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  1. North African Countries Need to Protect Their Economies From Illicit Trade

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    NEW YORK, Oct 31 (IPS) - Stefano Betti is Deputy Director-General, The Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT), an independent, business-led initiative to mitigate the economic and social damages of illicit trade by strengthening government enforcement mechanisms and integrating supply chain controls across industry sectors.

    Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has been heralded as a model of democratic transition. However, nine governments in the past seven years have been struggling to revive the economy and the North African state faces the difficult task of maintaining faith in democracy amid a lagging economy, rising security challenges, and widespread corruption.

  2. Seychelles Issues World’s First Blue Bond to Fund Fisheries Projects

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    JAKARTA, Oct 31 (IPS) - The Republic of Seychelles announced on Monday that it has issued a 10-year blue bond to finance fisheries projects, making it the world's first country to utilise capital markets for funding the sustainable use of marine resources.

  3. Rwanda Action Plan Aims to Make Cities Green

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    KIGALI, Oct 30 (IPS) - An ambitious programme aimed at developing six green secondary cities in Rwanda is underway and is expected to help this East African country achieve sustainable economic growth through energy efficiency and green job creation.

  4. Why It is Vital for Everyone to Eat Organic

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    ROME, Oct 29 (IPS) - "Organic is the only living solution to climate change," says Vandana Shiva, food and agriculture expert and member of the World Future Council (WFC). Nowadays, favouring the scale up of agroecology – which includes producing organic products – is unfortunately not that simple.

  5. Big Brands Are Fuelling the Business of Nutrition

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Oct 29 (IPS) - Dr Myriam Sidibe is a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and is on sabbatical leave from Unilever.

    Jane Nelson directs the Center's Corporate Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School.

    Food is an increasingly hot topic, no matter if you are rich or poor. Malnutrition – including undernutrition, overweight and obesity – affects 1 in 3 people around the world.

  6. Women’s Climate Leadership More Vital Than Ever In Light Of Climate Change Report

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29 (IPS) - Osprey Orielle Lake is the founder and executive director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International and co-chair of International Advocacy for the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature. She is the author of the award-winning book Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature.   Emily Arasim has served as WECAN International's media and communications coordinator and project assistant since 2014. She is an avid photojournalist, writer and farmer from New Mexico.The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which arrived thunderously in October, concludes that we have only 12 years remaining to transform our energy systems and ways of living to limit the worst effects of climate change.

  7. Canada Takes a Lead Role Funding Reproductive Health, Women's Rights & Sustainable Development

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    OTTAWA, Canada, Oct 29 (IPS) - Canada, which has been described as one of the world's most progressive countries, has legitimized gay rights, vociferously advocated gender empowerment, offered strong support for abortion rights – and recently became the world's first major economy to legalize recreational marijuana.

  8. Sustainable Coastal Fisheries in the Pacific Depends on Improving Sanitation

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    CANBERRA, Oct 29 (IPS) - At the mouth of the Mataniko River, which winds its way through the vibrant coastal port town of Honiara to the sea, is the sprawling informal community of Lord Howe Settlement, which hugs the banks of the estuary and seafront. A walk from the nearby main road to the beach involves a meandering route through narrow alleys between crowded dwellings, homes to about 630 people, which are clustered among the trees and overhang the water.

  9. Youth in Latin America Learn About Paths to Clean Energy

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    LIMA-CAJAZEIRAS, Brazil, Oct 29 (IPS) - Young Peruvians plan to take advantage of the knowledge acquired in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast to bring water to segments of the population who suffer from shortages, after sharing experiences in that ecoregion on the multiple uses of renewable energies in communities affected by climatic phenomena.

  10. Q&A: Creating a Safe Space for Survivors of Sexual Exploitation in the Aid Sector

    Sunday, October 28, 2018

    KAMPALA, Oct 28 (IPS) - Wambi Michael speaks on INGVILD SOLVANG, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Global Lead on Gender and Social Development on safeguarding staff against sexual harassment and exploitation.How to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment in the aid sector is a question that has come to the forefront in the past year as allegations of sexual harassment and abuse have been made against both Oxfam and United Nations officials.

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