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Annan Denounced Iraqi Invasion as “Illegal” & Criticized Military Leaders Addressing UN

Kofi Annan. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 2018 (IPS) The Secretary-General of the United Nations, who is  a creature of member states, rarely challenges or defies his creators. But Kofi Annan, who died last week ...

IPS Mourns the Passing of Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan’s outstanding leadership on the global scale has been in the pursuit of the very mission for which the United Nations was created. Courtesy: Kofi Annan Foundation/Johannes Simon By IPS CorrespondentsUNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 2018 (IPS) Dear Nane Annan & Family, The ...

Statement by the Secretary-General on the passing of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan

By António GuterresUNITED NATIONS, Aug 18 2018 (IPS) Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good.  It is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing.  In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organization ...

Use of Water for Electricity Generation Triggers Outcry in Mexico

Non-governmental organisations in Mexico are promoting a citizen water law to guarantee the human right to water. In the picture, social activists take part in a national workshop on watersheds on Aug. 11-12 in Tlalmanalco, a city in the south-central ...

UN Agencies, Government Distribute LPG Stoves to Rohingya Refugees, Bangladeshi Villagers to Save Remaining Forests

UN agencies and Bangladesh government launch alternative fuel project in Cox’s Bazar to help reduce deforestation linked to Rohingya crisis. Photos: Patrick Shepherd FAO/IOM By International Organization for MigrationCox’s Bazar, Aug 17 2018 (IOM) A ...

Take Charge of Your Food: Your Health is Your Business

Credit: IPS By Sunita NarainNEW DELHI, Aug 17 2018 (IPS) The minimum we expect from the government is to differentiate between right and wrong. But when it comes to regulating our food, it’s like asking for too much. Our latest investigation vouches ...

How Ghana’s Rapid Population Growth Could Become an Emergency and Outpace Both Food Production and Economic Growth

Paul Ayormah and his friends on his maize farm in Donkorkrom in the Kwahu Afram Plains District of Ghana’s Eastern Region. Credit: Jamila Akweley Okertchiri/IPS By Jamila Akweley OkertchiriACCRA and DONKORKROM, Ghana, Aug 17 2018 (IPS) Paul Ayormah ...

Chairman of the Geneva Centre highlights the need to protect civilians in armed conflicts

Syrian boy brings bread back from underground bakery in severly damaged area of Aleppo. Credit Shelly KittlesonIPS By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Aug 17 2018 (Geneva Centre) On the occasion of the 2018 World Humanitarian Day – observed annually on 19 August ...

SLIDESHOW: Planet Earth, The Only Home We Have

The melting polar ice cap in July 2018, at 80 degrees North, inside the Arctic Circle between Svalbard, Norway and Greenland. Climate change is warming polar regions twice as fast as other parts of the world. Credit: Trevor Page By Trevor PageROME, ...

Music: Nigeria’s New Cultural Export

Wizkid performs in London, United Kingdom. Photo: Alamy/Michael Tubi By Franck Kuwonu, Africa Renewal*UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 2018 (IPS) It is a cold evening in Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, famous for diamonds, beer, art and high-end fashion. ...
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