Saturday, April 17, 2021

INTERVIEW: Myanmar military increasing efforts to keep truth from getting out, UN expert says

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The crackdown on journalists, cutting off the Internet and disrupting the flow of information across Myanmar, is “not working”, and the world is not...

Northeast Nigeria violence forces 65,000 to flee, humanitarians targeted by armed groups

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A spate of clashes involving Government security forces and insurgent groups in northeast Nigeria has caused mass displacement and threatened humanitarian assistance, as armed...

World Moving Towards a Devastating Marriage of Artificial Intelligence & Weapons of War

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STOCKHOLM, Apr 16 (IPS) - Landmines are among the most insidious and cruel weapons of all, because they do not distinguish between armed...

UN envoy highlights diplomatic unity, as key to help end Yemen war

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The UN Special Envoy for Yemen appealed on Thursday for warring parties to implement a nationwide ceasefire and agree a date for peace talks,...

Peoples Leader: A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India

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NEW DELHI, India, Apr 15 (IPS) - On 12 January this year, somewhere in the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, 24 year...

Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives

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NEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 (IPS) - Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary...

Studying Marine Lifes Brief Break from Human Noise

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NEW YORK, Apr 15 (IPS) - Travel and economic slowdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic have combined to brake shipping, seafloor exploration, and...

UNs Most Powerful Political Body Remains Paralyzed Battling a New Cold War

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UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 (IPS) - A new Cold War – this time, between the US and China —is threatening to paralyze the...

UN experts urge US to align anti-terrorism programme with international law

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A so-called “Rewards for Justice” programme in the United States is violating the human rights of some of the individuals it targets, independent UN...

COVID-19 Teaches Us to Better Manage Global Systemic Risks

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UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 (IPS) - Millions of lives lost. Trillions of dollars in economic damage. Over 120 million more people pushed into...

Profound Reform or Redundancy United Nations’ Quandary?

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GENEVA, Apr 13 (IPS) - Three recent developments bring about again the reasoning on the dire need to immediately reform the United Nations...

Kosovo: Expectations high following elections, UN envoy tells Security Council

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Recent elections in Kosovo reflected a strong desire for change, the head of the UN mission there, UNMIK, said in his virtual briefing to...

UN and partners announce Afghan peace summit will convene in Turkey this month

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The UN together with Turkey, and Qatar, announced on Tuesday that a high-level conference aimed at ending decades of conflict in Afghanistan will go ahead beginning...

Myanmar heading towards a ‘full-blown conflict’, UN human rights chief warns

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The ongoing repression of protests in Myanmar could spark a “full-blown conflict” on a par with Syria, the United Nations’ top human rights official...

New Report Calls for Improved Eating Habits in a World of Extremes

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BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 13 (IPS) - With the two extremes of global hunger and obesity on the increase, a new report suggests a...