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Opinion: Developing Nations Set to Challenge Rich Ahead of SDG Summit

Monday, July 27, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 27 (IPS) - The final round of negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals – the successor to the Millennium Development Goals, due to be inaugurated in September at the U.N. General Assembly – is now underway in New York.

Clean Water Another Victim of Syria’s War

Friday, July 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 24 (IPS) - Caught in the grips of a summer heat-wave, in a season that is seeing record-high temperatures worldwide, residents of the war-torn city of Aleppo in northern Syria are facing off against yet another enemy: thirst.

Mideast Arms Build-up Negative Fallout from Iran Nuclear Deal

Thursday, July 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 23 (IPS) - The nuclear agreement concluded last week between Iran and six big powers, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, is threatening to trigger a new Middle East military build-up – not with nuclear weapons but with conventional arms, including fighter planes, combat helicopters, warships, missiles, battle tanks and heavy artillery.

Governments Playing Political Ping-Pong with China’s Uyghurs

Thursday, July 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jul 23 (IPS) - Two reports released in quick succession by the international rights group Human Rights Watch have highlighted the plight of China's minority Uyghur population and shed light on their continuing struggle to find a safe haven elsewhere in the region.

Despite ISIS Ascendancy, U.S. Public Wary of War

Thursday, July 23, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 23 (IPS) - As the Islamic State, known variously as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh, consolidates its hold over parts of Iraq and Syria to the degree that it has in many ways become a functioning state, the U.S. public remains divided over any intervention involving ground troops, a new survey shows.

Opinion: Addis Outcome Will Impact Heavily on Post-2015 Agenda - Part 2

Thursday, July 23, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Jul 23 (IPS) - The United Nations is the only universal forum that connects systemic issues to the global partnership for development. The latter recognises North-South cooperation based on historical responsibility and varying levels of development and capacity among member states of the U.N.

Opinion: Third FfD Conference Fails to Finance Development - Part One

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Jul 22 (IPS) - The third Financing for Development (FfD) conference in Addis Ababa concluded last Thursday, July 16, in bad faith as developed countries rejected a proposal for a global tax body and dismissed developing countries' compromise proposal to strengthen the existing U.N. committee of tax experts.

Opinion: A BRICS Bank to Challenge the Bretton Woods System?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

LONDON, Jul 22 (IPS) - The formal opening of the BRICS Bank in Shanghai on Jul. 21 following the seventh summit of the world's five leading emerging economies held recently in the Russian city of Ufa, demonstrates the speed with which an alternative global financial architecture is emerging.

Museums Taking Stand for Human Rights, Rejecting ‘Neutrality’

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

LIVERPOOL, England, Jul 21 (IPS) - An exhibition on modern-day slavery at the International Slavery Museum in this northern English town is just one example of a museum choosing to focus on human rights, and being "upfront" about it.

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