Archive for December 4th, 2017

04/12/2017

South-South Cooperation Key to a New Multilateralism

Human Wrongs Watch

ROME, Dec 4 2017 (IPS) “There are new challenges to all states: among them, the real threat to multilateralism… South-South and triangular cooperation can contribute to a new multilateralism and drive the revitalisation of the global partnership for sustainable development.”

Mongolian farmers harvest carrots as part of an FAO South-South Cooperation Programme between China and Mongolia. Credit: FAO

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04/12/2017

Should Environmental Refugees Be Granted Asylum Status?

Human Wrongs Watch

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UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 2017 (IPS) – The 1951 UN convention on political refugees– which never foresaw the phenomenon of climate change– permits refugee status only if one “has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.
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Aerial View of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

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04/12/2017

Yemen: As Threat of Famine Looms, UN Urges Saudi-led Coalition to Fully Lift Blockade of Red Sea Ports

A baby is screened for malnutrition at the UNICEF-supported Al-Jomhouri Hospital in Sa’ada, Yemen. Photo: UNICEF/Ma’ad Al-Zekri

Top officials from across the United Nations system called on 2 December 2017 for the Saudi-led coalition to fully lift its blockade of Yemen’s Red Sea ports, warning that unless commercial imports are resumed, “the threat of widespread famine in a matter of months is very real.”

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