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  1. UN Special Rapporteur Offers Assistance to Indian Supreme Court in Case of Rohingya Deportation

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 20 (IPS) - University of California professor E. Tendayi Achiume, who is a United Nations Special Rapporteur, has recently offered her assistance to the Indian Supreme Court in a long hearing about India deporting Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

  2. Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 (IPS) - The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman's legitimate right to "bodily autonomy"—the right to self-governance over one's own body without coercion or external pressure.

  3. Human Rights Watch Blasts China for Rights Violations at Home and Abroad

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 16 (IPS) - China is currently under heavy scrutiny for its massive human rights violations across different sections, Human Rights Watch (HRW) head Kenneth Roth said on Wednesday. 

  4. U.S. Might Pull Troops from West Africa, but Who Will it Affect?

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 13 (IPS) - While the United States is busy with foreign operations such as killing Qasem Soleimani, a key figure in Middle East Politics,behind the scenes it is reportedly considering a change that experts worry might be of grave concern: a potential withdrawal of troops from West Africa. 

  5. Iran Announces New Nuclear Deal Breach

    Friday, January 10, 2020

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 10 (IPS) - Iran announced its fifth breach of the 2015 nuclear deal Jan. 5, stating that it "discards the last key component of its operational limitations" put in place by agreement.

  6. Women’s Groups Applaud Gender Action Plan Following COP 25

    Wednesday, January 08, 2020

    MADRID, Spain, Jan 08 (IPS) - After nearly two weeks of negotiations at COP 25 climate negotiations in Madrid last month (2-13 December), governments will be adopting a new 5-year Gender Action Plan (GAP) that progressively builds upon the first GAP, and works to address many of the concerns raised by women and gender groups at the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including calls for greater focus on implementation and scaling up gender-just climate solutions.

  7. How Gender-based Violence Should be Reported in the Media

    Tuesday, January 07, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 07 (IPS) - Sexual and gender-based violence terrorizes women and girls around the world, affecting as many as one in three women. Reporters play an essential role in bringing these cases to light so that authorities can take action and prevent further abuses. Yet reporting on gender-based violence comes with serious risks to survivors.

  8. India’s Citizenship Law Triggered by Rising Right-Wing Ideology

    Monday, January 06, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 06 (IPS) - "Fire bullets at the traitors of the country," chanted mobs of Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, supporters wrapped in Indian flags in Delhi last week.

  9. UN Chief Warns of Rising Misogyny, Xenophobia, Discrimination, Racism & Hate Speech

    Thursday, December 19, 2019

    ROME, Dec 19 (IPS) - As we prepare to bid farewell to 2019, we must take a clearsighted look at the global situation and the new challenges we face. Our world is undergoing a shift. It is no longer bipolar or unipolar. But it is not yet truly multipolar. Balances of power are changing, creating new and dangerous risks.

  10. Climate Financing Being Undermined by Rich Nations, NGOs Charge

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 11 (IPS) - The successful battle against climate change – which has triggered a rash of natural disasters, including floods, droughts and rising sea levels— will be predicated largely on the availability of financing.

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