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Changing Climate Threatens World's Smallholder Farmers

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - Farmers are already experiencing the effects of climate change but can also help to fight it, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Water Bodies Central to Urban Flood Planning

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

CHENNAI, India, Oct 19 (IPS) - "The rain was our nemesis as well as our saviour," says Kanniappan, recalling the first week of December 2015 when Chennai was flooded.

Big Powers Set to Grab High Level UN Posts

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 (IPS) - When Antonio Guterres, the former Prime Minister of Portugal, takes office as the new UN Secretary General on January 1, his top management team is likely to be dominated by nominees from the five big powers, namely the US, Britain, France, China and Russia (P5).

Q&A: Land Degradation Could Force 135 Million to Migrate in Next 30 Years

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NEW DELHI/BONN, Oct 18 (IPS) - One of the critical challenges facing the world today is that emerging migration patterns that are increasingly rooted in the depletion of natural resources.

From City 50/50 to Planet 50/50 - How to Step it Up for Gender Equality and Sustainable Development

Monday, October 17, 2016

QUITO, Oct 17 (IPS) - Urban development ministers, mayors from all over the world, city planners, architects and municipal authorities, civil society and private sector will meet in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, for Habitat III, the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (17-20 October, 2016), to adopt the New Urban Agenda as well as to strategize and agree on its implementation.

We Can Eliminate Hunger and Poverty Quickly with Greater Commitment

Monday, October 17, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 17 (IPS) - Why do people go hungry? Mainly because they do not have the means to get enough food, whether by producing it themselves or by purchasing it. There is more than enough food to feed the world. All those who currently go hungry can be adequately fed with about two percent of current food production, much more of which is wasted or lost. The main problem is one of distribution or access, rather than production or availability.

Pan-African Parliament Seeks Larger Role in Food Security, Policy

Monday, October 17, 2016

CAIRO, Oct 17 (IPS) - The Pan African Parliament (PAP) concluded its session in Egypt's Sharm El-Sheikh Monday with initiatives on PAP's identity, counter-terrorism challenges in the continent and joint development plans, particularly the question of food security.

Indigenous Land Rights Bring Economic, not just Environmental Benefits

Monday, October 17, 2016

Oct 17 (IPS) - Secure indigenous land rights not only bring environmental benefits, they can also foster economic development, according to a new report released by the World Resources Institute.

Eradicating Poverty – a Lofty Ideal or Achievable Goal?

Sunday, October 16, 2016

ROME, Oct 16 (IPS) - The first Sustainable Development Goal calls for us to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. The goal and the deadline are ambitious - and they need to be. We do not have the luxury of time.

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