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A new hope for US climate action

By Jules Kortenhorst and Andrew Steer Boulder, Colorado – The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) took place in Madrid was supposed to prepare the ground for more ambitious national climate commitments. Nowhere was this more important than in the country where national leadership on climate change is least likely: the United States. Read More »

Nur assaulters to face action as per PM order: Quader

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed the authorities concerned to take action against those who assaulted VP of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) Nurul Haque Nur and others, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obidul Quader on Monday. Quader, also Awami League General Secretary, came up with the remarks while talking to reporters at his office. Administrative and organisational ... Read More »

‘We all must step up’ joint action on disability inclusion

8 December 2019 – SDGs – The international community has agreed truly ground-breaking frameworks to advance the rights of persons with disabilities, including in the context of development, but there remains a significant gap between these ambitions and the reality experienced daily by millions of persons with disabilities, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a conference in Doha on Saturday. Read More »

Forced to flee. displaced with a dream. time for action

By Yasmine Sherif UNITED NATIONS, Dec 6 2019 (IPS) – Genesis smiles and holds her hand up proudly to answer questions in class. She claps her hands in support of her classmates when they answer the teachers’ questions correctly. “I miss my cousins and aunts in Venezuela, she says.” Her smile fades and her lips tighten. She struggles to hold ... Read More »

Climate Chance Summit -Africa 2019: Stepping up local action

Non-state actors at the heart of the fight against climate change The Climate Chance Summit – Africa 2019 will take place in Accra, Ghana, from October 16th until October 18th at the International Conference Centre. It will be a wide gathering of 2,000 non-state actors fighting climate change on the African continent, including local governments, businesses, trade unions, environmental NGOs, ... Read More »

Actions not words: Promises made at UN climate action summit

23 September 2019, Climate Change – UN Secretary-General warned leaders not to come to his landmark Climate Action Summit with beautiful speeches, but to present concrete plans for cutting harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and strategies for carbon neutrality by 2050. So what, exactly, was promised at Monday’s all-day event at UN Headquarters in New York? Read More »

Turning ambition into action: High hopes for UN action week

By Cameron Diver New Caledonia, Sep 13 2019 (IPS) – In less than 10 days, countries from around the planet will come together in New York for the United Nations Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit. I look forward to representing the Pacific Community (SPC) at this important event, and throughout “Action Week” during the upcoming UN General Assembly. Read More »

US wants action, accountability for Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing

Dhaka, Aug 25 – The United States has called upon all those involved in Myanmar to respect human rights, allow unhindered humanitarian access, and engage in political dialogue to pursue peace. The US further said military abuses continue in Rakhine State and elsewhere in Myanmar due to lack of “accountability and civilian oversight.” Read More »

SDGs: High-level Pol Forum 2019 underpins accelerated action

The global response to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has not been ambitious enough, and a renewed commitment and accelerated action is needed to deliver the SDGs in time. This was the key message from the 2019 High-level Political Forum (HLPF), which completed the first four-year cycle of its mandate to review the 17 SDGs and assess progress towards ... Read More »

Why environmental and humanitarian action must be linked

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UN, Jul 4 2019 (IPS) – Environmental and humanitarian action is often understood as two different sectors. However, the lack of awareness regarding its intersections could lead to further long-term devastation. With the growing number of crises around the world, humanitarian actors are essential. They are often the first responders during and after a crisis, providing urgent, ... Read More »

Disney’s live-action ‘Aladdin’ casts a box-office spell

“Aladdin” apparently still has the old magic, as the new Disney film took in an estimated $86.1 million in the Friday-to-Sunday period in North America to lead all box-office offerings, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported. The film, released on the US’s four-day Memorial Day weekend, is expected to earn $105 million when Monday’s ticket sales are included, well beyond earlier ... Read More »

World Health Assembly for antimicrobial resistance action

Geneva, 27 May (Heba Wanis): Member States at the 72nd World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), reiterating their commitment to urgently address AMR in recognition of the emerging public health threat of the loss of treatment options. AMR is estimated to kill 700,000 globally per year. By 2050, if AMR is not addressed, 10 million people ... Read More »

The contribution of humanitarian action to peace

By Peter Maurer Stockholm, May 22, 2019 (IPS) – The connection of humanitarian action to broader objectives like peace, development and human rights is understandably complex, but it is also an area in which some fresh thinking is important. The dilemma we are facing today is how to expand and uphold neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian action while designing and ... Read More »

SC criticises HC bench, cancels its order: AG for action

Justice done

Dhaka, May 16 – The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed graved concerned against a High Court bench for giving an unprecedented order relating to a civil case. The seven members bench of the Appellate Division head by chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain expressed concerned while attorney general Mahbubey Alam took part hearing on a civil case of National Bank Limited ... Read More »

EU envoys for pol resolve, action to do urgent policy reform

The Heads of Mission of the European Union, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom participated in the 5th plenary of the EU-Bangladesh Business Climate Dialogue on Sunday 28 April 2019 at the Commerce Ministry. They called on the Government to take practical action with a view to improve the ease of doing business in Bangladesh. ... Read More »

Taskin set to get back in action

Dhaka – Right-arm pacer Taskin Ahmed is all set to get back in action after a layoff of two months due to an ankle injury. He was facing uncertainty whether he will be able to play in the World Cup, but after a hard rehabilitation, the pacer is now allowed to play competitive cricket. He will play in the premier ... Read More »

Taskin back to action after two months

Dhaka – After a long layoff of over two months due to an ankle injury, pacer Taskin Ahmed started bowling on Thursday. He bowled 30 deliveries at the National Academy ground with a short run-up. The right-arm pacer expressed his optimism about taking part in the Super League stage of the ongoing Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League. Taskin sustained a ... Read More »