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UN human rights office welcomes moves to curtail spread of hatred and violence online

UN News Centre - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 20:05
The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed steps taken by social media companies to prevent their platforms from being used to promote hatred, violence and misinformation, Spokesperson Rupert Colville said on Friday.

Spain’s Right Wing Sees Coronavirus Crisis as Opportunity

Foreign Policy - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 19:24
Conservatives have framed women’s rights rallies in March as a source of contagion, threatening to undermine the surging feminist movement.

Should the United States Punish China for Aggression Toward India and Hong Kong?

Foreign Policy - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 19:15
As Beijing flexes its muscle from Hong Kong to Ladakh, the U.S. government must decide how to respond.

Un débat intellectuel en trompe-l'œil

Le Monde Diplomatique - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 19:08
Depuis vingt ans, les néolibéraux ont cherché à « prolétariser » leur identité en multipliant discours et dispositions sécuritaires. La médiatisation de leur lutte, présumée populaire, contre les « barbares » a coïncidé avec la généralisation, plus discrète, de mesures économiques favorables aux possédants. / (...) / , , , - 2003/01 Ce siècle aura trois ans

More ‘can and must be done’ to eradicate caste-based discrimination in Nepal

UN News Centre - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 18:20
Shocked over the killing last weekend of five men in Nepal, who had planned to escort home one of their girlfriends from a higher caste, the UN human rights chief on Friday stressed that ending caste-based discrimination is “fundamental” to the overall sustainable development vision of leaving no one behind.

The Decline and Fall of British Lying

Foreign Policy - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 18:07
In Britain’s hierarchical culture, the crime for the upper classes isn’t telling lies—it’s getting caught.

Forget Hamilton. This Is Europe’s Calonne Moment.

Foreign Policy - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 17:36
The EU is still muddling through its post-pandemic recovery—and 18th-century history suggests that disaster could await.

Le Texas en armes contre le confinement

Le Monde Diplomatique - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 17:01
Confiner la population pour la protéger du virus ? L'idée fut loin de faire l'unanimité au Texas, où certains y ont vu une atteinte aux libertés individuelles. / États-Unis (affaires intérieures), États-Unis, Armement, Industrie de l'armement, Élections, Société, Fédéralisme - (...) / , , , , , , - 2020/06

Nine in 10 smokers start before they are 18 years old, warns WHO

UN News Centre - Fri, 29/05/2020 - 15:08
Tobacco products continue to kill eight million people a year who get hooked via a $9 billion a year marketing strategy. That’s the warning from the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday, which has said that even during a global pandemic, the tobacco and nicotine industry has continued to promote products that limit people’s ability to fight new coronavirus and recover from the disease.

US must take ‘serious action’ to halt police killings of unarmed African Americans

UN News Centre - Thu, 28/05/2020 - 23:41
The UN human rights chief on Thursday condemned the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd while in police custody in the city of Minneapolis, calling it the latest in “a long line of killings of unarmed African Americans by US police officers and members of the public”.

Latin America and Caribbean: Millions more could miss meals due to COVID-19 pandemic

UN News Centre - Thu, 28/05/2020 - 21:51
Some 14 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean could experience severe food insecurity this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to projections released on Thursday by the World Food Programme (WFP).

Security Council: Paralysis and ‘political infighting’ must end, to boost COVID-19 fight: EU foreign affairs chief

UN News Centre - Thu, 28/05/2020 - 21:25
 The global coronavirus pandemic is testing the multilateral system like never before and the Security Council must stop the “infighting”, and step up to the challenge, the European Union’s foreign policy chief told the 15-member body on Thursday.

COVID-19: Act now or risk ‘unimaginable devastation’ globally, warns UN chief

UN News Centre - Thu, 28/05/2020 - 19:46
Unless countries across the world act together now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday at a virtual high-level meeting on financing for development.

Yemen: Humanitarians seeking $2.41 billion to keep aid flowing amid COVID-19 pandemic

UN News Centre - Thu, 28/05/2020 - 18:55
UN agencies and their global partners are seeking $2.41 billion to fight COVID-19 spread in Yemen while continuing to support millions affected by the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Shaw ou l'engagement ironique

Le Monde Diplomatique - Thu, 28/05/2020 - 18:08
La bourgeoisie victorienne applaudissait George Bernard Shaw, qui, pourtant, la condamnait, tout en la faisant rire, malgré des sujets un peu « scandaleux ». Sa rupture avec le marxisme et son choix d'accompagner le mouvement qui donnera naissance au Parti travailliste rendirent désirables ses (...) / , , , , , , , , , , , , - 2020/06

Countries need to do more to stop harmful marketing of breast-milk substitutes, says UN

UN News Centre - Thu, 28/05/2020 - 00:16
Despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast-milk substitutes, countries are still falling short in protecting parents from misleading information, according to a new UN report released Wednesday. 

On Peacekeepers Day, UN to spotlight vital role of women peace operations

UN News Centre - Wed, 27/05/2020 - 22:34
In observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, on Friday, Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to pay tribute to all the UN blue helmets who have lost their lives since 1948.

WHO Foundation to broaden funding base for global health investment

UN News Centre - Wed, 27/05/2020 - 22:29
A new foundation launched on Wednesday will generate funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners by tapping non-traditional sources, including the public.

COVID-19: A ‘new and deadly threat’ for civilians caught up in violence

UN News Centre - Wed, 27/05/2020 - 19:19
Innocent civilians trapped in violence now face “a new and deadly threat” from COVID-19, the UN chief told the Security Council on Wednesday, warning that the pandemic is “amplifying and exploiting the fragilities of our world”.

Cinquante ans de «<small class="fine"> </small>dé-mesure<small class="fine"> </small>» à l'anglo-saxonne

Le Monde Diplomatique - Wed, 27/05/2020 - 19:17
/ Industrie culturelle, Culture, Musique, Économie, Royaume-Uni, États-Unis, Histoire - Sciences et idées / , , , , , , - Sciences et idées