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  1. Achieving the Possible: “Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East”

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    VIENNA, Nov 20 (IPS) - Tariq Rauf, former Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination, Office reporting to the Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (2002-2011), was responsible for safeguards and security policy, the Director General's annual report on the Application of Safeguards in the Middle East and for the IAEA Forum on the Experience of NWFZs relevant for the Middle East. A historic conference on the Middle East opened at the United Nations in New York on 18th November and will continue until 22nd November. The Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction is presided over by Ambassador Sima Bahous of Jordan.

  2. With the UN Security Council in Paralysis, Are there New Hopes for Rohingya Muslims?

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 19 (IPS) - The 15-member UN Security Council (UNSC) stands virtually paralyzed in the face of genocide charges against the government of Myanmar where over 730,000 to one million Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee to neighboring Bangladesh since a 2016 crackdown by Myanmar's military.

  3. End Rape—an Intolerable Cost to Society

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 19 (IPS) - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is Executive Director UN Women If I could have one wish granted, it might well be a total end to rape. That means a significant weapon of war gone from the arsenal of conflict, the absence of a daily risk assessment for girls and women in public and private spaces, the removal of a violent assertion of power, and a far-reaching shift for our societies.

  4. Climate Change and Loss of Species: Our Greatest Challenges

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    ROME, Nov 19 (IPS) - Mottled and reddish, the Lake Oku puddle frog has made its tragic debut on the Red Lista rapidly expanding roll call of threatened species. It was once abundant in the Kilum-Ijim rainforest of Cameroon but has not been seen since 2010 and is now listed as critically endangered and possibly extinct.

  5. ICC Gives Greenlight for Probe into Violent Crimes Against Rohingya

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 15 (IPS) - Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, namely deportation, which have forced between 600,000 and one million Rohingya refugees out of Myanmar, into neighboring Bangladesh since 2016.

  6. Dangers and Questions of the Zuckerberg Era

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    ROME, Nov 15 (IPS) - This year the Worldwide Web is thirty years old. For the first time since 1435, a citizen from Brazil could exchange their views and information with another in Finland.

  7. Los Angeles Joins a Global Movement to Protect Human Right to Water

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    OTTAWA, Canada, Nov 15 (IPS) - On November 6, Los Angeles became the first major city in the United States to earn the designation of "Blue Community" – a bold move that will keep water protected from privatization.

  8. Empower Young People to Sustain Our Planet, and Let Peace and Prosperity Thrive

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 15 (IPS) - We need to empower young people to sustain our planet, and let peace and prosperity thrive says UN's Resident Co-ordinator in Kenya, Siddharth Chatterjee speaks to IPS on reflections on the ICPD25 Summit.

    The Nairobi Summit is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity.

  9. World’s Sewage Workers ‘Underpaid, Sidelined and Risking their Lives’

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 15 (IPS) - People who empty out sewage tanks and scrub down latrines doubtless perform a vital, thankless and even undesirable task. A new report, however, shows that doing such jobs could also cost workers their lives.

  10. Art Helping Women to Highlight Gender-based Violence at ICPD25

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 (IPS) - While women find it hard to talk about their painful experiences, some have found a way of expressing themselves through art. Women, trained as artists, from Nairobi's informal settlements Kibera and Kangemi, have produced a beautiful quilt that tells stories about their daily challenges.

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