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Women, Peace and Security Agenda Still Hitting Glass Ceiling

Thursday, July 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - This October will mark the 15th anniversary of the adoption of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. The landmark resolution on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) recognises not only the disproportionate impact armed conflict has on women, but also the lack of women's involvement in conflict resolution and peace-making.

U.N.’s Post-2015 Development Agenda Under Fire

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 29 (IPS) - The U.N.'s highly ambitious post-2015 development agenda, which is expected to be finalised shortly, has come fire even before it could get off the ground.

Opinion: Uneven MDG Progress Must Inspire Resolve to Do Much Better

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

ROME, Jul 29 (IPS) - The world received an important report card last month, in the form of the latest annual Millennium Development Goals Report. The report highlights a number of important achievements, but omits mention that some targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were lower than those agreed to at the relevant U.N. international conferences of the 1990s.

Central America Fails to Take Advantage of Energy from Sun, Wind and Earth

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SAN JOSE, Jul 29 (IPS) - Central America, a place of abundant wind and sunshine, is still chained to thermal power and large-scale hydroelectricity and has failed to include local communities in clean, environmentally-friendly and less invasive projects.

One Tune, Different Hymns – Tackling Climate Change in South Africa

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CAPE TOWN, Jul 28 (IPS) - Anti-nuclear energy activists are up in arms, and have taken to vigils outside South Africa's parliament in Cape Town to protest against President Jacob Zuma's push for nuclear development.

Key Constituencies Call for Inclusion in Nepal’s Draft Constitution

Monday, July 27, 2015

KATHMANDU, Jul 27 (IPS) - Ending a years-long political deadlock, Nepal's major political parties inked a 16-point agreement last June to pave the way for the Constituent Assembly (CA) to write a new constitution.

Opinion: Developing Nations Set to Challenge Rich Ahead of SDG Summit

Monday, July 27, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 27 (IPS) - The final round of negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals – the successor to the Millennium Development Goals, due to be inaugurated in September at the U.N. General Assembly – is now underway in New York.

U.N. Leads Youth Battling Intolerance, Racism and Extremism

Monday, July 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 (IPS) - When the 21-year-old Crown Prince of Jordan, Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, presided over a Security Council meeting last April, he was described as the youngest ever to chair one of the U.N.'s most powerful political bodies armed with powers to wage wars and declare peace.

Obama Walks Fine Line in Kenya on LGBTI Rights

Saturday, July 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 25 (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke in Nairobi at the end of a two-day visit Saturday, focusing on Kenya's economy and the fight against terrorism, but also briefly touching on gay rights and discrimination.

Multilingualism Opens Doors to the World

Friday, July 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 24 (IPS) - On Friday, 67 student essay winners from 42 different countries convened at the United Nations General Assembly to present their essays at the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum.

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