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  1. “Murder Most Foul” – the Death of Olof Palme

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 30 (IPS) - Just as the U.S. is haunted by the 1963 murder of John F. Kennedy, Sweden is troubled by the 1986 murder of its Prime Minister Olof Palme. The American feelings were aired on Bob Dylan´s latest album, Rough and Rowdy Wayscontaining a 16 minutes long song with lines like:

  2. 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.

  3. Put Climate at the Heart of COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plans

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 29 (IPS) - Cast your mind back. Six months ago—it seems like a lifetime—the world's attention was on Madrid. The United Nations was meeting to take stock of international progress in fighting climate change. Headlines were dominated by young people pointing out—rightly—that governments were still not doing enough. They demanded urgent and ambitious action to cut emissions and help the most vulnerable.

  4. Indigenous Farmers Harvest Water with Small Dams in Peru's Andes Highlands

    AYACUCHO, Peru, Jun 29 (IPS) - A communally built small dam at almost 3,500 meters above sea level supplies water to small-scale farmer Cristina Azpur and her two young daughters in Peru's Andes highlands, where they face water shortages exacerbated by climate change.

  5. Safety of Children an Afterthought for Tech Companies

    LONDON, Jun 29 (IPS) - Global upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has left society's most vulnerable exposed. Instances of child sexual exploitation material (CSEM) found online have increased at an alarming rate over past months.

  6. African Governments Failing Survivors of Child Sexual Exploitation

    LONDON, Jun 26 (IPS) - In Malawi, Mary* was only 14 years old when she was recruited and trafficked to the city of Blantyre and sold for sex in a bar. A man had arrived in her village looking for girls to work as domestic helpers for families.

  7. Looking Beyond the Lowest-common Denominator? DFID/FCO Merger

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jun 25 (IPS) - The progress on ending extreme poverty, preventable child deaths, gender equality and climate change was too hard won to be side-lined.

  8. 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.

  9. The US & the UN -- A Looming Confrontation

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jun 25 (IPS) - The recent approach of the US to the UN and its agencies has left many shaking their heads. The US, under President Roosevelt, played a seminal role in creating the UN and its key agencies after World War II and subsequently nurturing them.

  10. 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.

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