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Opinion: A Major Push Forward for Gender and Environment

Monday, March 30, 2015

NEW YORK/NAIROBI, Mar 30 (IPS) - Experts from around the world gathered in New York recently to launch work on the Global Gender Environment Outlook (GGEO), the first comprehensive, integrated and global assessment of gender issues in relation to the environment and sustainability.

Why So Many Palestinian Civilians Were Killed During Gaza War

Monday, March 30, 2015

GAZA, Mar 30 (IPS) - The U.N. investigation into Israel's devastating military campaign against Gaza, from July to August 2014, has been delayed until June and in the interim Israel and the Palestinians are waging a media war to win the moral narrative as to why so many Palestinian civilians were killed during the bloody conflict.

Opinion: Crisis Resolution and International Debt Workout Mechanisms

Monday, March 30, 2015

GENEVA, Mar 30 (IPS) - Debt restructuring is a component of crisis management and resolution, and needs to be treated in the context of the current economic conjuncture and vulnerabilities.

THE U.N. AT 70: U.N. Reform Must Benefit All Countries

Saturday, March 28, 2015

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Mar 28 (IPS) - U.N. anniversaries are occasions for stocktaking - not all of it positive. But there is a lot of good that the U.N. has done and is doing and there are many good, dedicated people working silently but effectively within the U.N. system where I have also worked for a part of my long diplomatic career.

Nuclear Threat Escalating Beyond Political Rhetoric

Friday, March 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - As a new cold war between the United States and Russia picks up steam, the nuclear threat is in danger of escalating – perhaps far beyond political rhetoric.

Cash-Strapped U.N. to Seek Funds for Syria at Pledging Conference in Kuwait

Friday, March 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - A cash-strapped United Nations, which is struggling to reach out to millions of Syrian refugees with food, medicine and shelter, is desperately in need of funds.

Palestine Crisis at Its Worst Since 1967, Says United Nations

Friday, March 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - In 2014, the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) saw the worst escalation of hostilities since 1967, said a report by the United Nations Office of Coordination and Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), released on March 26.

Decent Employment Opportunities for Young People in Rural Africa

Friday, March 27, 2015

JOHANNESBURG, Mar 27 (IPS) - Over half of the African continent's population is below the age of 25 and approximately 11 million young Africans are expected to enter the labour market every year for the next decade, say experts. 

Opinion: Appointing a New U.N. Secretary-General

Thursday, March 26, 2015

NEW YORK, Mar 26 (IPS) - With Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's term of office tapering off by the end of 2016, there is increasing chatter in the corridors of the United Nations on his successor.

Pollution a Key but Underrated Factor in New Development Goals

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Mar 26 (IPS) - Pollution is likely to be the most pressing global health issue in the coming years without effective prevention and clean-up efforts, experts say.

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