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  1. Using Climate-Smart Solutions to Promote Peace in South Sudan

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    YAMBIO, South Sudan, Mar 13 (IPS) - Almost a month to go ahead of the traditional rainy season in Gbudue State, 430 kilometres west of South Sudan's capital, Juba, smallholder farmers are already tilling their land as they prepare to plant purer, drought-tolerant seeds.

  2. Syrian Crisis Enters Ninth Year with 11 Million Refugees Overseas & 6 Million Home

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    GENEVA, Mar 13 (IPS) - Herve Verhoosel is Senior Spokesperson UN World Food Programme*

    The bell rings and the halls erupt with the sounds of chatter and excitement as hundreds of children run to the dusty courtyard for recess. I joined them to play football but the game instead turned into a round of questions.

  3. Multilateralism: A Testimony

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    GENEVA and ROME, Mar 12 (IPS) - For over 70 years, the UN system has been perceived as the guardian of peace and development in the world. However, multilateralism today is undeniably under strain. The effectiveness of global institutions and of global policymaking is questioned, and alliances are fraying.

  4. Preaching World Peace by Day, Peddling Lethal Weapons By Night

    Monday, March 11, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 11 (IPS) - The Middle East, one of the world's most politically-volatile and war-ravaged regions, has doubled its arms imports during the past five years, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

  5. Eight Years on, Fukushima Still Poses Health Risks for Children

    Thursday, March 07, 2019

    NEW YORK, Mar 07 (IPS) - Akio Matsumura* is Founder of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders on Human Survival.

    On March 11, we commemorate the 8th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. To an outside observer, this anniversary passes as a technical progress report, a look at new robot, or a short story on how lives there are slowly returning to normal.

  6. International Women’s Day in Cameroon: A Day for All Women?

    Thursday, March 07, 2019

    Medford, USA, Mar 07 (IPS) - On March 8, women all over Cameroon will don custom-made dresses sewn of pagne, specially printed for International Women's Day. They will parade through cities and towns, joining women around the world in celebration of the day.

  7. Veteran Diplomat Challenges Security Council’s Imbalance of Power, Offers Solutions for Reforms

    Wednesday, March 06, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 06 (IPS) - Arul Louis, a New York-based journalist who covers the United Nations, is a non-resident senior fellow of the Society for Policy Studies.

    A reexamination of the role of the United Nations and a tallying of its successes and failure get underway as it prepares for the 75th anniversary next year in the world of the 21st century while its core entity, the Security Council, is trapped in the time warp of 1945, its founding year.

  8. Royal Wedding Received Triple the Media Coverage of Yemen in 2018

    Tuesday, March 05, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 05 (IPS) - The ongoing war in Yemen, called the world's "worst humanitarian disaster" by the United Nations and independent aid agencies since early last year, received a grand combined total of 20 minutes of coverage on the ABC, NBC, and CBS weekday evening news programs in 2018.

  9. Ignorance-Inspired Brexit Imperial Nostalgia

    Tuesday, March 05, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR & SYDNEY, Mar 05 (IPS) - As the possible implications of Britain's self-imposed ‘no-deal' exit from the European Union loom larger, a new round of imperial nostalgia has come alive.

    After turning its back on the Commonwealth since the Thatcherite 1980s, some British Conservative Party leaders are seeking to revive colonial connections in increasingly desperate efforts to avoid self-inflicted marginalization following divorce from its European Union neighbours across the Channel.

  10. “A Year of Shame” for Middle East and North Africa

    Thursday, February 28, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (IPS) - Human rights violations are at an all-time high in the Middle East and North Africa, and global indifference is only making it worse.

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