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Children Increasingly Becoming the Spoils of War

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 14 (IPS) - Whether in Palestine, Ukraine or Somalia, wars result in millions of children threatened by the brutality of armed conflict.

Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries

Monday, July 13, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 (IPS) - When international donors pledge millions of dollars either for post-conflict reconstruction or for humanitarian aid, deliveries are rarely on schedule: they are either late, fall far below expectations or not delivered at all.

Female Commandos Ready to Take on the Taliban

Monday, July 13, 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jul 13 (IPS) - For years, Robina Shah has dreamed of joining the police force.

Beleaguered Syrians Comprise World’s ‘Biggest Refugee Population From a Single Conflict in a Generation’

Thursday, July 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 09 (IPS) - Barely 10 months ago, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said the refugee population from Syria had reached the three million mark. Today, the latest data from the field show that the number has passed four million.

Q&A: “If We Don't Close the Poverty Gap, the 21st Century Will End in Extreme Violence”

Thursday, July 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 09 (IPS) - Implementation of the ambitious post-2015 development agenda which will be adopted in September 2015 at the United Nations depends to a large extent on funding.

Humanitarian Emergencies Lend Urgency to World Population Day

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 08 (IPS) - On the eve of World Population Day, the United Nations is fighting a virtually losing battle against growing humanitarian emergencies triggered mostly by military conflicts that are displacing people by the millions – and rendering them either homeless or reducing them to the status of refugees.

Opinion: Unlocking the Potential of Mali’s Young Women and Men

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

BAMAKO, Jul 07 (IPS) - The recent peace agreements in Mali offer grounds for optimism. It's now time to capitalise on the accord to accelerate recovery, reconciliation and development. An important part of that process will entail placing the country's youth at the center of the country's agenda for peace and prosperity.

Ebola Recovery Focuses on Strengthening Africa’s Health Systems

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 07 (IPS) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, addressing delegates in a run-up to an international Ebola recovery conference, said last month that "all of the investments, all of the sacrifices and all of the risks by relief workers" would be squandered if an outbreak of the disease recurs.

Is Colombia’s Peace Process Really at Its Lowest Ebb?

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Jul 07 (IPS) - There is a growing sensation in Colombia that the peace talks with the FARC guerrillas are "about to come to an end" – in success or failure, according to the government's chief negotiator, Humberto de la Calle.

Opinion: Religion and the SDGs – The ‘New Normal’ and Calls for Action

Monday, July 06, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 06 (IPS) - In 2007, an op-ed in the International Herald Tribune argued that you "gotta have faith in the U.N".

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