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  1. For Many Migrants, No Land Is Sweeter Than Home

    Monday, April 09, 2018

    RANGPUR, Bangladesh, Apr 09 (IPS) - Most migrants to Europe, Australia and the United States from Rangpur in northern Bangladesh leave home at a young age and return when they have just passed middle age.

  2. UN Development Goals Cannot be Achieved if Bombs Keep Falling From the Sky

    Friday, April 06, 2018

    BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr 06 (IPS) - Miroslav Lajčák, President of the UN General Assembly, in an address to the mid-term ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)I am honoured to pay a visit to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to address this Ministerial Meeting. I would like to use this opportunity to commend the role of the Non-Aligned Movement in promoting peace, security and development around the world.I also want to start by acknowledging the commitment of Venezuela, as Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement. I also thank Azerbaijan for welcoming us all to Baku, as the host of this conference.

  3. “International Solidarity” at Yemen Donor Conference

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 05 (IPS) - The international community has pledged over two billion dollars towards urgently needed humanitarian assistance to Yemen during a UN event.

  4. Bolton: Is He the Walrus –Goo goo g'joob?

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    NEW YORK, Apr 05 (IPS) - Ian Williams is a senior analyst who has written for newspapers and magazines around the world, including the Australian, The Independent, New York Observer, The Financial Times and The Guardian. He is the author of UNtold: The Real Story of the United Nations in Peace and War*.President Trump's nomination of John Bolton as his National Security Advisor highlights the deep irrationality of this White House's global agenda. Apparently, the world has hitherto been spared Bolton's robust sabotage only because the President has an eccentric visceral antipathy to his mustache, but so far could not find another, clean-shaven, candidate in the rapidly draining pool of applicants for White House jobs.

  5. India Cracks Down on Human Trafficking

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Apr 05 (IPS) - The Indian Union Cabinet has cleared the long-awaited Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, which proposes an imprisonment of 10 years to life term for those trafficking humans for the purpose of begging, marriage, prostitution or labour, among others. The bill will become a law once cleared by both houses of Parliament.

  6. Premarital Sex: Increasing Worldwide

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    NEW YORK, Apr 05 (IPS) - Joseph Chamie is an independent consulting demographer and a former director of the United Nations Population Division.Premarital sex, defined as voluntary sexual intercourse between unmarried persons, is increasing worldwide. While traditional values, religious instructions and the laws of some countries continue to prescribe abstinence until marriage, the rapid societal changes that have occurred across all regions during the past half-century have resulted in the growing prevalence and acceptability of premarital sex.

  7. How Citizen Power Ignited Seoul’s Energy Innovations

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    SEOUL, South Korea, Apr 05 (IPS) - Park Won-soon is Mayor of Seoul, a city recognized as a role model for megacitiesIn a bid to reduce its nuclear energy dependence, Seoul embarked on a massive energy reduction initiative—shaped by citizen participation—in 2012.

  8. Trump Begins to Reverberate in Mexico’s Presidential Elections

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Apr 04 (IPS) - Statements by U.S. President Donald Trump against Mexico have begun to permeate the presidential election campaign in this Latin American country, forcing the candidates to pronounce themselves on the matter.

  9. What’s Happening to the World Income Distribution?

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 04 (IPS) - Homi Kharas is Interim Vice President and Director -Global Economy and Development and Brina Seidel is Research Analyst - Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution*In 2013, Christoph Lakner and Branko Milanovic published a graph—quickly dubbed the "elephant chart"—that depicts changes in income distribution across the world between 1988 and 2008.

  10. Yemen the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis, Says UN Chief

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    GENEVA, Apr 04 (IPS) - Secretary-General António Guterres, in his address to the Pledging Conference on Yemen.Thank you all for being here today to show your solidarity with the women, men, girls and boys of Yemen. And I want to thank my co-chairs, the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland, for hosting this conference for the second year and for their continued humanitarian commitment.

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