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  1. Trump’s Veto Will Trigger More US Arms to Kill Civilians in Yemen

    Thursday, April 18, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 (IPS) - President Donald Trump's decision to veto a bi-partisan Congressional resolution to end US military involvement in a devastating Saudi-led four-year conflict in Yemen-- is expected to escalate the ongoing war in the trouble-plagued region.

  2. Civil Society Leaders Meet Amid Protests, Attacks on Rights

    Sunday, April 07, 2019

    PARIS, Apr 07 (IPS) - This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which will be the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and scheduled to take place in Belgrade, April 8-12.

    Amid rising attacks on rights campaigners, and mass protests in countries such as France and Serbia, civil society groups are urging governments to ensure the protection of "democratic values" and freedom of expression.

  3. Is Taiwan Still a Permanent Member of the Security Council – Despite its Ouster in 1971?

    Friday, April 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 05 (IPS) - The Republic of China (Taiwan) was ingloriously expelled from the United Nations-- and ousted from its highly-prized permanent seat in the UN Security Council (UNSC)-- about 48 years ago.

  4. Women Activists Protest Torture & Imprisonment Under Repressive Regimes

    Thursday, April 04, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 04 (IPS) - This article is part of a series on the current state of civil society organisations (CSOs), which will be the focus of International Civil Society Week (ICSW), sponsored by CIVICUS, and scheduled to take place in Belgrade, April 8-12.

    Faced with an uneven battle against right wing nationalist governments, repressive regimes and extremist groups, scores of civil society organizations (CSOs) are gearing themselves to fight back.

  5. China and Developing Countries: Managing Chinese Investments

    Wednesday, April 03, 2019

    ROME, Apr 03 (IPS) - Fifty years ago China was a poor country with little influence in the international sphere and without even a seat at the United Nations. Since then rapid economic growth in China has made it an economic powerhouse that increasingly plays a leading role on the world stage as a trade partners as well as a source of investment.

  6. What´s in a Name? Everything.

    Monday, April 01, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 01 (IPS) - On March 19, 78 years old Nursultan Äbisjuly Nazarbayev unexpectedly announced his resignation as President of Kazakhstan, referring to the need for "a new generation of leaders". The same day the speaker of the nation´s parliament was appointed as interim president, awaiting presidential elections scheduled for 2020.

  7. The NPT & Conditions for Nuclear Disarmament

    Monday, April 01, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 01 (IPS) - Daryll G. Kimball is Executive Director, Arms Control Association, Washington DC.

    Fifty years ago, shortly after the conclusion of the 1968 nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), the United States and the Soviet Union launched the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT).

  8. Eight Years on, Fukushima Still Poses Health Risks for Children

    Thursday, March 07, 2019

    NEW YORK, Mar 07 (IPS) - Akio Matsumura* is Founder of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders on Human Survival.

    On March 11, we commemorate the 8th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. To an outside observer, this anniversary passes as a technical progress report, a look at new robot, or a short story on how lives there are slowly returning to normal.

  9. Veteran Diplomat Challenges Security Council’s Imbalance of Power, Offers Solutions for Reforms

    Wednesday, March 06, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 06 (IPS) - Arul Louis, a New York-based journalist who covers the United Nations, is a non-resident senior fellow of the Society for Policy Studies.

    A reexamination of the role of the United Nations and a tallying of its successes and failure get underway as it prepares for the 75th anniversary next year in the world of the 21st century while its core entity, the Security Council, is trapped in the time warp of 1945, its founding year.

  10. Repression Stands in the Way of Political Solution to Crisis in Venezuela

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    CARACAS, Feb 27 (IPS) - The violent repression that prevented food and medical aid from crossing into Venezuela, which left at least four people dead and 58 with gunshot wounds, has distanced solutions to what is today Latin America's biggest political crisis, although 10 countries in the hemisphere are stepping up the pressure while at the same time ruling out the use of force.

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