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  1. Sahel in the Throes of a Major Humanitarian Crisis

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - Mark Lowcock is UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief CoordinatorI am increasingly concerned by the situation in the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. These are levels unseen since the crisis of 2012, and the most critical months are still ahead.

  2. Stop Neglecting African Conflicts

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - Conflicts have uprooted millions across several African nations and we must not forget them, said a human rights group.

    Norwegian Refugee Council's (NRC) timely message was published through their annual list of the worlds most neglected displacement crises.

  3. Kenya Can End the Moral Indignity of Child Labour

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 12 (IPS) - Jacqueline Mogeni is the CEO at Kenya's Council of Governors and Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.On 12 June every year is the World Day Against Child Labour. In the world's poorest countries, around one in four children are engaged in work that is potentially harmful to their health.

  4. Human Rights Must Be on the Table During U.S.-North Korea Talks

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 08 (IPS) - Human rights issues must be included in next week's United States-North Korea summit in order to create a "sustainable agreement", said a UN expert.

  5. Unilateral Coercive Measures have Devastated the Syrian Economy &Ruined Civilian Lives

    Friday, June 01, 2018

    GENEVA, Jun 01 (IPS) - Idriss Jazairy is Special Rapporteur on "the Negative Impact of Unilateral Coercive Measures on the Enjoyment of Human Rights to the Syrian Arab Republic"*I have been entrusted by the Human Rights Council with the task of monitoring, reporting and advising on the negative impact on the enjoyment of human rights of unilateral coercive measures. The United Nations has repeatedly expressed concern that the use of such measures may be contrary to international law, international humanitarian law, the UN Charter and the norms and principles governing peaceful relations among States1.

  6. Why Israel Dropped Out of the Security Council Race: Not Enough Votes

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 29 (IPS) - Kacie Candela, PassBlue*From the start, it was a closely watched contest pitting Germany, Belgium and Israel against one another for their regional bloc's two seats in the next term on the United Nations Security Council. Israel has never held a seat on the Council, and as it celebrates its 70-year membership in the UN in 2018, the country was aiming high for the June 8 election.

  7. $1.7 Trillion Global Spending on Military in 2017: Highest since End of Cold War

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    ROME, May 22 (IPS) - According to the latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in total, countries around the world spent $ 1.739 billion on arms in 2017. Although there was a marginal increase of 1.1 percent rise in real terms on 2016, the total global spending in 2017 is the highest since the end of the cold war.

  8. Upholding International Law in the Context of International Peace & Security

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (IPS) - Ambassador Amrith Rohan Perera is Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the United Nations The Security Council debate last week – on "Upholding International Law within the context of Maintenance of International Peace and Security – took place at a crucial moment when the strengthening and invigorating of collective measures for the maintenance of international peace and security has become an imperative.

  9. Can Preventive Diplomacy Avert Military Conflicts?

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, May 21 (IPS) - In the paradoxical battle against military conflicts, is preventive diplomacy one of the political remedies that can help deter wars before they break out?Miroslav Lajcak, President of the UN General Assembly, points out that prevention takes many forms, and it must tackle conflict at its roots – before it can spread.

  10. “What do you Become When you Shoot to Kill Someone who is Unarmed, & not an Immediate Threat to You?”

    Friday, May 18, 2018

    GENEVA, May 18 (IPS) - Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein is UN High Commissioner for Human Rights  Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, addressing a Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including JerusalemAppalling recent events in Gaza have called this Council into Special Session. Since the protests began on 30 March, 87 Palestinians have been killed by the Israeli security forces in the context of the demonstrations, including 12 children; 29 others, including three children, were killed in other circumstances. And over 12,000 people have been injured, more than 3,500 of them by live ammunition.

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