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Changes to World Bank Safeguards Risk “Race to the Bottom”, U.N. Experts Warn

Friday, December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 19 (IPS) - An unprecedented number of United Nations special rapporteurs and independent experts are raising pointed concerns over the World Bank's ongoing review of its pioneering environmental and social safeguards, particularly around the role that human rights will play in these revamped policies.

The Day Anti-Castro Forces Tried to Bomb the U.N.

Friday, December 19, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 19 (IPS) - When the politically-charismatic Ernesto Che Guevera, once second-in-command to Cuban leader Fidel Castro, was at the United Nations to address the General Assembly sessions back in 1964, the U.N. headquarters came under attack - literally.

REDD and the Green Economy Continue to Undermine Rights

Thursday, December 18, 2014

, Dic 18 (IPS) - Dercy Teles de Carvalho Cunha is a rubber-tapper and union organiser from the state of Acre in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, with a lifelong love of the forest from which she earns her livelihood – and she is deeply confounded by what her government and policymakers around the world call "the green economy."

Thursday, December 18, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya, Dic 18 (IPS) - It's easy to spot Saani Bubakar in Tripoli´s old town: always dressed in the distinctive orange jumpsuit of the waste collectors, he pushes his cart through the narrow streets on a routine that has been his for the last three years of his life.

OPINION: Non-Violence and the Lost Message of Jesus

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BELFAST, Dic 18 (IPS) - I recently visited Assisi, the home of St. Francis and St. Clare, two great spirits whose lives have inspired us and millions of people around the world.

After 53 Years, Obama to Normalise Ties with Cuba

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 18 (IPS) - In perhaps his boldest foreign-policy move during his presidency, Barack Obama Wednesday announced that he intends to establish full diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Anti-Gay Legislation Could Defeat Goal to End AIDS in Zimbabwe by 2015

Thursday, December 18, 2014

HARARE, Dic 18 (IPS) - Despite a mandate to eradicate HIV/AIDS under the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Zimbabwe has done little or nothing to reduce the rate of infection among vulnerable gays and lesbians, say activists here.

Kenya’s Economy Sees Growth at Top But No ‘Trickle-Down’

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NAIROBI, Dic 17 (IPS) - David Kamau is a small-scale maize farmer in Nyeri, Central Kenya, some 153 kms from the capital Nairobi. He recently diversified into carrot farming but is still not making a profit.

Aboriginal Knowledge Could Unlock Climate Solutions

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CAIRNS, Queensland, Dic 17 (IPS) - As a child growing up in Far North Queensland, William Clark Enoch would know the crabs were biting when certain trees blossomed, but now, at age 51, he is noticing visible changes in his environment such as frequent storms, soil erosion, salinity in fresh water and ocean acidification.

UNIDO Development Initiative Gains Momentum in ACP Nations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BRUSSELS, Dic 17 (IPS) - The inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) initiative of the U.N. Industrial Development Organisation to promote industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalisation and environmental sustainability is gaining momentum in the countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group. 

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