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The Slippery Slope to Autonomous Killing Machines

Credit: United Nations By Maaike BeenesUTRECHT, The Netherlands, Nov 11 2019 – Would you trust an algorithm with your life? If that thought makes you uncomfortable, then you should be concerned about the artificial intelligence (AI) arms race ...

Call to Action as Thousands Breathe New Life to the Cairo Promise at ICPD 25 Summit in Nairobi This Week

Investment to Make Africa a World leader in Renewables

Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power project opened in July is generates 300 MW of wind power. Credit: Isaiah Esipisu/IPS By Nalisha AdamsJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 11 2019 – Africa, where close to half of its 1.2 billion people have access ...

Criminalising dissent: What about muzzling opinions?

By Qadaruddin ShishirNov 9 2019 (IPS-Partners) (The Daily Star) – Holding or expressing opinions that do not go along the lines of the State is criminalised by law in many countries including ours. And the State often translates here as “people ...

Zimbabwe’s Inflation Makes it Hard to Keep Track of Cost of Living

Stung by inflation as wages fizzle under the country’s skyrocketing inflation, Zimbabwe’s civil servants recently staged a strike demanding better wages although police barred the government workers from marching to the country’s Minister ...

Can India’s Solar Gift Help a Cash-Strapped UN?

By Arul LouisUNITED NATIONS, Nov 8 2019 – While the UN grapples with weighty global matters, can an Indian gift solve an unlikely matter of great concern to journalists and staffers – a partial shutdown of an escalator as part of the world body’s ...

Nearly Half of Nepali Children Still Malnourished

Mother’s group in Accham feed home-cooked meal to their children. Credit: MARTY LOGAN By Sonia AwaleKATHMANDU, Nov 8 2019 – For the first two decades after 1990, Nepal took great strides in reducing malnutrition. But progress has stalled. Nepal ...

The Nairobi Summit Is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta hailed the strong partnership between his government and UNFPA during a meeting with UNFPA’s Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem in March 2019, which will jointly convene the ICPD 25 from 12 to 14 November 2019 along ...

Central America – Fertile Ground for Human Trafficking

An older woman panhandles on a street in San Salvador. Criminal trafficking groups take advantage of vulnerable people, such as the destitute, to force them to beg. But in Central America, 80 percent of the victims of trafficking are women and girls, ...

UN Peacekeeping Should Not Violate Charter or Principles of Sovereignty of Member States

Sri Lankan Peacekeeping troops By Ambassador Kshenuka SenewiratneUNITED NATIONS, Nov 8 2019 – Given the political, economic and social exigencies of contemporary peacekeeping, it is important that the Department of Political and Peacebuilding ...
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