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  1. UN Chief Calls for JCPOA Implementation

    Monday, July 02, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 02 (IPS) - Kelsey Davenport is director for nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control Association.

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the nuclear deal with Iran is at a "crossroads" and expressed his deep regret over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the agreement and reimpose sanctions.

  2. Unprecedented Human Migration Cries Out for a Global Response

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    GENEVA, Jun 26 (IPS) - The world is "basically at odds with itself," International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Director General William Swing said Monday, June 25, describing the critical state of human migration between countries and continents.

  3. Global Campaign Against Mercury Moves to an End Zone

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 (IPS) - A global campaign to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard-- the use of mercury in dentistry—is steadily moving to a successful conclusion.

    Providing an update, Charlie Brown, head of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, one of the key campaigners, told IPS that "nation by nation, the world is on the threshold of ending amalgam for children in 2018."

  4. Gaming Disorder: A New Disease Experts say is Hard to Diagnose

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 (IPS) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has formally added "Gaming Disorder" as a disease recognized by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in its 11th revision of its official collection of recognized conditions.

    However, since it is a very new condition, no one is really sure about its extent, its impact or how best to treat it.

  5. America First or America Alone?

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 (IPS) - The United States' move to withdraw from the Human Rights Council will have "reverberations" throughout the world in years to come, say human rights groups.

    This week, the U.S. announced its intention to withdraw from the 47-member Human Rights Council, accusing it of bias against Israel.

  6. Countries are Using Domestic Laws to Criminalize Health Care

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    GENEVA, Jun 21 (IPS) - Dr. Dainius Pūras is UN Special Rapporteur on "the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health".Ambulance drivers attacked, nurses detained, doctors tortured, pharmacists arrested, dentists facing more than a decade in prison—all for delivering healthcare to people considered enemies of the state.

  7. Three Countries Protect Half the World’s New Refugees

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    OSLO, Norway, Jun 20 (IPS) - Jan Egeland is Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council and former United Nations Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and UN Emergency Relief CoordinatorTurkey, Bangladesh and Uganda alone received over half of all new refugees last year. Never before has the world registered a larger number of people displaced by war and persecution.

  8. 2.5 Million Migrants Smuggled Worldwide, Many Via Social Media

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 19 (IPS) - At least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled worldwide in 2016, generating an income for smugglers which ranged between $5.5 billion and $7.0 billion, according to a newly published report "2018 Global Study On Smuggling Of Migrants" by the Vienna-based UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

  9. Sustainable Land Management, the Formula to Combat Desertification

    Monday, June 18, 2018

    MIDDLE OF THE WORLD CITY, Ecuador, Jun 18 (IPS) - Sustainable land management (SLM) and conservation are the recipes that with different ingredients represent the basis for combating soil degradation, participants in the event to celebrate the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD)agreed on Jun. 17 in Ecuador.

  10. Now is Not the Time to Give up on the People of DRC

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jun 15 (IPS) - After more than 20 years of brutal conflict, few might believe that things could get worse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). And yet they most dishearteningly are.

    In the last year, we have witnessed a continuous escalation of violence that has spread to half of the country, endangering millions. Some 2 million children suffer from acute hunger, and the DRC is home to the largest number of displaced people in Africa.

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