News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”, page 305

  1. Women, Peace and Security Agenda Still Hitting Glass Ceiling

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - This October will mark the 15th anniversary of the adoption of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. The landmark resolution on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) recognises not only the disproportionate impact armed conflict has on women, but also the lack of women's involvement in conflict resolution and peace-making.

  2. Opinion: Uneven MDG Progress Must Inspire Resolve to Do Much Better

    - Inter Press Service

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    ROME, Jul 29 (IPS) - The world received an important report card last month, in the form of the latest annual Millennium Development Goals Report. The report highlights a number of important achievements, but omits mention that some targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were lower than those agreed to at the relevant U.N. international conferences of the 1990s.

  3. Workplace Diversity Still a Pipe Dream in Most U.S. Newsrooms

    - Inter Press Service

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    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 29 (IPS) - Although the United States as a whole is becoming more ethnically diverse, newsrooms remain largely dominated by white, male reporters, according to a recent investigation by The Atlantic magazine.

  4. Obama Seeks August Deadline for End to South Sudan War

    - Inter Press Service

    ADDIS ABABA, Jul 28 (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama, in a meeting with regional African leaders, threatened new sanctions for the warring factions in South Sudan if a peace deal is not be reached by Aug. 17.

  5. Key Constituencies Call for Inclusion in Nepal’s Draft Constitution

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Jul 27 (IPS) - Ending a years-long political deadlock, Nepal's major political parties inked a 16-point agreement last June to pave the way for the Constituent Assembly (CA) to write a new constitution.

  6. U.N. Leads Youth Battling Intolerance, Racism and Extremism

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 (IPS) - When the 21-year-old Crown Prince of Jordan, Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, presided over a Security Council meeting last April, he was described as the youngest ever to chair one of the U.N.'s most powerful political bodies armed with powers to wage wars and declare peace.

  7. Obama Walks Fine Line in Kenya on LGBTI Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 25 (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke in Nairobi at the end of a two-day visit Saturday, focusing on Kenya's economy and the fight against terrorism, but also briefly touching on gay rights and discrimination.

  8. UAE Cracks Down on Religious Extremism

    - Inter Press Service

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    NEW YORK, Jul 24 (IPS) - The United Arab Emirates is cracking down on hate crimes with tough legislation that prescribes up to 10 years in prison or the death penalty if convicted of "takfirism" or Sunni Muslim extremism, according to the text of the decree distributed by the official WAM news agency.

  9. New Plan Would Aggravate the Troubles of Chile’s Beleaguered Pensioners

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, Jul 24 (IPS) - The already precarious situation of pensioners in Chile will get even worse if a controversial initiative is approved. Under the new plan, the elderly would mortgage their homes to increase their meagre pensions, most of which come from prívate pension funds, and which average 230 dollars a month.

  10. Opinion: European Federalism and Missed Opportunities

    - Inter Press Service

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