Tagged: UN

A Tale of Two Speeches

Palestinian Chairman Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed the United Nations, told of the worst of times

Key Countries, Organizations Call For Innovative Sources of Finance

At a press conference in Durban, South Africa, officials from a diverse set of countries will join civil society leaders to call for innovative sources of finance, including a tax on financial transactions and a fee on emissions from maritime shipping, to be part of a deal in Durban which raises billions of dollars to help fill the Green Climate Fund.

Durban Diary: Dispatch from the Ground

As UN climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa, go into their final week, Janet Redman, co-director of IPS's Sustainable Energy & Economy Network, provides a quick update on the talks.

Expert Available: Phyllis Bennis on Libya’s Future

“The success of Libya's uprising will have a great deal to do with the willingness of its leadership to break its dependency on the United States and NATO,” said Bennis in an article on Alternet. She asks, “whether events so far are ultimately a victory for the Libyan people, or for NATO. Given recent models of U.S. and NATO involvement in overthrowing dictatorships, we don't have a lot of examples of how it can be both.”

Libya: Too Soon to Declare Victory

The success of Libya's uprising will have a great deal to do with the willingness of its leadership to break its dependency on the United States and NATO.
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