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  1. How Governments Still Allow Violence Against Children

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    NEW YORK, Jul 16 (IPS) - Tamara Tutnjevic Gorman is Policy Manager - Ending Violence against Children, World Vision

    Despite what you might have heard, things are getting better, every year. We are making amazing progress on fighting diseases, reducing the preventable deaths of children, and investing huge amounts to advance medicine and knowledge and to create better living conditions.

  2. Crime Against Humanity and Individual Guilt

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jul 16 (IPS) - Wars, conflict – it´s all business.
    One murder makes a villain; millions, a hero.
    Numbers sanctify, my good fellow!

    -- Charles Chaplin Monsieur Verdoux

    On 8 July, Bosco Ntaganda was by the International Criminal Court (ICC) found guilty of crimes against humanity. The 41-year-old rebel leader, nicknamed The Terminatorhad ordered his fighters to "target and kill civilians", kidnap children to be brought up as soldiers and girls to become sex slaves, while personally partaking in the crimes. The Court had gathered evidence from 2,000 survivors from the rampage that Ntaganda and his army ran through the north-eastern Congolese region of Ituri, where beginning in 1999, 60,000 people have been murdered by warring rebel armies. Eighty witnesses testified directly during the court proceedings, thirteen were "experts" and the rest victims.

  3. U.N.’s Islamic State Probe Unit Kicks into Gear

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 16 (IPS) - A United Nations-backed probe into atrocities committed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq has frequently been criticised for making slow progress during its first two years of operations. Lately, that could be changing.

  4. Spirit of Olympics & UN’s Development Agenda

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    GENEVA, Jul 16 (IPS) - Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez is Chair-Rapporteur of the Human Right Council's Social Forum 2018 & Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva*

    As I reflect on the varied views and perspectives that emerged during the Human Rights Council's Social Forum 2018 -- where the theme of Olympic ideal and inclusive sports and their contribution to the promotion of the human rights, peace and development through sports were extensively deliberated on -- I observed an immediate connect with the preparations that are currently underway for the hosting of the Olympics 2024 in France.

  5. Pompeo’s New “Human Rights” Commission Is Up To No Good

    Monday, July 15, 2019

    NEW YORK, Jul 15 (IPS) - Jamil Dakwar is director of the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Human Rights Program and adjunct lecturer at John Jay College at the City University of New York (CUNY). Sonia Gill is senior legislative counsel with the ACLU.

    The Trump administration appears to be trying to find moral footing for the president's discriminatory policies. Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo formally announced the creation of a "Commission on Unalienable Rights."

  6. Women Are Pivotal in the War on Terror

    Monday, July 15, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 15 (IPS) - On 10 July 2019 I was honored to moderate a meeting with women's groups for the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres, whose aim was to better diagnose the role of women in the prevention or instigation of violent extremism.

  7. A Relentless Battle Against Poverty & Hunger in World’s Most Populous Region

    Monday, July 15, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 15 (IPS) - The world's two most populous nations-– China and India—have been making steady progress in eradicating extreme poverty, but have fallen short in their attempts to eliminate extreme hunger, according to the Bangkok-based UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

  8. Migrants, Militias & the Mediterranean Sea

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    BERLIN, Jul 11 (IPS) - Marco Funk is a Policy Officer at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung EU Office, where he is responsible for the foundation's Brussels-based activities related to EU migration and home affairs. He previously worked as a Policy Analyst for the European Policy Centre, where he focused on EU migration and asylum policy.

    When the Italian police recently arrested Carola Rackete, captain of the Sea-Watch 3 search and rescue vessel, the Central Mediterranean Sea suddenly entered the international limelight once again.

  9. Community Action Is a Critical Weapon in the War on Terror

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 (IPS) - During the egregious Dusit attack, Kenya demonstrated remarkable, resilience, solidarity and stood firm against the terrorists.

  10. Let's Talk About Sex – and Why Power Matters

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 11 (IPS) - Dr Natalia Kanem is Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

    Every year on World Population Day (July 11), UNFPA receives queries from journalists about the total number of people around the world. Numbers are indeed important because they help governments develop policies that respond to evolving needs for services such as education and health.

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