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  1. ‘What Fish Can Do for the WTO’

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 26 (IPS) - Fish will soon be off the menu, unless global leaders strike a deal ending multi-billion dollar harmful fisheries subsidies blamed for threatening world fish stocks and widening the inequitable use of marine resources.

  2. Grenada to Launch USD42m Water Resiliency Project

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Nov 26 (IPS) - Water-scarce Grenadians will soon get some relief through a Green Climate Fund-approved project to be launched next year that will make Grenada's water sector more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

  3. ‘A Turtle is Worth More Alive Than Dead’

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    NAIROBI, Nov 26 (IPS) - On the north-eastern shores of Trinidad and Tobago, on the shoreline of Matura, more than 10,000 leatherback turtles climb the beaches to nest each year. But there the local community is keenly area of one thing: ‘a turtle alive is worth more than a turtle dead."

  4. Sufi Shrines: Public-private Partnership to Improve Food Security and Nutrition

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    ROME, Nov 26 (IPS) - The new government in Pakistan has now been in office for over 100 days and has started work on its reform and socio-economic agenda. There is a growing realization that being in government is far more difficult than it first appeared, and that in order to move forward there is an urgent need to build national and international partnerships.

  5. African Nations Show Rare Transparency in Military Spending

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 26 (IPS) - When the United Nations began publishing annual reports on arms expenditures, starting in 1981, not all 193 member states voluntarily participated in the exercise in transparency-- primarily because most governments are secretive about their defense spending and their weapons purchases.

  6. Why I Became a Disaster Expert

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    Nov 26 (IPS) - Armen Grigoryan is team leader for Disaster Risk Reduction at UNDP's regional bureau for Eastern Europe and Central AsiaThirty years ago, a powerful earthquake ripped through my home country of Armenia, leaving 25,000 dead, 500,000 homeless and annihilating an estimated 40 percent of the national economy.

  7. The Sustainable Polar Bear Tour that Also Educates Tourists on Environmental Impact

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    CHURCHILL, Canada, Nov 26 (IPS) - It's almost always cold in Churchill, Manitoba, a remote coastal community on Hudson Bay in Canada's subarctic region. Today, a month before winter officially begins, it's -25 degrees C with a fierce wind coming off Hudson Bay which is thick with slabs of ice. Situated in the middle of Canada, it's the world's largest saltwater bay. And even though frozen solid eight months of the year, the bay sustains the nearly 800 residents of Churchill which is known as the "Polar Bear Capital" of the world.

  8. Amidst Rising Hunger, BCFN Forum to Promote Food Sustainability

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    MILAN, Italy, Nov 26 (IPS) - As 2018 nears its end, the world faces a new wave of food insecurity with the level of hunger being on the rise globally. A record 821 million people are facing chronic food deprivation – a sharp rise from 804 million figure in 2016 - said a report published by the UNFAO earlier this year. Along with rising hunger, food security has declined across Africa and South America while undernourishment is on the rise again in Asia, said the report which attributed the changing scenario to climate-related changes, adverse economic conditions and conflict. With this alarming picture as the backdrop, the 9th Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) International Forum on Food and Nutrition in Milan is all set to take off on November 27.

  9. Gender Inequality is Stunting Economic Progress

    Sunday, November 25, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 25 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.‘Do not let us off the hook; keep our feet to the fire'. These were the words of the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres when he promised to personally lead the global body towards greater gender equality.

  10. VIDEO: On the way to COP24 – The Caribbean Will Not be Left Out

    Saturday, November 24, 2018

    GRENADA, Nov 24 (IPS) - As the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – is set to take place from December 3-14 in Katowice, Poland, the Caribbean insists on a seat at the table of negations.

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