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  1. Growing Authoritarianism, Social Inequalities Often a Prelude to Conflict

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, May 17 (IPS) - Margot Wallström is Foreign Minister of Sweden*I want to talk about peacebuilding and inclusive peace. My main point is that peace begins in the minds of people, and people, communities, societies must be allowed to participate in peace for it to be sustainable. Peace means a lot more than just the absence of war.

  2. Do We Need a Global Convention of Common Principles for Building Peace?

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, May 17 (IPS) - When the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded a three-day forum on "Peace and Development" on May 16, the primary focus was the daunting challenges threatening global security, including growing military interventions, spreading humanitarian emergencies, forced migration, increasing civil wars, extreme weather conditions triggered by climate change and widespread poverty and conflict-related hunger.

  3. Women Human Rights Defenders Face Greater Risks Because of their Gender

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    JOHANNESBURG, May 16 (IPS) - Masana Ndinga-Kanga is Crisis Response Fund Lead with global civil society alliance, CIVICUS.

    Does the name Ihsan Al Fagiri ring a bell? How about Heba Omer or Adeela Al Zaebaq?

    It's likely that these names, among countless others, are not known to the average news consumer. But their tireless and dangerous work, however, has made news headlines as protests led to historic political change in Sudan.

  4. Citizenship & Growth: Inclusive Citizenship Laws Tend to Foster Economic Development

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, May 16 (IPS) - Patrick Amir Imam is the Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Zimbabwe & Kangni Kpodar is Deputy Division Chief in the IMF's Strategy, Policy, and Review Department and senior fellow at the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

    The notion of citizenship has evolved over time. Historically, allegiance was typically to an ethnic group or a feudal lord. With the birth of the nation-state in the 19th century came the need to distinguish between those who belonged to the state and those who didn't, and therefore to create a legal distinction between nationals and foreigners.

  5. Cameroon Crisis “More Alarming Than Ever”

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 16 (IPS) - The United Nations must act to prevent further devastation from the escalating crisis in Cameroon, human rights groups said.

  6. Frontex Mandate Expanded

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    BRUSSELS, May 16 (IPS) - The European Union plans to deploy 10 000 armed border guards by 2027 to patrol its land and sea borders. The force will have the power to use armed force on the EU's external borders.

  7. Unlocking the Power of Women

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    NEW YORK, May 15 (IPS) - Katja Iversen is the President and CEO of Women Deliver*

    This June, thousands will flock to Vancouver for a global dialogue on how to accelerate progress for girls and women under the banner of power, progress and change.

  8. Devastating Epidemic of Crime & Insecurity in Latin America & Caribbean

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 15 (IPS) - Luis Felipe López-Calva is UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

    Development is a very uneven process, accompanied by heterogeneity in outcomes across sectors, across regions and across income groups. Such process, Albert Hirschman elegantly established about 60 years ago, constantly generates tensions and demands for redistribution of resources and power. In this sense, conflict is inherent to development.

  9. Bulgaria's Press Navigates Harassment & Threats in Pursuit of Stories

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    SOFIA, Bulgaria, May 14 (IPS) - Attila Mong* is a freelance journalist and Berlin-based correspondent for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Europe

    In October 2018, Viktoria Marinova, a host for TVN, was raped and murdered near the station's studios. When CPJ's Europe correspondent, Attila Mong, spoke with her colleagues and other journalists during a trip to Bulgaria last month, they said that while they don't believe the attack is linked to Marinova's work, it has highlighted the dangers and pressures for investigative reporters.

    Crammed in the small studio of TVN, a regional station in Ruse, north eastern Bulgaria, journalists share stories about their colleague, Viktoria Marinova. Barely six months ago, Marinova was raped and murdered not far from the station, while jogging on the banks of the Danube.

  10. Spotlighting the ‘Abilities’ in ‘Disabilities’

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - The power of sport can help make global sustainable development a reality, and such power transcends cultural, linguistic and even physical barriers.

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