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  1. Destruction of Ukraine's Healthcare Facilities Violates International Humanitarian Law

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, Jan 27 (IPS) - While recent reports highlight the growing list of human rights abuses and war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine, new research has laid bare the massive scale of arguably Russia’s most systematic and deadly campaign of rights violations in the country – the targeting and almost complete destruction of healthcare facilities.

  2. United Nations Security Council, International Security & Human Security

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 25 (IPS) - The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the principal organ within the United Nations System that is mandated under the tenets of the UN Charter for maintaining international peace and security. The focus here is to prevent and resolve international conflicts and disputes – i.e., using diplomatic means and leverage, as well as international treaties and laws that protect human rights and govern the rules of war.

  3. On International Day of Education, We Must Prioritize Girls in Humanitarian Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - “Is it a sin to be a girl? We don’t want to be at home and illiterate. We want to go to school, study and be intelligent.”

    In just a few words, this plea for education from a young Afghan girl has captured the world’s attention. Her heartbreaking question shows how the Taliban’s recent ban on girls attending secondary school and university – effectively ending education opportunities for all Afghan girls and women – is not only violating their fundamental human right to education but shattering countless hopes and dreams in an instant.

  4. Delivering On Our Promise of Universal Education

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - Our investment in education – especially for children caught in crisis and conflict – is our investment in a better future.

    Education is our investment in peace where there is war, our investment in equality where there is injustice, our investment in prosperity where there is poverty.

  5. Ukraine: No Peace Without a Military Victory

    - Inter Press Service

    BERLIN, Jan 23 (IPS) - Russia has been at war with Ukraine for more than 10 months, with no end in sight and with just as little prospect for direct negotiations between the warring parties. These were last broken off mutually on 17 May 2022.

  6. US Installs New Nukes in Europe: As Destructive as 83 Hiroshima Bombs

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Jan 20 (IPS) - As if the 100 billion dollars that the United States has so far provided to Ukraine in both weapons and aid were not enough, the US has now started to install in Europe its brand new, more destructive nuclear warheads.

  7. UN experts to intervene in Zambia lead pollution case

    - UN News

    A South African court has allowed a group of UN-appointed experts to intervene in a class action lawsuit against a mining company based in Zambia, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, reported on Thursday. 

  8. Ukraine Crisis and No First Use of Nuclear Weapons

    - Inter Press Service

    TOKYO, Japan, Jan 18 (IPS) - The Ukraine crisis that erupted in February last year continues with no prospect for cessation. The intensified hostilities have inflicted great suffering in population centers and destroyed infrastructure facilities, compelling large numbers of civilians, including many children and women, to live in a state of constant peril.

  9. The Year of Inflation Exposes Dogma and Class Bias

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY, Jan 17 (IPS) - Inflation worries topped Ipsos’s What Worries the World survey in 2022 overtaking COVID concerns. The return of inflation caught major central banks, e.g., the US Federal Reserve (Fed), Bank of England, European Central Bank “off guard”. The persistence of inflation also surprised the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The return of inflation and its persistence exposed the poverty of the economics profession, unable to agree on its causes and required policy responses. It also exposed the profession’s anti-working class biases.

  10. Recommit to Libya ceasefire, urges senior UN representative

    - UN News

    Following the latest meeting of rival military leaders in Sirte, Libya, the head of the UN Mission in the country (UNSMIL) has called upon the national authorities to recommit to fully supporting the implementation of Libya’s 2020 ceasefire agreement.

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