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  1. Mission Accomplished: 15 Years of Peacekeeping Success in Liberia

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 (IPS) - Kingsley Ighobor, Africa Renewal* On a bright, sunny day in January this year, Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf turned over power to George Weah, a decorated soccer star, following peaceful and successful elections. This marked Liberia's first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years.

  2. A UN Parliament Gains Support in an Age of Divisive Political Leaders

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 (IPS) - A long standing proposal for the creation of a UN Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) is slowly gathering momentum.

    The 751-member European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg has called on the European Union (EU) to extend its support for the establishment of the proposed new body -- specifically with a resolution before the upcoming 73rd session of the 193-member UN General Assembly (UNGA), which begins in mid-September.

  3. A Gender-Specific Approach To Counter-Terrorism

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 (IPS) - Understanding the different way that terrorists target women and how to prevent their recruitment could play a significant role in counter-terrorism efforts, and is gaining increased recognition among the international community.

  4. Agroecology Beats Land and Water Scarcity in Brazil

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    ESPERANÇA/CUMARU, Brazil, Jul 12 (IPS) - "Now we live well," say both Givaldo and Nina dos Santos, after showing visiting farmers their 1.25-hectare farm in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast, which is small but has a great variety of fruit trees, thanks to innovative water and production techniques.

  5. Youth Skills: Have We Addressed the Need?

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jul 11 (IPS) - Dr. Palitha Kohona is former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations.

    The World Youth Skills Day is being celebrated around the world on 15 July. This day was established on 18 December 2014 by General Assembly resolution A/RES/69/145 which was initiated by Sri Lanka. Following a lengthy consultation process, at the UN and outside, during which some delegations, including some Europeans expressed reservations, the resolution was eventually adopted unanimously. It received solid support from youth delegations from around the world.

  6. From the Soccer Field to the Political Arena

    Friday, July 06, 2018

    BERLIN, Jul 06 (IPS) - Oliver Philipp, who studied European and political science in Mainz, Dijon and Oppeln / Poland, has been working for the Department of International Policy Analysis of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). Was your childhood room not adorned with posters of Gerd Müller or Zinedine Zidane? Were Willy Brandt or Mikhail Gorbachev the idols you looked up to in your youth?

  7. The Voice of Argentina’s Slums, Under Threat

    Thursday, July 05, 2018

    Jul 05 (IPS) - Between the dimly-lit, narrow alleyways of Villa 21, only 30 minutes by bus from the centre of the Argentine capital, more than 50,000 people live in poverty. It was there that La Garganta Poderosa (which means powerful throat), the magazine that gave a voice to the "villeros" or slum-dwellers and whose members today feel threatened, emerged in 2010.

  8. Church and Conflict in South Sudan

    Tuesday, July 03, 2018

    JUBA, Jul 03 (IPS) - Throughout fifty years of struggles, South Sudan's different churches have remained one of the country's few stable institutions, and in their workings toward peace, have displayed a level of inter-religious cooperation rarely seen in the world. 

  9. Separated Central American Families Suffer Abuse in the United States

    Monday, July 02, 2018

    SAN SALVADOR, Jul 02 (IPS) - After three hours of paperwork, Katy Rodriguez from El Salvador, who was deported from the United States, finally exited the government's immigration facilities together with her young son and embraced family members who were waiting outside.

  10. The ‘Stop Soros’ Bill: Strong Drawback for NGOs in Hungary

    Monday, July 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 02 (IPS) - On World Refugee Day June 20, the Hungarian Parliament passed the ‘Stop Soros' bill which is aimed at criminalizing groups who support refugees and other types of undocumented immigrants.

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