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Funding Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities in Developing Countries

Friday, October 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (IPS) - About half of the world's 65 million school-age children with disabilities in developing countries are reportedly out of school, according to a new report regarding inclusive education funding for children with disabilities.

Freedom of the Press Faces Judicial Harassment in Brazil

Thursday, October 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 20 (IPS) - The same justice that exists to ensure rights can become a tool to violate them and restrict freedom of the press, as seen with the recent wave of lawsuits against journalists and the media in Brazil.

Big Powers Set to Grab High Level UN Posts

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 (IPS) - When Antonio Guterres, the former Prime Minister of Portugal, takes office as the new UN Secretary General on January 1, his top management team is likely to be dominated by nominees from the five big powers, namely the US, Britain, France, China and Russia (P5).

Indigenous Land Rights Bring Economic, not just Environmental Benefits

Monday, October 17, 2016

Oct 17 (IPS) - Secure indigenous land rights not only bring environmental benefits, they can also foster economic development, according to a new report released by the World Resources Institute.

Negligent Central American Leaders Fuel Deepening Refugee Crisis

Friday, October 14, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Oct 14 (IPS) - One word could undoubtedly summarize the past year with painful precision: Refugees.

The Elusive Woman Secretary-General

Friday, October 14, 2016

NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - United Nations' apex forum, the General Assembly elected the next Secretary-General yesterday by acclamation rubber-stamping the recommendation of the Security Council (SC). I am appalled by the choice of 15 members of the Security Council of another man following eight others in 70 plus years of UN's existence as if only men are destined to lead this global organization.

Antonio Guterres: New UN Secretary General

Thursday, October 13, 2016

ROME, Oct 13 (IPS) - The new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who takes office on January 1, arrives with strong credentials -- both as a former Prime Minister of Portugal and an ex-UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Boko Haram: Recruited by Friends and Family

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

LONDON, Oct 12 (IPS) - A recent study supported by the government of Finland has found widespread misconceptions regarding what drives people to join Islamist militant groups like Boko Haram.

Report Details UN Failings in Juba, South Sudan Violence

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 11 (IPS) - UN peacekeepers were reportedly unable and, at times, unwilling to respond effectively to violent clashes in Juba, South Sudan in July 2016 according to a new report by the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC).

Life Goes On, Barely, After 50 Years of Occupation

Monday, October 10, 2016

AIDA CAMP, West Bank, Oct 10 (IPS) - Over almost five decades of Israeli occupation, the number of Palestinian refugees has grown with every generation, saturating basic services in the 19 camps that are home to about 200,000 people in the West Bank run by the United Nations.

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