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Minorities Threatened More by Governments than Terrorist Groups, Says Study

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - In the conflict-ridden Middle East, minority groups continue to be threatened, attacked and expelled from their home countries by terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The U.N. at 70: Time to Prioritise Human Rights for All, for Current and Future Generations

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - Seventy years ago, with the founding of the United Nations, all nations reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, and in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small.

Opinion: Universalisation and Strengthening Nuke Treaty Review Need to be Qualitative

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NEW YORK, May 19 (IPS) - "Strengthening the Review Process" and "Universalisation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty" (NPT) are distinctly substantive issues, that require consideration with their specificities in view.

Lessons from an Indian Tribe on How to Manage the Food-Forest Nexus

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

RAYAGADA, India, May 19 (IPS) - Scattered across 240 sq km on the remote Niyamgiri hill range in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, an ancient tribal group known as the Dongria Kondh have earned themselves a reputation as trailblazers.

Latin America Must Address Its Caregiving Crisis

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, May 19 (IPS) - As in the rest of the world, the care of children, the elderly and the disabled in Latin America has traditionally fallen to women, who add it to their numerous domestic and workplace tasks. A debate is now emerging in the region on the public policies that governments should adopt to give them a hand, while also helping their countries grow.

Opinion: Bangladesh’s Persecuted Indigenous People

Monday, May 18, 2015

NEW YORK, May 18 (IPS) - The August 2014 killing of Timir Baran Chakma, an indigenous Jumma activist, allegedly in Bangladeshi military custody, was protested by his supporters. His death, and the failure of justice, like the plight of his people across the Chittagong Hills region, received little international notice.

The U.N. at 70: A 60-Year Journey with Sri Lanka

Monday, May 18, 2015

COLOMBO, May 18 (IPS) - The year 2015 marks an important milestone in Sri Lanka's relationship with the United Nations. It is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations and also the 60th anniversary of Sri Lanka's entry into the U.N. system.

Development Threatens Antigua's Protected Guiana Island

Monday, May 18, 2015

GUIANA ISLAND, Antigua, May 18 (IPS) - In June 2014, Gaston Browne led his Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party to a resounding victory at the polls with a pledge to transform the country into an economic powerhouse in the Caribbean.

Opinion: Edinburgh University Bows to Fossil Fuel Industry

Sunday, May 17, 2015

EDINBURGH, May 17 (IPS) - The University of Edinburgh has taken the decision to not divest from fossil fuels, going against the recommendations of its Central Management Group to divest from the coal and tar sands industry, which were was based on a report of the Fossil Fuels Review group that was set up to research and recommend options around investments in fossil fuels.

Murders of Gays Raise the Question of Hate Crimes in Cuba

Saturday, May 16, 2015

HAVANA, May 16 (IPS) - During the events surrounding the eighth annual celebration of the Day Against Homophobia in Cuba, it emerged that a young transsexual had recently been killed in the city of Pinar del Río near the western tip of this Caribbean island nation.

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