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Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

Friday, May 26, 2017

ROME, May 26 (IPS) - Asia is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples on Earth, with an estimated 260 million of a total of 370 million original inhabitants worldwide. In spite of their huge number-equaling half of the combined population of Europe-- they are often victims of discrimination and denial of their rights.

In a “World of Plenty,” G7 Must Fight Famine

Friday, May 26, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (IPS) - World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam.

Why the G7 Must Fund Health & Nutrition

Thursday, May 25, 2017

TAORMINA, Italy, May 25 (IPS) - The G7 Summit, held annually among the leaders of the world's most powerful economies (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the EU), plays an important role in shaping responses to global challenges—theoretically at least.

Slow Growth Stalls SDGs’ Progress

Thursday, May 25, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 25 (IPS) - The world will not be on track to eradicate poverty by 2030 if current growth trends continue, a UN task force found.

Survivors of the El Mozote Massacre Have New Hopes for Justice in El Salvador

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

EL MOZOTE, El Salvador, May 23 (IPS) - Except for a house with its walls riddled with holes made by bursts of machine gun fire, nobody would say that the quiet Salvadoran village of El Mozote was the scene of one of the worst massacres in Latin America, just 35 years ago.

What does it Take to Solve a Statelessness Crisis?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MEXICO CITY, May 23 (IPS) - Three years ago today, authorities in the Dominican Republic passed a law seeking to address a statelessness crisis that has effectively stripped thousands of people off their Dominican nationality and with it,  denied them a range of human rights.

“Horrific” Increase in Worldwide Displacement

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - Over 30 million people were newly internally displaced in 2016 by conflict and disasters, according to a new report.

Truth or Delusion?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

DAYLESFORD, Australia, May 23 (IPS) - One inevitable outcome of the phenomenal violence we all suffer as children is that most of us live in a state of delusion throughout our lives.

Reflections on 2017 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Monday, May 22, 2017

GENEVA, May 22 (IPS) - More than 7 billion people live on this planet spread among 7 continents, 194 states of the United Nations (UN) and numerous other non-self-governing territories. The world is made up of a mosaic of people belonging to different cultural and religious backgrounds. Our planet has been a cultural melting pot since time immemorial.

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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