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  1. 70 Years since the Universal Declaration on Human Rights – Hope Against Hope

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    GENEVA, Dec 10 (IPS) - "Save the Children estimates that 84,701 children under five have died in Yemen from untreated cases of severe acute malnutrition between April 2015 and October 2018."

    "The grim analysis of United Nations data comes as intense fighting has again erupted in Yemen's strategic port city of Hodeidah."

  2. Why Bother about World War I

    Wednesday, December 05, 2018

    Stockholm/Rome, Dec 05 (IPS) - Why do we still need to be concerned about a war that ended a hundred years ago? Sure, it caused the death of at least 37 million people, but why bother about that now? Anyhow France´s president Emmanuel Macron believed it was worthwhile to commemorate the end of World War I and seventy world leaders were invited to attend the centennial ceremony by Paris´s Arc de Triomphe.

  3. South Sudan Faces one of the World’s Worst Displacement Crises

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 30 (IPS) - Daniel Sullivan is Senior Advocate for Human Rights at Refugees InternationalSouth Sudan is facing one of the worst displacement crises in the world today. More than half of the population is food insecure and, if not for international humanitarian aid, the country would almost certainly have already faced famine.

  4. Breaking Bread with Violence: Connecting the Dots Between Conflict & Hunger

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    GENEVA, Nov 30 (IPS) - Herve Verhoosel is Senior Spokesperson UN World Food Programme (WFP)Last week I met with Aamir, a 29-year-old Yemenite, living in Geneva since October 2018 and waiting for his application for asylum to be finalized.

  5. Multilateralism Undermined by Globalization’s Discontents

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (IPS) - On 24 October 1945, the world's most inclusive multilateral institution, the United Nations, was born to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, ... reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, … establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom" (UN Charter: Preamble).

  6. African Nations Show Rare Transparency in Military Spending

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 26 (IPS) - When the United Nations began publishing annual reports on arms expenditures, starting in 1981, not all 193 member states voluntarily participated in the exercise in transparency-- primarily because most governments are secretive about their defense spending and their weapons purchases.

  7. Rohingya Protest Against Return to Myanmar and Halt Repatriation

    Friday, November 16, 2018

    COX'S BAZAR/DHAKA, Nov 16 (IPS) - Thousands of Rohingya refugees in camps in Cox's Bazar, the southern-most coastal district in Bangladesh, protested on Thursday, Nov. 15, against an attempt to send them back to Myanmar.

  8. Inside a Wagon in the Forest of Compiègne

    Sunday, November 11, 2018

    GENEVA, Nov 11 (IPS) - A century later, the consequences of the end of World War I are still today resound from the Middle East, including Syria and Kurdistan, to the shaping of financial and economic policies in Europe.

  9. An Ounce of Democracy

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (IPS) - Abdoulaye Mar Dieye is UN Assistant Secretary General and Director of UNDP's Bureau for Policy and Programme SupportAs the old adage goes: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Nowhere is this more appropriate than when it comes to conflict. Violent conflict causes not only human suffering and destruction but robs entire societies of development and growth.

  10. Trump's Counterproductive Decision to “Terminate” the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 24 (IPS) - Daryl G. Kimball is executive director & Kingston Reif is director for disarmament and threat reduction policy, Arms Control AssociationUnder the influence of his new National Security Advisor, John Bolton, Trump announced Saturday at a campaign rally that he will "terminate" a key nuclear arms control agreement that helped end the Cold War race–the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in response to a long-running dispute over Russian noncompliance with the treaty.

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