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  1. An Urgent Need to Turn Down Rhetoric Against Migrants & Refugees

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    LONDON, Sep 18 (IPS) - Carl Soderbergh is Director of Policy & Communications, Minority Rights Group InternationalMigration has become a focus of debate in recent years. From United States President Donald Trump's vehemently anti-migrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric to Denmark's new ‘ghetto laws', the language has become increasingly heated.

  2. Crisis Drives Nicaragua to an Economic and Social Precipice

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    MANAGUA, Sep 17 (IPS) - Five months after the outbreak of mass protests in Nicaragua, in addition to the more than 300 deaths, the crisis has had visible consequences in terms of increased poverty and migration, as well as the international isolation of the government and a wave of repression that continues unabated.

  3. Preservation of the Klamath River - a Life or Death Matter for the Yurok People

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    KLAMATH, California, USA, Sep 13 (IPS) - Fishermen are scarce in the Klamath River delta, unlike other fishing season, because climate change has driven up water temperatures which kills off the salmon, the flagship species of this region in northern California.

  4. Former Wall Street Banker Who Advanced the Cause of Women & Children in Africa

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    BRIGHTON, UK, Sep 10 (IPS) - Sir Richard Jolly, an eminent development economist, is Honorary Professor, former Director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director (1982-1995).

    What is it like to work for the United Nations? Many probably imagine little more than an almost endless round of boring speeches, bureaucrats and governments discussing and disagreeing over long-standing conflicts with stalemate and few results.

  5. International Law Experts Warn Europe’s ‘Pull Back’ of Migrants is Illegal - Part 2

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    ROME, Sep 10 (IPS) - This is the second part of our series about migration to Italy."The Italian and other European authorities are engaging – on the migration issue – in a policy which has the foreseeable results of numerous deaths." It is a grim warning from expert on international law, refugees and migration issues, and member of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN)Itamar Mann.

  6. ‘All the Roads Leading to Agadez and Italy are Dangerous’

    Saturday, September 08, 2018

    DAKAR, Sep 08 (IPS) - El Adama Diallo left his home in Senegal on Oct. 28, 2016, with dreams of reaching Europe in his heart and a steely determination that made him take an alternative, dangerous route to get there despite the absence of regular migration papers in his pocket.

  7. The US vs. UNRWA: Who’s the Real Loser?

    Friday, September 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 07 (IPS) - Mona Ali Khalil, PassBlue*It is entirely the United States' prerogative to cut off its voluntary contributions to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, or UNRWA.

  8. Migrants as Messengers

    Friday, September 07, 2018

    Sep 07 (IPS) - Migrants as Messengers is a peer-to-peer messaging campaign where returning migrants share with their communities and families the dangers, trauma and abuse that many experienced while attempting irregular migration. The stories are candid and emotional testimonials about the difficulties they faced. Here are the discussion around irregular migration with hip-hop singer Matar Khoudia Ndiaye–aka Big Makhou Djolof and Ramatoulaye Diene, a legal migration activist and radio personality.

  9. Culture of Peace Embedded in Every Word on the UN Charter

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 05 (IPS) - Miroslav Lajčák, President of the current 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, in his address to the Forum on a Culture of Peace.

    As we open this Forum, I will make three main points. First, I want to ask: what does a culture of peace actually mean?

    And, frankly it might be different for every person in this room. But I will share some elements, which have stuck with me.

  10. ”In two years, Duterte has crushed all the progress we’ve made”

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018

    Sep 05 (IPS) - The Philippines has been ranked one of the world's ten worst countries for workers' rights. Arbetet Global reports from a country which labour union activists brand as fascist.

    "Isn't it cool? I get some hostile looks when I walk around in it, but other people come up asking where they can buy one,"  Josua Matas says of his T-shirt, which reads "Resist dictatorship".  He is the Secretary General of the labour union umbrella organisation Sentro and does not hold back when he speaks about the Philippines' hard-line president, Rodrigo Duterte.

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