Lyndal Rowlands, The Lowy Institute

Lyndal Rowlands

The Lowy Institute

New York, NY, United States

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  • The Lowy Institute
  • Al Jazeera English
  • Inter Press Service
  • allAfrica.com
  • Mint Press News

Past articles by Lyndal:

Is there a model Human Rights Council member?

In some ways the Council is like a pre-school: it's more about effort to improve than actual performance. → Read More

US VP warns of ISIL 'genocide' against Christians

Critics are taking Mike Pence to task for associating the word 'genocide' with ISIL attacks on Christians worldwide. → Read More

Climate Funds for World’s Poorest Slow to Materialise

Climate Change, Development & Aid, Energy, Environment, Featured, Green Economy, Headlines, Poverty & SDGs Climate Funds for World’s Poorest Slow to Materialise A project to help Ethiopian farmers adapt to drought and climate change was rejected for funding from the Green Climate Fund. Credit: William Lloyd-George/IPS UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 2017 (IPS) - Climate change is making poor… → Read More

No U.S. Refuge for Syrians Even After Military Strikes

Armed Conflicts, Featured, Global Governance, Headlines, Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Migration & Refugees, Peace No U.S. Refuge for Syrians Even After Military Strikes Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN holding up pictures of victims of the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria which prompted the Trump administration to launch… → Read More

Tomatoes, Limes and Sex-Selective Abortions

Aid, Development & Aid, Editors' Choice, Featured, Gender, Gender Violence, Global Governance, Headlines, Health, Human Rights, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Women's Health Tomatoes, Limes and Sex-Selective Abortions The United States is withdrawing all of its funding from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) after claiming without evidence that the agency supports coercive abortions in China.… → Read More

New Tuberculosis Drugs May Become Ineffective: Study

Featured, Headlines, Health, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse New Tuberculosis Drugs May Become Ineffective: Study A doctor examines the x-ray of a TB patient in New Delhi. Credit: Bijoyeta Das/IPS. UNITED NATIONS, Mar 24 2017 (IPS) - New antibiotics that could treat tuberculosis may rapidly become ineffective, according to new research published by the Lancet ahead of World Tuberculosis Day. The… → Read More

Discrimination Compounds Global Inequality: UN Report

Editors' Choice, Featured, Global Governance, Headlines, Inequity, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Poverty & SDGs, Women & Economy Discrimination Compounds Global Inequality: UN Report UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark. Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas UNITED NATIONS, Mar 22 2017 (IPS) - Despite 25 years of impressive global development, many people are not benefiting from progress due to… → Read More

“Hate Group” Inclusion Shows UN Members Still Divided on LGBT Rights

Civil Society, Featured, Gender, Gender Identity, Global Governance, Headlines, Human Rights, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, LGBTQ “Hate Group” Inclusion Shows UN Members Still Divided on LGBT Rights Participants at a gay pride celebration in Uganda. Credit: Amy Fallon/IPS UNITED NATIONS, Mar 20 2017 (IPS) - A group designated as a hate group for its “often violent rhetoric” against LGBTI rights… → Read More

Africa: Travel Restrictions Cast Shadow On UN Women's Meeting

Increasing travel restrictions have prevented delegates from attending this year's UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), according to several women's rights groups. → Read More

UN Facing Famines, Conflicts and Now U.S. Funding Cuts

Featured, Global Geopolitics, Global Governance, Headlines, Humanitarian Emergencies, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse UN Facing Famines, Conflicts and Now U.S. Funding Cuts Snow falls outside of the UN headquarters Secretariat building in New York. Credit: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas UNITED NATIONS, Mar 17 2017 (IPS) - In the midst of responding to the worst humanitarian crisis since records began, the… → Read More

Travel Restrictions Cast Shadow on UN Women’s Meeting: Rights Groups

Featured, Gender, Gender Identity, Gender Violence, Global Geopolitics, Global Governance, Headlines, Human Rights, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, LGBTQ, Migration & Refugees, Women in Politics Travel Restrictions Cast Shadow on UN Women’s Meeting: Rights Groups A view of the General Assembly Hall during the opening meeting of the sixty-first session of the Commission on Stats of Women… → Read More

Climate Change Making Kenya’s Droughts More Severe

Climate Change, Combating Desertification and Drought, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Headlines, Humanitarian Emergencies Climate Change Making Kenya’s Droughts More Severe Macharia Kamau is Kenya's Permanent Representative to the United Nations. UN Photo/Mark Garten. UNITED NATIONS, Mar 12 2017 (IPS) - The Super El Nino of 2015 to 2016 wrought droughts and floods around the… → Read More

Unhealthy Environment Causes 1 in 4 Child Deaths: WHO

Environment, Featured, Headlines, Health, Water & Sanitation Unhealthy Environment Causes 1 in 4 Child Deaths: WHO Children look for a living in garbage in Pakistan. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPS. UNITED NATIONS, Mar 6 2017 (IPS) - Unhealthy environments – both inside and outside the home – cause the deaths of more than 1.7 million child under the age of five every year, according to two new… → Read More

Seychelles: Making the Deep Blue Sea Green Again

Kids growing up in the Seychelles think of the ocean as their backyard, says Ronald Jean Jumeau, Seychelles' ambassador for climate change and SIDS. → Read More

No to Palestinian Peace Envoy: US to UN

Armed Conflicts, Featured, Global Governance, Headlines, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Peace | Analysis No to Palestinian Peace Envoy: US to UN The flags of UN observer states the Vatican and Palestine. Credit: UN Photo/Cia Pak. UNITED NATIONS, Feb 14 2017 (IPS) - The failed appointment of former Palestinian-Prime Minister Salam Fayyad as the UN’s peace envoy to Libya has shown that divisions… → Read More

Africa: January Brings Changes for UN Security Council

Five of the UN Security Council's 15 seats were filled by new members this week, but a bigger shift in the council is expected later this month under the new US administration. → Read More

Africa: More Than 50 Internet Shutdowns in 2016

Governments around the world shut down the internet more than 50 times in 2016 - suppressing elections, slowing economies and limiting free speech. → Read More

More Than 50 Internet Shutdowns in 2016

Civil Society, Democracy, Featured, Global Governance, Headlines, Human Rights, IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse, Press Freedom, TerraViva United Nations More Than 50 Internet Shutdowns in 2016 Internet shutdowns are just one way that internet access was limited in 2016. Credit: Zofeen Ebrahim/IPS UNITED NATIONS, Dec 30 2016 (IPS) - Governments around the world shut down the internet more than 50… → Read More

West Africa: New Ebola Vaccine Trial Results Offer Hope

A new Ebola vaccine may be the first to successfully protect against one of the world's most lethal pathogens, according to a trial involving over 11,000 participants in Guinea. → Read More

Africa: Gender Equality 'Clear Priority' for New UN Secretary-General

Achieving gender equality in UN staff appointments will be a "clear priority" for incoming UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, when he takes up the UN's top administrative role in January 2017. → Read More