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A New Framework in an Age of Migration

Monday, October 12, 2015

, Oct 12 (IPS) - With the worldwide numbers of displaced people at all-time highs, migration has become the watchword for humanitarian crises.

United Arab Emirates and Cuba Forge Closer Ties

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

HAVANA, Oct 06 (IPS) - Cuba and the United Arab Emirates agreed to strengthen diplomatic ties and bilateral cooperation during an official visit to this Caribbean island nation by the UAE minister of foreign affairs, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

As the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis Endures, International Morality Ebbs

Thursday, October 01, 2015

NEW YORK, Oct 01 (IPS) - As the world suffers its biggest upheaval of human mobility, with 60 million people forced to desert their homes or countries due to persecution, armed conflicts, starvation and hunger that are a veritable danger to their lives, the response from the international community has been rather laggard.

Human Rights Activists Condemn Houthi Militia's Atrocities Against Women in Yemen

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Geneva, Sep 30 (IPS) - (WAM) -- Arab and Yemeni human rights activist monitoring the civil war in Yemen say that women have been subjected to grave human right violations at the hands of the rebel Houthi militia and an allied insurgent group under the command of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Opinion: Renewed Optimism or Higgledy-Piggledy Vision?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Philadelphia and Boston, Sep 30 (IPS) - The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the whopping 169 targets were adopted in the largest ever United Nations Summit, attended by Prime Ministers, Presidents and the Pope, among other luminaries, in New York. These goals encompass world peace, the environment, gender equality, elimination of poverty and hunger and much, much more.

‘Why is it Easier to Find Money to Destroy People than Protect Them?’ Asks U.N. Chief

Monday, September 28, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) - Speaking at the opening session of the high-level debate of the U.N. General Assembly Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said a politically troubled world is suffering from a lack of empathy.

Report Condemns Atrocities of Houthi Rebels in Yemen

Monday, September 28, 2015

ABU DHABI, Sep 28 (IPS) - (WAM) - A new report from a human rights group operating in Yemen says that human rights violations have reached unprecedented levels, with more than 3,000 people murdered by the insurgent Houthi militia and its allies in Yemen.

U.N.’s New Development Goals Need Funds, Political Commitment for Success

Monday, September 28, 2015

UN0ITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) - The U.N.'s much-ballyhooed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), unanimously adopted by over 150 world leaders at a three-day summit meeting, which concluded Sep. 27, has been touted as the biggest single contribution to humanity since the invention of sliced bread.

UAE Government Stresses its Abidng Support for Syrian Refugees

Thursday, September 17, 2015

ABU DHABI, Sep 17 (IPS) - In response to suggestions that the Gulf states are doing littleor nothing to help Syrians fleeing their civil war, the Government of the United Arab Emirates has announced that it has take a broad range of supportive actions to alleviate the suffering of the Syrian population and to care for Syrian refugees in Syria and abroad, reports WAM.

Africa Sees U.N. Climate Conference as “Court Case” for the Continent

Thursday, September 10, 2015

DAR ES SALAAM, Sep 10 (IPS) - As the clock ticks towards the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) in Paris in December, African experts, policy-makers and civil society groups plan to come to the negotiation table prepared for a legal approach to avoid mistakes made during formulation of the Kyoto Protocol.

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