Monday, April 11, 2016
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Apr 11 (IPS) - The Ethiopian government's most serious domestic political crisis in more than a decade began over a scruffy football field appropriated by local officials for development.
Friday, April 08, 2016
JUBA, South Sudan, Apr 08 (IPS) - Facing an unprecedented economic crisis, South Sudan -- the newest nation of the world -- has urged its 12 million inhabitants to turn to agriculture instead of depending on declining oil revenues.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
SANTIAGO, Apr 07 (IPS) - Voluntary guidelines on land tenure adopted by the international community to combat the growing concentration of land ownership and improve secure access to land have begun to make headway in Latin America, a region that is a leader in the fight against hunger and that is taking firm steps towards achieving food security.
Monday, April 04, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 04 (IPS) - Land mines are not the only type of explosive devices that families returning home after conflicts risk stumbling across, representatives from the UN's Mine Action Service (UNMAS) told journalists here Monday.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 31 (IPS) - "We cannot respond to refugee crises by closing doors and building fences," said UN High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi in his opening address to a high-level event in Geneva.
By the end of the meeting, however, the international community remained reluctant to welcome refugees.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 30 (IPS) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has singled out Oman as perhaps the only Arab country in the Gulf playing a discreet role – mostly behind-the- scenes – in helping resolve some of the military and political conflicts in the war-ravaged region.
Monday, March 28, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 (IPS) - The health situation in Yemen has severely deteriorated and is critical, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported.
Friday, March 25, 2016
BOGOTA, Mar 25 (IPS) - "It was not possible" to reach a final agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Colombian government's lead negotiator, Humberto de la Calle, announced in Havana on Wednesday Mar. 23 – the deadline set for a peace deal.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 24 (IPS) - As hundreds of civilians continue to be killed in the ongoing conflict in Yemen, one of the leading human rights organization is calling for an arms embargo – specifically against Saudi Arabia which is leading a coalition of eight countries battling Houthi rebels in the war-ravaged neighbouring country.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 22 (IPS) - "No child in Colombia today knows what it is like to live in a country at peace," said UN Children's Fund's (UNICEF) Representative in Colombia Roberto De Bernardi during the launch of a new report.
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