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  1. Amidst Rising Heat Waves, UN says Cooling is a Human Right, not a Luxury

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 06 (IPS) - The rising heat waves in the world's middle income and poorer nations are threatening the health and prosperity of about 1.1 billion people, including 470 million in rural areas without access to safe food and medicines, and 630 million in hotter, poor urban slums, with little or no cooling to protect them, according to the latest figures released by the United Nations.

  2. “Outrage is Appropriate, Surprise is Not”: Tackling Sex Abuse in the Aid Sector

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    LONDON, Aug 06 (IPS) - Jacqui Hunt* is Regional Director for Europe, Equality Now.

    A new report on the scale and extent of sexual abuse and exploitation in the aid sector should come as no surprise. It is now time for international agencies, including the UN, to step up and show some much-needed leadership to tackle this issue once and for all.

  3. Helping Indigenous Peoples Live Equal Lives

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 06 (IPS) - Although indigenous peoples are being increasingly recognised by both rights activists and governmental organisations, they are still being neglected in legal documents and declarations. Indigenous peoples are only mentioned in two of the 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and only seen in two of the 230 SDG indicators, says indigenous rights expert Chris Chapman.

  4. As It Recovers, Argentina's Beef Production Faces Environmental Impact Questions

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 06 (IPS) - Beef is one of the symbols historically identified with Argentina. After lean years, production and exports are growing, as is the debate on the environmental impact of cattle, which is on the radar of environmentalists and actors in the agricultural value chain.

  5. Paid Leave In New Zealand For Victims of Domestic Violence Praised Globally

    Sunday, August 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 05 (IPS) - Domestic violence in New Zealand is one of the highest rates in the developing world and recent legislation there that gives victims of domestic violence 10 days of paid leave, without having to present any documentation in support, has been praised across the globe.

  6. OP-ED: Protecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as They are Forced to Move into Cities

    Sunday, August 05, 2018

    STEPANTSMINDA, Georgia, Aug 05 (IPS) - On Aug. 9 the observance of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples will take place in the Economic and Social Council Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, bringing together U.N. agencies and member states, civil society and indigenous peoples' organisations.

  7. Laws and Threats Curtail Freedom of Expression in Honduras

    Saturday, August 04, 2018

    TEGUCIGALPA, Aug 04 (IPS) - A series of laws that came into force in the last five years and the petition for amparo by 35 journalists and 22 social communicators against the government's "Secrecy Law" give an idea of the atmosphere in Honduras with regard to freedom of expression.

  8. Trump’s Attacks on Media Violate Basic Norms of Press Freedom, Human Rights Experts say

    Friday, August 03, 2018

    GENEVA / WASHINGTON, Aug 03 (IPS) - David Kaye is the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression for the United Nations and Edison Lanza is Special Rapporteur for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.U.S. President Donald Trump's repeated attacks on the free press are strategic, designed to undermine confidence in reporting and raise doubts about verifiable facts. The President has labelled the media as being the "enemy of the American people" "very dishonest" or "fake news," and accused the press of "distorting democracy" or spreading "conspiracy theories and blind hatred".

  9. Going Cashless, Led by Sweden

    Friday, August 03, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Aug 03 (IPS) - Stefan Ingves is the governor of Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, described as the world's oldest central bank. Sweden is rapidly moving away from cash. Demand for cash has dropped by more than 50 percent over the past decade as a growing number of people rely on debit cards or a mobile phone application, Swish, which enables real-time payments between individuals.

  10. Land Degradation: A Triple Threat in Africa

    Friday, August 03, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 03 (IPS) - Sustainability, stability, and security—the three overlapping issues are an increasing concern among many especially in Africa where land degradation is displacing citizens and livelihoods.

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