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  1. Earth’s Biodiversity: A Pivotal Meeting at a Pivotal Time

    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 15 (IPS) - Cristiana Pașca Palmer is the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Montreal, & Anne Larigauderie is the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), BonnThe quality of the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink depend directly on the state of our biodiversity, which is now in severe jeopardy. We need a transformational change in our relationship with nature to ensure the sustainable future we want for ourselves and our children.

  2. Women Make the Voice of Indigenous People Heard in Argentina

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    TARTAGAL, Argentina, Nov 14 (IPS) - The seed was planted more than 20 years ago by a group of indigenous women who began to gather to try to recover memories from their people. Today, women are also the main protagonists of La Voz Indígena (The Indigenous Voice), a unique radio station in northern Argentina that broadcasts every day in seven languages.

  3. Q&A: All Sustainable Development Goals Relate in Some Way to the Oceans

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 (IPS) - IPS correspondent Carmen Arroyo interviews PETER THOMSON, United Nation's Special Envoy for the Ocean.When Peter Thomson, the United Nation's Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Ocean, heard in 2010 there was going to be a 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, he knew he had to include the ocean question.

  4. Trump’s Anti-Media Rhetoric Resonates Worldwide

    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 (IPS) - A former French president once remarked: Never pick a fight with a little kid or the press. The kid will throw the last stone at you and the press will have the last word.

    But that obviously does not apply to a teflon-coated Donald Trump because nothing apparently sticks on him – even as he survives a barrage of criticisms from the mainstream media while he continues to utter falsehoods and mouth blatant lies.

  5. Using Data to Restore Land

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 (IPS) - A new landmark initiative aims to make quality data and tools available to the international community in order to combat an "existential crisis": land degradation.

  6. Climate of Repression a Dark Cloud over Upcoming Elections in Fiji

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, Nov 13 (IPS) - Josef Benedict is a civic space research officer for global civil society alliance, CIVICUS. Powdery white beaches. Crystal clear turquoise water. Palm trees swaying in the breeze.

    This is the postcard picture of paradise that comes to mind when tourists think of Fiji. But for many citizens of the South Pacific's largest island nation, and its media, the reality is anything but blissful.

  7. Creating Beauty and Worth from Bamboo Enhances the Livelihoods of Ghana’s Artisans

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    KUMASI, Ghana, Nov 12 (IPS) - Yaw Owiredu Mintah from Ghana has been working as an all-round processor of bamboo and rattan trees since the 1980s. And while he says that he can do most things with bamboo like weaving, framing and finishing, he admits, "I need to improve my skills and designs because all of us are, most of the time, doing the same things."

  8. Northeast Nigeria: Urgent Need to Combat Deadly Cholera Outbreaks

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Nov 12 (IPS) - Janet Cherono is Norwegian Refugee Council's Program Manager in MaiduguriThe number of people who have been affected by cholera in northeast Nigeria has increased to 10,000. The disease is spreading quickly in congested displacement camps with limited access to proper sanitation facilities.

  9. Lack of Funds Prevent Ugandan Communities from Investing in Cage Aquaculture

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    JINJA, Uganda, Nov 12 (IPS) - Colvince Mubiru had heard about cage fish farming on Uganda's lakes. The small business owner decided to try his hand at it and spent USD8,000 to set up farming cages for Nile Tilapia on Lake Victoria, expecting to reap a huge profit. But just six months into his enterprise, he made huge losses.

  10. Bringing Informal Workers to the Forefront of Our Economy

    Monday, November 12, 2018

    MUMBAI, India, Nov 12 (IPS) - With 81 percent of India's employed workforce being in the informal sector, we can't afford to ignore their potential. Here's how entrepreneurship could offer a solution.The image of the ‘struggling' daily wage labourer in India is one that stakeholders from across the development sector aspire to transform. Financial security, quality living conditions, and opportunity to thrive are the buzzwords in a conversation about the needs of this bracket. These workers—usually associated with the informal or unorganised sector—are assumed to represent the outliers of the national economy.

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