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Friday, April 29, 2016   7:48 GMT



Syrian Government to Allow Aid, Loosening the Stranglehold on Madaya
Katherine Mackenzie
ROME, 8 Jan (IPS) - The Syrian government says it will allow humanitarian aid into the besieged rebel-held town of Madaya, according to the United Nations, following reports and horrific pictures of residents starving to death. Aid is expected to reach the area by Monday, but for some it is too little and too late.
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Locals Want to Know When They Will Feel the Effects of the U.S.-Cuban Thaw
Patricia Grogg
HAVANA, 16 Dec (IPS) - While the normalisation of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba is moving ahead, and the U.S. and Cuban flags have been proudly waving in Havana and Washington, respectively, since last July, the year gone by since the thaw has left many unanswered questions.
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Honor Our Right to Exist, Say Pacific Island Leaders at COP21
Stella Paul
PARIS, 10 Dec (IPS) - On World Human Rights Day (December 10) at the UN climate conference in Paris, small island nations from the Pacific made a passionate call to the world leaders: stop climate change and honour our right to exist on the earth.
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Opinion
Integrating Water, Sanitation and Health are Key to the Promise of the UN Global Goals
Princess Sarah Zeid
AMMAN, 30 Oct (IPS) - The 193 member states of the United Nations have adopted an ambitious 15-year sustainable development agenda, the 2030 Global Goals.
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Opinion
The Nuclear Deals Impact on Iranian Domestic and Foreign Policy
Farhang Jahanpour
OXFORD, 19 Oct (IPS) - As in most countries, in Iran too there are hardliners and moderates. All polls show that a large majority of Iranians support the nuclear deal (or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA) between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, Russia, China, Great Britain, France and Germany), while a small but powerful group of hardliners opposes it. The Iranian parliament has finally approved the deal, but after a great deal of controversy and with some reservations.
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Opinion
Will the SDGs Serve to Bridge the Gender Gap?
Paloma Duran
UNITED NATIONS, 16 Oct (IPS) - Increasingly gender equality, rooted in human rights, is recognized both as a key development goal on its own and as a vital means to helping accelerate sustainable development. And while the field of gender has expanded exponentially over the years, with programmes focused exclusively on women and girls and greater mainstreaming of gender into many development activities, a range of challenges remain.
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Opinion
International Day of the Girl Must Start with Good Laws
Shelby Quast
NEW YORK, 12 Oct (IPS) - Everyday should be about girls, but yesterday, October 11, was dedicated especially to them. International Day of the Girl is yet another opportunity to put girls at center stage.
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Opinion
American Exceptionalism on Child Rights
Kul Chandra Gautam
KATHMANDU, NEPAL, 5 Oct (IPS) - On 1 October 2015, Somalia ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), leaving the United States of America as the only remaining member state of the UN not to embrace this most universally accepted human rights treaty. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reflects the sentiments of all the worlds human rights activists in encouraging the US to join the global community by ratifying this noble treaty.
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Opinion
The Pope, Partisanship and the Common Good
Andrew Hanauer
WASHINGTON, 24 Sep (IPS) - Pope Francis delivered two very strong messages in his speech to Congress Thursday morning: let's work together and let's protect the vulnerable.
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Activists Say Fracking Fails to 'Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful'
Emilio Godoy
MONTROSE, Pennsylvania, USA, 17 Sep (IPS) - U.S. activist Vera Scroggins has been sued five times by the oil industry, and since October 2013 she has faced a restraining order banning her from any properties owned or leased by one of the biggest players in Pennsylvanias natural gas rush, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation.
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