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Opinion: World Leaders Lack Ambition to Tackle Climate Crisis

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

BRUSSELS/MAPUTO, Apr 01 (IPS) - World governments expect to agree to a new global treaty to combat climate change in Paris in December. As the catastrophic impacts of climate change become more evident, so too escalates the urgency to act.

Pledges for Humanitarian Aid to Syria Fall Short of Target by Billions

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

KUWAIT CITY, Mar 31 (IPS) - When United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stood before 78 potential donors at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait Tuesday, his appeal for funds had an ominous ring to it: the Syrian people, he remarked, "are victims of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time."

Opinion: Cuba and the European Union – The Thaw Begins

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

MADRID, Mar 31 (IPS) - The visit to Cuba of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on Mar. 23-24, and the forthcoming visit in May planned by French President François Hollande, have fast-tracked the agenda of relations between the European Union and Cuba.

U.N. Staffers Caught in Deadly Crossfire in Ongoing Conflicts

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

KUWAIT CITY, Mar 31 (IPS) - The deadly five-year-old Syrian military conflict, which has claimed the lives of over 200,000 mostly civilians, including women, children and aid workers, has not spared the United Nations either.

Why So Many Palestinian Civilians Were Killed During Gaza War

Monday, March 30, 2015

GAZA, Mar 30 (IPS) - The U.N. investigation into Israel's devastating military campaign against Gaza, from July to August 2014, has been delayed until June and in the interim Israel and the Palestinians are waging a media war to win the moral narrative as to why so many Palestinian civilians were killed during the bloody conflict.

THE U.N. AT 70: U.N. Reform Must Benefit All Countries

Saturday, March 28, 2015

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Mar 28 (IPS) - U.N. anniversaries are occasions for stocktaking - not all of it positive. But there is a lot of good that the U.N. has done and is doing and there are many good, dedicated people working silently but effectively within the U.N. system where I have also worked for a part of my long diplomatic career.

Nuclear Threat Escalating Beyond Political Rhetoric

Friday, March 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - As a new cold war between the United States and Russia picks up steam, the nuclear threat is in danger of escalating – perhaps far beyond political rhetoric.

Cash-Strapped U.N. to Seek Funds for Syria at Pledging Conference in Kuwait

Friday, March 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - A cash-strapped United Nations, which is struggling to reach out to millions of Syrian refugees with food, medicine and shelter, is desperately in need of funds.

Palestine Crisis at Its Worst Since 1967, Says United Nations

Friday, March 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - In 2014, the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) saw the worst escalation of hostilities since 1967, said a report by the United Nations Office of Coordination and Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), released on March 26.

Afghanistan’s Economic Recovery: A New Horizon for South-South Partnerships?

Friday, March 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - First the centre of the silk route, then the epicenter of bloody conflicts, Afghanistan's history can be charted through many diverse chapters, the most recent of which opened with the election of President Ashraf Ghani in September 2014.

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