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  1. World’s Whale Population Struggles to Recover from Carnage Amid Serious Concerns

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Sep 16 (IPS) - Sri Lanka is endowed with an impressive and large concentration of whales off its shores and it is believed they are not a population that migrates seasonally. 26 species have been spotted in Sri Lankan waters, including the massive blue whales.

  2. Time to Put Data at the Heart of UN’s 2030 Agenda

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 16 (IPS) - The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in 2015. At its core are 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, all meant to guide efforts by all countries towards a more sustainable, prosperous and equal future.

  3. Asian & Arab Parliamentarians to Move Forward on Reproductive Health & Gender Empowerment

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 16 (IPS) - Over the years, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has worked in tandem with legislators and parliamentarians to help implement the historic Programme of Action (PoA) adopted unanimously by over 20,000 UN delegates at a landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo back in 1994.

  4. Translating Ambition to Action: High Hopes for United Nations Action Week

    Friday, September 13, 2019

    New Caledonia, Sep 13 (IPS) - In less than 10 days, countries from around the planet will come together in New York for the United Nations Secretary General's Climate Action Summit. I look forward to representing the Pacific Community (SPC) at this important event, and throughout "Action Week" during the upcoming UN General Assembly.

  5. AfDB ‘s Solar Project Aims at Making Africa a Renewable Power House

    Friday, September 13, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 13 (IPS) - When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the International Solar Alliance last October, he applauded the goal of mobilizing about $1 trillion dollars towards the deployment of some 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030.

  6. The Push for Peace-From the Global Village to the Global Neighborhood

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 11 (IPS) - From the ashes of a tragedy that wiped out almost 90% of the city of Hiroshima on 5 August 1945, an institute called the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC) rose like a phoenix of hope that is pioneering the creation of a global pool of peacebuilders. It is driven by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development declaration that "there can be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development."

  7. Let’s Get Climate Action into Traction with Gender Equality

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 11 (IPS) - Climate change is already altering the face of our planet. Research shows that we need to put all our efforts over the coming decade to limit warming to 1.5°C and mitigate the catastrophic risks posed by increased droughts, floods, and extreme weather events.

  8. Fairer Fashion Begins with Better Access to Water & Toilets For Workers in Clothing Supply Chains

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    HONG KONG, Sep 10 (IPS) - Last year, WaterAid and HSBC launched a programme that delivers essential water, sanitation and hygiene services (known collectively as WASH) to apparel factories and nearby worker communities in Bangladesh and India.

  9. India Promotes South-South Cooperation, but Key Questions Unaddressed

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Sep 10 (IPS) - At his speech at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) summit in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised South-South cooperation and technology solutions, but issues of land ownership dog the ongoing negotiations.

  10. The Costs of Heightened Conflict in the Himalayas

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Sep 10 (IPS) - As a series of conflicts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region come into sharp focus, sidelining local populations, the long-term environmental costs may leave the region degraded, poor and desperate.

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