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Analysis: Why the UN Needs a “Peace Industrial Complex”

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (IPS) - In a world where annual defence spending is over 1.6 trillion dollars and the UN Peacebuilding Fund receives less than 700 million dollars, it would seem that the military industrial complex is unwaveringly entrenched.

Industrial-Level Aid Logistics in Colombia’s Decades-Long Humanitarian Disaster

Monday, May 16, 2016

BOGOTA, May 16 (IPS) - "If you're going to talk about Colombia and the peace process, do it somewhere else," was heard at a regional preparatory meeting for the World Humanitarian Summit, according to Ramón Rodríguez, with the Colombian government's Unit for Attention and Integral Reparation for Victims (UARIV).

Justice for Berta Caceres Incomplete Without Land Rights: UN Rapporteur

Friday, May 13, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 13 (IPS) - The murder of Honduran Indigenous woman Berta Caceres is only too familiar to Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Why Set Up a Shell Company in Panama?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Daylesford, Australia, May 12 (IPS) - A previously little-known law firm called Mossack Fonseca, based in Panama, has recently been exposed as one of the world's major creators of ‘shell companies', that is, corporate structures that can be used to hide the ownership of assets. This can be done legally but shell companies of this nature are widely used for illegal purposes such as tax evasion and money laundering of proceeds from criminal activity.

FAO’s Peace-Building Efforts Through Food Security

Thursday, May 12, 2016

ROME, May 12 (IPS) - At the launching today, of the FAO-Nobel Peace Laureate Alliance for food security and peace, FAO's Director-General said that "peace and food security are inextricably linked – we cannot achieve one without the other. By integrating food security and peace-building initiatives, we can work together to ensure that hunger is neither a cause nor a result of conflict."

Why Peacebuilding is Part of the Sustainable Development Agenda

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 11 (IPS) - We tend not to worry when things are going well.

If people can take care of their daily business and send their kids to school without fear of violence, resolve disputes through a functioning justice system when the need arises, express their views both in private discussions and in public processes, feel they can truly contribute to decisions that affect their lives, and know effective institutions are in place to deliver basic services to their families and communities without interruption or the need for bribes, chances are they will be broadly content with the way their society is managed.

Nobel Laureates Join Forces for Food Security and Stability

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ROME, May 11 (IPS) - "Where food security can be a force for stability, we have to look to food and agriculture as pathways to peace and security. This is a great challenge, but one that we can meet together as we embark on achieving the 2030 Development Agenda." These were the words of FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva as he discussed the interplays between food security and peace in New York last March.

Mass Migration, EU, European Nationalisms

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Antwerp, Alfaz, May 11 (IPS) - We are dealing with mass migration, basically into EU, and European nationalisms, many in favor of exits from the EU.

Why this mass migration, maybe to the point of Völkerwanderung, mainly into EU–but then what kind of EU–and why the European nationalisms now found one way or the other in many member states?

Hunger, a Matter of Global Security

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ROME, May 11 (IPS) - Desperate, frustrated, and with little hope for the future, on 17h December 2010, the Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi doused himself in petrol and set himself alight. Thus began the popular revolution that toppled the dictatorship of Zine El AbidineBen Ali, in power since 1987, and with it a domino effect that spread across North Africa and the Middle East.

Kenyan Refugee Camp Closures will have Disastrous Consequences

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 11 (IPS) - The Kenyan government's decision to close its refugee camps will have disastrous consequences and must be reconsidered, international organisations have stated.

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