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U.N. Committee Gets ‘Unhindered Access’ to Azerbaijan’s Detention Centres – But Is it Enough?

Friday, April 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 24 (IPS) - Months after being denied access to Azerbaijan's places of detention, the head of the United Nation's Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) announced Friday that his four-member delegation had successfully conducted investigations of Azerbaijani prisons, police stations and investigative isolation units.

Media Watchdog Unveils Top Ten Worst Censors

Friday, April 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 24 (IPS) - While technology has given millions greater freedom to express themselves, in the world's 10 most censored countries, this basic right exists only on paper, if at all.

Opinion: Burundi – Fragile Peace at Risk Ahead of Elections

Friday, April 24, 2015

JOHANNESBURG, Apr 24 (IPS) - Pierre Claver Mbonimpa is not permitted to get close to an airport, train station or port without authorisation from a judge.  He cannot travel outside of the capital of his native Burundi, Bujumbura. Whenever called upon, he must present himself before judicial authorities.

Opinion: Peace & Planet: Challenging the Nuclear Powers’ Extremism

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 22 (IPS) - On the eve of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference five years ago, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that governments alone will not rid the world of the specter of nuclear annihilation.

U.N. Helpless as Crises Rage in 10 Critical Hot Spots

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 21 (IPS) - The United Nations is fighting a losing battle against a rash of political and humanitarian crises in 10 of the world's critical "hot spots."

The U.N. at 70: A View from Outer Space

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 21 (IPS) - When the founding fathers of the United Nations met in San Francisco 70 years ago, an American banker named Beardsley Ruml made a remark:

Opinion: Paying Real Tribute to All Victims of War and Conflict

Saturday, April 18, 2015

GENEVA, Apr 18 (IPS) - The international community will have a great opportunity to jointly advance on the world peace agenda when a United Nations working group established to negotiate a draft U.N. resolution on the right to peace meets from Apr. 20 to 24 in Geneva.

Foreign Fighter Recruits: Why the U.S. Fares Better than Others

Friday, April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, Apr 17 (IPS) - More than 25,000 fighters seeking to wage "jihad" or an Islamic holy war have left home to join terrorist networks abroad, according to a United Nations report released earlier this month.

Q&A: Iranian Balochistan is a “Hunting Ground” – Nasser Boladai

Friday, April 17, 2015

GENEVA, Apr 17 (IPS) - Nasser Boladai is the spokesperson of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI), an umbrella movement aimed at expanding support for a secular, democratic and federal Iran. IPS spoke with him in Geneva, where he was invited to speak at a recent conference on Human Rights and Global Perspectives in his native Balochistan region.

EU Inaction Accused of Costing Lives in the Mediterranean

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ROME, Apr 15 (IPS) - "The unbearable number of lives lost at sea will only grow if the European Union does not act now to ensure search-and-rescue operations across the Mediterranean," Human Rights Watch warned Apr. 15.

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