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U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump Urged to Ensure Human Rights for All

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov 09 (IPS) - Across the world, human rights groups are reacting to the election of Donald J. Trump as the President of the United States, urging him to make a renewed commitment to human rights.

Peace Fails to Bring Prosperity in Eastern Sri Lanka

Monday, November 07, 2016

KATANKUDDI, Nov 07 (IPS) - It is a Tuesday afternoon and only a handful of devotees have flocked to the Meera Grand Mosque in Katankuddi, about 300 kms east of the capital Colombo.

Beyond Calais: A Perspective on Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

Monday, November 07, 2016

ROME, Nov 07 (IPS) - Migration is part of the process of development. It is not a problem in itself, and could, in fact, offer a solution to a number of matters. Migrants can make a positive and profound contribution to the economic and social development of their countries of origin, transit and destination alike. To quote the New York Declaration, adopted at the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants on 19 September, "migrants can help to respond to demographic trends, labour shortages and other challenges in host societies, and add fresh skills and dynamism to the latter's economies".

International Women’s Boat to Gaza

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

ROME, Nov 01 (IPS) - A few weeks ago, the US government agreed to give Israel $38 billion dollars, the largest military funding package the U.S. has given any nation.

This $38 billion in military and other type of Aid will be used to imprison the Palestinians of Gaza, and continue Israel's military occupation, and imposition of an apartheid state, upon the Palestinian people.

Int'l Effort to Help Ethiopia Shoulder Its Refugee Burden

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

ADDIS ABABA, Nov 01 (IPS) - A concerned-looking group of refugees gather around a young woman grimacing and holding her stomach, squatting with her back against a tree. But this is no refugee camp, rather the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) compound just off a busy main road leading to Sidist Kilo roundabout in the Ethiopian capital.

Water Bodies Central to Urban Flood Planning

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

CHENNAI, India, Oct 19 (IPS) - "The rain was our nemesis as well as our saviour," says Kanniappan, recalling the first week of December 2015 when Chennai was flooded.

Q&A: Land Degradation Could Force 135 Million to Migrate in Next 30 Years

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NEW DELHI/BONN, Oct 18 (IPS) - One of the critical challenges facing the world today is that emerging migration patterns that are increasingly rooted in the depletion of natural resources.

Negligent Central American Leaders Fuel Deepening Refugee Crisis

Friday, October 14, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Oct 14 (IPS) - One word could undoubtedly summarize the past year with painful precision: Refugees.

The Elusive Woman Secretary-General

Friday, October 14, 2016

NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - United Nations' apex forum, the General Assembly elected the next Secretary-General yesterday by acclamation rubber-stamping the recommendation of the Security Council (SC). I am appalled by the choice of 15 members of the Security Council of another man following eight others in 70 plus years of UN's existence as if only men are destined to lead this global organization.

Antonio Guterres: New UN Secretary General

Thursday, October 13, 2016

ROME, Oct 13 (IPS) - The new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who takes office on January 1, arrives with strong credentials -- both as a former Prime Minister of Portugal and an ex-UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

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