Inter Press Service

Inter Press Service

IPS es una institución internacional de comunicación cuyo eje es una agencia mundial de noticias que amplifica las voces del Sur y de la sociedad civil sobre desarrollo, globalización, derechos humanos y ambiente. www.ipsnoticias.net

06.01.2017

Poor Darwin – Robots, Not Nature, Now Make the Selection

Poor Darwin – Robots, Not Nature, Now Make the Selection

By Baher Kamal When British naturalist Charles Darwin published in 1859 his theory of evolution in his work On the Origin of Species, he most likely did not expect that robots, not nature, would someday be in charge of the… »

30.10.2016

Gorbachev appeals for sanity, dialogue

Gorbachev appeals for sanity, dialogue

By John Scales Avery OSLO, Oct 28 2016 (IPS) – President Mikhail Gorbachev, former leader of the Soviet Union and recipient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, has appealed to world leaders to reduce the dangerous tensions, which today threaten to plunge… »

13.10.2016

Trump, Clinton, Obama and the TPP

Trump, Clinton, Obama and the TPP

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Jomo Kwame Sundaram was United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 2016 (IPS) – The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)… »

21.08.2016

UN admits it needs to do more after causing Haiti cholera epidemic

UN admits it needs to do more after causing Haiti cholera epidemic

By Phoebe Braithwaite NEW YORK, Aug 18 2016 (IPS) – Update: On Thursday 18 August the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the immunity of the UN from legal proceedings in the case of Georges et al v. United Nations et. »

16.08.2016

One Humanity? Millions of Children Tortured, Smuggled, Abused, Enslaved

One Humanity? Millions of Children Tortured, Smuggled, Abused, Enslaved

By Baher Kamal ROME, Aug 16 2016 (IPS) – Children are being smuggled, sexually abused, maimed, killed for their vital organs, recruited as soldiers or otherwise enslaved. Not only: 69 million children under five will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million will live in poverty, and… »

30.07.2016

The Human Rights Council adopts the Declaration on the Right to Peace

The Human Rights Council adopts the Declaration on the Right to Peace

By Christian Guillermet Fernández and David Fernández Puyana GENEVA, Jul 29 2016 (IPS) – On 1 July 2016, the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations in Geneva adopted a Declaration on the Right to… »

12.05.2016

Kenyan refugee camp closures will have disastrous consequences

Kenyan refugee camp closures will have disastrous consequences

The Kenyan government’s decision to close its refugee camps will have disastrous consequences and must be reconsidered, international organisations have stated. At the end of last week, the Kenyan government announced that the “hosting of refugees has to come to an end”, citing economic, security and environmental concerns. Currently, Kenya hosts… »

03.05.2016

Violence against women journalists threatens media freedom

Violence against women journalists threatens media freedom

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage For women journalists, violence and intimidation don’t just happen in conflict zones, they are every day experiences. “You don’t even have to be in a conflict zone to be violated anymore,” New York Times reporter and author of the Taliban Shuffle Kim Barker said… »

31.03.2016

US Nuclear Security Summit shadowed by rising terrorism

When some of the world’s major nuclear powers meet in Washington DC next Friday, they will be shadowed by the rising terrorist attacks– largely in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, which will take place 31 March-April 1, will the fourth and… »

14.01.2016

Taiwan: Polls harken end of nuclear power

Taiwan: Polls harken end of nuclear power

Taiwan may soon be the first nation in Asia to resolve to become a nuclear free nation after four decades of reliance on nuclear power. Nearly 14 million of Taiwan’s 23 million people are expected to go to the polls Jan. 16 to choose between three presidential… »

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