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  1. Europe Stands by Caribbean on Climate Funding

    Monday, June 26, 2017

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 26 (IPS) - A senior European Union (EU) official in the Caribbean said Europe is ready to continue the global leadership on the fight against climate change, including helping the poor and vulnerable countries in the region.

  2. Putting the Spotlight on Women Migrant Workers

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 (IPS) - Migrant workers, and their economic contribution to the development of both the country of origin and the host country, have caught the eye of governments and policymakers worldwide.

  3. Rural Poverty? Cooperatives!

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    ALICANTE, Spain, Jun 24 (IPS) - Humanity has had and has big projects. Mastery of nature is one, still going on. Middle range phenomena have been mastered, but not the micro level of viri–HIV is a current case–nor the macro level of climate–to the contrary, humanity is making it worse.

  4. Global Devaluation of Work Drives Up Unemployment in Brazil

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 24 (IPS) - In addition to driving up the number of unemployed people to 14.2 million, the severe recession of the last two years led Brazil to join the global trend of flexibilisation of labour laws in order to further reduce labour costs.

  5. “Torture Works” — in All the Wrong Ways

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    COPENHAGEN, Jun 23 (IPS) - "Torture works" might rank among the most sweeping generalisations ever uttered, one brutal in its disregard of the pain and suffering created by this abhorrent practice. Indeed, torture works, but to all the wrong ends.

  6. The High Cost of Ageing

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Jun 23 (IPS) - Evidence shows that health systems must be recast to accommodate the needs of chronic disease prevention.

  7. “Black Soils’ - Excessive Use of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury…

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    ROME, Jun 23 (IPS) - Soil are polluted due mostly to human activities that leave excess chemicals in soils used to grow food, the United Nations reports.

  8. The World Is Burning

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    ROME, Jun 23 (IPS) - Record high temperatures are gripping much of the globe and more hot weather are to come and. This implies more drought, more food insecurity, more famine and more massive human displacements.

  9. UN Response Teams Underfunded as Costs Hit Staggering $23.5 Billion

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 23 (IPS) - UN response teams that help the most vulnerable people in the world are still largely underfunded, a new status report has revealed.

    The funding available to the teams is no match for the record number of people—141 million—who need assistance today.

  10. “Big Reflection” Needed on Opioid Crisis

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 (IPS) - Opioids are among the most devastating drugs and are creating a crisis of epidemic proportions, said the UN drug agency.

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