Posts Tagged ‘UN

16
Oct
09

End hunger ? stop having children….

hunger 2The agriculture minister in Bangladesh has no doubt what causes hunger in her country : over-population.

The director of the UN’s  organisation for food and agriculture (the FAO) says that’s a myth. Continue reading ‘End hunger ? stop having children….’

25
Sep
09

Iran doubles up

iran nuclearIran has told the United Nations nuclear watchdog that it’s building a second uranium enrichment plant.

It says the plant is not yet operational, and is intended only to produce electricity.

Already the leaders of the U.S, the U.K and France have called for inspectors to be allowed to visit the second plant. Continue reading ‘Iran doubles up’

23
Sep
09

On air: Is shared power better than a superpower?

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The dynamics of world power appear to be changing. President Obama is about to speak at the UN and he’s going to call for other countries to take more responsibility for tackling the world’s problems. Continue reading ‘On air: Is shared power better than a superpower?’

08
Dec
08

On air: Is it acceptable to intervene in another country’s affairs?

The international calls for Robert Mugabe to leave power are becoming almost deafening. French President Nicolas Sarkozy is the latest leader to say he must stand down. Continue reading ‘On air: Is it acceptable to intervene in another country’s affairs?’

29
Oct
08

Talking Points 30th October

Good morning/afternoon/evening – while the US and Pakistan authorities consider talking to the Taleban, they strike again. The Taliban’s spokesman says dialogue is “worthless…(as long as) foreign troops are in our country”. Fears for personal safety is now the highest concern for many Afghans so is it time to talk to the Taleban?  
Continue reading ‘Talking Points 30th October’

17
Sep
08

On air: Is it ever justified to kill civilians?

There has been a sharp increase in the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan this year, according to new figures released by the United Nations. Last week Human Rights Watch said civilian deaths in Afghanistan from US and Nato air strikes have nearly tripled over the past year, with the onslaught continuing in 2008 and fuelling a public backlash

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said today that the U.S. military needs to do more to prevent the killing of ordinary Afghans caught up in military operations. Continue reading ‘On air: Is it ever justified to kill civilians?’

31
Jul
08

On air: Is the UN impotent?

The outgoing head of UN peacekeeping has said that the UN has “reached the outer limits of its ability to police world trouble spots”. They say they’ll never be able to put together a force for Somalia and the one for Darfur is struggling. Continue reading ‘On air: Is the UN impotent?’

03
Jun
08

Talking points 3 June

Hello all, Priya here. Thank you Brett, Will and everyone for looking after this post so lovingly overnight.

Chloe suggested a story about child protection that you can read below.

WORLD HUNGER

I was thinking about food prices and world hunger. It’s back. All those wannabe beauty queens who wanted to eradicate world hunger will look on with horror.

Prices are going up, and basic staples are beyond the means of more and more people worldwide, althought he brunt of it is in poorer nations.

Continue reading ‘Talking points 3 June’

27
May
08

On air: Is it harder to be a child than ever before?

Growing up is hard to do. That much we all know. But here are two key questions.

1) Are children today facing more challenges, dangers and restrictions than any before them?

2) Are parents’ efforts to protect and guide their children in danger of creating pressures and problems of their own? There are a number of reasons we’re talking about this….
Continue reading ‘On air: Is it harder to be a child than ever before?’

26
May
08

Talking Points for 27 May

Hello, It’s Priya with a few ideas for what we might do today… any comments or suggestions are welcome. Thanks Abdul in Oregon for moderating this page overnight.

First, there is something of theme developing surrounding the protection of children.

Continue reading ‘Talking Points for 27 May’




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