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Providing Practical Support for UN Projects

Friday, September 30, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - From electrifying hospitals in Somalia to providing waste management services in Sri Lanka, the UN Office for Project Services works in over 80 countries to provide practical support to help meet the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

UN Resolution on Journalist Safety Passed, But Long Way to Go

Friday, September 30, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) advanced its commitment to the safety of journalists after adopting a groundbreaking resolution with measures for states to ensure journalist protection. But this is only the first step, many note.

To Effectively Combat Climate Change, Involve Women

Friday, September 30, 2016

ATLANTA, Georgia, Sep 30 (IPS) - London's Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames is famously known as the "Ladies Bridge," for it was built largely by women during the height of World War II.  On another continent, women fighting a different war have built an equally remarkable structure: a 3,300-meter anti-salt dyke constructed by a women's association in Senegal to reclaim land affected by rising levels of salt water.

Wave Energy on the Horizon in the Pacific Islands

Friday, September 30, 2016

CANBERRA, Australia, Sep 30 (IPS) - Waves are ubiquitous in the more than 20 island states scattered across 165 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean. But only this year, following a ground-breaking study by oceanographic experts, are they now seen as an economically viable source of renewable energy in the region.

Murders, Crackdown Create Lingering Climate of Fear in Bangladesh

Thursday, September 29, 2016

DHAKA, Sep 29 (IPS) - Like the living room of any proud family, the one in Ajoy Roy's house boasts photos of the eldest son, Avijit.

Making the Goals: Why Sustainable Development Must Be Integrated Development

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Washington, DC, Sep 28 (IPS) - By recognising how closely connected the different aspects of sustainable development are, the Sustainable Development Goals create an important opportunity - and challenge - for a more coordinated approach to implementing development policies.

Ending Lingering Hunger in a World of Plenty

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) - With malnutrition continuing to afflict one in nine people globally, the UN has appointed 29 global leaders to help tackle the problem head on.

Uncertainty Mars Potential for Peace in South Sudan

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) - Nearly one month after UN Security Council members visited troubled South Sudan, disagreement reigns over even the limited outside measures proposed to try to bring the security situation in the world's newest country under control.

First Acid Test for Peace in Colombia Will Be the Referendum

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

BOGOTA, Sep 27 (IPS) - It was like a huge party in Colombia. "Congratulations!" people said to each other, before hugging. "Only 20 minutes to go!" one office worker said, hurrying on her way to Bolívar square, in the heart of Bogotá. And everyone knew what she was talking about, and hurried along too. Complete strangers exchanged winks of complicity.

South Sudan and Uganda's Intertwined History of Violence

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minnesota, USA, Sep 27 (IPS) - Uganda has and continues to play a major role in fueling the conflict in South Sudan. The recent events in South Sudan have brought that moral challenge into a very sharp focus.

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