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SDGs Make Room for Education for Global Citizenship

Friday, August 29, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 29 (IPS) - Civil society leaders and U.N. development experts gathered on Wednesday to discuss the role of education for global citizenship in the post-2015 development agenda.

The Age of Survival Migration

Friday, August 29, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Aug 29 (IPS) - "Survival migration" is not a reality show, but an accurate description of human mobility fuelled by desperation and fear. How despairing are these migrant contingents? Look at the figures of Central American children travelling alone, which are growing.

OPINION: Why Kazakhstan Dismantled its Nuclear Arsenal

Friday, August 29, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 29 (IPS) - Today is the fifth observance of the International Day against Nuclear Tests.

South Sudan’s Hip Hop Artists call for Peace and Reconciliation Through the Unhip Practice of Farming

Thursday, August 28, 2014

JUBA, Aug 28 (IPS) - "What is the benefit when children are crying and people are dying due to hunger? There is no need to cry when you have the potential to dig," sings Juba-based dancehall reggae group, the Jay Family, in their latest single "Stakal Shedit," which means "Work Hard" in Arabic.

Civil Society Condemns Immunity for Sitting African Leaders Accused of Serious Crimes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NAIROBI, Aug 27 (IPS) - Mary Wacu lived in the Rift Valley region for 10 years prior to the 2007/08 post-election violence that rocked Kenya after a disputed general election.

These Children Just Want to Go Back to School

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug 26 (IPS) - Between government efforts to wipe out insurgents from Pakistan's northern, mountainous regions, and the Taliban's own campaign to exercise power over the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), the real victims of this conflict are often invisible.

Breakthroughs and Hurdles in Colombia’s Peace Talks

Monday, August 25, 2014

BOGOTA, Aug 25 (IPS) - Three major advances were made over the last week in the peace talks that have been moving forward in Cuba for nearly two years between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas, while the decades-old civil war rages on.

Obama Mulling Broader Strikes Against ISIS?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (IPS) - This week's video-taped beheading of a U.S. journalist by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has spurred renewed calls for President Barack Obama to broaden Washington's military efforts to strike the terrorist group, including in Syria.

Israel, Hamas Set to Escape War Crimes Charges

Friday, August 22, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 22 (IPS) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a rare moment of political candour, lashed out at Israel last week, questioning its "respect for the principles of distinction and proportionality" - particularly in the context of the civilian death toll that kept rising to over 2,000 Palestinians, with more than 75 percent civilians.

War Veterans Planting for Peace in South Sudan

Thursday, August 21, 2014

JUBA, Aug 21 (IPS) - Along the fertile banks of sub-Saharan Africa's White Nile, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile River, a war veteran's co-op is planting for a food secure future in South Sudan, a country potentially facing famine.

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