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  1. Trump's Counterproductive Decision to “Terminate” the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 24 (IPS) - Daryl G. Kimball is executive director & Kingston Reif is director for disarmament and threat reduction policy, Arms Control AssociationUnder the influence of his new National Security Advisor, John Bolton, Trump announced Saturday at a campaign rally that he will "terminate" a key nuclear arms control agreement that helped end the Cold War race–the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in response to a long-running dispute over Russian noncompliance with the treaty.

  2. Parliamentarians Promote Youth Investment in Kazakhstan

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (IPS) - Parliamentarians from 36 countries met this weekend in Astana, Kazakhstan, to discuss the future of youth in Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. The gathering called "International Conference on Investing on Youth: Leaving No One Behind" took place on the Oct. 19 to 20, and the goal was to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set by the United Nations, with regards to youth.

  3. Despite Progress, Over 200 Million Women Still Waiting for Modern Contraception

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    OTTAWA, Canada, Oct 23 (IPS) - The international community will be commemorating two milestones in the history of population and development next year: the 50th anniversary of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the 25th anniversary of a Programme of Action (PoA) adopted at the1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo.

  4. Time for Global Collaboration to Address Pressing Issues of Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    OTTAWA, Canada, Oct 22 (IPS) - Dr Hedy Fry, PC MP, is a Trinidadian-Canadian politician and physician. She is currently the longest-serving female Member of Parliament, winning eight consecutive elections in the constituency of Vancouver Centre since the 1993 election, when she defeated incumbent Prime Minister Kim Campbell300 Parliamentarians from over 150 nations will meet, in Ottawa, to tackle one of the most serious global challenges facing humanity.

    The International Parliamentarians' Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Program of Action (IPCI), October 22-23, is a forum, for all global regions, to generate collective action on issues of population and development, specifically as they relate to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

  5. The Right to Choose

    Sunday, October 21, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (IPS) - Reproductive choice can transform the world and our goals towards a sustainable society, a new report says.

  6. Women as Liberia’s Guardians of Peace

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - Not long ago, images of child soldiers and the nation of Liberia were wedded in the minds of the international community. The country was struggling to end a horrific civil war, but military efforts were going nowhere.

  7. Don’t “Whitewash” Khashoggi’s Murder

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - In the midst of international outrage over the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, human rights groups have called for a United Nations investigation on the incident.

  8. Africa Must Increase Spending on Health Care, Education & Modern Contraception

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon, Oct 18 (IPS) - Marie Rose Nguini Effa is a Member of Parliament (MP), President of the African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (FPA), Member of National Assembly of Cameroon & Member of the Pan-African Parliament. She is also a delegate to the International Parliamentarians' Conference in Ottawa next week.One of the main challenges which we are facing across Africa today is the imperative to empower its largest ever young population and to provide them with opportunities to realise their full potential.

  9. UN Vote on Palestine a Humiliating Defeat for US & its Envoy

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 (IPS) - Nikky Haley, the vociferously anti-Palestine US Ambassador to the United Nations, warned member states last year she will "take down names" of those who vote against American interests in the world body—perhaps with the implicit threat of cutting US aid to countries that refuse to play ball with the diplomatically-reckless Trump administration.

  10. Parliamentarians to Assess Population & Development Funding 24 Years After Historic Conference

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 (IPS) - When international parliamentarians-– both from the developed and developing world— meet in Canada next week, the primary focus would be to assess the implementation of a landmark Programme of Action (PoA) on population and development adopted at a ground breaking UN conference, led by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), held in Cairo back in 1994.

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