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The Contribution of Humanitarian Action to Peace

By Peter MaurerSTOCKHOLM, May 22 2019 – The connection of humanitarian action to broader objectives like peace, development and human rights is understandably complex, but it is also an area in which some fresh thinking is important. The dilemma ...

UN: Catastrophic failure as civilians ravaged by war violations 70 years after Geneva Conventions

– PRESS RELEASE — By Amnesty InternationalMay 22 2019 (IPS-Partners) The UN Security Council must mark the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions this year by ending its catastrophic failure to protect millions of civilians around ...

Preventing Antibiotic Resistance: Look to the Livestock Industry

Among the major drivers of the Antimicrobial Resistance crisis is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in livestock and feed. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS. By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 21 2019 – Antimicrobial resistance is quickly ...

Public-Private Partnerships Fad Fails

After the failure and abuses of privatization became apparent, public-private partnerships have since been promoted ostensibly to mobilize private finance for the public purpose. In all too many cases, PPPs have socialized costs and losses while ensuring ...

Rohingya Repatriation: Many twists and turns but no solution in sight yet

Amir Ali, a Rohingya violinist who was a member of a wedding band of the northern Rakhine State of Myanmar, attends a weekly prayer event to play the violin at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, March 7, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS/MOHAMMAD PONIR ...

Partnerships to Promote Equality for LGBTI People

Credit: UNDP Dominican Republic By Inka MattilaSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, May 21 2019 – As states and civil society organizations are increasingly acting to address stigma, discrimination and human rights violations targeting lesbian, ...

“We need to move beyond mere tolerance and towards empathy to truly celebrate cultural diversity,” says the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, May 21 2019 (IPS-Partners) On the occasion of the 2019 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, commemorated annually on 21 May, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and ...

Executive Director of the Geneva Centre: Education constitutes an important building block to counter violent extremist narratives

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, May 21 2019 (IPS-Partners) Equal access to education can open vital spaces for inclusiveness, reconciliation and dialogue as well as address prevailing toxic narratives fuelling violent and extremist ideologies, said the Executive ...

Emovis wins Utah’s Road Usage Charging for Alternative Fuel Vehicles Project

NEW YORK, May 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The State of Utah officially announced the award of its Road Usage Charge for Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) project to emovis. AFVs eligible for Utah's program include gas hybrid, plug–in ...

Long Life to Their Majesties, the Bees!

Credit: UNDP-Guatemala/Carolina Trutmann By Baher KamalMADRID, May 20 2019 – Amazingly organised social communities, bees ensure food chain. ‘Bee’ grateful to them… at least on their World Day! While the (surprisingly) still called homo ...
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