Dhaka To Host D-8 Summit 2020

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday confirmed that Dhaka is ready to host the next summit of the eight-nation D-8, Developing-8, as the forum’s secretary-general Ambassador Jaafar Ku Shaari called on her, reports BSS. “The Prime Minister mentioned that Dhaka would host the next D-8 summit in the third week of April, 2020”, premier’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim told a media briefing after the meeting at the PMO. During the talks, she proposed sharing of experiences among the eight nations for their further development. “Bangladesh is expected to take over…

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Early Marriage: what is the right age?

What is the right age for a girl to become a woman? “The transformation of gender relations in the developing world is the greatest social revolution of our era, and we need to keep that in mind in everything we do” Dr. John Coonrod, Executive Vice President of The Hunger Project. In a barren region of southern Ethiopia, 13-year-old Dhaki worries about whether she will be pregnant as a result of her husband – 11 years her senior – forcing himself upon her last night, and whether her neighbours heard…

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Combat Child Labor

Turn Rhetoric into Action to Combat Child Labor.. “My Christmas shopping seems to have not cost as much this year”, I overhear a middle-aged lady tell her friend as she leaves the ‘cheap and cheerful’ British clothing chain Primark laden with bags and boxes. With dresses for sale for £8, jumpers costing as little as £4 and jeans being snatched up for a mere £10, it is little wonder people are choosing to do their Christmas shopping at the likes of Primark. Cheap and cheerful clothing outlets may be the…

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Obama Speech to the Mid East

USA President Barack Hussein Obama gave an important policy speech at the University of Cairo, Egypt, on 4 June 2009. The speech was addressed to the entire Middle East, it was titled "A New Beginning".  This speech is perceived by many in the Middle East as designed to deliver a set of instructs and vailed warnings to the great majority of the peoples of the Middle East. These instructions and warnings are perceived as Red Flags marking Red Lines. After 5 months and calm reflections on this speech and from the…

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Crimes Against Humanity in Gaza

The United Nations Human Rights Council concluded its twelfth Special Session today after adopting a resolution that focused on the continuing violations of human rights by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian territories, in particular in East Jerusalem, and endorsed the recommendations of the Fact-Finding Mission to Gaza led by Justice Goldstone and by the High Commissioner for Human Rights. In its resolution, which was adopted by a vote of 25 in favour, 11 abstentions and 6 against, the Council strongly condemned all policies and measures taken by Israel, the occupying…