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Push to Privatise Education in Global South Challenged

Friday, April 24, 2015

LONDON, Apr 24 (IPS) - The multinational education and publishing company Pearson PLC was challenged during its annual general meeting on Apr. 24 by representatives of civil society and trade union groups over various profit-driven programmes aimed at expanding private education in numerous countries in the global South. 

U.N. Committee Gets ‘Unhindered Access’ to Azerbaijan’s Detention Centres – But Is it Enough?

Friday, April 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 24 (IPS) - Months after being denied access to Azerbaijan's places of detention, the head of the United Nation's Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) announced Friday that his four-member delegation had successfully conducted investigations of Azerbaijani prisons, police stations and investigative isolation units.

Media Watchdog Unveils Top Ten Worst Censors

Friday, April 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 24 (IPS) - While technology has given millions greater freedom to express themselves, in the world's 10 most censored countries, this basic right exists only on paper, if at all.

Opinion: Burundi – Fragile Peace at Risk Ahead of Elections

Friday, April 24, 2015

JOHANNESBURG, Apr 24 (IPS) - Pierre Claver Mbonimpa is not permitted to get close to an airport, train station or port without authorisation from a judge.  He cannot travel outside of the capital of his native Burundi, Bujumbura. Whenever called upon, he must present himself before judicial authorities.

Riches in World’s Oceans Estimated at Staggering 24 Trillion Dollars

Thursday, April 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 23 (IPS) - The untapped riches in the world's oceans are estimated at nearly 24 trillion dollars – the size of the world's leading economies, according to a new report released Thursday by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Opinion: Has the World Reached Peak Plutocracy?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NAIROBI, Apr 23 (IPS) - Parents in despair because they can't pay the fees at the privatised neighbourhood school…

Opinion: Peace & Planet: Challenging the Nuclear Powers’ Extremism

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 22 (IPS) - On the eve of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference five years ago, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that governments alone will not rid the world of the specter of nuclear annihilation.

Saudis Compensate Civilian Killings with 274 Million in Humanitarian Aid to Yemen

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 22 (IPS) - Saudi Arabia's right hand does not know what its left foot is up to, belittles an Asian diplomat, mixing his metaphors to describe the political paradox in the ongoing military conflict in Yemen.

Shift to Renewables Seems a Forgone Conclusion, But Is It Fast Enough?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 21 (IPS) - Climate change may be one of the most divisive issues in the U.S. Congress today, but despite the staunch denialism of Republicans, experts say the global transition from fossil fuels to renewables is already well underway.

U.N. Helpless as Crises Rage in 10 Critical Hot Spots

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 21 (IPS) - The United Nations is fighting a losing battle against a rash of political and humanitarian crises in 10 of the world's critical "hot spots."

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