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Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons

Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons

Almost 75 years since the adoption of the first General Assembly resolution in 1946 committed the United Nations to the goal of nuclear disarmament, our world continues to live in the shadow of nuclear catastrophe. Relationships between States possessing nuclear weapons are characterized by division, distrust and an absence of dialogue.  As they increasingly choose […]

International Day For The Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons

International Day For The Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons

Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations. It was the subject of the General Assembly’s first resolution in 1946, which established the Atomic Energy Commission (dissolved in 1952), with a mandate to make specific proposals for the control of nuclear energy and the elimination of atomic weapons and […]

Age Shaming Women : Done Out Of Pettiness Or Projection Of Insecurities

Age Shaming Women : Done Out Of Pettiness Or Projection Of Insecurities

Being a woman in the 21st  century comes with myriads of benefits and struggles as well. The emergence of various female empowerment movements and groups has put to the fore the importance of women forming an alliance and encouraging one another, however; the existence of these movements does not mean the absence of female rivalry […]

World Maritime Day : Sustainable Shipping For A Sustainable Planet

World Maritime Day : Sustainable Shipping For A Sustainable Planet

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the professionalism and sacrifice of the two million seafarers who serve on the world’s merchant fleet. Shipping has continued to transport more than 80% of world trade, including vital medical supplies, food and other basic goods that are critical for the COVID-19 response and recovery – but hundreds of thousands […]

International Day Of Sign Language

International Day Of Sign Language

The International Day of Sign Languages is a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users. In 2020, the World Federation of the Deaf is issuing a Global Leaders Challenge. This challenge aims to promote the use of sign languages by local, national, and global […]

A Disability-Inclusive Response To COVID-19

A Disability-Inclusive Response To COVID-19

A Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19 Realizing the rights of persons with disabilities is central to the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – to leave no one behind. Achieving transformative and lasting change on disability inclusion through the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy is a priority for the United Nations, including in times of crisis. The COVID-19 […]

Coronavirus Rumours And Regulations Mar Burkina Faso’s Malaria Fight

Coronavirus Rumours And Regulations Mar Burkina Faso’s Malaria Fight

Health worker Estelle Sanon looked on helplessly as a woman tried to make her squirming baby drink a mug of malaria medicine outside their house in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou. Normally Sanon would hold the 18-month-old and administer the dose herself, but because of coronavirus, she has to keep a distance from her patients. “If […]

Lessons From RBG [ Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

Lessons From RBG [ Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

This piece originally ran in 2018 on the occasion of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 85th birthday. In light of her passing last weekend at the age of 87, we have decided to update and republish the article in recognition of her decades of groundbreaking accomplishments.  If you want tips about staying power, look no further than […]

The Day Of Peace

The Day Of Peace

The International Day of Peace is devoted to urging warring parties everywhere to lay down their weapons and work for harmony. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, this call is more important than ever. That is why I appealed for a global ceasefire in March. Our world faces a common enemy: a […]

International Day Of Peace – Shaping Peace Together

International Day Of Peace – Shaping Peace Together

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. This year, it has been clearer than ever that we are not each other’s enemies. […]

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