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Mandela Prizewinner from Namibia Still Bringing Sight to the Blind

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

WINDHOEK, Aug 04 (IPS) - There was pure emotion in the face of Dr. Helena Ndume, more used to bringing sight to the blind than wiping away tears of her own.

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Boost Diplomacy with North Korea, Diplomat Says

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 04 (IPS) - The recent agreement between Iran and six nations on nuclear non-proliferation will likely have a "positive impact" on North Korea, according to a senior South Korean diplomat.

Pakistan One of the World’s First Safe Havens for Refugees

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 04 (IPS) - The United Nations has declared that 2015 is already "the deadliest year" for millions of migrants and asylum seekers fleeing war and persecution in their countries.

Suez Canal Reopens to Fanfare but Not Shared by All

Monday, August 03, 2015

CAIRO, Aug 03 (IPS) - Ships at sea around the world will blast their horns on Aug 6 to mark the re-opening of the world-famous centenarian waterway in Egypt, local officials there say.

U.N. Targets Trillions of Dollars to Implement Sustainable Development Agenda

Monday, August 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 03 (IPS) - After more than two years of intense negotiations, the U.N.'s 193 member states have unanimously agreed on a new Sustainable Development Agenda (SDA) with 17 goals -- including the elimination of extreme poverty and hunger -- to be reached by 2030.

Churches Seek to Amplify Echo of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Monday, August 03, 2015

GENEVA, Aug 03 (IPS) - The accounts of survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki will serve as inspiration for leaders of Christian churches grouped in the World Council of Churches (WCC), which advocates the elimination of nuclear weapons.

Partnerships Critical to the SDGs, Reducing Inequality

Monday, August 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 03 (IPS) - After two years of negotiations, representatives of the United Nations' 193 member countries have reached agreement on a draft of the ambitious Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global agenda for eradicating poverty while ensuring sustainable growth.

Opinion: Security Council Resolution on Airlines Disaster Debases U.N. Charter

Monday, August 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 03 (IPS) - On July 29 Russia vetoed a draft U.N. Security Council (UNSC) resolution on the establishment of an international tribunal to investigate the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight over eastern Ukraine last year - killing all 298 people on board.

Opinion: Peace and Friendship Remain at Core of South Africa’s Foreign Policy

Monday, August 03, 2015

PRETORIA, Aug 03 (IPS) - The Freedom Charter, which turned 60 this year, envisaged that a free and democratic South Africa would be guided in its relations with the rest of the African continent and the world by a desire to seek "peace and friendship".

Zimbabwe's Climate Change Ambitions May be Too Tall

Sunday, August 02, 2015

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Aug 02 (IPS) - With the U.N. Climate Change conference later this year in Paris fast approaching, Zimbabwe's climate change commitments face the slow progress on an issue that continues to stalk other developing countries – climate finance.

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