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  1. ‘Never Again’: Investing in Prevention and Early Action

    Thursday, November 02, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 02 (IPS) - After the Rwandan genocide, the United Nations promised ‘never again.' But has the international community kept their word?

    From Mexico to Myanmar, conflicts and humanitarian crises have multiplied.

  2. UN Member States Pay Lip Service to Women & Peacekeeping

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 31 (IPS) - A UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution adopted on 31 October 2000, underlying the role of women in peacekeeping, has long been described as both historic and unprecedented.

  3. Western Sahara’s Locked Positions Might be Loosening

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 30 (IPS) - In August last year armed forces from both sides pushed forward into the desert and into the no-go buffer zone that the UN had established.

  4. Historic Resolution on Women & Peacekeeping Remains Mostly Unimplemented

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 30 (IPS) - At the 26 October launch of GNWP's (Global Network of Women Peacebuilders) manual "No Money, No NAP" on dedicated budgetary allocation to fund the implementation of the 1325 National Action Plans, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka characterized UNSCR 1325 as the most unimplemented resolution of the UN Security Council.

  5. Ending the Male Monopoly on Peace: Women Still Need More Seats at the Table

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    NEW YORK, Oct 26 (IPS) - Whether targeted by perpetrators of sexual violence, oppressed by ideological extremists, or uniquely threatened by the bombing of hospital maternity units, women often bear the brunt of conflicts. Yet when it comes to peace negotiations, women too often don't have a seat at the table. The continuing reality that men, particularly armed men, enjoy an almost exclusive role in peace processes defies both logic and evidence.

  6. Congo’s Wake Up Call

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    GOMA, DR Congo, Oct 26 (IPS) - Late last week, the humanitarian community activated a Level 3 emergency for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This trigger in the global humanitarian system is seldom used, and only after serious deliberation by the top echelons of the UN system.

  7. Deliberate Famine Should Be a War Crime, UN Expert Says

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (IPS) - The deliberate starvation of civilians could amount to a war crime and should be prosecuted, said an independent UN human rights expert.

  8. Russian & US Vetoes Protect Client States

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (IPS) - The vote on the latest American-sponsored resolution in the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Syria was predictable: of the five big powers, China abstained and Russia vetoed, while the US, UK and France voted for it.

  9. UN Day: Another Day, Another 34,000 Refugees

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (IPS) - Oct. 24 is not just another day on the calendar. It is United Nations Day, an excellent time to take note of one of the accomplishments the world body has achieved in its 72-year history.

  10. The United Nations Is Needed More than Ever Before to Promote Peace and Justice Worldwide

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    GENEVA, Oct 24 (IPS) - In commemoration of the 2017 United Nations Day, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue H. E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim called for enhancing the role of the United Nations to address issues related to the promotion of peace and security as a platform for collaboration and the advancement of human rights.

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