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  1. Economic & Social Costs of Gun Violence Appalling

    Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 08 (IPS) - Izumi Nakamitsu is the United Nations High Representative for Disarmament AffairsEvery day, hundreds of lives are lost due to gun violence worldwide. Guns are responsible for about half of all violent deaths – nearly a quarter million each year. But the dire consequences of gun violence are not limited to those slain by guns. For every person killed by a gun, many more are injured, maimed, and forced to flee their home and community. Still many more live under constant threats of gun violence.

  2. How Do You Attain “Sustainable Peace” Amidst Rising Military Conflicts?

    Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 08 (IPS) - The underlying message at the fifth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development was summed up in its telling title "The politics of peace."But the task ahead was overwhelmingly difficult: How do you advance peace and development against the backdrop of political unrest in parts of Asia and Africa and continued conflicts in the Middle East— all of them amidst rising global military spending triggering arms sales running into billions of dollars.

  3. The Role of Voting in Reviving Democratic Practice

    Monday, May 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 07 (IPS) - Patrick Keuleers is Director, Governance and Peace Building, UNDPSince the beginning of the year the world has witnessed 24 national elections in which nearly 100 million people cast their votes. All together in 2018, there will be a total of 68 planned electoral processes in 45 countries ranging from presidential and legislative to local elections. Elections remain one of the key democratic processes through which people express their opinion on the way their country and communities are managed.

  4. From the Syrian War to Argentina - Or How to Start a New Life

    Monday, May 07, 2018

    May 07 (IPS) - Fares al Badwan moved to Buenos Aires alone, from Syria, in 2011. He was 17 years old then and the armed conflict in his country had just broken out. Since then he has managed to bring over his whole family and today he cannot imagine living outside of Argentina. "I like the people here. No one makes you feel like a foreigner," he said.

  5. Protests, Strikes, Solidarity – France Revisits May ‘68

    Saturday, May 05, 2018

    NANTERRE, France, May 05 (IPS) - "It's good to be in Paris on a sunny May day and see many universities occupied … and the strikes against neo-liberalism," declared British Pakistani writer and activist Tariq Ali at an event in the Paris suburb of Nanterre on May 3. "That's very pleasing."

  6. Time to Get Serious About Peace & Development

    Friday, May 04, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 04 (IPS) - Jan Eliasson* is Chairman of the Governing Board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Four months ago UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a "red alert", noting that instead of progressing towards greater peace, the world had moved in reverse towards deepening conflicts and new dangers: "Global anxieties about nuclear weapons are the highest since the Cold War.

  7. Steady Old Hand of Repression Seeks to Strangle New Media in East Africa

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, May 03 (IPS) - Teldah Mawarire is an Advocacy and Campaigns Officer with global civil society, CIVICUS. Grant Clark is the organisation's Senior Media Advisor.   This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3.In African countries where journalists are targeted with killings and beatings while traditional news outlets have been muzzled by governments and other actors unhappy with criticism, bloggers and social media users have become the new independent media by providing much-needed coverage, commentary and analysis.

  8. African Governments Mark World Press Freedom Day with Crackdown Against Online Journalism

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    ACCRA, Ghana, May 03 (IPS) - Muthoki Mumo/Committee to Protect Journalists* East Africa Correspondent & Jonathan Rozen/CPJ Researcher &nbsp This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3.When Uganda in April ordered Internet service providers to shut down all news sites that had not been authorized by the communications regulator (pdf), it was the latest attempt by President Yoweri Museveni's government to constrict the space for independent media.

  9. Free Media Under Threat Globally

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 02 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3.Buoyed on by the likes of United States' President Donald Trump, a growing number of political leaders are encouraging hostility towards news media and journalists across the globe are finding it harder than ever to do their jobs.This is among the main findings in Reporters Without Borders' (RSF) annual World Press Freedom Index which examines 180 countries and their relationship with the media.

  10. Mexico's Solidarity Towards Haitians Only Goes So Far

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    MEXICALI, Mexico, Apr 30 (IPS) - In the airport of this Mexican city, on the border with the United States, customs agents warn that they will carry out a "random" inspection. But it's not so random. The only people who are stopped and checked have dark skin and kinky hair, and virtually do not speak a word of Spanish.

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