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  1. US Casts 45 Vetoes and CountingWhile Protecting a Client State

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - The UN Security Council (UNSC), the most powerful political body at the United Nations, has largely remained silent or ineffective in resolving one of the longstanding military conflicts in the Middle East involving Israelis and Palestinians.

  2. Credible elections can help propel Iraq towards ‘safe and prosperous future’

    - UN News

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    A trusted electoral process with “free and wide-ranging participation” can steer Iraq towards a “safe and prosperous future”, the country’s UN envoy told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

  3. Former LRA leader, ex-child soldier, sentenced to 25 years in prison

    - UN News

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    A former leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda, who himself had been abducted by the rebel group as a child, was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday. 

  4. Refugee Children Explain How Education Helped Put Their Trauma Behind Them

    - Inter Press Service

    May 04 (IPS) - Eighteen-year-old Chuol Nyakoach lives in the Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp in Gambella, Ethiopia. Chuol is grateful that despite the trauma she has already experienced in her young life, she is able to continue her education in the refugee camp. Learning has given her a reason to wake up every day.

  5. Middle East coordinator calls for new and timely Palestinian election date 

    - UN News

    After the postponement of the Palestinian Legislative Council elections, originally scheduled for 22  May, a senior UN official in the region on Friday urged the authorities to set a new date for heading to the polls. 

  6. Human Rights Watch: A Threshold Crossed

    - Inter Press Service

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Apr 30 (IPS) - Human Rights Watch's 27 April report, A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution, could also have been entitled Better Late Than Never.

  7. The Day UN Buried its Report Focusing on Apartheid in Israel

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 30 (IPS) - When the UN’s Beirut-based Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), released a landmark 2017 report on “apartheid” in Israel, the United Nations disassociated itself with the study and left it to die--- unceremoniously and unsung.

  8. Q&A: Drawing Attention to the Crisis in the DRCs Education Sector

    - Inter Press Service

    GOMA, DR Congo, Apr 27 (IPS) - Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW), has sounded the alarm on the need for Central African Republic refugee children and youth to access quality education during her visit to a refugee site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from Apr. 20-23.

  9. US-China Cold War Could Lead to a More Dangerous Nuclear Stand-off

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Apr 26 (IPS) - Despite the negotiation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), we are confronted by the increasing dangers of great power war, even nuclear war.

  10. World Military Spending Rises to a Hefty $2.0 Trillion Despite UN Pleas for Cutbacks

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 26 (IPS) - The United Nations-- which is desperately seeking funds to help developing nations battling a staggering array of socio-economic problems, including extreme poverty, hunger, economic inequalities and environmental hazards-- has continued to be one of the strongest advocates of disarmament.

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