IN MEMORIAM KOFI ANNAN (1938-2018)

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Kofi Annan: “A voice for the voiceless.” Protected “the most vulnerable.” FORMER UN SECRETARY-GENERAL 1997 to 2006.  https://www.indepthnews.net/index.php/global-governance/kofi-annan

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UN CHIEF PLEADS FOR ‘MAKING MIGRATION WORK FOR ALL’

By António Guterres Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the launch of the report ‘Making Migration Work for All’, in New York on 11 January. – The Editor UNITED NATIONS (IDN-INPS) – I am very pleased to be with all of you to present the report “Making Migration

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SOWING THE SEEDS OF THE CULTURE OF PEACE

By Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury Following are extensive excerpts from the keynote address by Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations at the Gala Culminating Event of the year-round Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the International House (IH) of the University of Sydney

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MESSAGE FOR PRESIDENT DAISAKU IKEDA ON HIS 90TH BIRTHDAY

From Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury Following is the text of the message Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations and Founder of the Global Movement for the Culture of Peace, sent on the occasion of the 90h birthday of Daisaku Ikeda, peacebuilder, Buddhist philosopher, educator, author and poet,

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PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

By Fumiyasu Akegawa Fumiyasu Akegawa is founder and president of DEVNET Japan. TOKYO (IDN) – Since DEVNET Japan participated in August 2015 in Expo 2015 hosted by the Italian city of Milan, the organization set up in March 2013 to promote Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) particularly in Southeast Asia has

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FROM ARIZONA TO BANGKOK, DETERMINED TO HELP THAILAND

By Jutta Wolf BERLIN | BANGKOK (IDN) – There is something exceptional about Dr. Thanawan Bhookphan who was born in Min Buri, one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, the capital city of Bangkok, and spent over 30 years in the United States. He received Mechanical Engineering Degree from the

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SRI LANKA CLEARS MAJOR HURDLE FOR CHINA’S SILK ROUTE PROJECT

By Kalinga Seneviratne COLOMBO (IDN) – The signing of a deal between the Sri Lankan government and a Chinese company, basically transferring the ownership on a 99-year lease of the strategically located Chinese-built Hambantota Port and 5,000 acres of land surrounding it for an industrial park in southern Sri Lanka

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ESCAP UNCOVERS THE WIDENING BROADBAND DIVIDE

By Rakesh Jayawardene   NEW DELHI (IDN) – Despite the widely reported phenomenal growth in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the Asia-Pacific region, a new study by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), has found that broadband capabilities and access are highly

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