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  1. New Agreement with Canada and U.S. Is Win-Lose for Mexico

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 09 (IPS) - Following the fanfare of the countries' leaders and the relief of the export and investment sectors, experts are analysing the renewed trilateral agreement with Canada and the United States, where Mexico made concessions in sectors such as e-commerce, biotechnology, automotive and agriculture.

  2. The Case for a U.S. No-First-Use Policy

    Monday, October 01, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 01 (IPS) - Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director, Arms Control AssociationStanley Kubrick's classic 1964 film "Dr. Strangelove" delivers an eerily accurate depiction of the absurd logic and catastrophic risks of U.S. and Russian Cold War nuclear deterrence strategy, but for one key detail: President Merkin Muffley was wrong when he said, "It is the avowed policy of our country never to strike first with nuclear weapons." But it should be.

  3. Seize the Opportunity Offered by Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area, says UNIDO Chief

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    VIENNA, Sep 24 (IPS) - LI Yong is Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)Since the turn of the millennium, Africa has experienced a steady and unprecedented economic growth.

    However, poverty continues for people across the continent, especially in the sub-Saharan region. Unemployment and inequality have remained high. The rural population and the urban poor, women and youth, have not benefited from economic growth.

  4. First Steps Towards a Global Agreement on the High Seas

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

    LONDON, Sep 20 (IPS) - Andrew Norton is director, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)The world's first efforts to develop a way to govern the high seas – international waters beyond the 200 nautical mile national boundary – is truly underway. The initial round of negotiations at the United Nations has just ended after two weeks of talks.

  5. UN Expects More Upheavals as Trump’s Foreign Policy Runs Wild

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (IPS) - The unpredictable Donald Trump, described by some as a human wrecking ball, will be walking down his own path of self-inflicted destruction when he visits the United Nations next week.

  6. An Urgent Need to Turn Down Rhetoric Against Migrants & Refugees

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    LONDON, Sep 18 (IPS) - Carl Soderbergh is Director of Policy & Communications, Minority Rights Group InternationalMigration has become a focus of debate in recent years. From United States President Donald Trump's vehemently anti-migrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric to Denmark's new ‘ghetto laws', the language has become increasingly heated.

  7. 25 years Since the Oslo Accords: Israeli Security Depends on Palestinian Rights

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    OSLO, Norway, Sep 14 (IPS) - Jan Egeland is Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council. He co-organized the secret talks between Israel and Palestine that led to the historic 1993 Oslo Accords. Twenty-five years ago, on 13 September 1993, I sat on the White House lawn to witness the landmark signing of the Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Diplomats around me gasped as Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands with former foe, Chairman Yasser Arafat. But for some of us present, the handshake came as no surprise.

  8. Trump at the UN – a Dramatist Seizes an Opportunity

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    NEW YORK, Sep 13 (IPS) - James Paul is former Executive Director of the New York-based Global Policy Forum and author of the recently-released "Of Foxes and Chickens: Oligarchy & Global Power in the UN Security Council"

    Donald Trump, as we know, is first and foremost a showman. He is a person who loves theatrics and tries always to stay in the spotlight. In his habitual theater at the White House, however, the air has become tense, the audience unreliable, his efforts to attract an adoring crowd increasingly frought.

  9. Law of the Sea Convention Expands to Cover Marine Biological Diversity

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Sep 11 (IPS) - Dr Palitha Kohona is former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations & former co-Chair of the UN Adhoc Working Group on Biological Diversity Beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction.

    Responding to a persistent demand by developing countries, the conservation community and science, the UN General Assembly has commenced a process for bringing the areas beyond national jurisdiction in the oceans under a global legally binding regulatory framework.

  10. International Law Experts Warn Europe’s ‘Pull Back’ of Migrants is Illegal - Part 2

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    ROME, Sep 10 (IPS) - This is the second part of our series about migration to Italy."The Italian and other European authorities are engaging – on the migration issue – in a policy which has the foreseeable results of numerous deaths." It is a grim warning from expert on international law, refugees and migration issues, and member of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN)Itamar Mann.

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