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  1. The Role of Women’s Organisations in Crisis-Settings

    Monday, August 19, 2019

    BEIRUT, Aug 19 (IPS) - To mark World Humanitarian Day, we celebrate the overlooked women leaders who are first responders, unwavering advocates, and powerful change-makers in humanitarian emergencies.

  2. How Tibet Doubled its Life Expectancy

    Monday, August 19, 2019

    LHASA, Aug 19 (IPS) - Tibet's complicated typography means that the terrain is not easy for its people. Whilst the country is breathtaking, one incredible story about Tibet is that of the dramatic socio-economic changes the region has undergone.

  3. Russia and Syria in the Spotlight for Latest Idlib Medic Deaths

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (IPS) - Medical aid groups have again blasted Russian and Syrian government forces this week for an ever-growing death toll among doctors, paramedics and other health workers in military strikes in northwestern Syria.

  4. A Key Role for 1.8 Billion Youth in UN’s 2030 Development Agenda

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (IPS) - The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is convinced that the world's 1.8 billion adolescents and youth—a quarter of the global population—have a key role to play in helping implement the UN's 2030 Development Agenda.

  5. Establishing a Science & Technology Park is No Walk in the Park

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    BANGKOK, Aug 16 (IPS) - The success of Silicon Valley has been inspirational for many countries worldwide wishing to establish science and technology parks. In Asia, successful science and technology parks can be found in many economies, including China, Japan and Thailand.

  6. Forests, Food & Farming Next Frontier in Climate Emergency

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    TORONTO, Canada, Aug 16 (IPS) - The special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  on climate and land, launched last week, makes it clear that without drastic changes in land use, agriculture and human diets, we will fall significantly short of targets to hold global temperature rise below 1.5°C. 

  7. Producing Energy from Pig and Poultry Waste in Brazil

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    ENTRE RIOS DO OESTE, Brazil, Aug 16 (IPS) - Romário Schaefer is fattening up 3,300 pigs that he receives when they weigh around 22 kg and returns when they reach 130 to 160 kg - a huge increase in meat and profits for their owner, a local meat-processing plant in this city in Brazil.

  8. Rules of War Widely Flouted, 70 years on: Red Cross

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 14 (IPS) - World governments are not doing enough to stop armed groups from committing mass rape, torture and other war crimes, the head of the Red Cross aid group head Peter Maurer said on Tuesday.

  9. Women Pastoralists Feel Heat of Climate Change

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    NAIROBI, Aug 14 (IPS) - For many people, climate change is about shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, longer and more intense heatwaves, and other extreme and unpredictable weather patterns.  But for women pastoralists—livestock farmers in the semi-arid lands of Kenya—climate change has forced drastic changes to everyday life, including long and sometimes treacherous journeys to get water.

  10. Will Sanctions Undermine 1947 US Treaty with UN?

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 14 (IPS) - When Yassir Arafat was denied a US visa to visit New York to address the United Nations back in 1988, the General Assembly defied the United States by temporarily moving the UN's highest policy making body to Geneva-- perhaps for the first time in UN history-- providing a less-hostile political environment for the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).

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