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Fearing Violence, LGBT Refugees Rarely Seek Help

Thursday, June 23, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 23 (IPS) - Despite their extreme vulnerability, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees often do not seek the assistance they need, since revealing their sexual or gender identities can put them in grave danger.

Latin America and the Caribbean: What does it take to prevent people from falling back into poverty

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 (IPS) - Latin America and the Caribbean countries have experienced historic economic and social transformation in recent years. This has led to a considerable reduction in poverty and inequality and to advances in closing gender, labor and education gaps. These achievements are the result of a favorable economic environment as well as proactive social inclusion policies.

Civil Society in Latin America Campaigns Against Trans-Pacific Partnership

Monday, June 20, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Jun 20 (IPS) - Civil society organisations from Chile, Mexico and Peru are pressing their legislatures and those of other countries not to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Not Politically Correct Reflections on Brexit

Friday, June 17, 2016

ROME, Jun 17 (IPS) - Allow me a rare personal anecdote. In 1965 I met Lord Hume, who had just left the post of Prime Minister and we had a mutual sympathy. Lord Hume invited me for lunch at the Chamber of Lords. Over an extremely delicious rump of Scottish lamb, I asked if I was allowed to ask a complex question. I explained that I had started my professional career as a Kremlinologist, which had served me well in following British foreign policy. One day London was looking to Europe as its compass, and another day, to Washington. All this on the basis of small signals, difficult to detect. Could his Lordship explain to me how to address this dualism?

Western Nations, Blaming Cash Crunch, Pull out of UNIDO

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 15 (IPS) - The 134-member Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing countries, has expressed serious concern over the "unprecedented" withdrawal of nine member states from the Vienna-based UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

World’s Nuclear Arsenal Declines But Multi-Billion Dollar Modernization Continues

Monday, June 13, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - The world's nuclear arsenal continues to decline – from 15,850 warheads in early 2015 to 15,395 in 2016, according to the latest figures released Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

AIDS Meeting Was Bold but Disappointing, Organisations Say

Monday, June 13, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - Though the High Level Meeting on Ending AIDS ended with the adoption of bold and life saving targets, many organisations have expressed their disappointment in its outcomes.

Antibiotic Resistance Requires Global Response Similar to AIDS, Climate Change

Sunday, June 12, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 (IPS) - Addressing antibiotic resistance will require a global political response similar to the way the world has reacted to climate change or HIV / AIDS, Sweden's Minister of Public Health Gabriel Wikstrom, told IPS recently.

From Somalia to Afghanistan: The Dangers Local Journalists Face

Saturday, June 11, 2016

, Jun 11 (IPS) - On Sunday, June 5, three reporters were killed: Somali broadcast journalist Sagal Salad Osman, Aghan journalist Zabihullah Tamanna, and American photojournalist David Gilkey.

Polynesian Voyagers Bring Messages of Hope to UN on World Oceans Day

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 08 (IPS) - Polynesian voyagers who have sailed the world by canoe using ancient navigation skills will bring pledges they collected along the way to the UN on Wednesday as part of World Oceans Day celebrations.

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