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Healthy Oceans Key to Fighting Hunger

Thursday, October 08, 2015

, Oct 08 (IPS) - Seafood offers a large amount of animal protein in diets around the world, and the livelihoods of 12 percent of the global population depend directly or indirectly on fisheries and aquaculture.

Women’s Alliance Plans to Counter Violent Extremism

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 06 (IPS) - When the Security Council recently hosted a meeting of world leaders to discuss the growing threats from violent extremism, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that any success in battling intolerance will be predicated on a "unified response."

Opinion: American Exceptionalism on Child Rights

Monday, October 05, 2015

KATHMANDU, NEPAL, Oct 05 (IPS) - On 1 October 2015, Somalia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), leaving the United States of America as the only remaining member state of the UN not to embrace this most universally accepted human rights treaty. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reflects the sentiments of all the world's human rights activists in encouraging the US to join the global community by ratifying this noble treaty.

The Global South Will Make Its Contribution to Fighting Climate Change

Monday, October 05, 2015

SAN JOSE, Oct 05 (IPS) - Seen for years as passive actors in the fight against global warming, more than 100 countries of the Global South have submitted their national contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonising their economies.

U.N. Continues Condemnation of Civilian Casualties in Yemen

Thursday, October 01, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 01 (IPS) - The Saudi coalition, which continues its air strikes against rebels in strife-torn Yemen, is fast gaining notoriety as "the gang that couldn't shoot straight" – largely because of its misses than its hits.

Honduran Fishing Village Says Adios to Candles and Dirty Energy

Thursday, October 01, 2015

PLAN GRANDE, Honduras, Oct 01 (IPS) - A small fishing village on the Caribbean coast of Honduras has become an example to be followed in renewable energies, after replacing candles and dirty costly energy based on fossil fuels with hydropower from a mini-dam, while reforesting the river basin.

Palestine President Abbas Warns of ‘Grave Dangers’ in Jerusalem

Thursday, October 01, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 01 (IPS) - "I come before you today…compelled to sound the alarm about the grave dangers of what is happening in Jerusalem," said Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas in his remarks to the United Nations General Assembly on Sep. 30.

2015 Right Livelihood Awards. For the First Time the Awards Go to Italy and Uganda

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Rome, Oct 01 (IPS) - The 2015 Right Livelihood Awards were announced today in Stockholm at the Swedish Foreign Office International Press Centre by Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director, and Dr Monika Griefahn, Chair of the Board of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation.

Men Start to Make Women’s Struggles Their Own in Argentina

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

, Sep 30 (IPS) - The meeting was about gender equality, but for once there were more men than women. It marked a watershed in the struggle in Argentina to make the commitment to equality more than just "a women's thing."

Human Rights Activists Condemn Houthi Militia's Atrocities Against Women in Yemen

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Geneva, Sep 30 (IPS) - (WAM) -- Arab and Yemeni human rights activist monitoring the civil war in Yemen say that women have been subjected to grave human right violations at the hands of the rebel Houthi militia and an allied insurgent group under the command of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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