Archive for January 23rd, 2018

23/01/2018

Richest 1 Percent Bagged 82 Percent of Wealth Created in 2017 – Poorest Half of Humanity Got Nothing

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Photo  from Oxfam International

23/01/2018

Davos 2018: Elites to Save the World at Cocktail Party Schmooze-Fest

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By Robert Bridge*

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**Photo: World Economic Forum headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. | Author: Alexey M. | Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

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23/01/2018

Unemployment to Remain High, Quality Jobs Harder to Find in 2018 – UN Labour Agency

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While the global economy has kept up modest growth, the total number of unemployed people will likely remain high in 2018 – at above 192 million – and it will be harder to find a decent job, the United Nations labour agency on 22 January 2018 reported.

A worker sorts a green leaf tea before it reaches the main processing floor at the Kitabi Tea Processing Facility in Rwanda. Photo: A’Melody Lee / World Bank | Source: UN News Centre

23/01/2018

Why the United Nations Matters (even for the Palestinians)

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By Richard Falk*

22 Jan 2018 – TRANSCEND Media Service — There are many reasons for persons with very different worldviews to feel disillusioned by, if not angry at, the United Nations.

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Richard Falk

These negative feelings arise usually because the UN stands idly by the sidelines while terrible national and human tragedies unfold as the world media visually narrates horrific events in real time.

At other times the hostile feelings toward the UN arise because the Organization is seen as a plaything of geopolitics, as bowing to crude leverage wielded by major funding governments, and in the process violating the letter and spirit of the UN Charter.

Such behavior undermines the UN’s constitutional foundations and casts doubt on the central claim that the Organization is dedicated to the cause of war prevention.

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23/01/2018

Significant Impact of US Funding Cuts on the Daily Lives of Millions of Vulnerable Palestine Refugees

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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on 22 January 2018 launched a global fundraising campaign to sustain resources for its education, health and other assistance programmes.

Pierre Krähenbühl, the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, speaks at the launch of the fundraising campaign. UNRWA Photo by Khalil Adwan

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