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Mário Soares, a Rebel with a Cause - Freedom

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

LISBON, Jan 10 (IPS) - Hardly a leader could reap so much respect, even from most relentless political rivals, both throughout his life and after his death on Jan 7 at the age of 92, like Portuguese Mário Soares.

Oceans, Tuberculosis and Killer Robots - the UN’s Diverse Agenda in 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 10 (IPS) - UN member states hope to reach agreement on a diverse range of global issues in 2017, from managing the world's oceans to banning killer robots to stopping tuberculosis, one of the world's deadliest diseases.

Trump, the Banks and the Bomb

Saturday, January 07, 2017

ROME, Jan 07 (IPS) - When pro-nuclear disarmament organisations last October cheered the United Nations decision to start in 2017 negotiations on a global treaty banning these weapons, they probably did not expect that shortly after the US would elect Republican businessman Donald Trump as their 45th president. Much less that he would rush to advocate for increasing the US nuclear power.

January Brings Changes for UN Security Council

Friday, January 06, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 06 (IPS) - Five of the UN Security Council's 15 seats were filled by new members this week, but a bigger shift in the council is expected later this month under the new US administration.

Ban Ki-moon’s Mixed Legacy as UN Secretary-General

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 04 (IPS) - Ban Ki-moon ended his ten years as UN Secretary-General at midnight on New Year's Eve with his last official duty - dropping the ball at New York's Times Square.

2017 -- A Thunderous Clash of Politics, Economies and Policies

Monday, January 02, 2017

PENANG, Jan 02 (IPS) - Yet another new year has dawned.   But 2017 will be a year like no other.

Arms Trade Treaty Falling Down in Yemen

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 27 (IPS) - Two years after the UN Arms Trade Treaty entered into force many of the governments which championed the treaty are failing to uphold it, especially when it comes to the conflict in Yemen.

Security Council Vote on Israeli Settlements Postponed Indefinitely

Thursday, December 22, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 22 (IPS) - The UN Security Council has indefinitely postponed a vote on a draft resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

Outgoing UN Chief Yearns for Majority Rule in World Body

Thursday, December 22, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 22 (IPS) - As he packs his bags to head home to South Korea, the outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been sharply critical of the decision-making process in the world body – specifically the veto powers in the Security Council and the increasing "consensus" rule in voting – where a single country can defy the rest of the 192 members, particularly on politically and financially sensitive issues.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Heads for 50 Years of UN Failure

Thursday, December 15, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15 (IPS) - Come 2017, the United Nations will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the world's longstanding unresolved political problems firmly entrenched on the UN agenda: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dating back to the Six Day War in June 1967.

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