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  1. $1.7 Trillion Global Spending on Military in 2017: Highest since End of Cold War

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    ROME, May 22 (IPS) - According to the latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in total, countries around the world spent $ 1.739 billion on arms in 2017. Although there was a marginal increase of 1.1 percent rise in real terms on 2016, the total global spending in 2017 is the highest since the end of the cold war.

  2. Upholding International Law in the Context of International Peace & Security

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (IPS) - Ambassador Amrith Rohan Perera is Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the United Nations The Security Council debate last week – on "Upholding International Law within the context of Maintenance of International Peace and Security – took place at a crucial moment when the strengthening and invigorating of collective measures for the maintenance of international peace and security has become an imperative.

  3. Can Preventive Diplomacy Avert Military Conflicts?

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, May 21 (IPS) - In the paradoxical battle against military conflicts, is preventive diplomacy one of the political remedies that can help deter wars before they break out?Miroslav Lajcak, President of the UN General Assembly, points out that prevention takes many forms, and it must tackle conflict at its roots – before it can spread.

  4. “What do you Become When you Shoot to Kill Someone who is Unarmed, & not an Immediate Threat to You?”

    Friday, May 18, 2018

    GENEVA, May 18 (IPS) - Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein is UN High Commissioner for Human Rights  Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, addressing a Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including JerusalemAppalling recent events in Gaza have called this Council into Special Session. Since the protests began on 30 March, 87 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli security forces in the context of the demonstrations, including 12 children; 29 others, including three children, were killed in other circumstances. And over 12,000 people have been injured, more than 3,500 of them by live ammunition.

  5. White House Should State Opposition to Saudi Threat to Acquire Nuclear Weapons

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, May 16 (IPS) - Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director, Arms Control Association & Thomas Countryman is Board of Directors, Chairman, and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for NonproliferationWe are deeply disappointed by the counterproductive response from the Trump administration to the statements from senior Saudi officials threatening to pursue nuclear weapons in violation of their nonproliferation commitments.

  6. We Need a Gender Shift to save Our Girls from the Jaws of Extremism

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 (IPS) - Ambassador Amina Mohamed EGH, CAV is the Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Government of Kenya and co-chair of High Level Platform for Girls Education. Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.Consider this. Boko Haram, the ISIS-affiliated insurgent group has sent 80 women to their deaths in 2017 alone. The majority of suicide bombers used by terror group Boko Haram to kill innocent victims are women and children, US study reveals.

  7. Trump’s Dangerous Abrogation of the Iran Deal

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 11 (IPS) - Stephen Zunes is a professor of politics and coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco.The Trump Administration's decision to pull the United States out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—the landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China, and the United States—strikes a dangerous blow against arms control and international security and even more firmly establishes the United States as a rogue nation.

  8. “I Wake Up Screaming”: Gaza’s Children Bear the Brunt of Violence

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 10 (IPS) - Reham Qudaih wakes up nightly to the same nightmare: her father shot, lying on the ground in a pool of blood."In my dreams he is on the ground shot. When I have that dream – which I've had more than once I wake up screaming," she told the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

  9. Economic & Social Costs of Gun Violence Appalling

    Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 08 (IPS) - Izumi Nakamitsu is the United Nations High Representative for Disarmament AffairsEvery day, hundreds of lives are lost due to gun violence worldwide. Guns are responsible for about half of all violent deaths – nearly a quarter million each year. But the dire consequences of gun violence are not limited to those slain by guns. For every person killed by a gun, many more are injured, maimed, and forced to flee their home and community. Still many more live under constant threats of gun violence.

  10. How Do You Attain “Sustainable Peace” Amidst Rising Military Conflicts?

    Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 08 (IPS) - The underlying message at the fifth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development was summed up in its telling title "The politics of peace."But the task ahead was overwhelmingly difficult: How do you advance peace and development against the backdrop of political unrest in parts of Asia and Africa and continued conflicts in the Middle East— all of them amidst rising global military spending triggering arms sales running into billions of dollars.

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