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Opinion: The Writing on the Western Wall

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 (IPS) - The writing on the Western Wall is evident to most Israelis: "דמוגרפיה היא גורל" or "demography is destiny". Those unwilling to acknowledge the prophetic message are either deceiving themselves or simply ignoring it in order to avoid facing the implications of demography for Israel's future.

Humanitarian Response in Afghanistan Falters in the Face of Intensifying Conflict

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 18 (IPS) - As the number of civilians impacted by the intensifying conflict in Afghanistan rises along with the fighting, humanitarian agencies are struggling to meet the needs of the wounded, hungry and displaced.

U.N. Marks Humanitarian Day Battling Its Worst Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 18 (IPS) - The United Nations is commemorating World Humanitarian Day with "inspiring" human interest stories of survival – even as the world body describes the current refugee crisis as the worst for almost a quarter of a century.

Prospects for Peace in South Sudan Fading Fast

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

JUBA, Aug 18 (IPS) - Dismissing efforts, including those of U.S. President Barack Obama, to sign off on a peace agreement and end the 20-month-long civil war in the world's newest nation, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir declined to sign, saying he needed more time for consultations.

Half a Million U.S. Women and Girls at Risk of Genital Cutting

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

NEW YORK, Aug 05 (IPS) - Jaha Dukureh knows firsthand the barbaric effects of undergoing female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Now a resident of the United States, she was mutilated as a baby in the Gambia in West Africa. Her sister bled to death after enduring the same procedure.

Pakistan One of the World’s First Safe Havens for Refugees

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 04 (IPS) - The United Nations has declared that 2015 is already "the deadliest year" for millions of migrants and asylum seekers fleeing war and persecution in their countries.

Partnerships Critical to the SDGs, Reducing Inequality

Monday, August 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 03 (IPS) - After two years of negotiations, representatives of the United Nations' 193 member countries have reached agreement on a draft of the ambitious Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global agenda for eradicating poverty while ensuring sustainable growth.

U.N. Panel Spotlights Plight of Refugees

Friday, July 31, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 (IPS) - "Let us remember that behind every story, every figure, every number, there is a person - a girl, a boy, a parent, a family," Anne Christine Eriksson, Acting Director of the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR), said at a panel discussion at the U.N. on Thursday.

Women, Peace and Security Agenda Still Hitting Glass Ceiling

Thursday, July 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - This October will mark the 15th anniversary of the adoption of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. The landmark resolution on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) recognises not only the disproportionate impact armed conflict has on women, but also the lack of women's involvement in conflict resolution and peace-making.

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