Thalif Deen, IPS News

Thalif Deen is a staff reporter for Inter Press Service.

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Friday, December 30, 2016
US Heads for Political Showdown with UN
The United States has had a longstanding love-hate relationship with the United Nations ever since 1952 when the world body began operations in New York city on an 18-acre piece of land which housed an abattoir where cattle was being trucked daily for slaughter. The late Republican Senator Jesse...
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
UN Begins Negotiations on Treaty to Protect Marine Resources
The United Nations has begun negotiations for a new legally binding treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological resources in the world’s oceans – nearly 64 percent of which lie beyond national jurisdiction. Elizabeth Wilson, Director of International Ocean Policy for The...
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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Attacks on Medical Workers in War Zones under Fire
The growing number of indiscriminate bombings in three of the most devastating military conflicts currently underway -– in Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen – are taking a heavy toll on medical personnel serving with humanitarian organizations — along with thousands of civilians caught in the crossfire...
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Saturday, January 16, 2016
Western Powers Protect Arms Markets Ignoring Civilian Killings
UNITED NATIONS - The West continues its strong political and military support to one of its longstanding allies in the Middle East – Saudi Arabia –- despite withering criticism of the kingdom’s battlefield excesses in the ongoing war in neighboring Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition has been accused of...
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Saturday, November 21, 2015
Global Hunger and Undernutrition Could End by 2025
The United Nations aims to help eliminate hunger and undernutrition – described as two of “greatest scourges” facing humankind — by the year 2030. But the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has launched an ambitious new initiative to help end global hunger by 2025...
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Saturday, October 10, 2015
UN Upholds Human Rights, World Bank Dismisses Them
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations has always remained one of the most vociferous and passionate advocates of human rights – exemplified in the creation in 2006 of a 47-member Human Rights Council in Geneva to uphold its mandate. But, in its own political yard, a member of its extended family,...
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Saturday, September 19, 2015
Pope, World Leaders Turn U.N. into Veritable War Zone
UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - The visit to the United Nations by Pope Francis during a General Assembly session, described as a historic first in the ageing 70-year-old organisation, has created a security nightmare both for the world body and New York city police. The U.N. neighbourhood is expected to be...
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
UN to Host Meeting of World Leaders on Refugee Crisis
The 28-member European Union (EU), which was sharply divided over the Greek bailout financial crisis last year, is facing its biggest test of unity over the growing refugee crisis unfolding in European borders. At an emergency meeting in Brussels Monday, the EU hesitantly agreed to share some 40,...
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Western Double Standards on Deadly Cluster Bombs
UNITED NATIONS - The 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) banned the use of these deadly weapons for two primary reasons: they release small bomblets over a wide area, posing extended risks beyond war zones, and they leave behind unexploded ordnance which have killed civilians, including...
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Monday, September 07, 2015
World Running Out of Time to Save Oceans
The United Nations is posting a new environmental warning: the world is running out of time to prevent the gradual degradation of the world’s oceans and the widespread destruction of marine life. In its first comprehensive assessment on the state of the oceans, the United Nations says delays in...
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