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  1. Lawmakers in Europe Want the UN to Debate a Parliamentary Assembly. When Will Governments Follow?

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    BERLIN, Jul 20 (IPS) - Earlier this month, the European Parliament adopted its annual recommendations on the European Union's policy at the upcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly that begins in September.

  2. How to Achieve Universal Goals, Strategically

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Discussion around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a list of 17 goals listed by the UN, was all the buzz in the conference rooms of UN headquarters this week.

  3. Civil Society on SDG Engagement: “We Are Not Guests”

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Showing up in record numbers, civil society groups are urging greater inclusion and accountability in sustainable development processes at a UN high level meeting.

  4. Communities Step Up to Help Save Jamaica’s Forests

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jul 12 (IPS) - According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 31.1 percent or about 337,000 hectares of Jamaica is forested. Of this, 26.1 percent or 88,000 is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest.

  5. Governments Support Trump’s Aim to Block Central American Migrants

    Monday, July 03, 2017

    SAN SALVADOR, Jul 03 (IPS) - Trying to make it into the United States as an undocumented migrant is not such an attractive option anymore for Moris Peña, a Salvadoran who was deported from that country in 2014.

  6. Time Stands Still for Nepal’s Conflict Victims

    Monday, July 03, 2017

    KATHMANDU, Jul 03 (IPS) - "Reconstruction and reconciliation require finances and physical structure, but the families of the victims of the conflict first and foremost need their integrity protected. Physical and financial compensation mean little without justice," wrote Suman Adhikari nearly 11 years ago, during a ceasefire in Nepal's Maoist insurgency.

  7. Why Is International Human Rights Law Such an Easy Target?

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    LONDON, Jun 27 (IPS) - "Earlier this month, Britain's Prime Minister called for human rights laws to be overturned if they were to "get in the way" in the fight against terrorism. Specifically, Theresa May said there was a need "to restrict the freedom and movement of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they are a threat, but not evidence to prosecute them in full in court."

  8. “Torture Works” — in All the Wrong Ways

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    COPENHAGEN, Jun 23 (IPS) - "Torture works" might rank among the most sweeping generalisations ever uttered, one brutal in its disregard of the pain and suffering created by this abhorrent practice. Indeed, torture works, but to all the wrong ends.

  9. Men Who Commit Femicide to Lose Rights Over Their Children in Argentina

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Jun 16 (IPS) - In January 2008, Rosana Galliano was shot to death in Exaltación de la Cruz, a rural municipality 80 km from Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. Her ex-husband, José Arce, who was sentenced to life in prison, had hired hitmen to kill her.

  10. Why the G7 Must Fund Health & Nutrition

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    TAORMINA, Italy, May 25 (IPS) - The G7 Summit, held annually among the leaders of the world's most powerful economies (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the EU), plays an important role in shaping responses to global challenges—theoretically at least.

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