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Opinion: A Critical Moment to Fortify Nuclear Test Ban

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

VIENNA, May 27 (IPS) - The 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference wrapped up last week in New York without agreeing on an outcome document. While this is unfortunate, it is important to remember that the future of the nuclear non-proliferation regime will be determined by more than whether the Review Conference participants produced a document addressing all that currently ails the NPT-based regime.

Terror Groups May Be Winning Digital War on Extremist Ideology

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (IPS) - The United Nations is quick to point out the increasing pace at which digital technology is racing across the world.

Failure of Review Conference Brings World Close to Nuclear Cataclysm, Warn Activists

Saturday, May 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - After nearly four weeks of negotiations, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference ended in a predictable outcome: a text overwhelmingly reflecting the views and interests of the nuclear-armed states and some of their nuclear-dependent allies.

Bougainville: Former War-Torn Territory Still Wary of Mining

Friday, May 22, 2015

, May 22 (IPS) - From Arawa, once the capital city of Bougainville, an autonomous region in eastern Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Ocean, a long, winding road leads high up into the Crown Prince Ranges in the centre of the island through impenetrable rainforest.

The U.N. at 70: The Past and Future of U.N. Peacekeeping

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NEW YORK, May 21 (IPS) - When the Cold War ended in 1991, there was hope the U.N. Security Council would be able to take decisive action to create a more peaceful world. Early blue helmet successes in Cambodia, Namibia, Mozambique, and El Salvador seemed to vindicate that assessment.

Minorities Threatened More by Governments than Terrorist Groups, Says Study

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - In the conflict-ridden Middle East, minority groups continue to be threatened, attacked and expelled from their home countries by terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Opinion: Universalisation and Strengthening Nuke Treaty Review Need to be Qualitative

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NEW YORK, May 19 (IPS) - "Strengthening the Review Process" and "Universalisation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty" (NPT) are distinctly substantive issues, that require consideration with their specificities in view.

The U.N. at 70: A 60-Year Journey with Sri Lanka

Monday, May 18, 2015

COLOMBO, May 18 (IPS) - The year 2015 marks an important milestone in Sri Lanka's relationship with the United Nations. It is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations and also the 60th anniversary of Sri Lanka's entry into the U.N. system.

U.S. Hosts Arms Bazaar at White House Arab Summit

Friday, May 15, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 15 (IPS) - When the United States sells billions of dollars in sophisticated arms to Arab nations, they are conditioned on two key factors: no weapons with a qualitative military edge over Israel will ever be sold to the Arabs, nor will they receive any weapons that are not an integral part of the U.S. arsenal.

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