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Failure of Review Conference Brings World Close to Nuclear Cataclysm, Warn Activists

Saturday, May 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - After nearly four weeks of negotiations, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference ended in a predictable outcome: a text overwhelmingly reflecting the views and interests of the nuclear-armed states and some of their nuclear-dependent allies.

Slum-Dwelling Still a Continental Trend in Africa

Friday, May 22, 2015

HARARE, May 22 (IPS) - Nompumelelo Tshabalala, 41, emerges from her dwarf ‘shack' made up of rusty metal sheets and falls short of bumping into this reporter as she bends down to avoid knocking her head against the top part of her makeshift door frame.

Opinion: Voice of Civil Society Muffled in Post-2015 Negotiations for Better Future

Friday, May 22, 2015

LONDON, May 22 (IPS) - In September, the United Nations will agree on new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will set development priorities for the next 15 years. The draft goals that have been developed are ambitious – they seek to end poverty and ensure no one is left behind.

Opinion: New World Information Order, Internet and the Global South – Part I

Thursday, May 21, 2015

VILLAGE TUDOROVICI, Montenegro, May 21 (IPS) - More than four decades ago, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) launched the concept of a New International Information Order (NIIO).

Climate Change: Some Companies Reject ‘Business as Usual’

Thursday, May 21, 2015

PARIS, May 21 (IPS) - When it comes to climate change, business as usual is simply "not an option".

The U.N. at 70: The Past and Future of U.N. Peacekeeping

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NEW YORK, May 21 (IPS) - When the Cold War ended in 1991, there was hope the U.N. Security Council would be able to take decisive action to create a more peaceful world. Early blue helmet successes in Cambodia, Namibia, Mozambique, and El Salvador seemed to vindicate that assessment.

Minorities Threatened More by Governments than Terrorist Groups, Says Study

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - In the conflict-ridden Middle East, minority groups continue to be threatened, attacked and expelled from their home countries by terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The U.N. at 70: Time to Prioritise Human Rights for All, for Current and Future Generations

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - Seventy years ago, with the founding of the United Nations, all nations reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, and in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small.

Opinion: Universalisation and Strengthening Nuke Treaty Review Need to be Qualitative

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NEW YORK, May 19 (IPS) - "Strengthening the Review Process" and "Universalisation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty" (NPT) are distinctly substantive issues, that require consideration with their specificities in view.

Lessons from an Indian Tribe on How to Manage the Food-Forest Nexus

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

RAYAGADA, India, May 19 (IPS) - Scattered across 240 sq km on the remote Niyamgiri hill range in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, an ancient tribal group known as the Dongria Kondh have earned themselves a reputation as trailblazers.

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