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  1. Latin America Sets an Example in Welcoming Displaced Venezuelans

    - Inter Press Service

    CARACAS, Jul 26 (IPS) - The exodus of more than five million Venezuelans in the last six years has led countries in the developing South, Venezuela's neighbours, to set an example with respect to welcoming and integrating displaced populations, with shared benefits for the new arrivals and the nations that receive them.

  2. UNFPA Calls for Protection & Justice for Women & Girls in Tigray

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 (IPS) - The 2018 Nobel Laureate, Dr. Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist celebrated for his work with survivors of sexual assault in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Panzi Hospital once said: “Rape is a strategy of war – it is meant to destroy women and communities physically and mentally”.

  3. Beware UN Food Systems Summit Trojan Horse

    - Inter Press Service

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    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 26 (IPS) - Undoubtedly, the world needs to reform existing food systems to better serve humanity and sustainable development. But the United Nations World Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) must be consistent with UN-led multilateralism.

    For the first time ever, the World Economic Forum (WEF), a partnership of some of the world’s most powerful corporations, is partnering the UN in launching the Summit, now scheduled for September, with its ‘Pre-Summit’ beginning today.

  4. Conceptual Advances for United Nations 2.0

    - Inter Press Service

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    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 20 (IPS) - The forthcoming UN Secretary-General’s “Our Common Agenda” report, to be released before this year’s UN General Assembly High-Level Week, is expected to offer ambitious recommendations to accelerate the realization of the UN75 Declaration as the world comes to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. The Fight for the Lost Souls.

    - Inter Press Service

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    MEXICO CITY, Jul 19 (IPS) - In June, the Department of Homeland Security made a critical announcement. For the first time in U.S. history, more than 15 national and local agencies and civilian organizations conducted a simultaneous major binational operation to find missing children inside and outside the United States.

  6. The New Social Contract: an Opportunity for Deliberative Participation

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jul 09 (IPS) - These days there hasn’t been certainly a shortage of reports portraying the decline of liberal democracy around the world.

    With rising popularism and a divisive use of social media, we should not be surprised about a general malaise taking roots in most advanced liberal democracies.

  7. Calls to Halt Construction of Massive Oilfield in One of Africas last Wildernesses

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, Jul 08 (IPS) - Wildlife and environmental campaigners have called for international action as concerns grow over a project to create a massive oilfield in one of Africa’s last wildernesses.

  8. Why we Need to Build Economies – not Walls – to Stop Migration

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN SALVADOR, Jul 06 (IPS) - If you speak to farmers in El Salvador, many will tell you about the time they were driven to head north across Central America towards the US. The routes to the border are many, but the origins are so often the same: desperation and hope that better employment opportunities can be found elsewhere.

  9. UN Ready for Breakaway Nations but the Pace Remains Slow

    - Inter Press Service

    Jul 05 (IPS) - When the United Nations renovated its building at a cost of over $2.1 billion, as part of a seven-year refurbishing project back in 2014, the seating in the cavernous General Assembly hall was increased from 193 to 204—primarily in anticipation of at least 11 new member states joining the world body sooner or later.

  10. Flaws in Asia’s Pearl

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Jul 05 (IPS) - For well over a century Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, has been known to the world as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ for its multifaceted attractions. That is until blurb writers ruined it all with hyperbolic epithets that obscured the country’s magnetic charms, which attracted visitors from around the globe.

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