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  1. Despite Progress, Gay & Abortion Rights Face Threats in Latin America

    Thursday, December 07, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 07 (IPS) - Cancun, Mexico, of white sand beaches and spring break-style nightlife, was, this past June, the unusual backdrop for a regional gathering on human rights and democracy.

  2. Trump-Mideast: Much More than a ‘Kiss of Death’ to Palestinians

    Thursday, December 07, 2017

    ROME, Dec 07 (IPS) - US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital does not represent only a ‘kiss of death' to the two-State solution, but also a strong blow in the face of 57 Muslim countries, let alone igniting fire in this easily inflammable region, providing more false arguments to criminal terrorist groups to escalate their brutal attacks, in addition to taking a step further in Washington's new conflict with Iran and the ‘restructuring' of the Middle East.

  3. Post-Nuclear Nightmares Still Linger Over Pacific Islands

    Thursday, December 07, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 07 (IPS) - The Pacific islands have long remained victims of nuclear crimes – but the perpetrators, three of the world's major powers with permanent seats in the UN Security Council, never paid for their deadly sins.

  4. Pacific Islands Struggling to Meet SDG7 Energy Targets

    Thursday, December 07, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 07 (IPS) - The four Pacific Island nations who are amongst the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) may be falling behind in meeting energy access targets because they are too busy devoting resources towards climate change.

  5. The Climate Effect of the Trump Administration

    Wednesday, December 06, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Dec 06 (IPS) - Over its first year, the Trump administration has taken extreme steps to unravel progress on U.S. climate action domestically. Last month, President Trump's administration reiterated its intention to abandon the Paris Agreement, isolating the United States internationally.

  6. 'Migrants Deserve Dignity' says CIVICUS While Trump Pulls out of Proposed Migrant Compact

    Wednesday, December 06, 2017

    SUVA Fiji, Dec 06 (IPS) - Continuing his "America First" approach, President Donald Trump has pulled the U.S. out of a proposed United Nations global compact seeking an agreement to protect the safety and rights of migrants and refugees.

  7. Resistance to Antibiotics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Wednesday, December 06, 2017

    ROME, Dec 06 (IPS) - The growing resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobials due to their overuse and misuse both in humans and animals has become an alarming global threat to public health, food safety and security, causing the deaths of 700,000 people each year. This is a fact.

  8. Strengthening Governments to Cope with PPPs

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 05 (IPS) - Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have emerged in recent years as the development ‘flavour of the decade' in place of aspects of the old Washington Consensus. Instead of replacing the role of government or consigning it to the garbage bin of history, corporations are increasingly using governments to advance their own interests through PPPs.

  9. “Will Civil Society & Democracy in India Rise to the Existential Challenges They Face?”

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 05 (IPS) - A cursory glance at international funding of the social sector in India reveals that it has grown at over 25% annually over the past three years.

  10. Civil Society Week Puts Spotlight on the Pacific

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 05 (IPS) - It's a busy week for movers, shakers and policymakers attending a global gathering of civil society activists here in Fiji. For the first time, the International Civil Society Week (ICSW) is holding its sessions in the Pacific. It's a sign of a growing awareness of the problems facing these remote islands – problems they cannot be ignored any longer.

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