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Mexico City’s Expansion Creates Tension between Residents and Authorities

Friday, September 23, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Sep 23 (IPS) - People living in neighborhoods affected by the expansion of urban construction suffer a "double displacement", with changes in their habitat and the driving up of prices in the area, in a process in which "we are not taken into account," said Natalia Lara, a member of an assembly of local residents in the south of Mexico City.

The Lost Kids at Rome’s Termini Station: Child Migrants Exploited

Friday, September 23, 2016

ROME, Sep 23 (IPS) - Rome ..... Termini station, 2:00 pm on a Tuesday afternoon. Five young boys are standing next to the escalators, constantly shifting, dispersing, meeting up again. They are laughing, typing on their phones, chatting, smoking. They seem like average teenagers with fancy hairstyles and smart clothes. But every once in a while, they nervously glance over to the security personnel circling Termini station. Or carefully examine older men walking by.

Community Conversations in Ethiopia Prevents Exploitative Migration

Thursday, September 22, 2016

, Sep 22 (IPS) - Five years ago, when Meliya Gumi's two daughters, Gifty* and Chaltu,* aged 16 and 18, migrated to Dubai and Qatar respectively, as domestic workers, everyone thought they were moving towards a better future. As a widowed mother of eight with little resources, living in the village of Haro Kunta in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, Gumi had a difficult time making ends meet.

Yazidi Survivor of ISIL Appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - Yazidi Nadia Murad - who survived being kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by ISIL - was honoured by the UN on Friday September 16 for her work to help human trafficking survivors.

Argentina at Risk of an Educational System Serving the Market

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Sep 21 (IPS) - In Argentina, teachers, students and trade unionists are protesting against mass redundancies in education, which they say are part of a process of undermining public education and a move towards a new model based on market needs.

UN Refugee Summit: 'No Cause for Comfort'

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - With record numbers of forcibly displaced persons around the world, many were left disappointed by the outcome of a high level UN summit designed to address the issue by bringing together world leaders on the sidelines of the UN's annual General Assembly.

No One Is Indispensable in a Democracy

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

SAN JOSÉ, Sep 20 (IPS) - I have put a great deal of thought into whether or not to return to politics. Groups from different political parties, and without party affiliation, have expressed their concern over the current situation in the country and have offered me their support. And the opinion polls indicate that I would have a chance at a third presidential term.

Muslims in Europe: Can There Be Social Harmony ?

Monday, September 19, 2016

ROME, Sep 19 (IPS) - Although 20 million Muslims reside in Western Europe, establishing social harmony between the Muslim community and their European counterparts has proved exceedingly challenging.Much to the dismay of international humanitarian agencies and anti-racism activists,the language of exclusion and prejudice persists.

The Public Benefit Organisations Act Will Help Kenya’s March Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Monday, September 19, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 (IPS) - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Kenya was launched on 14 September 2016, Representing President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Devolution and planning Mr Mwangi Kiunjuri, said Kenya was way ahead of implementing the SDGs through its Vision 2030, and the devolved system of Governance

New Government Inherits Conflict over Biggest Mine in Peru

Saturday, September 17, 2016

LIMA/CHALLHUAHUACHO, Sep 17 (IPS) - Of the 150 socioeconomic conflicts related to the extractive industries that Peru's new government inherited, one of the highest-profile is the protest by the people living near the biggest mining project in the history of the country: Las Bambas.

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