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Ending Lingering Hunger in a World of Plenty

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) - With malnutrition continuing to afflict one in nine people globally, the UN has appointed 29 global leaders to help tackle the problem head on.

Uncertainty Mars Potential for Peace in South Sudan

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) - Nearly one month after UN Security Council members visited troubled South Sudan, disagreement reigns over even the limited outside measures proposed to try to bring the security situation in the world's newest country under control.

Global South Address Sustainable Development Challenges

Sunday, September 25, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - On Friday, a group of 134 developing nations, known as the Group of 77 (G77), came together for a meeting to address challenges and solutions in achieving sustainable development. In attendance were G-77 Foreign Ministers, the President of the General Assembly, the UN Secretary-General and other UN senior officials.

The Right to Development at 30 Years

Friday, September 23, 2016

GENEVA, Sep 23 (IPS) - It's had a very useful if sometimes controversial past and it will have great relevance for many more years ahead. That's the sense one has about the Declaration on the Right to Development as it is commemorated 30 years after its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly in 1986.

UN Refugee Summits Fall Short for Children

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - As Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini opened the floor for US President Barack Obama's leaders' summit on refugees, she embodied a hope unavailable to most child refugees.

Yazidi Survivor of ISIL Appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - Yazidi Nadia Murad - who survived being kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by ISIL - was honoured by the UN on Friday September 16 for her work to help human trafficking survivors.

UN Refugee Summit: 'No Cause for Comfort'

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - With record numbers of forcibly displaced persons around the world, many were left disappointed by the outcome of a high level UN summit designed to address the issue by bringing together world leaders on the sidelines of the UN's annual General Assembly.

Caribbean: Rethinking Progress in Sustainable Development Era

Monday, September 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (IPS) - Caribbean countries make a special case for development. The high and increasing exposure to hazards, combined with very open and trade-dependent economies with limited diversification and competitiveness portray a structurally and environmentally vulnerable region, composed, in the most part, of middle income countries.

Building Bridges: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed of the Emirates at the Vatican

Thursday, September 15, 2016

ROME, Sep 15 (IPS) - As the rise of religious racism and Islamophobia sweeps across Europe, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) is increasing their emphasis on the message for peaceful tolerance across all nations.

U.A.E Stands By Conflicted Yemen

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

ROME, Sep 07 (IPS) - As unrest and chaos plague Yemen, the U.A.E is not waiting in silence. Recognising that in spite of being impoverished Yemen has always been strategically important for U.A.E and the region, the warfare and conflict will not only gravely affect the region itself but could also obstruct the future security of the Middle East as a whole.

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