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  1. Healthy Nutrition Spreads in El Salvador’s Schools

    Monday, February 05, 2018

    ATIQUIZAYA, El Salvador, Feb 05 (IPS) - Eating healthy and nutritious food in schools in El Salvador is an effort that went from a pilot plan to a well-entrenched programme that has now taken off.

  2. Climate Change is Hurting Children the Most: Here is How to Protect Them

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    Feb 02 (IPS) - In the United States, the 21 young people who are plaintiffs in the case Juliana v. United States will soon make their case against the government for failing to take action against climate change. Similar lawsuits have been filed in countries including PortugalIndiaand Pakistan.

  3. The Potential of School Meals to Change the Nutrition Landscape in Africa

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    Feb 02 (IPS) - Tackling malnutrition is essential for the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, and will be critical for the African continent to reach its full development potential.

  4. BDS Movement for Palestinian Rights Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    OSLO, Norway, Feb 02 (IPS) - As a member of the Norwegian parliament, I proudly use my authority as an elected official to nominate the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights for the Nobel Peace Prize.

  5. Impact of Climate Change on Karachi May be One of Pakistan’s Biggest Threats

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 02 (IPS) - Historically a small fishing village, Karachi has now turned into Pakistan's biggest commerce and industrial center that generates about half of the country's tax revenue.

  6. Wars, Crises and Catastrophes Drive Immigration to Brazil

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 02 (IPS) - The war in Angola, the earthquake in Haiti, Venezuela's political crisis and shortages and the political repression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are the main driving factors behind the recent waves of immigration to Brazil.

  7. Sexual Harassment: At Least 2 Billion Women

    Thursday, February 01, 2018

    NEW YORK, Feb 01 (IPS) - Most of the world's women have experienced sexual harassment. Based on available country surveys, it is estimated that no less than 75 percent of the world's 2.7 billion women aged 18 years and older, or at least 2 billion women, have been sexually harassed (Figure 1).

  8. Truth & Nothing But the Truth: Impact of Media & Communication on Democratic Participation

    Thursday, February 01, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 01 (IPS) - In recent years, technological developments and the liberalization of media markets have fueled an explosive change in media and communication, with profound implications for how people are informed, how they interact with each other, and how they participate in public life.

  9. Gender Empowerment: What Will You Do in 2018 to make a Change?

    Thursday, February 01, 2018

    NEW YORK, Feb 01 (IPS) - In the last year, a women's rights tidal wave flooded the world: over 4 million people marched in the first "Women's March" in January 2017and over a million marched a year laterfrom Washington DC to New York, from Sydney to Osaka, and from Rome to Nairobi.

  10. Climate-Related Disasters Cost Nearly $400 Billion in 2017

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (IPS) - I am pleased to be with you at this important and timely summit on climate risk and to discuss the opportunities that are there for us to seize through decisive climate action.

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