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Uncertainty Mars Potential for Peace in South Sudan

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) - Nearly one month after UN Security Council members visited troubled South Sudan, disagreement reigns over even the limited outside measures proposed to try to bring the security situation in the world's newest country under control.

Unregulated Promotion of Mining in Malawi Brings Hazards and Hardships

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

LILONGWE, Sep 27 (IPS) - Nagomba E. is no longer young; her hip is giving her trouble and her back is stooped from years of bending over her corn and rice fields. Yet every morning, at the crack of dawn, the wiry 74-year-old sets out on a strenuous half-hour walk to fetch water from a nearby river so that her ailing husband can take a bath. Despite her limp, Nagomba moves fast and with the sure-footedness of a mountain goat.

What Does Leaving No One Behind Really Mean?

Monday, September 26, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - One year after UN member states adopted the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda their repeated vow to "leave no one behind" seems almost as idealistic and impractical as ever.

Global South Address Sustainable Development Challenges

Sunday, September 25, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - On Friday, a group of 134 developing nations, known as the Group of 77 (G77), came together for a meeting to address challenges and solutions in achieving sustainable development. In attendance were G-77 Foreign Ministers, the President of the General Assembly, the UN Secretary-General and other UN senior officials.

Governments Band Together to Address Antibiotic Resistance

Saturday, September 24, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - The looming threat of a world where even minor infections are deadly has led governments to commit to collective action against antibiotic resistance at the UN General Assembly earlier this week.

The Right to Development at 30 Years

Friday, September 23, 2016

GENEVA, Sep 23 (IPS) - It's had a very useful if sometimes controversial past and it will have great relevance for many more years ahead. That's the sense one has about the Declaration on the Right to Development as it is commemorated 30 years after its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly in 1986.

Mexico City’s Expansion Creates Tension between Residents and Authorities

Friday, September 23, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Sep 23 (IPS) - People living in neighborhoods affected by the expansion of urban construction suffer a "double displacement", with changes in their habitat and the driving up of prices in the area, in a process in which "we are not taken into account," said Natalia Lara, a member of an assembly of local residents in the south of Mexico City.

Population Growth Extremes: Doublers and Decliners

Friday, September 23, 2016

NEW YORK, Sep 23 (IPS) - While the world's population of 7.4 billion is growing at 1.1 percent per year – about half the peak level of the late 1960s – enormous differences in demographic growth among countries are increasingly evident and of mounting concern to countries and the international community.

Rural Growth in Colombia: Yara Steps In to Increase Productivity

Thursday, September 22, 2016

ROME, Sep 22 (IPS) - Following the recent peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC in Cartagena which concludes a 52-year armed conflict, the country is now geared toward improving productivity in its agricultural sector. Yara International, a leader in crop nutrition and farmer support, has taken the timely step of supporting the government's efforts on this issue.

Community Conversations in Ethiopia Prevents Exploitative Migration

Thursday, September 22, 2016

, Sep 22 (IPS) - Five years ago, when Meliya Gumi's two daughters, Gifty* and Chaltu,* aged 16 and 18, migrated to Dubai and Qatar respectively, as domestic workers, everyone thought they were moving towards a better future. As a widowed mother of eight with little resources, living in the village of Haro Kunta in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, Gumi had a difficult time making ends meet.

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