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Only Half of Global Banks Have Policy to Respect Human Rights

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 09 (IPS) - Just half of major global banks have in place a public policy to respect human rights, according to new research, despite this being a foundational mandate of an international convention on multinational business practice.

Cameroon’s Anti-Terrorism Law – Reversal of Human Freedoms

Friday, December 05, 2014

YAOUNDE, Dic 05 (IPS) - Legislators in Cameroon have voted in a draft law proposing the death sentence for all those guilty of carrying out, abetting or sponsoring acts of terrorism. The draft law, which is now being examined by the Cameroon Senate, call for punishment acts of terrorism committed by citizens, either individually or in complicity, with death.

Hiroshima, Nagasaki Cast Shadow Over Nuclear Conference in Vienna

Friday, December 05, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 05 (IPS) - When Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was at Harvard University early this week to pick up the 'Humanitarian of the Year' award, his thoughts transcended the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Austrian capital of Vienna which will be the venue of a key international conference on nuclear weapons next week.

War Knocks on the Squat House in Zwara

Friday, December 05, 2014

ZWARA, Libya, Dic 05 (IPS) - It could be a squat house anywhere: music is playing non-stop and there is also a radio station and an art exhibition. However, weapons are also on display among the instruments, and most here wear camouflage uniform.

U.N. Chief, Under Fire, Moves Closer to Gender Parity

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 02 (IPS) - When Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named an international panel to review peacekeeping operations last October, the announcement was greeted with bitter criticism because it lacked even a semblance of gender balance: only three out of 14 members were women.

OPINION: Improve North Korean Human Rights By Ending War

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

HONOLULU, Dic 02 (IPS) - On Nov. 18, a committee of the United Nations General Assembly voted 111 to 19, with 55 abstentions, in favour of drafting a non-binding resolution referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

As Wars Multiply, U.N. Takes a Hard Look at Peace Operations

Monday, December 01, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 01 (IPS) - Finding ways to better integrate the two arms of U.N. Peace Operations - Special Political Missions and Peacekeeping Operations - will be one of the priorities for a new review panel headed by Nobel Peace Laureate and former president of Timor-Leste José Ramos-Horta.

Illegal Logging Wreaking Havoc on Impoverished Rural Communities

Monday, December 01, 2014

SYDNEY, Dic 01 (IPS) - Rampant unsustainable logging in the southwest Pacific Island states of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, where the majority of land is covered in tropical rainforest, is worsening hardship, human insecurity and conflict in rural communities.

Citizens of the World, Unite!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (IPS) - As politics, economies, conflicts and cultures become increasingly intertwined, will individual identities also begin to transcend national boundaries?

Led by INTERPOL, U.N. Tracks Environmental Criminals

Friday, November 28, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28 (IPS) - A coalition of international organisations, led by INTERPOL and backed by the United Nations, is pursuing a growing new brand of criminals - primarily accused of serious environmental crimes - who have mostly escaped the long arm of the law.

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