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  1. The United Nations Is Needed More than Ever Before to Promote Peace and Justice Worldwide

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    GENEVA, Oct 24 (IPS) - In commemoration of the 2017 United Nations Day, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim called for enhancing the role of the United Nations to address issues related to the promotion of peace and security as a platform for collaboration and the advancement of human rights.

  2. Let’s Harness the Egalitarian Spirit of Sport for Global Cohesion

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 (IPS) - 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948.

    In his message to the world the UN Secretary General, Mr Antonio Guterres remarked"When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people – they will build a peaceful, sustainable and just world".

  3. Role of the Fashion Industry in UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

    Monday, October 23, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (IPS) - Fashion is not a sector that exists in a vacuum. In fact, the fashion industry is not unlike any other key economic drivers; it is a key component of a global economy and certainly an important sector to consider when thinking about the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  4. Global Interfaith LGBTIQ Leaders Convene at UN for Expert-level Dialogue

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    NEW YORK, Oct 20 (IPS) - On September 29, 2017, Yvette Abrahams, an indigenous religious leader from Cape Town, South Africa who served as the country's Commissioner For Gender Equality for five years, gasped when she learned that South Africa had just voted in favor of United Nations Human Rights Council resolution condemning the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts. She could not believe that the United States had not.

  5. World Campaign to Clean Torrents of Plastic Dumped in the Oceans

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    ROME, Oct 20 (IPS) - With 30 countries from Kenya to Indonesia and from Canada to Brazil now involved in the world campaign to beat pollution by countering the torrents of plastic trash that are degrading oceans and endangering the life they sustain, the UN has strengthened its massive efforts to clean up the seas, which are the Earth's main buffer against climate change.

  6. Mexican Immigrants Help Sustain Two Economies - and Are Discarded

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 20 (IPS) - They work for years to bolster the economies of two countries. For one, the United States, they provide labour and taxes; for the other, Mexico, they send remittances that support tens of thousands of families and communities. Then they are deported, and neither government takes into account their special needs.

  7. One of the World’s Most Dangerous PIaces For Aid Workers

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - I will travel to the Central African Republic early next week to spend United Nations Day with a peacekeeping operation in order to pay tribute to peacekeepers across the world.

  8. US Withdrawal from UNESCO: Abandonment of Principles

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, Oct 18 (IPS) - A woman shopkeeper is standing on a plastic chair to avoid knee high swirling rainwater mixed with sewage. "I work with a women's cooperative selling products made by Palestinian women in my shop. The sewage water has gone into the electric wires, so I have no electricity. Everything in the shop is destroyed. The metal door installed to protect the settlers prevents the water from flowing out into the main drain. . . . This means we suffer every time it rains. They want us to move from here. This is why they make our life hard," she cries.

  9. What Do You Really Eat When You Order a Steak, Fish or Chicken Filet?

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    ROME, Oct 18 (IPS) - The world is running out of antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) warned while announcing the World Antibiotic Awareness Week on 13-19 November.

  10. Press Freedom Groups Condemn U.S. Withdrawal from UNESCO

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 (IPS) - Civil society groups have called on the United States to reverse its decision to withdraw from a UN body, citing concerns for press freedom and journalists' safety.

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