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January Brings Changes for UN Security Council

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.

Islamic Nations to Host Pledging Conference for Aid to Yemen

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.

Arms Trade Treaty Falling Down in Yemen

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.

Historic UN Security Council Vote Condemns Israeli Settlements

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.

Security Council Vote on Israeli Settlements Postponed Indefinitely

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.

Time to Get Serious about Civilian Protection for Darfur

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.

Security Council Agrees to Send UN Monitors to Aleppo

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.

Refugees from Boko Haram Languish in Cameroon

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.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Heads for 50 Years of UN Failure

Thursday, December 15, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 15 (IPS) - Come 2017, the United Nations will mark the 50th anniversary of one of the world's longstanding unresolved political problems firmly entrenched on the UN agenda: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dating back to the Six Day War in June 1967.

Food Insecurity: An Agent for Violent Conflict

Sunday, December 11, 2016

ROME, Dec 11 (IPS) - Up to two billion people live in countries affected by violence, conflict and fragility. Often, such political instability goes hand in hand with food insecurity. "Conflicts have pushed over 56 million people either into crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity", Kimberly Flowers, Director of the Global Food Security Project, said at this years' John McGovern Lecture held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The number continues to grow with the escalation of conflicts and violence in countries like Syria, Yemen or South Sudan.

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