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11.05.2020

25 Years After the Indefinite Extension of The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: A Field of Broken Promises and Shattered Visions

25 Years After the Indefinite Extension of The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: A Field of Broken Promises and Shattered Visions

“I long ago took to heart the words of Omar Bradley, spoken virtually a half century ago, when he observed, having seen the aftermath of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, thus: ‘We live in an age of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We live in a world that has… »

05.05.2020

Remembering Ludwig van Beethoven – A Genius with a Disability

Remembering Ludwig van Beethoven – A Genius with a Disability

By Heike Kuhn The writer, Dr Heike Kuhn, is Head of the “Human Rights Gender Equality, Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities” of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Bonn, the capital of divided Germany. The other part of the BMZ is in Berlin, the capital… »

04.05.2020

Manifesto 2020 Calls for A Trans-National Citizens’ Alliance

Manifesto 2020 Calls for A Trans-National Citizens’ Alliance

Viewpoint by Agora of the Inhabitants of the Earth A new public declaration of policy and aims, Manifesto 2020, has issued a clarion call for declaring poverty Illegal. Poverty Is the product of labour regulation within the context of unequal economic growth. It is the result of global… »

30.04.2020

UN Chief and German Chancellor Call for Rebuilding ‘Our World for the Better’

UN Chief and German Chancellor Call for Rebuilding ‘Our World for the Better’

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN (IDN) – German chancellor Angela Merkel and UN Secretary-General António Guterres have accentuated that any coronavirus recovery programme should have a clear focus on climate targets and rebuilding “our world for the better”. They were addressing a two-day video conference in Berlin co-organised by… »

20.04.2020

COVID-19: Brazil Implements Basic Income Policy Following Massive Civil Society Campaign

COVID-19: Brazil Implements Basic Income Policy Following Massive Civil Society Campaign

By Pedro Telles The writer is 2018-19 Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics. SÃO PAULO (IDN) – Tens of millions of Brazilians have begun receiving basic income payments aimed at addressing the economic impact of COVID-19, following Congress’… »

19.04.2020

The Power of Art in A Time of Coronavirus Crisis

The Power of Art in A Time of Coronavirus Crisis

By Jaya Ramachandran PARIS (IDN) – As billions of people find themselves either in lockdown or on the front lines combating the COVID-19 pandemic, the first celebration of World Art Day on April 15 is a timely reminder that “art has the power to unite and connect in times of… »

14.04.2020

An Unexpected Chance for the Success of Postponed NPT Review Conference

An Unexpected Chance for the Success of Postponed NPT Review Conference

Viewpoint by Sergio Duarte The writer is Former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and current President of Pugwash. NEW YORK (IDN) – It took patience from the President-designate of the 2020 NPT Review Conference, a sober assessment of the situation by a number of states, particularly from… »

20.03.2020

Water Security: A Lifeline for People and Planet

Water Security: A Lifeline for People and Planet

Viewpoint by Inge Kaul* BERLIN (IDN) – In the face of upsurge of the coronavirus, World Water Day 2020 may seem to have no relevance. But the fact is that water is vital for life on earth. It is inextricably linked to climate change, protecting health and saving lives. Water is… »

17.03.2020

Postpone the NPT Review Conference to 2021 and Convene in Vienna

Postpone the NPT Review Conference to 2021 and Convene in Vienna

by Tariq Rauf The writer has attended all nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) meetings since 1987 as a delegate, including as senior adviser to the chair of Main Committee I (nuclear disarmament) in 2015 and to the chair of the 2014 preparatory committee; as alternate head of the International Atomic Energy… »

13.03.2020

The Virus of Nuclear Proliferation

The Virus of Nuclear Proliferation

By Alice Slater* for InDepthNews. In an avalanche of reporting we are now assaulted with information about how the world is urgently attempting to batten down the hatches to avoid the possibility of deathly consequences from the broadly publicized outbreak of the coronavirus, causing the possibility of… »

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