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  1. World Still Lagging on Indigenous Rights 10 Years After Historic Declaration, UN Experts Warn

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    GENEVA / NEW YORK, Aug 07 (IPS) - The world's indigenous peoples still face huge challenges a decade after the adoption of an historic declaration on their rights, a group of United Nations experts and specialist bodies has warned. Speaking ahead of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on 9 August, the group says States must put words into action to end discrimination, exclusion and lack of protection illustrated by the worsening murder rate of human rights defenders.

  2. Migrants Crossing US-Mexico Border Dying at Faster Rate. More Deaths in Mediterranean

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    ROME, Aug 07 (IPS) - While the number of migrants deaths in the Mediterranean Sea has so far in 2017 exceeded 2,350 victims for the fourth consecutive year, migrants crossing the United States-Mexico border are dying at a faster rate in 2017 than in past years, the UN migration agency reports.

  3. Mauritanians Go to Polls for Controversial Referendum Vote

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 07 (IPS) - While voters in Venezuela overwhelmingly rejected President Nicolás Maduro's plan to amend the constitution recently, similar tensions and a clash between protesters and state authorities appears to be brewing across the Atlantic in the West African nation of Mauritania.

  4. “I’ll Tell You a Story” – Violence Against Women in Peru

    Friday, August 04, 2017

    LIMA, Aug 04 (IPS) - Domestic violence is alarmingly prevalent in Peru. Not only is it statistically more common than in other, more progressive cultures, but Peruvian women tend to accept it as simply a ‘part of marriage.'

  5. Latin America Discusses How to Make Environmental Rights a Reality

    Friday, August 04, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 04 (IPS) - The final declaration of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 stated that "Environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all concerned citizens." However, this rarely happens in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  6. Gender Equality? It’s Still a Man’s World

    Thursday, August 03, 2017

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, Aug 03 (IPS) - Gender inequality is the greatest moral and social issue of our time -- and the world's most critical economic challenge. If half of the global population cannot fulfill their human potential, the world's economic growth will falter.

  7. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Wednesday, August 02, 2017

    ROME, Aug 02 (IPS) - Over the centuries, Indigenous peoples who have in-depth and locally rooted knowledge of the natural world , have been increasingly dispossessed of their lands, territories and resources and have lost control over their own way of life.

  8. Zaatari Camp Marks Fifth Year With 80,000 Refugees

    Tuesday, August 01, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 01 (IPS) - Jordan's Zaatari camp, which opened in 2012 as a makeshift camp to house Syrian refugees fleeing the war, marked its fifth year on June 28.

  9. Climate Change Brings Migration from the Dry Corridor to Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast

    Tuesday, August 01, 2017

    MATAGALPA, Nicaragua, Aug 01 (IPS) - If the impact of drought and poverty in the municipalities of the so-called Dry Corridor in Nicaragua continues pushing the agricultural frontier towards the Caribbean coast, by the year 2050 this area will have lost all its forests and nature reserves, experts predict.

  10. It’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. What Do We Need to Do Now?

    Monday, July 31, 2017

    GENEVA, Switzerland, Jul 31 (IPS) - It is believed that millions are currently victims of trafficking in persons around the world. It is almost impossible to think about each one of those numbers as individual human beings and it can feel like an insurmountable problem. But it isn't. And on this World Day Against Trafficking in Persons we must believe that not only can we make a dent but that we can make significant inroads into eliminating it.

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