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Opinion: Paying Real Tribute to All Victims of War and Conflict

Saturday, April 18, 2015

GENEVA, Apr 18 (IPS) - The international community will have a great opportunity to jointly advance on the world peace agenda when a United Nations working group established to negotiate a draft U.N. resolution on the right to peace meets from Apr. 20 to 24 in Geneva.

Latin America Slow to Pledge Emissions Cuts

Saturday, April 18, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Apr 18 (IPS) - Latin America is making heavy weather of setting targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, which all countries must present ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference later this year.

Instead of Scaling up Funding for Education, Major Donors Are Cutting Back

Saturday, April 18, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 (IPS) - Despite commitments by the international community to achieve universal primary education by 2015, funds for education have been decreasing over the past ten years, according to a report released Friday by the global advocacy campaign ‘A World at School'.

Foreign Fighter Recruits: Why the U.S. Fares Better than Others

Friday, April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, Apr 17 (IPS) - More than 25,000 fighters seeking to wage "jihad" or an Islamic holy war have left home to join terrorist networks abroad, according to a United Nations report released earlier this month.

U.N. Struggles to Cope with New Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Friday, April 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 17 (IPS) - The United Nations, which is providing humanitarian aid to over 50 million refugees worldwide, is struggling to cope with a new crisis in hand: death and destruction in Yemen.

Women Farmers in Patagonia Rewrite Their History in Chile

Friday, April 17, 2015

VALLE SIMPSON, Chile, Apr 17 (IPS) - More than 100 women small farmers from Chile's southern Patagonia region have joined together in a new association aimed at achieving economic autonomy and empowerment, in an area where machismo and gender inequality are the norm.

Q&A: Iranian Balochistan is a “Hunting Ground” – Nasser Boladai

Friday, April 17, 2015

GENEVA, Apr 17 (IPS) - Nasser Boladai is the spokesperson of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI), an umbrella movement aimed at expanding support for a secular, democratic and federal Iran. IPS spoke with him in Geneva, where he was invited to speak at a recent conference on Human Rights and Global Perspectives in his native Balochistan region.

Fears Grow for Indigenous People in Path of Massive Ethiopian Dam

Friday, April 17, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Apr 17 (IPS) - A United Nations mission is due to take place this month to assess the impact of Ethiopia's massive Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric power project on the Omo River which feeds Lake Turkana, the world's largest desert lake, lying mostly in northwest Kenya with its northern tip extending into Ethiopia.

Investigation Tears Veil Off World Bank’s “Promise” to Eradicate Poverty

Thursday, April 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 (IPS) - An expose published Thursday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its media partners has revealed that in the course of a single decade, 3.4 million people were evicted from their homes, torn away from their lands or otherwise displaced by projects funded by the World Bank.

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