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Uzbekistan Gears Up to Vote for Rubberstamp Parliament

Friday, December 19, 2014

TASHKENT, Dic 19 (IPS) - Uzbekistan's parliamentary elections on Dec. 21 will offer voters a choice, but no hope for change.

Changes to World Bank Safeguards Risk “Race to the Bottom”, U.N. Experts Warn

Friday, December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 19 (IPS) - An unprecedented number of United Nations special rapporteurs and independent experts are raising pointed concerns over the World Bank's ongoing review of its pioneering environmental and social safeguards, particularly around the role that human rights will play in these revamped policies.

REDD and the Green Economy Continue to Undermine Rights

Thursday, December 18, 2014

, Dic 18 (IPS) - Dercy Teles de Carvalho Cunha is a rubber-tapper and union organiser from the state of Acre in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, with a lifelong love of the forest from which she earns her livelihood – and she is deeply confounded by what her government and policymakers around the world call "the green economy."

Thursday, December 18, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya, Dic 18 (IPS) - It's easy to spot Saani Bubakar in Tripoli´s old town: always dressed in the distinctive orange jumpsuit of the waste collectors, he pushes his cart through the narrow streets on a routine that has been his for the last three years of his life.

Anti-Gay Legislation Could Defeat Goal to End AIDS in Zimbabwe by 2015

Thursday, December 18, 2014

HARARE, Dic 18 (IPS) - Despite a mandate to eradicate HIV/AIDS under the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Zimbabwe has done little or nothing to reduce the rate of infection among vulnerable gays and lesbians, say activists here.

OPINION: Give Peace a Chance – Run with Youth

Monday, December 15, 2014

JUBA, Dic 15 (IPS) - Rambang "Raymond" Tot Deng was 18 and attending his final year of school when fighting erupted in South Sudan's capital Juba, one year ago. In the ensuing violence, as Raymond's schoolbooks burned, thousands of South Sudanese were killed, including two of his cousins.

Filipino Children Make Gains on Paper, But Reality Lags Behind

Monday, December 15, 2014

MANILA, Dic 15 (IPS) - Mae Baez sees some of the darkest sides of communications technology.

OPINION: Europe Has Lost Its Compass

Saturday, December 13, 2014

ROME, Dic 13 (IPS) - The Swedish Social Democrat government, which took office only two months ago, has just resigned. The far-right anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats sided with the four-party centre-right opposition alliance, and new elections will be held in March next year.

OPINION: Climate Change and Inequalities: How Will They Impact Women?

Friday, December 12, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 12 (IPS) - Among all the impacts of climate change, from rising sea levels to landslides and flooding, there is one that does not get the attention it deserves: an exacerbation of inequalities, particularly for women.

Is U.N. Convention Against Torture in Jeopardy?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 11 (IPS) - The timing was inadvertently impeccable as two stinging reports on harsh interrogation techniques - by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States and former military regimes in Brazil - were released on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the U.N. Convention Against Torture.

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