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  1. Big Power Conflicts are Increasingly Taking Place in Outer Space

    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    GENEVA, Sep 12 (IPS) - Nearly every article on ‘space security' begins with the acknowledgement that satellites and space-based services are critical for modern societies. And with good reason.

  2. The Push for Peace-From the Global Village to the Global Neighborhood

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 11 (IPS) - From the ashes of a tragedy that wiped out almost 90% of the city of Hiroshima on 5 August 1945, an institute called the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC) rose like a phoenix of hope that is pioneering the creation of a global pool of peacebuilders. It is driven by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development declaration that "there can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development."

  3. The Costs of Heightened Conflict in the Himalayas

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Sep 10 (IPS) - As a series of conflicts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region come into sharp focus, sidelining local populations, the long-term environmental costs may leave the region degraded, poor and desperate.

  4. Culture of Peace Takes Big Stride as UN Observes 20th Anniversary of Norm-Setting 1999 Decision

    Monday, September 09, 2019

    NEW YORK, Sep 09 (IPS) - It has been a long, arduous journey – a journey ridden curiously with obstacles and indifference. Two decades have passed by since the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted, by consensus and without reservation, its landmark and norm-setting resolution 53/243 on the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace in 1999.

  5. Kashmir: How Modi’s Aggressive 'Hindutva' Project has Brought India and Pakistan to the Brink – Again

    Monday, September 09, 2019

    Sep 09 (IPS) - August is immensely important in the history of the Asian subcontinent, marking the month that India and Pakistan gained independence from the British in 1947. Now, in 2019, it has once again proved momentous, when, ten days before India's Independence day celebrations, prime minister Narendra Modi's government revoked the autonomy of Indian-administered Kashmir – a status provided for under the Indian Constitution.

  6. U.N. Criticised for Link-up with Saudi Prince MBS

    Wednesday, September 04, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 04 (IPS) - The United Nations is under growing pressure to scrap an event it is co-hosting with the private foundation of Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, who has been linked to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  7. UNICEF’s Goodwill Envoy a Messenger of ill-Will, Complain Critics

    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 29 (IPS) - When two-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, refused to make a commitment not to play in South Africa, a country blacklisted for its apartheid policies, the UN children's agency stripped him of the prestigious title, back in October 1987.

  8. Close the Door on Nuclear Testing

    Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Aug 28 (IPS) - Everybody knows that nuclear weapons have been used twice in wartime and with terrible consequences. Often overlooked, however, is the large-scale, postwar use of nuclear weapons:

  9. Sudan Transition an “Opportunity” to End Darfur Crisis

    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 27 (IPS) - Sudan's transition to civilian rule offers a chance to end the ethnic violence that plagues the western province of Darfur and end a peacekeeping mission there, a top United Nations official said Monday.

  10. Two Million Children in West and Central Africa Robbed of an Education Due to Conflict

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    JOHANNESBURG, Aug 24 (IPS) - Fourteen-year-old Fanta lives in a tent in a settlement in Zamaï, a village in the Far North Region of Cameroon with her mother and two brothers. They came here more than a year ago after her father and elder brother were murdered and her elder sister abducted by the extremist group Boko Haram.

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