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  1. Libya: Up to One Million Enslaved Migrants, Victims of ‘Europe’s Complicity’

    Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    ROME, Dec 13 (IPS) - "European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants detained by Libyan immigration authorities in appalling conditions in Libya," Amnesty International charged in the wake of global outrage over the sale of migrants in Libya.

  2. Are Rising Seas, Coastal Erosion & Powerful Storms a Wave of the Future for Small Island Nations?

    Friday, December 08, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 08 (IPS) - The 44-member Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) represents some of the world's most vulnerable island nations fighting a virtually losing battle against rising sea levels triggered by global warming and climate change.

  3. Should Foxes Rule the Chicken Coop? Reflections on Security Council Reform

    Friday, December 08, 2017

    NEW YORK, Dec 08 (IPS) - Since the end of the Cold War, the UN Security Council has dramatically increased its activity and authority. Though the Council has exercised unprecedented global power, it has remained a very insular, secretive and undemocratic body, dominated by its five Permanent Members, armed with their notorious vetoes and benefiting from perpetuity in office.

  4. Rohingya Refugees: The Woes of Women (Part Two)

    Friday, December 08, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 08 (IPS) - Under pouring rain, hundreds of young and expectant mothers stand in line. With her bare feet and the bottom of her dress covered in mud, Rashida is one of them, clutching her emaciated infant. She lost her husband on the treacherous trek from Myanmar to Bangladesh, and with nowhere to go and her resources exhausted, rain-drenched and standing in this long, muddy line for food and medicine for her child is her only hope.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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