UNDP Pledges to Help Eradicate Poverty, Hunger By 2030

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 2016 (IPS) – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) celebrated its 50th anniversary this week with a pledge to help implement the UN’s post-2015 development agenda aimed at eliminating extreme poverty and hunger by 2030.

Helicopter drops might not be far away

Martin Wolf – Financial Times No simple solutions for the global economic imbalances of today exist, only palliatives The world economy is slowing, both structurally and cyclically. How might policy respond? With desperate improvisations, no doubt. Negative interest rates have… Continue Reading

Fall guy for America’s follies

Vjay Prashad* -The Hindu His ascent as UN Secretary-General came at a time when the world was turning unipolar after the Soviet collapse. Preserving the UN’s independence became his impossible task. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the first African to head the United… Continue Reading

The Human Rights: A Permanent Challenge

EDITORIAL, Johan Galtung- TRANSCEND Media Service Concluding Remarks, Colloque, Université Catholique Lyon, 5-6 Feb 2016 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 10 December 1948–the two Conventions of 16 November 1966 are international law–was edited by a committee of Men;… Continue Reading