News headlines for “Arms Control”
Saturday, January 07, 2017
ROME, Jan 07 (IPS) - When pro-nuclear disarmament organisations last October cheered the United Nations decision to start in 2017 negotiations on a global treaty banning these weapons, they probably did not expect that shortly after the US would elect Republican businessman Donald Trump as their 45th president. Much less that he would rush to advocate for increasing the US nuclear power.
Friday, January 06, 2017
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 06 (IPS) - Millions of Yemenis could soon face widespread famine if no action is taken to improve food access through humanitarian or trade means, an early warning system has said.
Friday, January 06, 2017
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 06 (IPS) - Five of the UN Security Council's 15 seats were filled by new members this week, but a bigger shift in the council is expected later this month under the new US administration.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 29 (IPS) - While the international community remains intensely pre-occupied with the six-year-old civil war ravaging Syria, the ongoing military conflict in Yemen has triggered a relatively neglected humanitarian crises threatening to explode.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 27 (IPS) - Two years after the UN Arms Trade Treaty entered into force many of the governments which championed the treaty are failing to uphold it, especially when it comes to the conflict in Yemen.
Friday, December 23, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 23 (IPS) - A historic UN Security Council resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements was received with sustained applause within the security council chamber after it was adopted with 14 votes in favour and one abstention.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 22 (IPS) - The UN Security Council has indefinitely postponed a vote on a draft resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
NEW YORK, Dec 20 (IPS) - With the future of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Darfur now in jeopardy, the safety and security of the Sudanese region's most vulnerable communities hangs in the balance.
Monday, December 19, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 19 (IPS) - The UN Security Council - which has long struggled to find common ground on Syria - has unanimously approved a resolution allowing the UN to monitor the evacuation of civilians from Aleppo.
Friday, December 16, 2016
MINAWAO CAMP, Cameroon, Dec 16 (IPS) - Tears spring to Aichatou Njoya's eyes as she recalls the day Islamic militants from Boko Haram arrived on her doorstep in Nigeria.
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