia Now

Vladimir Popov is a Research Director with the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute in Berlin. This op-ed is based on a recent DOCRI publication (https://doc-research.org/en/). By Vladimir PopovMOSCOW, Aug 9 2017 (IPS)Even before the imposition of new sanctions on Russia by Donald Trump and the ongoing fuss over Russian hackers...

Parolin: The West and Russia have to talk and understand each other 
Jul27

Parolin: The West and Russia have to talk and understand each other 

“Prospects for a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis should be put above any national or partisan interests”. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, says in an interview with Italian newspaper Il Sole 24Ore. The Vatican “Prime Minister”, who visited Belarus in 2015 and Ukraine last year, will be in Moscow at the end of August,...

Nikki Haley Grilled in US Congress on America’s Role in the UN and the World
Jun29

Nikki Haley Grilled in US Congress on America’s Role in the UN and the World

Nikki Haley and the Egyptian ambassador to the UN, Amr Aboulatta, in the Security Council. Haley told Congress recently that Trump’s proposed budget for the UN put the world body “on notice.” Credit: RICK BAJORNAS/UN PHOTOBy Barbara CrossetteUNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 2017 (IPS)Five months into her stint as United States ambassador to the...

Naming and Shaming Human Rights Violators
Jun07

Naming and Shaming Human Rights Violators

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in his address to the 35th session of the UN Human Rights Council in GenevaBy Zeid Ra’ad Al HusseinGENEVA, Jun 6 2017 (IPS)Fifty years ago, this was the day I first heard the sound of war. I was three and a half years old and, while fragmentary, I can still remember...

Post-Soviet Russian economic collapse
Jun06

Post-Soviet Russian economic collapse

Was the post-Soviet transition the greatest ‘man-made’ economic disaster ever?. Credit: IPSBy Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame SundaramMOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 6 2017 (IPS)Wide-ranging economic reforms following the demise of the Soviet Union at the end of December 1991 mainly resulted in economic collapse in most successor states....

Fate of Earth Must Not be Decided by US & Fellow Nuclear States
Apr24

Fate of Earth Must Not be Decided by US & Fellow Nuclear States

Credit: UN photoBy Joan RussowVICTORIA, BC, Canada, Apr 24 2017 (IPS)When the United Nations continues its negotiations in June for an international treaty against nuclear weapons, there must be a treaty that should cover every single aspect of the devastating weapons — and leading eventually to their total elimination from the world’s...

Nikki Haley’s ‘Historic’ Debate on Human Rights Left a Small Impression
Apr19

Nikki Haley’s ‘Historic’ Debate on Human Rights Left a Small Impression

Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the UN, with Liu Jieyi, China’s ambassador, before the April 18 Security Council meeting focused solely on human rights. Credit: Rick Bajornas /UN PhotoBy Dulcie LeimbachUNITED NATIONS, Apr 19 2017 (IPS)Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, presided over what she was...

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