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  1. In the New World Order, Asia Is Rising, Says Pakistan’s UN Envoy

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - When Maleeha Lodhi arrived at the United Nations in 2015 as Pakistan's ambassador, she brought with her a broad background in academia, journalism and diplomacy: a Ph.D. in political science from the London School of Economics, where she later taught political sociology; the first woman to edit major newspapers in Pakistan; ambassador to the United States twice and once as Pakistan's high commissioner in London.

  2. Not Just Numbers: Migrants Tell Their Stories

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    ROME, Jul 17 (IPS) - Every single day, print and online media and TV broadcasters show images and footage of migrants and refugees adrift, salvage teams rescuing their corpses--alive or dead, from fragile boats that are often deliberately sunk by human traffickers near the coasts of a given country. Their dramas are counted –and told-- quasi exclusively in cold figures.

  3. Nuclear Ban Approved, Now What?

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 (IPS) - More than seven decades after the deployment of deadly atomic bombs in Japan, the UN has passed a historic treaty banning nuclear weapons around the world. Though it has sparked hope for a future without nuclear weapons, uncertainty in the success of the treaty still lingers.

  4. New Neocon Mantra: Iran, like Soviet Union, on Verge of Collapse

    Friday, July 07, 2017

    WASHINGTON, Jul 07 (IPS) - Iran hawks suddenly have a new mantra: the Islamic Republic is the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, and the Trump administration should work to hasten the regime's impending collapse.

  5. UN Needs a 21st Century Development System

    Thursday, July 06, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 06 (IPS) - Allow me first of all to express my deep gratitude to all the colleagues that have worked hard – in the Secretariat, in the Agencies, Funds and Programmes – to allow for this report to be ready on time. And to the leader of the team – the Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed – who has been not only the inspiration, but also the centre of management and strength to make things happen, and to make things happen with the required ambition and with the required detail.

  6. China Drives Nuclear Expansion in Argentina, but with Strings Attached

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  7. A Bold Step toward the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

    Wednesday, June 07, 2017

    NEW YORK, Jun 07 (IPS) - As previously announced, the President of the United Nations Conference for the negotiation of a Convention on the prohibition of nuclear weapons, Costa Rican Ambassador Elayne Whyte-Gómez, unveiled last 22 May the draft elaborated after the first part of those negotiations in March.

  8. Instability Widens in Mali and the Sahel Region of Africa

    Tuesday, June 06, 2017

    GRAVIERES, France, Jun 06 (IPS) - The first foreign visit of the new French President Emmanuel Macron, after a now habitual trip to Berlin, was to Gao in northern Mali as head of the French military.

  9. Mideast: Growing Urbanisation Worsens Water Scarcity, Food Imports

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    ROME, May 24 (IPS) - Conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to development progress in the Middle East and North Africa. In Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, about half the population—around 40 million people—require humanitarian assistance. Across the region, countries depend heavily on food imports. As their populations urbanise and grow, the need for imports will increase.

  10. A Grisly Tale of Children Falling Easy Prey for Ruthless Smugglers

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    ROME, May 22 (IPS) - Don't read this story if you are a parent or have children relatives. It is the bloodcurdling story of over 300,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children who are just a small part of millions of children that are innocent, easy prey for smugglers and human traffickers worldwide.

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