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  1. The Culture of Peace: Change our World for the Better in the Age of COVID 19

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 (IPS) - Last year, we paid tribute to the 20th Anniversary of the 1999 Declaration of the Program of Action on a Culture of Peace. Today, we need to ask ourselves if we had genuinely carried out our moral responsibilities to transition from a culture of hatred and violence to a culture of tolerance and peace.

  2. A Red Notice against Trump?

    LONDON, Sep 07 (IPS) - When INTERPOL is asked to intervene against targeted killing.

    Last June, news broke that Iran had issued an arrest warrant and asked INTERPOL for help in detaining US President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believed had carried out the drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.1 INTERPOL denied this request,2 stating that it "would not consider requests of this nature" because "it is strictly forbidden for the Organisation to undertake any intervention or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character."3

  3. South Sudan - COVID-19 and Ongoing Violence has Catastrophic Effects on Civilians

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 01 (IPS) - Large-scale intercommunal violence on civilians in the Jonglei and greater Pibor regions in South Sudan has led to the mass displacement of thousands of people who are living in the open without health care, adequate food, shelter, water or sanitation in the middle of the rainy season.

  4. Powerplay in Paradise: Sino-Indian Tussle in the Maldives

    Aug 31 (IPS) - The Maldives is a picturesque country of merely 515,000 people located just beyond the southern tip of the South Asian land mass, in an idyllic Indian ocean setting. The nation is spread across 26 pretty atolls, comprising about 1192 islets, not all still inhabited. These are lapped by crystal blue waters containing flora and fauna of remarkable magnificence.

    Its scenic bounties attract droves of tourists who frolic in the sands, sun and the sea in salubrious languor. It has a thriving fishing, garment and tourism industry which have recently helped it graduate out of the United Nations list of Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

    It is so tiny that used to be said that the catch of a single large fish any day could cause a remarkable jump in its Gross National Product (GDP) numbers. It is not without reason that the archipelago has often been compared to a paradise.

  5. The Abraham Accord: Will it Bring Peace or Perpetuate Pain in Palestine?

    SINGAPORE, Aug 24 (IPS) - There is not much good news for President Donald Trump of the United States these days.

    If electoral polls have any credibility, he is staring at the face of almost certain defeat in the elections come November. So, when the so-called Abraham Accord between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was sealed in a telephone call between him and the leaders of Israel and the UAE, signalling a sliver of silver lining in the otherwise hovering dark clouds over him, Trump was ecstatic.

    A Trump twitter called it a "HUGE breakthrough among "three GREAT friends!".

  6. Beating Anger into Empathy: the Need of the Hour in Ethiopia

    LONDON, Aug 17 (IPS) - The murder of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, an icon of the Oromo people in Ethiopia was a tragic loss for all who struggle for rights in systems that fail to accommodate them.

  7. 75 Years after the Bomb, Hiroshima Still Chooses ‘Reconciliation and Hope’

    Aug 06 (IPS) - In a video message delivered to a Peace Memorial Ceremony in Japan on Thursday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has paid tribute to the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which devastated the city in 1945.

  8. The Charter of the United Nations After 75 Years: Personal Reflections

    NEW YORK, Jul 27 (IPS) - The Charter of the United Nations is not only the constituent instrument of the United Nations as an organization. It is a multilateral legal manifesto encompassing a set of basic principles and norms aimed at ensuring peace, freedom, development, equality and human rights throughout the world. These principles and norms reflect the shared values proclaimed in the preamble on behalf of the "Peoples of the United Nations". As such, it is the most innovative and trailblazing multilateral treaty ever concluded among States. Today, it is a universal instrument by which all States have solemnly accepted to be bound in their international relations.

  9. Rohingya Women Take a Seat at the Table & Share Stories in a Growing Rights Movement

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 24 (IPS) - Rohingya women are coming together to feature their own work, plight and stories in mainstream conversations about their community — a space they say they've been left out of.

    "If we think of revolutions or liberty or think of any ways to liberate ourselves from the shackle of suffering and being dubbed as 'the most persecuted minority on earth', women have to be part of it," Yasmin Ullah, president of the Rohingya Human Rights Network, told IPS.

  10. The World Needs You. Now.

    NEW YORK, Jul 20 (IPS) - "We may all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now," Martin Luther King Jr once said. His timeless wisdom rings truer than ever today for the many challenges the world is facing. COVID-19, continued armed conflicts and forced displacement, climate-change induced disasters, deep divides and widespread discrimination mark the human family in the 21st century.

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