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  1. Migrant’s Compact Mischaracterized for Political Reasons

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    MARRAKESH, Morocco, Dec 10 (IPS) - Alice Thomas is Refugees International's Climate Displacement Program Manager.The fact that a handful of countries have indicated their intention not to come to Marrakesh to endorse the compact signifies how the issue of migration has been politicized and become a political flashpoint.

  2. US Blasts Migrant’s Compact – Even as 180+ Countries Embrace it

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 (IPS) - As UN delegates met in Morocco to adopt a global compact to protect the rights and safety of refugees and migrants (GCM), the Trump administration launched a blistering attack condemning it as a violation of national sovereignty.

  3. A UN Conference Undermined by 11th Hour Withdrawals

    Friday, December 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 07 (IPS) - When the long-awaited UN conference focusing on the rights and safety of migrants and refugees takes off in Morocco, it will be a rare, if not an unprecedented meeting, for one reason: the withdrawal of at least seven member states almost at the 59th minute of the eleventh hour.

  4. Is Africa Ready for Nuclear Energy?

    Friday, December 07, 2018

    VIENNA, Dec 07 (IPS) - Laura Gil, Africa Renewal Years back, nuclear energy was a fancy option limited to the industrialized world. In due course, nuclear could be an energy source for much of Africa, where only South Africa currently has a nuclear power plant.

  5. Will Member States Help Offset US Funding Cuts to UN?

    Wednesday, December 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 05 (IPS) - The speculation that the Trump administration plans to reduce its mandatory assessed financial contributions to the UN's regular budget was implicitly confirmed when the US president told delegates last September that Washington "is working to shift more of our funding, from assessed contributions to voluntary contributions, so that we can target American resources to the programs with the best record of success."

  6. African Nations Show Rare Transparency in Military Spending

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 26 (IPS) - When the United Nations began publishing annual reports on arms expenditures, starting in 1981, not all 193 member states voluntarily participated in the exercise in transparency-- primarily because most governments are secretive about their defense spending and their weapons purchases.

  7. Inside a Wagon in the Forest of Compiègne

    Sunday, November 11, 2018

    GENEVA, Nov 11 (IPS) - A century later, the consequences of the end of World War I are still today resound from the Middle East, including Syria and Kurdistan, to the shaping of financial and economic policies in Europe.

  8. Women’s Climate Leadership More Vital Than Ever In Light Of Climate Change Report

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29 (IPS) - Osprey Orielle Lake is the founder and executive director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International and co-chair of International Advocacy for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. She is the author of the award-winning book Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature.   Emily Arasim has served as WECAN International's media and communications coordinator and project assistant since 2014. She is an avid photojournalist, writer and farmer from New Mexico.The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which arrived thunderously in October, concludes that we have only 12 years remaining to transform our energy systems and ways of living to limit the worst effects of climate change.

  9. Trump and Bolsonaro: Alarming Similarities

    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    BRASILIA, Oct 27 (IPS) - The author of this opinion piece is Brent Millikan, Geographer and Director of International Rivers - BrazilObserving recent political developments in the United States and Brazil, there are clearly similarities between the phenomena of 'Trumpism' and 'Bolsonarism' that do not seem to be a mere coincidence.

  10. An Ounce of Democracy

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (IPS) - Abdoulaye Mar Dieye is UN Assistant Secretary General and Director of UNDP's Bureau for Policy and Programme SupportAs the old adage goes: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Nowhere is this more appropriate than when it comes to conflict. Violent conflict causes not only human suffering and destruction but robs entire societies of development and growth.

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