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Mideast: Growing Urbanisation Worsens Water Scarcity, Food Imports

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

ROME, May 24 (IPS) - Conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to development progress in the Middle East and North Africa. In Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, about half the population—around 40 million people—require humanitarian assistance. Across the region, countries depend heavily on food imports. As their populations urbanise and grow, the need for imports will increase.

A Grisly Tale of Children Falling Easy Prey for Ruthless Smugglers

Monday, May 22, 2017

ROME, May 22 (IPS) - Don't read this story if you are a parent or have children relatives. It is the bloodcurdling story of over 300,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children who are just a small part of millions of children that are innocent, easy prey for smugglers and human traffickers worldwide.

African Migrants Bought and Sold Openly in ‘Slave Markets’ in Libya

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

ROME, May 09 (IPS) - Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day ‘slave markets' in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports "can be added to a long list of outrages" in the country. The International Criminal Court is now considering investigating.

Equal Rights in Education: The Case of Bahrain, Colombia, Sri Lanka

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

ROME/GENEVA, May 09 (IPS) - The role of education in enhancing equality of citizenship rights and diversity within communities affected by inter-communal civil strife will be top on the agenda of a meeting in Geneva on May 12.

Global Climate Policy in an Uncertain State of Flux

Monday, May 08, 2017

PENANG, Malaysia, May 08 (IPS) - Global climate change policy is in a state of flux, with all other countries waiting for the United States to decide whether to leave or remain in the Paris Agreement.

Time to Find 'Magic Formula' to Stop Hatreds - Baku Forum

Monday, May 08, 2017

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 08 (IPS) - It is time to find that "magic formula" that will encourage people to stop conflicts, the rise of violent extremism and hatreds, and live together in peace, urged a United Nations senior official at the end of a UN-backed conference on intercultural dialogue in Baku, Azerbaijan.

How to Counter Violent Extremism, Youth Radicalisation - Baku Forum

Friday, May 05, 2017

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 05 (IPS) - The integration of migrants in cities, countering the rise of violent extremism, as well as youth radicalisation on the Internet have been some of the key issues discussed at a United Nations forum in Baku, Azerbaijan.

At UN, Rex Tillerson, Top US Diplomat, Delivers Stark Warnings to North Korea

Saturday, April 29, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 29 (IPS) - Speaking to the United Nations Security Council at a meeting on North Korea held at the foreign-minister level, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked member countries to join the United States in a strong campaign to enhance pressures on the Kim Jong-un regime, whose rapidly developing nuclear and missile programs have reached dangerous levels.

Fate of Earth Must Not be Decided by US & Fellow Nuclear States

Monday, April 24, 2017

VICTORIA, BC, Canada, Apr 24 (IPS) - When the United Nations continues its negotiations in June for an international treaty against nuclear weapons, there must be a treaty that should cover every single aspect of the devastating weapons --- and leading eventually to their total elimination from the world's military arsenals.

Trump’s First 100 Days: a Serious Cause for Concern

Monday, April 24, 2017

PENANG, Apr 24 (IPS) - This week, Donald Trump will mark his first hundred days as US President.  It's time to assess his impact on the world, especially the developing countries.

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