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Funding For Desperate Palestinian Refugees Under Threat

Friday, July 03, 2015

JERUSALEM, Jul 03 (IPS) - The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) faces a severe financial crisis which could see core services to desperate Palestinian refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank halted unless donors step in before the end of September.

Financial Transaction Tax Could Boost New Development Goals

Thursday, July 02, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 02 (IPS) - Ever since the Monterrey Consensus on Financing for Development in March 2002 called for new and innovative strategies to complement traditional Official Development Assistance (ODA), various financial instruments have been discussed.

Syrian Refugees Face Hunger Amidst Humanitarian Funding Crisis

Thursday, July 02, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jul 02 (IPS) - The United Nations' food aid organisation, the World Food Programme (WFP), said on Jul. 1 that up to 440,000 refugees from war-torn Syria might have to go hungry if no additional funds are received by August.

U.N. Remains Divided Over Domestic and State Terrorism

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 01 (IPS) - When nine African-American worshippers were gunned down by a white supremacist inside a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina last month, there was a sharp division of opinion in the United States whether that murderous act of killing innocent civilians constituted a "hate crime" or an "act of terrorism."

A New Climate for Peace

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 01 (IPS) - U.N. officials, government leaders and civil society actors gathered Tuesday at the German House for a panel discussion on climate change as a "threat-multiplier".

Perfecting Detection of the Bomb

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

VIENNA, Jun 30 (IPS) - An international conference has highlighted advances made in detecting nuclear explosions,tracking storms or clouds of volcanic ash, locating epicentres of earthquakes, monitoring the drift of huge icebergs, observing the movements of marine mammals, and detecting plane crashes.

Toilets with Piped Music for Rich, Open Defecation on Rail Tracks for Poor

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 30 (IPS) - As most developing nations fall short of meeting their goals on sanitation, the world's poorest countries have been lagging far behind, according to a new U.N. report released here.

Cuba: Blazing a Trail in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 30 (IPS) - In 2013, an estimated 240,000 children were born with HIV. This was an improvement from 2009, when 400,000 babies tested positive for the infection, but still a far cry from the global target of reducing total child infections to 40,000 by 2015.

China Hailed as Leader for New Climate Plan

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 30 (IPS) - Environmental groups are praising China following the formal submission of Beijing's highly-anticipated climate change strategy to the United Nations Tuesday.

Foreign Investment Fell Worldwide in 2014, U.N. Says

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 30 (IPS) - Global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows in 2014 declined 16 per cent to 1.2 trillion dollars, according to this year's newly released World Investment Report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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