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Opinion: How Will Wall Street Greet the Pope?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, Aug 27 (IPS) - Millions in the New York City area are excited about Pope Francis' visit on Sep. 25 to address the U.N. General Assembly as worldwide consensus grows on the need to shift global investments from fossil fuels to clean, efficient, renewable energy in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) scheduled to replace the expiring Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

Winning Women a Greater Say in Somaliland’s Policy-Making

Thursday, August 27, 2015

HARGEISA, Aug 27 (IPS) - Bar Seed is the only female member in Somaliland's 82-person Parliament, but activists hope upcoming national elections may end her isolation.

U.N. Chief Warns of Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Northeastern Nigeria

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 26 (IPS) - With over 1.5 million displaced, 800,000 of whom are children, and continuously escalating violence in northeastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the humanitarian situation as "particularly worrying" during a visit to the country.

Breaking the Media Blackout in Western Sahara

Sunday, August 23, 2015

LAAYOUNE, Occupied Western Sahara, Aug 23 (IPS) - Ahmed Ettanji is looking for a flat in downtown Laayoune, a city 1,100 km south of Rabat. He only wants it for one day but it must have a rooftop terrace overlooking the square that will host the next pro-Sahrawi demonstration.

Climate Change Shrinking Uganda’s Lakes and Fish

Saturday, August 22, 2015

KAMPALA, Aug 22 (IPS) - Climate change is reducing the size of several species of fish on lakes in Uganda and its neighbouring East African countries, with a negative impact on the livelihoods of millions people who depend on fishing for food and income.

Islamic Declaration Turns Up Heat Ahead of Paris Climate Talks

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NEW YORK, Aug 19 (IPS) - Following in the footsteps of Pope Francis, who has taken a vocal stance on climate change, Muslim leaders and scholars from 20 countries issued a joint declaration Tuesday underlining the severity of the problem and urging governments to commit to 100 percent renewable energy or a zero emissions strategy.

Opinion: The Writing on the Western Wall

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 (IPS) - The writing on the Western Wall is evident to most Israelis: "דמוגרפיה היא גורל" or "demography is destiny". Those unwilling to acknowledge the prophetic message are either deceiving themselves or simply ignoring it in order to avoid facing the implications of demography for Israel's future.

Prospects for Peace in South Sudan Fading Fast

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

JUBA, Aug 18 (IPS) - Dismissing efforts, including those of U.S. President Barack Obama, to sign off on a peace agreement and end the 20-month-long civil war in the world's newest nation, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir declined to sign, saying he needed more time for consultations.

U.N. Chief, Seeking Accountability, Shatters Myth of Lifetime Jobs

Friday, August 14, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 14 (IPS) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stopped short of telling one his high-ranking Special Representatives: "You're fired."

U.N. Launches Second Abuse Probe of Peacekeepers in CAR

Thursday, August 13, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 13 (IPS) - It was two a.m. on Aug. 2 as peacekeeping forces from the U.N. Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) searched for a criminal suspect in the PK5 Muslim enclave of the capital city of Bangui.

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