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Trump’s First 100 Days: a Serious Cause for Concern

Monday, April 24, 2017

PENANG, Apr 24 (IPS) - This week, Donald Trump will mark his first hundred days as US President.  It's time to assess his impact on the world, especially the developing countries.

Building resilient rural livelihoods is key to helping Yemen

Monday, April 24, 2017

ROME, Apr 24 (IPS) - People in Yemen are currently suffering from the world's largest humanitarian crisis.

More than 17 million people around Yemen's rugged landscape are acutely food insecure, and the figure is likely to increase as the ongoing conflict continues to erode the ability to grow, import, distribute and pay for food. More than 7 million people are on the verge of famine, while the rest are marginally meeting the minimum day-to-day nutritional needs thanks to external humanitarian and livelihoods support. Large-scale famine is a real risk that will cast an awful shadow for generations to come.

Reclaiming the Bandung Spirit for Shared Prosperity

Monday, April 24, 2017

Bangkok and Sydney, Apr 24 (IPS) - "The despised, the insulted, the hurt, the dispossessed—in short, the underdogs of the human race were meeting. ... Who had thought of organizing such a meeting? And what had these nations in common? Nothing, it seemed to me, but what their past relationship to the Western world had made them feel. This meeting of the rejected was in itself a kind of judgment upon the Western world!."

—Richard Wright, The Color Curtain .

Bamboo Gaining Traction in Caribbean as Climate Savior

Monday, April 24, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 24 (IPS) - Keen to tap its natural resources as a way to boost its struggling economy, Guyana struck a multi-million-dollar deal with Norway in 2009.

Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change

Saturday, April 22, 2017

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua, Apr 22 (IPS) - The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua's Caribbean coastal regions hard in the last decade and have forced the authorities and local residents to take protection and adaptation measures to address the phenomenon that has gradually undermined their safety and changed their way of life.

Middle East, Engulfed by a ‘Perfect Storm’

Friday, April 21, 2017

ROME, Apr 21 (IPS) - A perfect storm has engulfed the Middle East, and continues to threaten international peace and security.

Hardly anyone could sum up the Middle East explosive situation in so few, blunt words as just did Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.

Caricom's Energy-Efficient Building Code Could Be Tough Sell

Friday, April 21, 2017

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Apr 21 (IPS) - Caribbean Community (Caricom) states are in the process of formulating an energy efficiency building code for the region that would help reduce CO2 emissions, but implementation of the code may depend heavily on moral suasion for its success.

New Education Model Can “Achieve Much More,” Says Education Envoy

Thursday, April 20, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 (IPS) - UN's education envoy has unveiled a new model that could provide every child with access to education by 2030.

Citing concerns about the neglect of children's rights, the Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown urged for more and better finance to ensure every child is in school and learning.

“Imagine a World Where the Worst-Case Scenarios Have Been Realized”

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Apr 20 (IPS) - The tiny island-nation of Antigua and Barbuda has made an impassioned plea for support from the international community to deal with the devastating impacts of climate change.

Nikki Haley’s ‘Historic’ Debate on Human Rights Left a Small Impression

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 19 (IPS) - Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, presided over what she was determined to sell as "an historic meeting exclusively on human rights" in the UN Security Council. But her brief speech in the April 18 meeting fell far short of introducing innovations to confront violations of human rights or prevent them in such places as Syria, Burundi and Myanmar.

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