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Opinion: Paying Real Tribute to All Victims of War and Conflict

Saturday, April 18, 2015

GENEVA, Apr 18 (IPS) - The international community will have a great opportunity to jointly advance on the world peace agenda when a United Nations working group established to negotiate a draft U.N. resolution on the right to peace meets from Apr. 20 to 24 in Geneva.

Latin America Slow to Pledge Emissions Cuts

Saturday, April 18, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Apr 18 (IPS) - Latin America is making heavy weather of setting targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, which all countries must present ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference later this year.

Instead of Scaling up Funding for Education, Major Donors Are Cutting Back

Saturday, April 18, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 (IPS) - Despite commitments by the international community to achieve universal primary education by 2015, funds for education have been decreasing over the past ten years, according to a report released Friday by the global advocacy campaign ‘A World at School'.

U.N. Struggles to Cope with New Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Friday, April 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 17 (IPS) - The United Nations, which is providing humanitarian aid to over 50 million refugees worldwide, is struggling to cope with a new crisis in hand: death and destruction in Yemen.

Fears Grow for Indigenous People in Path of Massive Ethiopian Dam

Friday, April 17, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Apr 17 (IPS) - A United Nations mission is due to take place this month to assess the impact of Ethiopia's massive Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric power project on the Omo River which feeds Lake Turkana, the world's largest desert lake, lying mostly in northwest Kenya with its northern tip extending into Ethiopia.

EU Inaction Accused of Costing Lives in the Mediterranean

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ROME, Apr 15 (IPS) - "The unbearable number of lives lost at sea will only grow if the European Union does not act now to ensure search-and-rescue operations across the Mediterranean," Human Rights Watch warned Apr. 15.

U.N. Warns of Growing Divide Between Nuclear Haves and Have-Nots

Monday, April 13, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 13 (IPS) - As she prepared to leave office after more than three years, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane painted a dismal picture of a conflicted world: it is "not the best of times for disarmament."

781 Million People Can’t Read this Story

Friday, April 10, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 10 (IPS) - If you are reading this article, consider yourself one of the lucky ones; lucky enough to have received an education, or to be secure in the knowledge that your child will receive one. Lucky enough to be literate in a world where – more often than not – the ability to read and write can mean the difference between a decent life and abject poverty.

Opinion: Shared Action for a Nuclear Weapon Free World

Thursday, April 09, 2015

TOKYO, Apr 09 (IPS) - From the end of April, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference will be held in New York. In this year that marks the seventieth anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I add my voice to those urging substantial commitments and real progress toward the realisation of a world without nuclear weapons.

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