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  1. Nuclear Testing, Never Again

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 01 (IPS) - Seventy-five years ago, on July 16, the United States detonated the world's first nuclear weapons test explosion in the New Mexican desert. Just three weeks later, U.S. Air Force B-29 bombers executed surprise atomic bomb attacks on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing at least 214,000 people by the end of 1945, and injuring untold thousands more who died in the years afterward.

  2. India’s Test along the Line of Actual Control

    NEW DELHI, Jun 30 (IPS) - Being the sole candidate from the Asia Pacific region for the non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), India was elected by 184 votes in the 193-member United Nations' General Assembly on June 17, 2020.

  3. Are We Going from San Francisco?

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 30 (IPS) - Seventy-five years ago, on 26 June 1945, before the Japanese surrender ending the Second World War, fifty nations gathered at San Francisco's Opera House to sign the United Nations (UN) Charter.

  4. COVID-19 Increases Suffering of Children in Conflict

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 (IPS) - The current coronavirus pandemic is having a profound affect on children in conflict zones -- with girls especially being at higher risk of violence and sexual health concerns.

  5. The UN’s Failure to Act on Race

    SOUTH ORANGE, New Jersey, Jun 24 (IPS) - Racism is not only an American problem but a plague that people of African descent have had to endure since time immemorial.

    Rather than seizing this historic moment to act decisively, the United Nations, the world's highest platform for human rights, dithered on the issue when it was called on to establish a full commission of inquiry on race following the outrageous killing of George Floyd on May 25 2020.

  6. Q&A: Sexual Violence Survivors and their Access to Care Should not Be Forgotten

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 19 (IPS) - In marking the sixth annual International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, experts reiterated how crucial it is to keep accessible services to survivors, as they are being affected in complex ways due to the coronavirus pandemic. While the coronavirus does not discriminate, its impact does. And the needs of survivors of sexual violence in conflict "cannot be put on pause, and neither can the response" during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. When Old Age Catches Up, Even Nuclear Weapons Go into Retirement

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 16 (IPS) - The world's stockpile of nuclear weapons—estimated at over 13,400 at the beginning of 2020 – have a least one thing in common with humans: they are "retired" when they reach old age.

  8. The Sahel - 'in Every Sense of the Word a Crisis'

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 10 (IPS) - The combination of rife insecurity, food insecurity and more than 7.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance has left the Sahel a region in crisis, with the global coronavirus pandemic expected to exacerbate the situation.

  9. We Arabs Ask No Favors.....

    GENEVA, Jun 04 (IPS) - In these difficult times for the Palestinian people and for justice, the Government of Israel is proposing to add further to the turmoil by unilaterally absorbing large swathes of the Palestinian West Bank of the Jordan River. It might therefore be fitting to remind the world of the chronology of the events leading up to the creation of the State of Israel in May 1948.

  10. This Year of Living Dangerously

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Jun 02 (IPS) - Indonesia's founding President Sukarno delivered his annual Independence or National Day address on 17 August 1964 anticipating the forthcoming year as Tahun vivere pericolosothe ‘year of living dangerously'. 2020 may well be the world's turn, and not only due to the obvious Covid-19 threat to the world.

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