113 Countries Have Never Had a Woman Head of State

NEW YORK | 25 June 2024 (IDN) — Despite progress, women are still largely excluded from positions of power and diplomacy, with the highest levels of influence and decision-making still predominantly occupied by men. According to UN Women’s global data on Women Political Leaders 2024, worldwide, women’s under-representation in decision-making remains as a stark reality. […]

After 20 Years of ‘Negative Peace’, Liberians Want Change

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network NEW YORK | 25 June 2024 (IDN) — In the past two decades, impunity has reigned supreme in Liberia, with suspected wartime criminals engaged in political intimidation, threats of renewed violence and doling out the spoils of war. Some have reinvented themselves as millionaires-cum-moguls, philanthropists, political kingmakers, ethno-nationalists or […]

UN Seeks to Counter Misinformation, Disinformation and Hate Speech

By J Nastranis NEW YORK | 25 June 2024 (IDN) — “The spread of hatred and lies online is causing grave harm to our world. Misinformation, disinformation and hate speech are fueling prejudice and violence; exacerbating divisions and conflicts; demonizing minorities; and compromising the integrity of elections,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, presenting on […]

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