From Sweden to Brexit, immigration is the issue dividing Europe

The Italian Coast Guard rescues migrants bound for Italy (File photo). © Francesco Malavolta/IOM

Simon Jenkins* – The Guardian Xenophobia is sweeping the continent. European agreement to address migration is vital The message is glaring from Sweden’s election result. There is one dominant issue in Europe’s politics at present, and it is immigration. It … Continue reading

UN envoy positive before Yemen peace talks – despite no rebels

AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES UN’s Martin Griffiths says ‘going to make it happen’ at Geneva talks despite rebel no-show. The UN’s special envoy to Yemen expressed confidence even though the first day of peace talks between rebels and the … Continue reading

“Global Citizen from Gulmi: My Journey from the Hills of Nepal to the Halls of the United Nations”

by Kul Chandra Gautam (nepa-laya, Kathmandu, 2018) Book review by Valerie Julliand, UN Resident Coordinator in Nepal Kul Chandra Gautam’s extraordinary memoir resonates on so many levels, depending on one’s perspective. I trekked through its more than 500 pages as … Continue reading

Trump’s anti-Palestinian agenda will ultimately hurt Israel

BY ISHAAN THAROOR* – The Washington Post The U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, has tended to the needs of Palestinian refugees for nearly seven decades. But if President Trump has his way, it will soon be out of … Continue reading

A Hungarian-Italian bromance could become Europe’s Trojan horse

By Angela Dewan, Erin McLaughlin and Antonia Mortensen – CNN After their rendezvous on Tuesday in Milan, the staunchly anti-migrant Orban described Salvini as his hero for refusing to allow rescued asylum-seekers, stuck on a boat, to set foot on … Continue reading

Viktor Orban and Matteo Salvini strive to forge new European anti-migrant alliance

Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster  Hungary and Italy have pledged to forge a new alliance to change the way the EU deals with migration. Orban and Salvini have repeatedly defied the European Union by refusing to take in any further … Continue reading

A Journey From a Nepali Village to the Upper Ranks of UNICEF

By Sir Arthur Richard Jolly BRIGHTON, UK, Aug 28 2018 (IPS) – Kul Gautam’s memoir is everything which one hopes for from a good biography. There are difficulties all along the way, obstacles and challenges overcome and a vision pursued with … Continue reading