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Feminism Slowly Gaining Support at United Nations

Thursday, July 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 (IPS) - Achieving gender equality has long been one of the United Nations' top priorities yet the word feminism has only recently begun to find its way into speeches at UN headquarters.

US Elections Cry Out for Reform!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Jul 14 (IPS) - As many observers around the world have pointed out, the United States is no longer a true democracy. It is an oligarchy.

Civil Society Organizations Worried About Declining Involvement

Thursday, July 14, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 14 (IPS) - Less than a year after the adoption of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), non-government organizations (NGOs) are concerned about declining possibilities for participation, both at the UN and in national politics.

The Delusion 'I Am Not Responsible'

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

DAYLESFORD, Australia, Jul 13 (IPS) - - One of the many interesting details to be learned by understanding human psychology is how a person's unconscious fear works in a myriad of ways to make them believe that they bear no responsibility for a particular problem.

The UN and Global Economic Stagnation

Thursday, July 07, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 07 (IPS) - When the financial crisis preceding the Great Recession broke out in late 2008, attention to the previously ignored UN Secretariat's analytical work was greatly enhanced. This happened as the UN and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) had been almost alone in warning, for some years, of the macroeconomic dangers posed by poorly regulated financial sector developments.

First Independent Expert To Tackle LGBTI Discrimination: 'Historic Victory'

Friday, July 01, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 01 (IPS) - Human rights groups have described the UN Human Rights Council's (HRC) decision on Thursday to appoint an independent expert to target the ongoing discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people all over the world as a "historic victory."

Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Sweden Among New Members of UN Security Council

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 (IPS) - Bolivia, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan and Sweden were elected on Tuesday to serve on the UN Security Council (UNSC) as non-permanent members, while Italy and Netherlands have split the remaining contested seat.

Civil Society Under Serious Attack

Monday, June 27, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 27 (IPS) - Despite their contribution to social justice, civil society organisations came under "serious attack" in 109 countries in 2015, according to a new report published by CIVICUS Monday.

Will Brexit Have Political Ramifications at UN?

Monday, June 27, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 27 (IPS) - The much-ballyhooed British exit (Brexit) from the 28-member European Union (EU) is likely to have political ramifications at the United Nations – both in the short and the long term.

Brexit - Perceptions and Repercussions in the Americas

Monday, June 27, 2016

MIAMI, Jun 27 (IPS) - The hopes of many of those who confidently expected the British electorate to vote, by a slender margin, for the country to remain in the EU have been dashed. All that is left to do now is to ponder the causes and background of this regrettable event, and consider its likely consequences, especially for relations with the United States.

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