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  1. Using Data to Combat Prejudice Against Immigrants

    Saturday, December 16, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 16 (IPS) - What are the contributions of migrants to trade, to the economy of their countries of destination and origin? This is an angle that is generally ignored in the international debate on the subject, which usually focuses more on issues such as the incidence of foreigners in crime or unemployment.

  2. Civil Society Meeting Calls for Solidarity, Radical Change to Deal with Global Crises

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 15 (IPS) - Our strategies have failed us. We can no longer respond to the crises facing us in the same way. We have to be more radical, more creative — together — to build the future we want.

    This was one of the resounding messages to emerge from a key global gathering of more than 700 leading thinkers, influencers and doers from more than 100 countries in Suva, Fiji in early December.

  3. “We Need to Be Strong” – Award Spotlights Courageous Journalists

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15 (IPS) - As press freedom becomes increasingly limited, journalists are frequently finding themselves in more dangerous predicaments than ever before.

  4. Civil Society Activists Speak Out-- Despite Threats

    Friday, December 15, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 15 (IPS) - They are young, smart and willing to take the rough road. Victor, Jubilanté and Khaled are independent fighters who speak out with a force that could possibly change the appearances of their countries, and beyond.

  5. Climate Change Threatens Mexican Agriculture

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Dec 14 (IPS) - Azael Meléndez recalls the tornado that in May 2015 struck his hometown of San Gregorio Atlapulco, in Xochimilco, on the outskirts of Mexico City.

  6. SLIDESHOW: Tales of the 21st Century - Rohingyas Without a State

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 14 (IPS) - The world has witnessed innumerable images of the long walk to 'freedom' of Rohingya women, children and men. Some trudged for endless hours and days, many carrying elderly parents and babies in baskets, with the women suffering the unimaginable trauma having been victims of rape, torture and harassment.

  7. Rohingya Refugees Endure Lingering Trauma

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 14 (IPS) - Twelve-year-old Rubina still struggles with the horrors she witnessed in her homeland in Myanmar before fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh three months ago.

  8. Money Talks at One Planet Summit in Paris

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    PARIS, Dec 14 (IPS) - As funding to combat climate change has lagged behind lofty words, the One Planet Summit in France this week invited governments and business leaders to put money on the table.

  9. Shedding Diplomacy, Roberto Savio Speaks about Fear as a Tool to Gain Power

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    ROME, Dec 14 (IPS) - At the outset my thanks to Dr Hanif Hassan Ali Al Kassim, and Ambassador Idriss Jazairy who lead the Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue for organizing this panel discussion at a critical moment in history. The Centre, is one of the few actors for peace and cooperation between the Arab world and Europe. As a representative of global civil society, I think it will be more meaningful if I speak without the constraints of diplomacy, and I make frank and unfettered reflections.

  10. South Sudan: a Nation Tormented by a Crisis

    Thursday, December 14, 2017

    PANYIJAR COUNTY, South Sudan, Dec 14 (IPS) - I come from Panyijar County, South Sudan, just south of where famine was declared in February this year and one of thousands of places badly hit by the conflict which enters its fifth year today. With each year the fighting continues, the hopes that I and my fellow South Sudanese had when voting for independence in 2011 are dimmed.

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