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Gambia May Not Join African Withdrawals from ICC

Thursday, December 08, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 08 (IPS) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) may have had a small reprieve this week from a string of African withdrawals, with Gambia's newly elected President Adama Barrow telling various media outlets that there is no need for Gambia to leave the court.

Resilient People & Institutions: Ecuador’s Post-Earthquake Challenge

Thursday, December 08, 2016

QUITO, Ecuador, Dec 08 (IPS) - No one is really prepared for an emergency until they've had to live through one. And the 16 April earthquake in Ecuador put us to the test.

Leave No One Behind: The Right to Development

Monday, December 05, 2016

ROME, Dec 05 (IPS) - As Human Rights Day approaches Dec. 10, it offers a moment to pause and look back at the roots of the global development process as a platform for stepping forward. On this day 30 years ago, the international community made a commitment to eliminate all obstacles to equality and inclusivity.

Civil Society On Aleppo: UN General Assembly Must Act 

Friday, December 02, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 02 (IPS) - Hundreds of civil society organisations from around the world have united to call on UN member states to step in and demand an end to unlawful attacks in Aleppo.

UN “Profoundly Sorry” for Haiti Cholera Outbreak

Friday, December 02, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 02 (IPS) - For the first time, the United Nations issued a formal apology for their role in the cholera outbreak in Haiti and announced new steps to alleviate the ongoing health crisis.

UN Security Council Seats Taken by Arms Exporters

Monday, November 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28 (IPS) - Nine of the world's top ten arms exporters will sit on the UN Security Council between mid-2016 and mid-2018.

Violence Against Black Women in Brazil on the Rise, Despite Better Laws

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Speaking Out on Sexism and Violence Through Hip-Hop

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 23 (IPS) - Young women are beginning to find their voices around issues such as sexism and violence, including through hip-hop, an art-form which has a long tradition of fighting oppression.

Nations Lose Bid to Block UN LGBTI Expert

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 22 (IPS) - Following a contentious and close vote, a UN General Assembly (UNGA) committee reaffirmed the right of a newly appointed UN expert addressing violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity to continue his work.

New Fund Aims to Help Build Resilience to Climate Change

Friday, November 18, 2016

MARRAKECH, Nov 18 (IPS) - The world has been too slow in responding to climate events such as El Niño and La Niña, and those who are the "least responsible are the ones suffering most", Mary Robinson, the special envoy on El Niño and Climate, told IPS at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22).

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