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  1. Mideast Faces Tragic Shredding of its Diverse Religious, Ethnic & Cultural Fabric

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 26 (IPS) - António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, in an address to the Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East & North Africa I thank the Russian Federation Presidency for convening this debate at a crucial juncture for the people of the Middle East and North Africa. The region faces profound divisions, troubling currents and a tragic shredding of its diverse religious, ethnic and cultural fabric.

  2. Unprecedented Human Migration Cries Out for a Global Response

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    GENEVA, Jun 26 (IPS) - The world is "basically at odds with itself," International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Director General William Swing said Monday, June 25, describing the critical state of human migration between countries and continents.

  3. Savagery of Rapes of Minors

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jun 22 (IPS) - Geetika Dang is an independent researcher; Vani S. Kulkarni is lecturer in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, USA; and Raghav Gaiha is (Hon.) professorial research fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, England, and Visiting Scholar, Population Studies Centre, University of Pennsylvania, USA).Rapes of minors surged from 16 per day in 2001 to 46 per day in 2016. As if this was not horrendous enough, their savagery adds to it.

    In 2016, 43.3% of the total female rape victims were minors. Around 13% of the minor female victims were of age 11 and below. The deceased victim in the Kathua rape case from a nomadic Muslim community was barely eight years old. Her crumpled body was found in a blood-smeared dress in January, 2018. A group of Hindu men lured her into a forest, kidnapped her, drugged her, locked her in a Hindu temple, gang-raped her and then strangled her.

  4. Senegalese Immigrants Face Police Brutality in Argentina

    Friday, June 22, 2018

  5. Gaming Disorder: A New Disease Experts say is Hard to Diagnose

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 (IPS) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has formally added "Gaming Disorder" as a disease recognized by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in its 11th revision of its official collection of recognized conditions.

    However, since it is a very new condition, no one is really sure about its extent, its impact or how best to treat it.

  6. EU Urged to Ban Early & Forced Child Marriages

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 (IPS) - Rangita de Silva de Alwis is Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School & Advisor, UN Sustainable Development Goals FundSomething historic was initiated at the European Development Days (EDD) in early June: the EDD placed women and girls at the forefront of Sustainable Development. Since its inception in 2006, EDD has become a barometer for ideas in global development.

  7. America First or America Alone?

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 (IPS) - The United States' move to withdraw from the Human Rights Council will have "reverberations" throughout the world in years to come, say human rights groups.

    This week, the U.S. announced its intention to withdraw from the 47-member Human Rights Council, accusing it of bias against Israel.

  8. Countries are Using Domestic Laws to Criminalize Health Care

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    GENEVA, Jun 21 (IPS) - Dr. Dainius Pūras is UN Special Rapporteur on "the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health".Ambulance drivers attacked, nurses detained, doctors tortured, pharmacists arrested, dentists facing more than a decade in prison—all for delivering healthcare to people considered enemies of the state.

  9. Looking to the Sky for Solutions to Mexico's Water Scarcity

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Jun 20 (IPS) - Twenty-five years ago, Mexican engineer Gustavo Rodriguez decided to collect rainwater to solve the scarcity of water in his home and contribute to the care of natural resources.

  10. EU Funds Giant Research Project on Migration

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    OSLO, Jun 20 (IPS) - What is the relationship between migration and development? And why do people choose to leave or stay in their home countries? Those are among the questions an international research project will explore.

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