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  1. The UN Has Failed Civilians

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 24 (IPS) - Despite the United Nations Security Council's task of protecting civilians, millions around the world are still being displaced and killed with little to no accountability for perpetrators.

  2. The Contribution of Humanitarian Action to Peace

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, May 22 (IPS) - Peter Maurer in President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)*The connection of humanitarian action to broader objectives like peace, development and human rights is understandably complex, but it is also an area in which some fresh thinking is important.

  3. Stop The War on Children

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (IPS) - Too many children are dying as a result of explosive weapons, and the international community must step up to protect and declare children off limits in war.

  4. Do We Need a Global Convention of Common Principles for Building Peace?

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, May 17 (IPS) - When the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded a three-day forum on "Peace and Development" on May 16, the primary focus was the daunting challenges threatening global security, including growing military interventions, spreading humanitarian emergencies, forced migration, increasing civil wars, extreme weather conditions triggered by climate change and widespread poverty and conflict-related hunger.

  5. Cameroon Crisis “More Alarming Than Ever”

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 16 (IPS) - The United Nations must act to prevent further devastation from the escalating crisis in Cameroon, human rights groups said.

  6. An Urgent Need to Advance Peace

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, May 10 (IPS) - Dr Marina Caparini is a Senior Researcher and Director of the Governance and Society Programme at SIPRI. Her research focuses on peacebuilding and the nexus between security and development.

    Let us be blunt: the world is in crisis. Peace, human rights, our planetary ecosystem, and our systems of conflict management and global governance are under enormous strain.

  7. As Fathers Die, Kashmir's Children Become Breadwinners

    Thursday, May 09, 2019

    SRINAGAR, India-administered Jammu and Kashmir, May 09 (IPS) - This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group.

    Mubeen Ahmad was nine years old when his mother sold him into service to a mechanic for the petty sum of few thousand Indian rupees. His mother had found it hard to support the family after his father, a labourer, was killed during one of the anti-India protests in Jammu and Kashmir in 2008.

  8. From Sanctioning Iran to War?

    Wednesday, May 08, 2019

    DENVER, May 08 (IPS) - With the recent military moves announced uncharacteristically by the White House first, the world is witnessing with grim fascination what could turn out to be the early moves towards a war against Iran. How plausible is this scenario and what is likely to happen geopolitically if and when the US belligerence leads to an actual military confrontation with Iran?

  9. US Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal: One Year On

    Wednesday, May 08, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, May 08 (IPS) - Dan Smith is Director at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

    On 8 May last year, US President Donald J. Trump announced that the United States would pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which sets limits on Iran's nuclear programme to ensure that it cannot produce nuclear weapons.

  10. The Ethiopian City Lost in the Shadow of South Sudan's War

    Monday, May 06, 2019

    GAMBELLA, Ethiopia, May 06 (IPS) - Right up against the border with South Sudan, the western Gambella region of Ethiopia has become a watchword for trouble and no-go areas as its neighbour's troubles have spilled over. But now there may be reason for optimism on either side of the border.

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