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  1. Despite Progress, Gay & Abortion Rights Face Threats in Latin America

    Thursday, December 07, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 07 (IPS) - Cancun, Mexico, of white sand beaches and spring break-style nightlife, was, this past June, the unusual backdrop for a regional gathering on human rights and democracy.

  2. Trump-Mideast: Much More than a ‘Kiss of Death’ to Palestinians

    Thursday, December 07, 2017

    ROME, Dec 07 (IPS) - US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital does not represent only a ‘kiss of death' to the two-State solution, but also a strong blow in the face of 57 Muslim countries, let alone igniting fire in this easily inflammable region, providing more false arguments to criminal terrorist groups to escalate their brutal attacks, in addition to taking a step further in Washington's new conflict with Iran and the ‘restructuring' of the Middle East.

  3. Rohingya Refugees: The Woes of Women - Part One

    Thursday, December 07, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 07 (IPS) - Afia* lines up her bucket every morning in the refugee camp for water delivery from humanitarian relief workers. On one particularly sweltering day, she kept four water pitchers in a row with gaps between them, hoping to insert another empty container in the space when the water arrived.

  4. Pacific Islands Struggling to Meet SDG7 Energy Targets

    Thursday, December 07, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 07 (IPS) - The four Pacific Island nations who are amongst the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) may be falling behind in meeting energy access targets because they are too busy devoting resources towards climate change.

  5. Resistance to Antibiotics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Wednesday, December 06, 2017

    ROME, Dec 06 (IPS) - The growing resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobials due to their overuse and misuse both in humans and animals has become an alarming global threat to public health, food safety and security, causing the deaths of 700,000 people each year. This is a fact.

  6. Rohingya Exodus Is a “Major Global Humanitarian Emergency”

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 05 (IPS) - In less than four months, over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled brutal persecution in Myanmar to seek safety across the border in Bangladesh. They are now crowded into camps across a stretch of 30 kms in Cox's Bazar, a southeastern coastal region of the small South Asian nation.

  7. South-South Cooperation Key to a New Multilateralism

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    ROME, Dec 04 (IPS) - "There are new challenges to all states: among them, the real threat to multilateralism... South-South and triangular cooperation can contribute to a new multilateralism and drive the revitalisation of the global partnership for sustainable development."

  8. UN Makes Record Appeal for Humanitarian Aid in 2018

    Saturday, December 02, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 02 (IPS) - The UN has made its largest appeal to work towards reaching the more than 135 million people across the world in need of humanitarian assistance and protection.

  9. Q&A: “What Price Do We Put on Our Oceans?”

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    NAIROBI/NEW DELHI, Dec 01 (IPS) - "Political resolve is the key for succeeding in our fight against oceans pollution," Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, who is leading hands-on the organisation's global campaign to clean up seas and oceans of plastic litter, agricultural run‑off and chemical dumping, told IPS.

  10. First Use of Nuclear Weapons Would be Counterproductive

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Dec 01 (IPS) - Over the past year, cavalier and reckless statements from President Donald Trump about nuclear weapons and his threat to unleash "fire and fury" against North Korea have heightened fears about Cold War-era policies and procedures that put the authority to launch nuclear weapons in his hands alone.

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