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  1. No Woman Should Ever Die Giving Life

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 (IPS) - Consider this. 24 women, children and babies were murdered at a hospital in Kabul, the Afghan capital. Even by standards of a country as accustomed to bloodshed as Afghanistan, the May 12 attack on a Kabul maternity clinic was an event of unmitigated horror.

  2. Innovation Is an Imperative - for Sustainable Food Systems

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    ROME, May 26 (IPS) - Hunger and food insecurity continue to rise. The official 2019 statistics refer to 821 million people suffering from hunger all over the world. According the recently launched Global Report on Food Crisesthere are further 135 million people facing crisis levels of hunger or worse.

  3. As COVID-19 Burns, World’s Forgotten Wars Continue to take Toll on Civilians as Well

    Thursday, May 21, 2020

    JUBA, South Sudan, May 21 (IPS) - Earlier this year, just before the coronavirus virtually shut down international travel, I sat under a mesquite tree and listened to a rambling speech by a South Sudanese general at a military base outside of the capital, Juba.

  4. We Cannot Let the Education Gap Widen at the Start of the Decade of Action

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    NEW YORK, May 13 (IPS) - Yasmine Sherif is Director, Education Cannot WaitPrior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we estimated that 75 million children and youth - of whom 39 million are girls - were not able to access a quality education in countries impacted by armed conflicts, forced displacement, natural disasters and climate change-induced emergencies. The impact of COVID-19 has both globally and exponentially deepened the already existing critical education crisis.

  5. US Pulls the Plug on a UN Global Cease-Fire Resolution

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 12 (IPS) - After six weeks of negotiations, the United States shot down hopes for a resolution to be approved in the United Nations Security Council on May 8, refusing to back worldwide cease-fires as the US continues to castigate China and the World Health Organization for the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, momentum behind tenuous cease-fires is vanishing, experts say.

  6. VE Day Marks the End of the Second World War-But the World is Still at War

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 11 (IPS) - The world commemorated the 75th Anniversary to mark the end of the 2nd World War also called VE Day on 08 May 2020.

    With her nation, and much of the world still in lockdown due to COVID 19, England's Queen marked 75 years since the allied victory in Europe with a poignant televised address. From Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth said, "the wartime generation knew that the best way to honour those who did not come back from the war, was to ensure that it didn't happen again".

  7. Enforced Disappearances, Arbitrary Detentions, Hate Speech & Attacks on Civilians - ICC Report on Libya

    Wednesday, May 06, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, May 06 (IPS) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday highlighted crimes against humanity and grave mismanagement of the law in Libya during a release of their latest report on the North African nation. 

  8. COVID-19 Pandemic Vulnerable to Exploitation by Proliferators, Terrorists & Criminals

    Wednesday, May 06, 2020

    WASHINGTON DC, May 06 (IPS) - Even during this pandemic, perhaps especially during this pandemic, the global institutions to help prevent the spread of biological and chemical weapons to proliferators or terrorists must continue their work.

  9. India & China Ranked World’s Biggest Military Spenders Trailing US

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 29 (IPS) - China and India, which went to war back in 1962 largely over a disputed Himalayan border-- and continue a longstanding battle for military supremacy in Asia-- have set a new record in arms spending.

  10. Covid-19 & its Impact on the Work of Disarmament

    Thursday, April 09, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - Humanity has faced no challenge greater than COVID-19 since the Second World War. As this rapidly developing global health emergency places unprecedented strain on our medical, economic and social systems, we must work hard to prevent new risks for instability, unrest and conflict.

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