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Opinion: How Will Wall Street Greet the Pope?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, Aug 27 (IPS) - Millions in the New York City area are excited about Pope Francis' visit on Sep. 25 to address the U.N. General Assembly as worldwide consensus grows on the need to shift global investments from fossil fuels to clean, efficient, renewable energy in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) scheduled to replace the expiring Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

Winning Women a Greater Say in Somaliland’s Policy-Making

Thursday, August 27, 2015

HARGEISA, Aug 27 (IPS) - Bar Seed is the only female member in Somaliland's 82-person Parliament, but activists hope upcoming national elections may end her isolation.

Shifting Sands: How Rural Women in India Took Mining into their Own Hands

Monday, August 24, 2015

GUNTUR, India, Aug 24 (IPS) - Thirty-seven-year-old Kode Sujatha stands in front of a hut with a palm-thatched roof, surrounded by a group of men shouting angrily and jostling one another for a spot at the front of the crowd.

Opinion: Mexico’s Gruesome War Against Migrants

Friday, August 21, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Aug 21 (IPS) - "Pray for me."

Those are the last words Eva Nohemi Hernández Murillo told her mother, Elida Yolanda, through a patchy phone line on the evening of Aug. 22, 2010.

The Future Tastes Like Chocolate for Some Rural Salvadoran Women

Thursday, August 20, 2015

, Aug 20 (IPS) - Idalia Ramón and 10 other rural Salvadoran women take portions of the freshly ground chocolate paste, weigh it, and make chocolates in the shapes of stars, rectangles or bells before packaging them for sale.

Islamic Declaration Turns Up Heat Ahead of Paris Climate Talks

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NEW YORK, Aug 19 (IPS) - Following in the footsteps of Pope Francis, who has taken a vocal stance on climate change, Muslim leaders and scholars from 20 countries issued a joint declaration Tuesday underlining the severity of the problem and urging governments to commit to 100 percent renewable energy or a zero emissions strategy.

Opinion: The Writing on the Western Wall

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 (IPS) - The writing on the Western Wall is evident to most Israelis: "דמוגרפיה היא גורל" or "demography is destiny". Those unwilling to acknowledge the prophetic message are either deceiving themselves or simply ignoring it in order to avoid facing the implications of demography for Israel's future.

The U.N. at 70: Leading the Global Agenda on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality - Part Two

Monday, August 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 (IPS) - The efforts of the United Nations and the global women's movement to promote the women's rights agenda and make it a top international priority saw its culmination in the creation of U.N. Women, by the General Assembly in 2010.

U.N. Chief, Seeking Accountability, Shatters Myth of Lifetime Jobs

Friday, August 14, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 14 (IPS) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stopped short of telling one his high-ranking Special Representatives: "You're fired."

Clan Wars Increase Displacement, Hinder Development in Papua New Guinea

Friday, August 14, 2015

, Aug 14 (IPS) - The charred foundations are all that is left of the homes that made up Kenemote village in the mountainous Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Islands.

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