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Middle East, Engulfed by a ‘Perfect Storm’

Friday, April 21, 2017

ROME, Apr 21 (IPS) - A perfect storm has engulfed the Middle East, and continues to threaten international peace and security.

Hardly anyone could sum up the Middle East explosive situation in so few, blunt words as just did Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.

Nikki Haley’s ‘Historic’ Debate on Human Rights Left a Small Impression

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 19 (IPS) - Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, presided over what she was determined to sell as "an historic meeting exclusively on human rights" in the UN Security Council. But her brief speech in the April 18 meeting fell far short of introducing innovations to confront violations of human rights or prevent them in such places as Syria, Burundi and Myanmar.

Fighting Xenophobia & Inequality Together in the Age of Trump

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NAIROBI, KENYA, Apr 19 (IPS) - As the world marks 100 days of the Trump Presidency, we can see that we are now in a new era of crisis, that it goes well beyond one man and one country, and that only a profound and international response can get us out of the state we are in.

Yemen, World’s Largest Humanitarian Crisis

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ROME, Apr 19 (IPS) - With 18.8 million people –nearly 3 in 4 inhabitants-- in need of humanitarian aid, including 10.3 million requiring immediate assistance, Yemen is now the largest single-nation humanitarian crisis in the world, the United Nations informs while warning that the two-year war is rapidly pushing the country towards "social, economic and institutional collapse."

Demand for Lower Peacekeeping Dues to Pit US Against UN

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 (IPS) - The Trump administration, buoyed by a powerful anti-internationalist movement among conservative Republicans in the United States Congress, is headed for a new confrontation with the United Nations over who decides how much the US should pay for peacekeeping.

Typical Cuban Sweet – a Symbol of the Post-Hurricane Challenge to Agriculture

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BARACOA, Cuba, Apr 18 (IPS) - Early in the day, when a gentle dew moistens the ground and vegetation in the mountains of eastern Cuba, street vendor Raulises Ramírez sets up his rustic stand next to the La Farola highway and displays his cone-shaped coconut sweets.

Survivors of Sex Abuse Say UN Neglected Them

Friday, April 14, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 (IPS) - Several survivors who were sexually abused by peacekeeping forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to be neglected by the UN, an investigative team has found.

Did You Know that the Oceans Have It All?

Thursday, April 13, 2017

ROME, Apr 13 (IPS) - Perhaps you are not aware enough of the fact the oceans have it all! What is "all"? Well, oceans have from microscopic life to the largest animal that has ever lived on Earth, from the colourless to the shimmering, from the frozen to the boiling and from the sunlit to the mysterious dark of the deepest parts of the planet. Who says that?

Can António Guterres Fend Off America’s War on the UN?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 11 (IPS) - When António Guterres was chosen by the United Nations Security Council in October to become the next leader of the UN, neither he nor anyone else could have predicted precisely who would be commanding the Oval Office of the White House in January 2017, just as Guterres's term opened.

Malala Yousafzai Becomes UN's Youngest Messenger of Peace

Monday, April 10, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 10 (IPS) - Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls' education.

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