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Sri Lanka’s Development Goals Fall Short on Gender Equality

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

COLOMBO, May 05 (IPS) - When Rosy Senanayake, Sri Lanka's minister of state for child affairs, addressed the U.N. Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in New York last month, she articulated both the successes and shortcomings of gender equality in a country which prided itself electing the world's first female head of government: Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike in July 1960.

Urban Slums a Death Trap for Poor Children

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 05 (IPS) - It's called the urban survival gap – fuelled by the growing inequality between rich and poor in both developing and developed countries – and it literally determines whether millions of infants will live or die before their fifth birthday.

EU Calls for Paradigm Shift in Development Cooperation

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

BRUSSELS, May 05 (IPS) - In the run-up to the international Conference on Financing for Development from Jul. 13 to 16 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the European Union has called for a "true paradigm shift" in global development cooperation.

Opinion: Healthy Diets for Healthy Lives

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

ROME, May 05 (IPS) - In the last half-century, people's lifestyles have changed dramatically. Life expectancy has risen almost everywhere, but this has been accompanied by an increase of so-called non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases, and diabetes – causing more and more deaths in all corners of the world.

Israel Slammed Over Treatment of Palestinian Children in Detention

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank, May 05 (IPS) - Palestine's ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, has sent a letter to the U.N. Security Council demanding that action be taken against Israel over the abuse of Palestinian children after they have been arrested by Israeli security forces.

Video of Police Beating Black Soldier Sparks Protests by Israel’s Ethiopian Jews

Monday, May 04, 2015

NEW YORK, May 04 (IPS) - A video that caught an Israeli police officer and a volunteer shoving and punching a black soldier in uniform outraged members of the Ethiopian Jewish community and set off a clash Sunday between Ethiopian Jews and police in central Tel Aviv.

Opinion: The West and Its Self-Assumed Right to Intervene

Monday, May 04, 2015

ROME, May 04 (IPS) - The ‘West' is a concept that flourished during the Cold War. Then it was West against East in the form of the Soviet empire. The East was evil against which all democratic countries – read West – were called on to fight.

Jazz as a Force for Peace and Freedom

Saturday, May 02, 2015

PARIS, May 02 (IPS) - Against the backdrop of civil unrest in Baltimore, Maryland, the fourth annual International Jazz Day was celebrated with events around the world and appeals for peace, unity and dialogue.

Opinion: Lack of Trade Finance a Barrier for Developing Countries

Saturday, May 02, 2015

GENEVA, May 02 (IPS) - Up to 80 percent of global trade is supported by some form of financing or credit insurance. Yet in many countries there is a lack of capacity in the financial sector to support trade, and also a lack of access to the international financial system. Therefore the ability of these countries to use simple instruments such as letters of credit is limited.

The U.N. at 70: Impressive Successes and Monumental Failures

Friday, May 01, 2015

NEW YORK, May 01 (IPS) - The United Nations was created to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, protect human rights, maintain international peace and security, and uphold international law. Its 70-year history is marked with many successes, but also disappointments. We need to look at both sides so that we can make the U.N. more effective in the future.

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