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  1. UN Cracks Down on Peacekeeping Troops over Human Rights Abuses

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 13 (IPS) - The United Nations, whose peacekeepers have come under increased scrutiny because of widespread charges of sexual abuse and human rights violations, claims it is now committed to ensuring that all personnel serving with the UN meet the "highest standards of conduct, competence and integrity, including respect for and commitment to human rights."

  2. “International Solidarity” at Yemen Donor Conference

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 05 (IPS) - The international community has pledged over two billion dollars towards urgently needed humanitarian assistance to Yemen during a UN event.

  3. Yemen the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis, Says UN Chief

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    GENEVA, Apr 04 (IPS) - Secretary-General António Guterres, in his address to the Pledging Conference on Yemen.Thank you all for being here today to show your solidarity with the women, men, girls and boys of Yemen. And I want to thank my co-chairs, the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland, for hosting this conference for the second year and for their continued humanitarian commitment.

  4. I Am a Migrant: Integrating Through Syrian ‘Hummus’

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    ROME, Apr 04 (IPS) - Khaled left Syria in 2015, when his country was already in its fourth year of war. He is 27 years old and can clearly remember what his life was like then in Damascus: a happy life, with a happy family, in a happy country.

  5. Trump Hurtles Toward Three Nuclear Crises

    Friday, March 30, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 30 (IPS) - Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director, Arms Control Association*One year into the unorthodox presidency of Donald Trump, the United States faces an array of complex and dangerous foreign policy challenges that require principled leadership, pragmatism, patience, and smart diplomacy.

  6. Conflicts Force Up Global Hunger Levels

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 (IPS) - Largely driven by conflict, the number of hungry people has dramatically increased around the world, reversing decades of progress, according to a new report.

  7. Chemical Weapons in Syria? Time for Outrage

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    NEW YORK, Mar 28 (IPS) - US Defense Secretary James Mattis dropped a political bombshell last week when he said the U.S. has no evidence to confirm reports that the Syrian government had used the deadly chemical sarin on its citizens.

  8. The Dark Chapter of Zimbabwe’s History That Won’t Go Away

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Mar 26 (IPS) - With Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa just concluding a 100-day timeline to address what he considered the country's most pressing issues, which focused on economic revival, human rights activists have their own timeline.

  9. A New Low for Security Council as Russia Takes Syrian Human Rights Off the Table

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    NEW YORK, Mar 22 (IPS) - Sherine Tadros is Head of Amnesty International's UN Office in New YorkThere is nothing controversial about saying the UN Security Council has failed Syria. Diplomats have openly admitted it, journalists have written about it, human rights organizations have declared it - several times over in the past seven years. But what happened this week was deplorable and unacceptable, even by the very low standards we now have for the Council when it comes to Syria.

  10. Is UN’s Ambitious Global Compact the Last Word on the Migrant Crisis?

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16 (IPS) - As the death toll keeps mounting and the humanitarian crises continue unabated, the life of the average migrant or refugee has largely turned out to be an unmitigated nightmare.

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