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  1. Poor Outlook for HIV-positive Children in Pakistan

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - Over 785 people have been diagnosed with HIV in Larkana, Pakistan. 82% of those individuals are children, and only half are receiving the treatment they need.

  2. ‘Born A Refugee, I Dream of a Place Called Home’

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, USA, Jun 20 (IPS) - On World Refugee Day, personal reflections of a young Palestinian from the Gaza Strip

    Mohammed Eid* is from Rafah Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip.

    I am a refugee, born to a refugee family. I was granted that status on the day I came into this world. I was not aware of what had happened before then. I did not fight any battle, I did not threaten anyone. I did not even choose my own race or ethnicity. I just came to this world to find myself a displaced person.

  3. More Megacities, More Pressure on Forests

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    ANKARA, Jun 20 (IPS) - With two-thirds of the world's population projected to be living in cities by 2050, increasing pressure continues to be placed on forests which are being cleared to make way for agricultural production.

  4. Put Survivors Front and Centre

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - Sexual violence is still all too common and continues to threaten peace and security worldwide. How can we do better? Put survivors at the centre.

  5. SDGs, Currently Off-Track, Need Bold Decisive Action

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 19 (IPS) - Tariq Ahmad is Senior Policy and Research Advisor – Aid Effectiveness at Oxfam AmericaIt has been four years since governments agreed on the most ambitious set of international commitments to fight poverty and inequality to date. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are ‘a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.' The goals ambitiously aim to "Leave No One Behind."

  6. An Economic No-Brainer: Empower Women, Empower Economies

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    NEW YORK, Jun 19 (IPS) - As the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a leader in advocating for increased investment and action toward gender equality, Christine Lagarde helps Deliver for Good explore the steps needed to build sustainable financing & economic opportunities for girls and women.

  7. The Immense Cost 200 Million Migrant Workers Pay to Rescue their Families

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    MADRID, Jun 19 (IPS) - Straight to the point: while right and far-right politicians keep marketing their image with intensive campaigns of hatred, discrimination and stigmatisation against migrants, 200 million migrant workers worldwide will sacrifice over half a trillion dollars from their hard-earned money, to rescue 800 million members of their impoverished families. And that's only this year 2019.

  8. Rising Population Trends Threaten UN’s Development Goals in Asia & Africa

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 19 (IPS) - The world's developing nations, currently fighting an uphill battle in their attempts to implement the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are facing another stark demographic reality: a rise in world population by 2.0 billion people in the next 30 years: from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion in 2050.

  9. Colombia – Trade Unionism Under Threat of Death

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    BOGOTA, Jun 18 (IPS) - Miguel Morantes was almost murdered. Ever since, three bodyguards are part of his everyday life in one of the most dangerous countries for trade union members.

  10. Financialization Promotes Dangerous Speculation

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR and PENANG, Jun 18 (IPS) - Financialization has involved considerable ‘innovation', often of opaque, complex and poorly understood financial instruments. These instruments typically have large debt components involving leveraging, deepening connections across markets and borders.

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