News headlines in 2017

Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

Friday, May 26, 2017

ROME, May 26 (IPS) - Asia is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples on Earth, with an estimated 260 million of a total of 370 million original inhabitants worldwide. In spite of their huge number-equaling half of the combined population of Europe-- they are often victims of discrimination and denial of their rights.

Time To Focus On ‘Hidden Hunger’

Friday, May 26, 2017

WASHINGTON DC, May 26 (IPS) - As World Hunger Day May 28 approaches, it is time for us all to redouble our efforts to reach the goal of Zero Hunger by prioritizing the battle against micronutrient deficiency. If the international community pulls together this year to incorporate proven solutions such as biofortifying crops into the UN framework for sustainable development, we could reduce malnutrition on a truly global scale.

Formalising Informal Trade – Good for African Women?

Friday, May 26, 2017

ROME, May 26 (IPS) - Women constitute the largest share of informal traders in Africa–about 70 per cent in Southern Africa and more than half in other parts of this vast continent made up of 54 states, home to over 1,200 billion people.

In a “World of Plenty,” G7 Must Fight Famine

Friday, May 26, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (IPS) - World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam.

Why the G7 Must Fund Health & Nutrition

Thursday, May 25, 2017

TAORMINA, Italy, May 25 (IPS) - The G7 Summit, held annually among the leaders of the world's most powerful economies (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the EU), plays an important role in shaping responses to global challenges—theoretically at least.

Big polluting lobbyists may be forced to declare interests at UN talks

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ABU DHABI, UAE, May 25 (IPS) - Is the presence of the fossil fuel industry necessary in global climate change negotiations, or does their presence in these talks represent a conflict of interest and undermine global progress?

Africa - More than Just Conflicts, Corruption, Disasters

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ROME, May 25 (IPS) - Natural and man-made disasters, armed conflicts, widespread corruption and deep social inequalities have been so far a dramatic source for most news coverage when it comes to Africa, the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent on Earth, which hosts 54 states spreading over 30 million square kilometres that are home to over 1.2 billion people.

Slow Growth Stalls SDGs’ Progress

Thursday, May 25, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 25 (IPS) - The world will not be on track to eradicate poverty by 2030 if current growth trends continue, a UN task force found.

Q&A: “It’s a Crime” that 35 Million Latin Americans Still Suffer from Hunger

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Nutrition Key to Developing Africa’s “Grey Matter Infrastructure”

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

AHMEDABAD, India, May 24 (IPS) - Developing Africa's ‘grey matter infrastructure' through multi-sector investments in nutrition has been identified as a game changer for Africa's sustainable development.