Sudeshna Chowdhury

Sudeshna Chowdhury

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A journalist with international reporting experience

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Arab Americans Aim at Preserving New York's Little Syria - Inter ...

Arab Americans Aim at Preserving New York's Little ...

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WHO's Iraq Birth Defect Study Omits Causation - Inter Press Service

WHO's Iraq Birth Defect Study Omits Causation - Int...

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Children of Conflict

Malala Yousafzai and Muhammad Qasim have a lot in common. Both of them hail from the remotest areas of Pakistan, which have been battling extremism and terrorism for many years now. Yousafzai is from Pakistan's northwestern Swat valley, and Qasim comes from the Chakwal region of Punjab. Yousafzai stood against...

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Q&A: “To Propel Change, You Have to Be in Their Faces”

Sudeshna Chowdhury interviews activist and hunger striker DIANE WILSON...

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Adding Billions to the World’s Population

A report released Thursday by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) predicts that the current world population will increase from 7.2 billion to 8.1 billion in 2025—an increase of almost one billion in 12 years. A little over two billion people will be added by...

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Malnutrition Still Killing Three Million Children Under Five

Kevin’s Carter’s disturbing picture of the 1993 famine in Sudan won him a Pulitzer Prize. The image of an emaciated child being watched by a vulture was etched into the world's memory forever, drawing attention to conditions where survival becomes the only priority. Reducing the child mortality rate and improving...

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Illegal Drugs Threaten Security of Nations, Warns U.N. Chief

Ilegal drugs threaten stability and security of nations worldwide, said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a panel discussion  Wednesday to commemorate the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. According to the 2013 World Drug Report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna on...

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Five Native American “Champions” Call for Change

It’s Sarah Schilling’s usual manner of greeting when she meets other members of her tribe: “Aanii Sarah Schilling n'diznakaas, which translates to ‘Hello, Sarah is my name’ in English,” she said. “The language is called Anishnaabemowin, the Odawa native language,” Schilling explained. She belongs to Little Traverse Bay Bands of...

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Youth Speak Loudest in Global Development Survey

Kanny Daylop, a legal practitioner and consultant from Nigeria, recalls her encounter with a woman named Joy. “She was young, probably a teenager,” Daylop said. Contrary to her name, Joy’s life was filled with hardship. She became pregnant and dropped out of school. Her parents threw her out of their...

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“There is nothing heroic about war”

A mother holds on to a blood-soaked pair of jeans her son was wearing when he was gunned down during a battle. Another mother is helplessly screaming after her toddler son dies at a hospital due to paucity of medicines. From skulls of genocide victims in Rwanda to charred remains...

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UNAOC to Ensure Strong Voice For Youth in Political Process

In countries paralysed by ethnic clashes and plagued by illiteracy, the U.N. Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) intends to play a greater role in conflict prevention and reconciliation. “Our world grows more interdependent by the hour,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “Economic integration, migration flows and environmental concerns illustrate this basic truth.”...