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  1. Women Build Rural Infrastructure in Bangladesh

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    DHAKA, Aug 13 (IPS) - Breaking all the social barriers and taboos, poor women in Bangladesh are now engaged in rural development works across the country as labourers.

  2. Promise or Peril? Africa’s 830 Million Young People by 2050

    Friday, August 11, 2017

    ACCRA, Ghana / NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 11 (IPS) - Last month, Spanish charity workers rescued 167 migrants arriving from Africa aboard a small boat.

  3. Smugglers Throw Hundreds of African Migrants Off Boats Headed to Yemen

    Friday, August 11, 2017

    ROME, Aug 11 (IPS) - A total of 300 migrants have reportedly been forced from boats over the past two days by smugglers off the coast of Yemen – many feared dead or missing, the United Nations migration agency has reported.

  4. Conservation Agriculture Sprouts in Cuban Fields

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    LOS PALACIOS, Cuba, Aug 10 (IPS) - At the entrance, the Tierra Brava farm looks like any other family farm in the rural municipality of Los Palacios, in the westernmost province of Cuba. But as you drive in, you see that the traditional furrows are not there, and that freshly cut grass covers the soil.

  5. This Is How Indigenous Peoples Help Curb Gas Emissions, End Hunger

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    ROME, Aug 10 (IPS) - A third of global forests, crucial for curbing gas emissions, are primarily managed by indigenous peoples, families, smallholders and local communities, according to the United Nations.

  6. Jordan Makes Strides Toward Inclusive Green Economy

    Thursday, August 10, 2017

    AMMAN, Aug 10 (IPS) - Jordan may be one of the smallest economies in the Middle East, but it has high ambitions for inclusive green growth and sustainable development despite the fact that it lies in the heart of a region that has been long plagued with wars and other troubles, says the Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Dr. Frank Rijsberman.

  7. Leadership Failure Perpetuates Stagnation

    Wednesday, August 09, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 09 (IPS) - What kind of leadership does the world need now? US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's leadership was undoubtedly extraordinary. His New Deal flew in the face of the contemporary economic orthodoxy, begun even before Keynes' General Theory was published in 1936.

  8. Why New US Cold War with Russia Now

    Wednesday, August 09, 2017

    MOSCOW, Aug 09 (IPS) - Even before the imposition of new sanctions on Russia by Donald Trump and the ongoing fuss over Russian hackers undermining US democracy, Russian-American relations had deteriorated to a level not seen since the 1950s. Why?

  9. Donald Trump & Kim Jong-Un Need To Find A Diplomatic Off-Ramp

    Wednesday, August 09, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Aug 09 (IPS) - WASHINGTON DC, 9 August 2017 (IPS) -- Just six months into the administration of President Donald Trump, the war of words and nuclear threats between the United States and North Korea have escalated, and a peaceful resolution to the escalating crisis is more difficult than ever to achieve.

  10. Why Breastfeeding Is One of the “Smartest Investments” for All Countries

    Tuesday, August 08, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 08 (IPS) - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has released new findings on the economic gains—besides the obvious health benefits—of breastfeeding.

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