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UNESCO Pits Media Development Against Fake News – Analysis

20 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis , Technology

By Guy Berger* While global controversies around “fake news” continue unabated, UNESCO holds two events at its Paris HQ this week which will give more insight into the issues. First up is an annual meeting…

Dugong mother and offspring from East Timor. Credit: Nick Hobgood, Wikimedia Commons.

Global Meeting Decides To Protect Sea Cows And Their Habitats

19 Mar 2017 in 1 , Environment

By Jaya Ramachandran There is a glimmer of hope for Dugongs, also known as sea cows, and their seagrass habitats. The endangered species, which has been under threat by human activity such as entanglement in…

António Guterres, Secretary-General-designate of the United Nations, speaks to the General Assembly immediately after taking the oath of office for his five-year term which begins on 1 January 2017. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Sub-Saharan Africans Skeptical About UN’s Conflict Prevention Priority – Analysis

17 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis

By Jeffrey Moyo HARARE (IDN) – Earlier this year, addressing a ministerial-level open debate of the UN Security Council on conflict prevention and sustaining peace, newly-elected UN Secretary-General António Guterres outlined his intention to pursue…

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev addressing the UN General Assembly in September 2015. Credit:

Kazakhstan Offers Astana As Venue For Resolving Conflicts

06 Mar 2017 in 1 , World News

By J Nastranis Kazakhstan fully supports the agenda and priorities of UN Secretary-General António Guterres and has offered Astana as venue to assist in transforming conflicts into peace, advance security and development, protect human rights,…

Photo: Herero prisoners of war, around 1900. Credit: The German Federal Archive | Wikimedia Commons.

UN Experts Censure Germany For ‘Crimes Against Africans’ – Analysis

01 Mar 2017 in 1 , Analysis , Social Issues

By Jutta Wolf United Nations experts have strongly criticised Germany for “crimes against Africans and people of African descent” adding that they are “deeply concerned about the human rights situation of people of African descent”…