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Farmers Hold Keys to Ending Poverty, Hunger, FAO Says

Thursday, May 05, 2016

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, May 05 (IPS) - With recent data showing that 793 million people still go to bed hungry, ending hunger and poverty in 15 years is the next development challenge that world leaders have set for themselves.

A Region’s Eyes Turn to Healthy Nutrition

Thursday, May 05, 2016

ROME, May 05 (IPS) - After its remarkable success in reducing hunger, Europe must now rise to the challenge of making sure food assures more than survival and furnishes healthy lives. head of a global hunger-fighting organization, nothing gives me more satisfaction than to see a vast region of the world achieving food security for its people.

Is the System Broke or Broken?

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 04 (IPS) - Though the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit may seem timely, it brings up many questions about the world humanitarian system; is it broke or broken?

The Waves of the Pacific Are on Chile’s Energy Horizon

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

SANTIAGO, May 04 (IPS) - Chile, a country with 6,435 km of Pacific Ocean coast line, could find in wave and tidal power a solution to its need to diversify its energy mix.

World Celebrates 250 Years Since First Freedom of Information Act

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

HELSINKI, May 04 (IPS) - Press freedom is not just a beautiful idea but a very concrete thing, included in the UN's Sustainable Development agenda which is meant to lead the humankind to sustainable development, UNESCO's director general, Irina Bokova, said at the opening of the World Press Freedom Day here Tuesday.

New Generation Aims to Plug Africa's Research Deficit

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

DAKAR, Senegal, May 04 (IPS) - The tonnes of uncollected garbage piling up on the streets of her home in Cairo was a brain wave for Sherien Elagroudy.

High-Level Defamation Cases Curb Critical Journalism

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 04 (IPS) - High-level defamation, libel and sedition cases in Asian countries are sending signals to journalists that writing critical journalism can cost millions of dollars or years in prison.

Could the UN be Doing More to Protect Journalists?

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 03 (IPS) - As the world commemorates World Press Freedom Day, a coalition of some 35 press freedom groups is calling on the 193-member General Assembly to appoint a Special Representative of the Secretary General to monitor and oversee the safety of journalists worldwide.

Analysis: The Role of the Free Press in Sustainable Development

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

, May 03 (IPS) - This year's World Press Freedom Day marks the 250th anniversary of the first-ever freedom of information law, enacted in what are now Sweden and Finland. 3 May, 2016 is more than just an important anniversary, however; this is the first celebration of World Press Freedom Day since the adoption of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. Securing a free press is essential for progress towards achieving these ambitious goals for people and planet by the year 2030.

Mideast: 1 in 3 Bribe to Access Basic Public Services

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

ROME, May 03 (IPS) - Just an ordinary citizen living in a Middle East and North of Africa country and requring a birth certificate for your new-born daughter? No problem—just take something with you, either some cash, a pack of cigarettes or just buy a glass of tea with milk and a lot of sugar.

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