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  1. Mosul, an Epicentre of the ISIS Conflict, is a Devastated Iraqi City

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    LONDON, Jan 22 (IPS) - As Iraq this month faces the threat of new conflicts – including a proxy war between the US and Iran – the shadow of the last conflict runs long.

  2. Terror Attack

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 (IPS) - The United Nations Country Team in Kenya is deeply distressed by the rising cases of terrorist attacks on schools, teachers and learners, especially in the north-eastern regions of Kenya. While we stand in solidarity with the affected communities, we reiterate that acts of terror and hate are even more egregious when they target innocent, unarmed civilians including children.

  3. Is Iraq Now a Virtual “US-Occupied Territory”?

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 (IPS) - Pat Buchanan, a senior advisor to three US Presidents and twice candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, once infamously described the United States Congress as "Israeli-occupied territory" -– apparently because of its unrelentingly blind support for the Jewish state.

  4. U.S. Might Pull Troops from West Africa, but Who Will it Affect?

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 13 (IPS) - While the United States is busy with foreign operations such as killing Qasem Soleimani, a key figure in Middle East Politics,behind the scenes it is reportedly considering a change that experts worry might be of grave concern: a potential withdrawal of troops from West Africa. 

  5. ‘Unprecedented Terrorist Violence’ in West Africa, Sahel Region

    Thursday, January 09, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 09 (IPS) - The top UN official in West Africa and the Sahel updated the Security Council on Wednesday, describing an "unprecedented" rise in terrorist violence across the region.

  6. How Gender-based Violence Should be Reported in the Media

    Tuesday, January 07, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 07 (IPS) - Sexual and gender-based violence terrorizes women and girls around the world, affecting as many as one in three women. Reporters play an essential role in bringing these cases to light so that authorities can take action and prevent further abuses. Yet reporting on gender-based violence comes with serious risks to survivors.

  7. 2020: a Year Full of Danger

    Monday, January 06, 2020

    ROME, Jan 06 (IPS) - Let's face what lies ahead with open eyes: 2020 is going to be a very tough year for the world, and developing countries in particular. The infant decade has already begun with the harbingers of climate disaster as thousands fled to beaches in Australia from raging bush fires, and the Middle East braced for more conflict after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad killed Iran's top general.

  8. 2020 Is the Decade of Action & It Has to Be a Sprint

    Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 31 (IPS) - Happy New Year, Kenya. 2020 marks a decade of action towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Peace and development are inextricably linked, with each making the achievement of the other far more likely. This puts the conflict-prevention and development work of the UN at the heart of the agenda in East Africa, but in a multi-agency and programme environment, making meaningful progress is challenging.

  9. UN Chief Warns of Rising Misogyny, Xenophobia, Discrimination, Racism & Hate Speech

    Thursday, December 19, 2019

    ROME, Dec 19 (IPS) - As we prepare to bid farewell to 2019, we must take a clearsighted look at the global situation and the new challenges we face. Our world is undergoing a shift. It is no longer bipolar or unipolar. But it is not yet truly multipolar. Balances of power are changing, creating new and dangerous risks.

  10. Forced to Flee. Displaced with a Dream. Time for Action.

    Friday, December 06, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 06 (IPS) - Genesis smiles and holds her hand up proudly to answer questions in class. She claps her hands in support of her classmates when they answer the teachers' questions correctly. "I miss my cousins and aunts in Venezuela, she says." Her smile fades and her lips tighten. She struggles to hold back her tears. "I can't return. I want to stay here in my school, with my new friends." Her smile returns, as she resolutely states: "I want to become a lawyer, so I can help solve problems."

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