GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Lift the lockdowns on Parliaments too

During the ongoing coronavirus emergency, extraordinary measures may have been necessary so that national leaders can make rapid and vital decisions that have had a restrictive effect on how we enjoy freedoms. But these measures should be short-term only. They must...

Chinese Language. Some Interesting Facts and Useful Learning Tips

Chinese calligraphy has long been appreciated as an art form through its history. Here a copy of Wang Xizhi's Lantingji Xu, the most famous Chinese calligraphic work. © FENG CHENGSU, ORIGINAL BY WANG XIZHI Chinese language has existed for over 3,000 years, and is the...

Some Interesting Facts and Useful Learning Tips

Chinese language has existed for over 3,000 years, and is the most used mother tongue on the planet with over 1.2 billion native speakers and learned by many more. Chinese language is always shrouded in numerous myths. This article is thus interested in guiding you...

Commemoration of 40 Years of the University for Peace

The University for Peace is celebrating its 40th Anniversary of promoting and working for conflict transformation and resolution, peaceful coexistence, tolerance and understanding among peoples and societies around the globe. Commemorating 40 years of existence speaks...

A time for reflection and action

The International Day for Mine Assistance and Awareness of Mine Action A time to remember the importance of eliminating the threat posed to vulnerable populations by mines, explosive remnants of war, improvised explosive devices, and more…Mine Action plays a unique...

Solidarité, maître mot de la lutte contre le COVID-19

Les Nations Unies et l’Éthiopie ont inauguré le premier vol de solidarité de l’ONU. Ce service a été mis sur pied afin d’aider plus de 120 pays dont les systèmes de santé sont des plus vulnérables dans leur lutte contre le COVID‑19. A cette occasion, une plate-forme...

Food Outlook: COVID‑19 and restricted movements across borders

Following the outbreak in more than 200 territories and countries around the globe and its impact on the world economy, countries will continue seeing a growing shortage of workforce as well as increasing transaction cost and distortions in the food supply chains...

Another UN International Day?

“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.”― Kofi Annan, Former UN...

Universel et Régional réunis pour coordonner leurs interprétations

Depuis 2016, c’est devenu une tradition… Le Comité contre la torture, avec le soutien de la Fondation René Cassin – Institut international des droits de l’Homme (Strasbourg – France), invite les trois juridictions de protection des droits de l’Homme à venir à sa...

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International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG)

Celebrating 30 Years of Global Standards for Quality Preparedness and Response. The first survivors are being rescued by family members, passers-by and neighbors locating and carrying them or leading them into the streets. The injured, and those shocked and dazed by...

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