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UN Cuba Embargo Vote: United States Abstains for First Time

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 26 (IPS) - After 25 years of voting against a United Nations resolution condemning the United States (U.S.) embargo on Cuba, the U.S. Wednesday chose for the first time to abstain from voting. An overwhelming 191 UN member states voted for the resolution, with only Israel joining the United States in abstention.

UN Must Fight Tax Evasion, Says UN Expert

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (IPS) - A UN Human Rights Expert has called on the international community to fight tax evasion and abolish tax havens that siphon off essential resources from human rights protection and global development.

How to Save Thousands of Children’s Lives

Monday, October 24, 2016

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, Oct 24 (IPS) - When disasters strike, children are among the most vulnerable, and humanitarian aid agencies need to be able to respond immediately to save their lives.

Governments and Social Movements Disagree on Future of Cities

Friday, October 21, 2016

QUITO, Oct 21 (IPS) - The Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and the alternative forums held by social organisations ended in the Ecuadorean capital with opposing visions regarding the future of cities and the fulfillment of rights in urban areas.

Student Struggle in South Africa Gains Momentum

Friday, October 21, 2016

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 21 (IPS) - When #FeesMustFall began to trend on social media platforms in South Africa in October 2015, government shrugged it off as an example of isolated hotheads, while political pundits predicted the student campaign wouldn't last.

Funding Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities in Developing Countries

Friday, October 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (IPS) - About half of the world's 65 million school-age children with disabilities in developing countries are reportedly out of school, according to a new report regarding inclusive education funding for children with disabilities.

Freedom of the Press Faces Judicial Harassment in Brazil

Thursday, October 20, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 20 (IPS) - The same justice that exists to ensure rights can become a tool to violate them and restrict freedom of the press, as seen with the recent wave of lawsuits against journalists and the media in Brazil.

Big Powers Set to Grab High Level UN Posts

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 (IPS) - When Antonio Guterres, the former Prime Minister of Portugal, takes office as the new UN Secretary General on January 1, his top management team is likely to be dominated by nominees from the five big powers, namely the US, Britain, France, China and Russia (P5).

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