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Could Peacekeeping Wives Deter Sexual Abuse in U.N. Overseas Operations?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 17 (IPS) - Back in November 2007, about 108 military personnel from an Asian country, serving with the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti, were deported home after being accused of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of minors.

Israel’s Deadly Game of Divide and Conquer Backfiring

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jun 16 (IPS) - Israel's deadly game of divide and conquer against its enemies could be coming home to roost with a vengeance, especially as the Islamic State (ISIS) grows in strength in neighbouring countries and moves closer to Israel's borders.

World’s Nuke Arsenal Declines Haltingly While Modernisation Rises Rapidly

Monday, June 15, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 15 (IPS) - The world's stockpile of nuclear weapons, held by nine states, just got a little smaller.

Q&A: Better Students, Better Citizens, Better World: Education Is the Key to Peace

Sunday, June 14, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 14 (IPS) - In a world where high levels of social and religious intolerance, conflicts, violent extremism and environmental degradation are threatening justice and peace, the United Nations is trying to find ways to maintain world order and promote sustainable development.

Israel, Hamas Escape U.N.’s List of Shame on Attacks on Children

Monday, June 08, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 08 (IPS) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, reportedly under heavy pressure from the United States and Israel, has decided not to blacklist the Jewish state in an annex to a new U.N. report on children victimised in armed conflicts.

Opinion: Minsk Agreements, the Only Path to Peace in Ukraine

Monday, June 08, 2015

GENEVA, Jun 08 (IPS) - The "U.N. Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine", which was referred to in an Inter Press Service (IPS) article of Jun. 2, does not, in my view, reflect many salient points.

Fishing and Farming in Gaza is a Deadly Business

Monday, June 08, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jun 08 (IPS) - Three Palestinian fishermen were injured last week after Israeli naval forces opened fire on fishing boats off the coast of al-Sudaniyya in the northern Gaza Strip, bringing to 15 the number of farmers and fishermen shot and injured by Israeli security forces as they attempted to earn a living.

The U.N. at 70: A Time for Reflection and Reform

Friday, June 05, 2015

NEW YORK, Jun 05 (IPS) - Seventy years since its inception, the United Nations remains at the core of the multilateral system. The world body, together with the Bretton Woods institutions, was conceived in the mid-1940s by the architects of the postwar order with the central aim of saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war on the one hand, and the need to reconstruct and revive the global economy on the other.

8.2 Million Iraqis In Need of Emergency Humanitarian Assistance

Friday, June 05, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 05 (IPS) - As fighting drags on between Iraqi armed forces and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), millions of refugees caught between the warring groups are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

U.N. Sets Up Independent Panel to Probe Sexual Abuses in CAR

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 03 (IPS) - The United Nations, which came under heavy fire for its failure to act swiftly on charges of sexual abuse by French troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) last year, has decided to set up an External Independent Review (EIR) to probe these allegations.

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