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Women’s Alliance Plans to Counter Violent Extremism

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 06 (IPS) - When the Security Council recently hosted a meeting of world leaders to discuss the growing threats from violent extremism, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that any success in battling intolerance will be predicated on a "unified response."

The Global South Will Make Its Contribution to Fighting Climate Change

Monday, October 05, 2015

SAN JOSE, Oct 05 (IPS) - Seen for years as passive actors in the fight against global warming, more than 100 countries of the Global South have submitted their national contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonising their economies.

Brazil’s Expanded Climate Targets Frustrate Environmentalists

Friday, October 02, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 02 (IPS) - Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions reduction programme, hailed as bold, has nevertheless left environmentalists frustrated at its lack of ambition in key aspects.

U.N. Continues Condemnation of Civilian Casualties in Yemen

Thursday, October 01, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 01 (IPS) - The Saudi coalition, which continues its air strikes against rebels in strife-torn Yemen, is fast gaining notoriety as "the gang that couldn't shoot straight" – largely because of its misses than its hits.

Palestine President Abbas Warns of ‘Grave Dangers’ in Jerusalem

Thursday, October 01, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 01 (IPS) - "I come before you today…compelled to sound the alarm about the grave dangers of what is happening in Jerusalem," said Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas in his remarks to the United Nations General Assembly on Sep. 30.

U.S. 100th Member State to Join Nuke Terrorism Treaty

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - A 1997 movie titled "The Peacemaker" –partly shot outside the United Nations – dramatised the story of a Yugoslav terrorist who acquires a backpack-sized nuclear weapon, gone missing after a train wreck in rural Russia, and brings it to New York to detonate it outside U.N. headquarters.

Men Start to Make Women’s Struggles Their Own in Argentina

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

, Sep 30 (IPS) - The meeting was about gender equality, but for once there were more men than women. It marked a watershed in the struggle in Argentina to make the commitment to equality more than just "a women's thing."

Human Rights Activists Condemn Houthi Militia's Atrocities Against Women in Yemen

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Geneva, Sep 30 (IPS) - (WAM) -- Arab and Yemeni human rights activist monitoring the civil war in Yemen say that women have been subjected to grave human right violations at the hands of the rebel Houthi militia and an allied insurgent group under the command of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Learning from Korea’s ‘Saemaul Undong’ to Achieve SDGs

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - More than 3.3 billion people live in rural areas around the world. Rural development is therefore of vital significance if the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – "a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity" – is to become reality.

Opinion: Renewed Optimism or Higgledy-Piggledy Vision?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Philadelphia and Boston, Sep 30 (IPS) - The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the whopping 169 targets were adopted in the largest ever United Nations Summit, attended by Prime Ministers, Presidents and the Pope, among other luminaries, in New York. These goals encompass world peace, the environment, gender equality, elimination of poverty and hunger and much, much more.

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