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Study Shows Shift in Level of Social Hostility Involving Religion

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (IPS) - Social hostilities involving religion have declined worldwide, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the Washington-based Pew Research Center.

Despite U.N. Treaties, War Against Drugs a Losing Battle

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (IPS) - As the call for the decriminalisation of drugs steadily picks up steam worldwide, a new study by a British charity concludes there has been no significant reduction in the global use of illicit drugs since the creation of three key U.N. anti-drug conventions, the first of which came into force over half a century ago.

Families of ‘Desaparecidos’ Take Search into Their Own Hands

Thursday, February 26, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Feb 26 (IPS) - Carlos Trujillo refuses to give up, after years of tirelessly searching hospitals, morgues, prisons, cemeteries and clandestine graves in Mexico, looking for his four missing brothers.

Mobile Technology a Lever for Women’s Empowerment

Thursday, February 26, 2015

PARIS, Feb 26 (IPS) - Providing women with greater access to mobile technology could increase literacy, advance development and open up much-needed educational and employment opportunities, according to experts at the fourth United Nations' Mobile Learning Week conference here.

Indigenous Storytelling in the Limelight

Thursday, February 26, 2015

BERLIN, Feb 26 (IPS) - In recent years, the Berlin International Film Festival, known as the Berlinale, has established a European hub for indigenous voices across a number of platforms, including its NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema series and Storytelling-Slams in which indigenous storytelling artists share their stories before opening the floor to contributions from the audience.

Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific: A “Regressive” Trend, Says Amnesty International

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - The cradle of some of the world's most ancient civilizations, home to four out of the planet's six billion people, and a battleground for the earth's remaining resources, Asia and the Pacific are poised to play a defining role in international affairs in the coming decade.

Opinion: Water and the World We Want

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

HAMILTON, Canada, Feb 25 (IPS) - We have entered a watershed year, a moment critical for humanity.

Better to Die at Sea, than Languish in Poverty

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

COLOMBO, Feb 25 (IPS) - Weerasinghearachilage Ruwan Rangana had it all planed out last year in September: the big break that would change his life and those of his extended family had finally arrived.

Big Trouble in the Air in India

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NEW DELHI, Feb 25 (IPS) - Like many others of her age, 15-year-old Aastha Sharma, a Class 10 student at a private school in India's capital, New Delhi, loves being outdoors, going for walks with her friends and enjoying an occasional ice-cream. But the young girl can't indulge in any of these activities.

Syria's 'Barrel Bombs' Cause Human Devastation, Says Rights Group

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 24 (IPS) - The warring parties in the brutal four-year-old military conflict in Syria, which has claimed the lives of over 200,000 civilians and triggered "the greatest refugee crisis in modern times," continue to break every single pledge held out to the United Nations.

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