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Post-War Truth and Justice Still Elusive in Bougainville

Thursday, June 30, 2016

ARAWA, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Jun 30 (IPS) - Almost every family in the islands of Bougainville, an autonomous region of about 300,000 people in the Pacific Island state of Papua New Guinea, has a story to tell of death and suffering during the decade long civil war (1989-1998), known as ‘the Crisis.'

Civil Society Under Serious Attack

Monday, June 27, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 27 (IPS) - Despite their contribution to social justice, civil society organisations came under "serious attack" in 109 countries in 2015, according to a new report published by CIVICUS Monday.

The Environment: Latin America’s Battleground for Human Rights

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

NEW YORK, Jun 22 (IPS) - 2015 was the deadliest year on record for the killings of environmental activists around the world, according to a new Global Witness report.

Bougainville Women Turn Around Lives of ‘Lost Generation’

Monday, June 13, 2016

HAKO, Buka Island, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Jun 13 (IPS) - Finding a sense of identity and purpose, as well as employment are some of the challenges facing youths in post-conflict Bougainville, an autonomous region in eastern Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Islands.

Polynesian Voyagers Bring Messages of Hope to UN on World Oceans Day

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 08 (IPS) - Polynesian voyagers who have sailed the world by canoe using ancient navigation skills will bring pledges they collected along the way to the UN on Wednesday as part of World Oceans Day celebrations.

Indigenous Peoples Inclusion at United Nations Incomplete

Friday, May 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - The United Nations Indigenous Forum is one of the UN's most culturally diverse bodies yet its inclusion within the overall UN system remains limited.

Will Canada Recognise Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Developing Countries Too?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (IPS) - While Canada's long-awaited support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples brought hope and celebration last week, it's not yet clear whether the rights of Indigenous people in developing countries harmed by Canadian mining companies will also be included.

A Latin American Humanitarian Emergency Invisible to the World

Thursday, May 19, 2016

MEXICO CITY, May 19 (IPS) - "This is a humanitarian crisis," said Bertha Zúñiga Cáceres, referring to the generalised violence in Mexico and in Honduras and other countries of Central America, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and is a product of transnational crime, but is invisible to the international community.

Justice for Berta Caceres Incomplete Without Land Rights: UN Rapporteur

Friday, May 13, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 13 (IPS) - The murder of Honduran Indigenous woman Berta Caceres is only too familiar to Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Asia’s Indigenous Communities Marred by Militarisation

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 10 (IPS) - Militarisation in indigenous territories in Asia is exacerbating conflict and human rights violations, said Secretary-General of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Joan Carling at an event during the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) held here Monday.

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