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Negligent Central American Leaders Fuel Deepening Refugee Crisis

Friday, October 14, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Oct 14 (IPS) - One word could undoubtedly summarize the past year with painful precision: Refugees.

Boko Haram: Recruited by Friends and Family

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

LONDON, Oct 12 (IPS) - A recent study supported by the government of Finland has found widespread misconceptions regarding what drives people to join Islamist militant groups like Boko Haram.

Report Details UN Failings in Juba, South Sudan Violence

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 11 (IPS) - UN peacekeepers were reportedly unable and, at times, unwilling to respond effectively to violent clashes in Juba, South Sudan in July 2016 according to a new report by the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC).

UN Unable to Fully Investigate Chemical Weapons Allegations in Sudan

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 05 (IPS) - The UN has only limited access to Jebel Marra, the location in Sudan where Amnesty International alleges Sudanese government forces have used chemical weapons, UN Peacekeeping Chief Herve Ladsous said here Tuesday.

The UN's Blind Spot for Conflict Prevention

Monday, October 03, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 03 (IPS) - As the world struggles to respond to conflicts and the people fleeing them, UN insiders are also struggling to advance a ‘shift in mindset' to help prevent these crises from happening in the first place.

Uncertainty Mars Potential for Peace in South Sudan

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) - Nearly one month after UN Security Council members visited troubled South Sudan, disagreement reigns over even the limited outside measures proposed to try to bring the security situation in the world's newest country under control.

First Acid Test for Peace in Colombia Will Be the Referendum

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

BOGOTA, Sep 27 (IPS) - It was like a huge party in Colombia. "Congratulations!" people said to each other, before hugging. "Only 20 minutes to go!" one office worker said, hurrying on her way to Bolívar square, in the heart of Bogotá. And everyone knew what she was talking about, and hurried along too. Complete strangers exchanged winks of complicity.

South Sudan and Uganda's Intertwined History of Violence

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minnesota, USA, Sep 27 (IPS) - Uganda has and continues to play a major role in fueling the conflict in South Sudan. The recent events in South Sudan have brought that moral challenge into a very sharp focus.

A Historic Day in Colombia

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

BOGOTA, Colombia, Sep 27 (IPS) - Betsaida and her family abandoned their home and a small business in the port of Tumaco, in the Pacific of Colombia, and were forced to follow the road that more than 7 million displaced Colombians have as a result of the armed conflict.

Yazidi Survivor of ISIL Appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - Yazidi Nadia Murad - who survived being kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by ISIL - was honoured by the UN on Friday September 16 for her work to help human trafficking survivors.

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