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U.N. Targets Trillions of Dollars to Implement Sustainable Development Agenda

Monday, August 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 03 (IPS) - After more than two years of intense negotiations, the U.N.'s 193 member states have unanimously agreed on a new Sustainable Development Agenda (SDA) with 17 goals -- including the elimination of extreme poverty and hunger -- to be reached by 2030.

Churches Seek to Amplify Echo of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Monday, August 03, 2015

GENEVA, Aug 03 (IPS) - The accounts of survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki will serve as inspiration for leaders of Christian churches grouped in the World Council of Churches (WCC), which advocates the elimination of nuclear weapons.

U.N. Panel Spotlights Plight of Refugees

Friday, July 31, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 (IPS) - "Let us remember that behind every story, every figure, every number, there is a person - a girl, a boy, a parent, a family," Anne Christine Eriksson, Acting Director of the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR), said at a panel discussion at the U.N. on Thursday.

‘Ambassadors of Freedom’ – Palestine’s Resistance Babies

Friday, July 31, 2015

GAZA CITY, Jul 31 (IPS) - Thirteen-year-old Hula Khadoura sits on a large sofa in her grandfather's home in the neighbourhood of Tuffah, Gaza City, her one-year-old twin brothers Karam and Adam on her lap. "I am so happy they arrived," she beams, holding the babies' feeding bottles in her hands.

Women, Peace and Security Agenda Still Hitting Glass Ceiling

Thursday, July 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - This October will mark the 15th anniversary of the adoption of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. The landmark resolution on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) recognises not only the disproportionate impact armed conflict has on women, but also the lack of women's involvement in conflict resolution and peace-making.

U.N.’s Post-2015 Development Agenda Under Fire

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 29 (IPS) - The U.N.'s highly ambitious post-2015 development agenda, which is expected to be finalised shortly, has come fire even before it could get off the ground.

Key Constituencies Call for Inclusion in Nepal’s Draft Constitution

Monday, July 27, 2015

KATHMANDU, Jul 27 (IPS) - Ending a years-long political deadlock, Nepal's major political parties inked a 16-point agreement last June to pave the way for the Constituent Assembly (CA) to write a new constitution.

UAE Cracks Down on Religious Extremism

Friday, July 24, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 24 (IPS) - The United Arab Emirates is cracking down on hate crimes with tough legislation that prescribes up to 10 years in prison or the death penalty if convicted of "takfirism" or Sunni Muslim extremism, according to the text of the decree distributed by the official WAM news agency.

Faith Leaders Issue Global “Call to Conscience” on Climate

Friday, July 24, 2015

PARIS, Jul 24 (IPS) - "We received a garden as our home, and we must not turn it into a wilderness for our children."

Opinion: Iran Deal Has Far-Reaching Potential to Remake International Relations

Monday, July 20, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 20 (IPS) - The Vienna agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council acting in concert with Germany has the potential to remake international relations beyond the immediate goal of stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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