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  1. 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.

  2. To Sustain Peace: Heed the Warnings & Prevent the Next War

    Friday, May 04, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, May 04 (IPS) - Sanam Naraghi Anderlini is Co-Founder & Executive Director, International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)New York and Washington DC may be three hours apart geographically, but in global affairs, they are worlds apart. With the wars in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere unabating, at the UN in New York, terms like ‘conflict prevention' and ‘sustaining peace' are back in vogue, with world leaders attending a major summit. Meanwhile in Washington while the talks with North Korea took center stage behind the scenes the drum roll of war against Iran is revving up.

  3. Protecting the Health & Rights of People on the Move

    Friday, May 04, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 04 (IPS) - Dr. Natalia Kanem is a United Nations Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director of UNFPA, the UN Population Fund.A staggering 258 million people migrated internationally in 2017.While many of these migrants chose to leave their home countries in search of jobs, education, or to reunite with family, many others had no choice but to leave--to escape poverty, violence or a dearth of opportunities for a better life.

  4. Fao Releases Alarming Report on Soil Pollution

    Friday, May 04, 2018

    ROME, May 04 (IPS) - Soil pollution is posing a serious threat to our environment, to our sources food and ultimately to our health.The Food and Agriculture Orgaization of the United Nations (FAO) warns that there is still a lack of awareness about the scale and severity of this threat.An FAO released a report titled "Soil Pollution: A Hiddel Reality" at the start of a global symposium which has been taking place 2-4 May, 2018 at FAO headquarters, participated by gathering experts and policymakers to discuss the threat of soil pollution in order to build an effective framework for a cohesive international response.

  5. In South Sudan, Denial of Humanitarian Aid is a War Tactic

    Friday, May 04, 2018

    May 04 (IPS) - Christine Monaghan is research officer, Watchlist on Children and Armed ConflictWhen I visited South Sudan last year, I heard story after story about health professionals and humanitarian workers being prevented from doing critical work. Government officials regularly increased fees for nonprofits trying to alleviate the effects of conflict, stopped humanitarian convoys from delivering life-saving supplies, and erected bureaucratic obstacles designed to impede access to civilians in need.

  6. 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.

  7. Leading from the Front: Zambia Launches Plant a Million Trees Initiative

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    CHINSALI, Zambia, May 03 (IPS) - As global climate experts meet in Bonn this week to discuss how to take climate action forward, Zambia counts itself amongst the leaders as President Edgar Lungu officially launches the Plant a Million (PAM) trees Initiative.

  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. Mounting Debt Threatens UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 02 (IPS) - Elliot Harris is Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist of the United Nations Division of Economic and Social Affairs & Chris Lane is Special Representative of the International Monetary Fund to the United NationsIn 2015, 193 countries adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an overarching policy roadmap through 2030. These goals are predicated on the idea that for a sustainable future, economic growth must go hand-in-hand with social inclusion and protection of the environment.

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