Archive for the ‘Peace and Conflict’ Category

“The new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our plan to end poverty and ensure lives of dignity for all, recognizes the need to fight corruption in all its aspects and calls for significant reductions in illicit financial flows as well as for the...

THE UNITED NATIONS will lead the global observance of International Anti-Corruption Day on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. Its theme highlights a global clamor -- Break the Corruption Chain! In the Philippines, the Office of the Ombudsman, in partnership with...

By Titon Mitra* AS WORLD LEADERS converge on Paris from 30 November to 11 December, the importance of arriving at an ambitious yet implementable agreement on climate change action has been graphically underlined by the fact that, based on UK Met Office...

THE MILITARY in Thailand arrested on Sunday a prominent reporter and columnist of The Nation newspaper daily for "attitude adjustment." In a statement, Reporters Without Borders (RWB) called for immediate release of Pravit Rojanaphruk, who has...

By Titon Mitra Country Director in the Philippines United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) THERE IS AN ENDURING ADAGE that "the whole is only the sum of its parts". Recent Press and commentary on the statement of Professor (Chaloka) Beyani,...

TINKER, TAILOR, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar-man, thief. That is an ancient rhyme. President, prime minister, statesman, strongman, leader, dealer, tyrant, thug? That could well be a rhyme for our time. In their own words, see...

COURTING THE IRE of presidents and prime ministers might be par for the course for journalists when they ask sharp, testy questions. Sometimes, too, instead of responding to the questions, the former sometimes fire back at the latter with verbal assault....