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Anti-Torture Law Helps Pay Off Chile’s Debt to Human Rights

Thursday, December 08, 2016

SANTIAGO, Dec 08 (IPS) - After 26 years of democratic governments, Chile has finally passed a law that defines torture as a criminal act, but which is still not sufficient to guarantee that the abuses will never again happen, according to human rights experts.

Leave No One Behind: The Right to Development

Monday, December 05, 2016

ROME, Dec 05 (IPS) - As Human Rights Day approaches Dec. 10, it offers a moment to pause and look back at the roots of the global development process as a platform for stepping forward. On this day 30 years ago, the international community made a commitment to eliminate all obstacles to equality and inclusivity.

The United Nations Volunteer: From Global To Local

Monday, December 05, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 05 (IPS) - Today 05 December is International Volunteer Day, and every year we recognize the invaluable contributions of volunteers to peace and development.

Civil Society On Aleppo: UN General Assembly Must Act 

Friday, December 02, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 02 (IPS) - Hundreds of civil society organisations from around the world have united to call on UN member states to step in and demand an end to unlawful attacks in Aleppo.

UN “Profoundly Sorry” for Haiti Cholera Outbreak

Friday, December 02, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 02 (IPS) - For the first time, the United Nations issued a formal apology for their role in the cholera outbreak in Haiti and announced new steps to alleviate the ongoing health crisis.

Fidel Castro, an Extraordinary Leader in Tumultuous Times

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Rohingya Refugees Trapped in Limbo

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DHAKA, Nov 30 (IPS) - Amid growing persecution by Myanmar's military, thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims in its western state of Rakhine have fled their frontier villages and are languishing along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border for lack of shelter and emergency supplies.

Looking into the Eyes of Central American Refugees in a Time of Hate and Fear 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Nov 30 (IPS) - Ten years ago I arrived in Mexico for the first time. A heavy backpack strapped around my waist, I toddled over a large, concrete bridge that divides Mexico and Guatemala.

“Bonn Has Become an Insider Tip on the International Stage”

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

ROME/BONN, Nov 29 (IPS) - With around 320,000 inhabitants on 141 square kilometres, no other relatively small city has played such a historically critical role like the City of Bonn.

Journalism in Honduras Trapped in Violence

Monday, November 28, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Nov 28 (IPS) - It was in the wee hours of the morning on October 19 when journalist Ricardo Matute, from Corporación Televicentro's morning newscast, was out on the beat in San Pedro Sula, one of the most violent cities in Honduras.

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