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ACP Aims to Make Voice of the Moral Majority Count in the Global Arena

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BRUSSELS, May 27 (IPS) - "Four decades of existence is a milestone for the ACP as an international alliance of developing countries," Dr Patrick I. Gomes of Guyana, newly appointed Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of countries, said at the opening of the 101st Session of the group's Council of Ministers.

The U.N. at 70: Drugs and Crime are Challenges for Sustainable Development

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

VIENNA, May 27 (IPS) - With terrorism, migrant smuggling and trafficking in cultural property some of the world's most daunting challenges, "the magnitude of the problems we face is such that it is sometimes hard to imagine how any effort can be enough to confront them. But to quote Nelson Mandela, 'It always seems impossible until it is done'. We must keep working together, until it is done."

Opinion: A Critical Moment to Fortify Nuclear Test Ban

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

VIENNA, May 27 (IPS) - The 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference wrapped up last week in New York without agreeing on an outcome document. While this is unfortunate, it is important to remember that the future of the nuclear non-proliferation regime will be determined by more than whether the Review Conference participants produced a document addressing all that currently ails the NPT-based regime.

Laissez Faire Water Laws Threaten Family Farming in Chile

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SANTIAGO, May 27 (IPS) - Family farmers in Chile are pushing for the reinstatement of water as a public good, to at least partially solve the shortages caused by the privatisation of water rights by the military dictatorship in 1981.

Iran Sanctions Regime Could Unravel with Failed Nuclear Deal

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, May 26 (IPS) - Internationally supported sanctions against Iran could begin to crumble if talks over Iran's nuclear programme fail to produce a final deal, according to Germany's envoy to the United States.

Terror Groups May Be Winning Digital War on Extremist Ideology

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (IPS) - The United Nations is quick to point out the increasing pace at which digital technology is racing across the world.

The U.N. at 70: A Glass Half Full

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

COLOMBO, May 26 (IPS) - As the U.N. enters its 70th year, it is legitimate to ask whether it has been a success so far. Over the years, the media, in particular the Western media, has tended to highlight the U.N.'s failures.

Opinion: Tobacco Taxes Too Effective to Overlook in Financing for Development

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NEW YORK, May 26 (IPS) - Governments are in the midst of tough talks in New York over the text of the Addis Ababa Accord, which is scheduled to be adopted at the end of the Third Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) , to be held in Ethiopia in July.

Opinion: Finance Like a Cancer Grows

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ROME, May 26 (IPS) - It is astonishing that every week we see action being taken in various part of the world against the financial sector, without any noticeable reaction of public opinion.

Pineapple Industry Leaves Costa Rican Communities High and Dry

Monday, May 25, 2015

SAN JOSE, May 25 (IPS) - Twelve years after finding the first traces of pesticides used by the pineapple industry, in the rural water supply, around 7,000 people from four communities in Costa Rica's Caribbean region are still unable to consume their tap water.

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