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  1. “Long March to Justice”: Appointed Judge to Investigate Syrian War Crimes

    Thursday, July 06, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 06 (IPS) - A former French judge has been appointed as the head of an independent team tasked with investigating war crimes in Syria.

  2. Progress on World Hunger Has Reversed

    Monday, July 03, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 03 (IPS) - World hunger has increased, reversing years of progress, said a UN specialised agency.

    During its biennial conference held in Rome, Italy from 3-8 July, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) noted that the world is facing it's worst food crisis since World War II.

  3. Is the United States Preparing for a War in Syria?

    Monday, July 03, 2017

    OXFORD, Jul 03 (IPS) - Although US policies during the past few months have been quite puzzling and unpredictable, the events of the past few days have been truly bewildering and alarming. On Monday 26th June, the White House released a statement saying that the United States had "identified potential preparations for another chemical attack by the Assad regime…" It went on to say: "If, however, Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price."

  4. Time Stands Still for Nepal’s Conflict Victims

    Monday, July 03, 2017

    KATHMANDU, Jul 03 (IPS) - "Reconstruction and reconciliation require finances and physical structure, but the families of the victims of the conflict first and foremost need their integrity protected. Physical and financial compensation mean little without justice," wrote Suman Adhikari nearly 11 years ago, during a ceasefire in Nepal's Maoist insurgency.

  5. Civilian Casualties Rise in Raqqa as Fighting Intensifies

    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 (IPS) - As US-backed Syrian rebels plow ahead in the fight to take back Raqqa from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, the stake of civilian lives, who number as many as 100,000 in the city, has raised concerns among top UN officials.

  6. Did Arab Coalition Threaten to Pull Out of UN in Protest?

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 28 (IPS) - When Saudi Arabia – which has been spearheading a coalition of Arab states in a devastating war against Yemen since 2015 – was accused of bombing civilians, and particularly children caught up in the conflict, the government in Riyadh threatened to cut off humanitarian funding to the world body.

  7. UN Response Teams Underfunded as Costs Hit Staggering $23.5 Billion

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 23 (IPS) - UN response teams that help the most vulnerable people in the world are still largely underfunded, a new status report has revealed.

    The funding available to the teams is no match for the record number of people—141 million—who need assistance today.

  8. Refugee Protection an Obligation Under International Law

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 (IPS) - It is impossible to be ten years as High Commissioner for Refugees, doing my best to try to help the most vulnerable of the vulnerable, without changing your life. And, indeed, not only witnessing the suffering of people but also learning the extraordinary courage, resilience and capacity to permanently generate hope of refugees is something that has changed my perspective of the world and, to a large extent, changed my life.

  9. Sexual Violence Fuels Vicious Recruitment Cycle in Congolese Militia

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the active recruitment of young girls by armed militias has produced disastrous effects—facing social stigma when they're freed, many girls find their way back to these violent groups and rejoin them.

  10. Half of World’s Civilian War Deaths Occurred in Syria, Iraq and Yemen

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    ROME/GENEVA, Jun 20 (IPS) - Between 2010 and 2015, nearly half of all civilian war deaths worldwide occurred in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, a major independent, neutral organisation ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence informs.

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