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  1. Women’s Resistance, Inequality Marks 2018

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 11 (IPS) - Despite the rise in women's resistance, women's rights continue to be sidelined and increasingly face blatant attacks, Amnesty International said.

  2. Big Business Capturing UN SDG Agenda?

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR & SYDNEY, Dec 11 (IPS) - Over the last two decades since the Global Compact, the United Nations has increasingly embraced the corporate sector, most recently to raise finance needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), i.e., for Agenda 2030. But growing big business influence has also compromised analyses, recommendations, policies and programme implementation, undermining the SDGs.

  3. Morocco’s Migrant Workers Struggle to Send Money Home

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 10 (IPS) - Morocco may be hosting the United Nation's historic Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) conference. But when it comes to remittances—migrant employees, entrepreneurs and business owners all face the same challenge in Morocco: sending money legally to their home countries.

  4. Global Compact for Migration Backed by Most of the World

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 10 (IPS) - Safe, orderly and regular migration received support today, Dec. 10, with the adoption by 164 countries of the first-ever inter-governmentally negotiated agreement to cover all dimensions of international migration.

  5. Sexual Harassment in Schools: The Urgency Of Revolutionized Sex Education

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    ACCRA, Dec 10 (IPS) - 14-year-old Fatima sat opposite me, a defiance to her body language, yet a vulnerability that made me want to tell her it was okay to cry. She was telling me how for the past year she had dropped out of the school theatre club, had no interest in Physics anymore, which used to be her favourite subject, and had no friends. Fatima had been labeled the ‘bad girl' in her class.

  6. Migrant’s Compact Mischaracterized for Political Reasons

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    MARRAKESH, Morocco, Dec 10 (IPS) - Alice Thomas is Refugees International's Climate Displacement Program Manager.The fact that a handful of countries have indicated their intention not to come to Marrakesh to endorse the compact signifies how the issue of migration has been politicized and become a political flashpoint.

  7. Senegal Hosts Unique Community Events on Irregular Migration

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    DAKAR, Dec 10 (IPS) - It is four o'clock in the afternoon in Senegal's capital, Dakar, when pupils, students and workers begin to fill the municipal town halls of Grand Yoff and Sociocultural Centre Grand Médine to attend a unique community event - a film screening and a debate.

  8. US Blasts Migrant’s Compact – Even as 180+ Countries Embrace it

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 (IPS) - As UN delegates met in Morocco to adopt a global compact to protect the rights and safety of refugees and migrants (GCM), the Trump administration launched a blistering attack condemning it as a violation of national sovereignty.

  9. U.N. Remains Defiant Amid Last Minute U-turns on Global Compact for Migration

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 10 (IPS) - Amidst negative sentiments and last-minute withdrawals from the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) by some member countries, the United Nations says the regrettable decisions are being fuelled by misinformation.

  10. 70 Years since the Universal Declaration on Human Rights – Hope Against Hope

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    GENEVA, Dec 10 (IPS) - "Save the Children estimates that 84,701 children under five have died in Yemen from untreated cases of severe acute malnutrition between April 2015 and October 2018."

    "The grim analysis of United Nations data comes as intense fighting has again erupted in Yemen's strategic port city of Hodeidah."

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