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High-level UN refugee summit leaves aid agencies disappointed

High-level UN refugee summit leaves aid agencies disappointed

| September 20, 2016

(GIN)—A high-level summit at the United Nations on Monday addressing the large movements of refugees and migrants, failed to produce any concrete measures during the all-day event, leading some observers to dismiss  its accomplishments as “all talk and no action.” The summit’s final report gives the international community another two years to reach a “global […]

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World finance leaders huddle in Swiss hideout as inequality soars

World finance leaders huddle in Swiss hideout as inequality soars

| January 19, 2016

62 people control as much wealth as half the entire world (GIN)—As the world’s political and business elite head off to the World Economic Forum—held this week in a Swiss ski resort—activists from around the world are demanding that growing wealth inequality around the world must be stopped. The theme of this year’s gathering is […]

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War resisters group holds first African confab in Cape Town

War resisters group holds first African confab in Cape Town

| June 14, 2014

(GIN)—War Resisters’ International, founded in 1921 by conscientious objectors to the First World War, will hold their first conference in South Africa from July 4 to July 8. Conference organizers plan to draw attention to the great cost to Africa of the global arms trade which prompted a report by Oxfam International titled “Africa’s Missing […]

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