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Honour Killings – Religion or Culture?

Published July 27, 2021, 6:38 a.m. by rssfeed

There is nothing honourable about murder. And murdering someone of your own family, your own child – a daughter, someone you held in your arms and rocked to sleep when …

Stepping Up to Meet Low-Income Countries’ Pandemic Recovery Needs

Published July 27, 2021, 5:49 a.m. by rssfeed

Low-income countries have been hard hit by the pandemic. Their large financing needs are only likely to grow as they deal with the crisis and its economic aftermath. The International …

Latin America Sets an Example in Welcoming Displaced Venezuelans

Published July 26, 2021, 5:25 p.m. by rssfeed

The exodus of more than five million Venezuelans in the last six years has led countries in the developing South, Venezuela’s neighbours, to set an example with respect to welcoming …

UNFPA Calls for Protection & Justice for Women & Girls in Tigray

Published July 26, 2021, 10:49 a.m. by rssfeed

The writer is UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.

Protecting Plants Will Protect People and the Planet

Published July 26, 2021, 5:52 a.m. by rssfeed

Back-to-back droughts followed by plagues of locusts have pushed over a million people in southern Madagascar to the brink of starvation in recent months. In the worst famine in half …

Beware UN Food Systems Summit Trojan Horse

Published July 26, 2021, 5:18 a.m. by rssfeed

Undoubtedly, the world needs to reform existing food systems to better serve humanity and sustainable development. But the United Nations World Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) must be consistent with UN-led …

Is it Time to Create a UN Political Body for Climate Change?

Published July 26, 2021, 5:05 a.m. by rssfeed

As a wisecracking cynic once remarked: “The sun would never set on the British empire because God wouldn’t trust an Englishman in the dark“. Perhaps it was an uncharitable remark …

Need for the Creation of a Real National Public Health System in Nepal

Published July 23, 2021, 5:46 a.m. by rssfeed

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstall the House of Representatives and appoint– after a prolonged and nasty legal battle– a new Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, there is high …

Why Are Some Pacific Lagoon Corals Resistant to Climate Change?

Published July 22, 2021, 6:18 p.m. by rssfeed

Abundant with diverse coral and fish species, the South-West Pacific reefs play a critical role in the marine ecosystems and economies of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). While there …

It’s Time To Reopen Primary Schools in India

Published July 22, 2021, 2:11 p.m. by rssfeed

“The government should open schools, even if it’s for an hour, to facilitate some student-teacher interaction. Most teachers feel that students should be encouraged to come to school. Neither parents, …