Wednesday, May 25, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, May 25 (IPS) - Since establishing the category of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 1971, the United Nations together with the international community have worked hand in hand to support the most vulnerable members of the family of nations.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
SAN JOSE, May 25 (IPS) - The recent announcement of the Nicaraguan government's 80-million-dollar purchase of 50 Russian tanks caught the attention of the press in Latin America and caused alarm in the international community.
Monday, May 23, 2016
ROME, May 23 (IPS) - No mention in the media of the dangerous increase in tension between Europe and Russia. But Nato has just made operational in Romania a missile system, the ABM, which the US has declared will protect from "rogue" states, like Iran.
Friday, May 20, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - For the millions of people whose lives have been uprooted by conflict and natural disasters the average amount of time before they can return home is now 17 years.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (IPS) - While Canada's long-awaited support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples brought hope and celebration last week, it's not yet clear whether the rights of Indigenous people in developing countries harmed by Canadian mining companies will also be included.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
GAZA, Palestine, May 18 (IPS) - "We don't want charity, we want a long-term solution."
Saturday, May 14, 2016
GENEVA, May 14 (IPS) - In my personal capacity as an academic from the Global South and a retired international civil servant, I undertook a study for the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue which was published in November 2014. This was at a time when I had no idea that I would later become a member of this elite group of Special Procedures Mandate Holder. The study is entitled "In Defence of Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council: An alternative narrative from the South".
Friday, May 13, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, May 13 (IPS) - The United Nations will undertake a major review of progress made in the world's 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) later this month.
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.
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?
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