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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".

Child Labour: A Hidden Atrocity of the Syrian Crisis

Friday, July 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 03 (IPS) - In a conflict that has claimed over 220,000 lives and injured a further 840,000 people as of January 2015, it is sometimes hard to see beyond the death toll.

Funding For Desperate Palestinian Refugees Under Threat

Friday, July 03, 2015

JERUSALEM, Jul 03 (IPS) - The U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) faces a severe financial crisis which could see core services to desperate Palestinian refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank halted unless donors step in before the end of September.

Syrian Refugees Face Hunger Amidst Humanitarian Funding Crisis

Thursday, July 02, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jul 02 (IPS) - The United Nations' food aid organisation, the World Food Programme (WFP), said on Jul. 1 that up to 440,000 refugees from war-torn Syria might have to go hungry if no additional funds are received by August.

U.N. Remains Divided Over Domestic and State Terrorism

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 01 (IPS) - When nine African-American worshippers were gunned down by a white supremacist inside a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina last month, there was a sharp division of opinion in the United States whether that murderous act of killing innocent civilians constituted a "hate crime" or an "act of terrorism."

Perfecting Detection of the Bomb

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

VIENNA, Jun 30 (IPS) - An international conference has highlighted advances made in detecting nuclear explosions,tracking storms or clouds of volcanic ash, locating epicentres of earthquakes, monitoring the drift of huge icebergs, observing the movements of marine mammals, and detecting plane crashes.

U.S. Urged to Ramp up Aid for Agent Orange Clean-Up Efforts in Vietnam

Monday, June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jun 29 (IPS) - A key senator and a D.C.-based think tank are calling for Washington to step up its aid in cleaning up toxic herbicides sprayed by the United States in Vietnam during the war that ended 40 years ago.

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