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  1. Chile, an Oasis for Haitians that Has Begun to Run Dry

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    SANTIAGO, May 16 (IPS) - A wave of Haitian migrants has arrived in Chile in recent years, changing the face of low-income neighbourhoods. But this oasis has begun to dry up, thanks to measures adopted by decree by the new government against the first massive immigration of people of African descent in this South American country.

  2. Climate Finance: The Paris Agreement’s "Lifeblood"

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    BONN, May 15 (IPS) - As negotiators concluded ten days of climate talks in Bonn last week, climate finance was underlined as a key element without which the Paris Agreement's operational guidelines would be meaningless.

  3. We Need a Gender Shift to save Our Girls from the Jaws of Extremism

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 (IPS) - Ambassador Amina Mohamed EGH, CAV is the Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Government of Kenya and co-chair of High Level Platform for Girls Education. Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.Consider this. Boko Haram, the ISIS-affiliated insurgent group has sent 80 women to their deaths in 2017 alone. The majority of suicide bombers used by terror group Boko Haram to kill innocent victims are women and children, US study reveals.

  4. Gaza: Avoiding a Greater Blood Bath

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    NEW YORK/GAZA, May 14 (IPS) - Jason Cone is the executive director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières in the United States.The exit wounds are fist-size. Bone is pulverized into dust. This is the reality for half of the injured patients received in my organization's clinics since the launch of the Great Return March in Gaza.

  5. Protests Fuel Harassment of Journalists in Nicaragua

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    MANAGUA, May 11 (IPS) - Assaults on journalists, persecution of press workers' unions, direct censorship and smear campaigns are a high cost that freedom of expression has paid in Nicaragua since demonstrations against the government of Daniel Ortega began in April.

  6. Marielle Franco Was Always There for Us and Now We’re There for Her

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    May 11 (IPS) - Ana Paula Gomes de Oliveira, from the Mothers of Manguinhos movement, an activist group comprised of women who have lost their children to police violenceOn May 14, 2014, my son, Johnatha de Oliveira Lima, was killed by a police officer from the Pacifying Police Unit in Manguinhos, in Rio de Janeiro. Soon after my son's death, I got a phone call from a woman who identified herself as Marielle. I didn't know who she was.

  7. Optimal Use of Water Works Miracles in Brazil’s Semi-Arid Region

    Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    IPIRÁ-PINTADAS, Brazil, May 08 (IPS) - Cattle ranching has been severely affected by drought in Brazi's Northeast region, but it has not only survived but has made a comeback in the Jacuípe river basin thanks to an optimal use of water.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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