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  1. Joining Forces to Improve Lives in Honduran Shantytowns

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 05 (IPS) - On the north side of the Honduran capital, nine poor neighbourhoods are rewriting their future, amidst the violence and insecurity that plague them as "hot spots" ruled by "maras" or gangs.

  2. Rainwater Harvesting Improves Lives in El Salvador

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    TEPETITÁN, El Salvador, Oct 04 (IPS) - Filling a jug with water to supply her household needs used to be an ordeal for Salvadoran villager Corina Canjura, because it meant walking several kilometers to the river, which took up a great deal of time, or else paying for water.

  3. Back-to-Back Hurricanes Take Heavy Roll on the Caribbean

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 04 (IPS) - As you know, we are coming off a jam-packed High-level week and opening of the General Assembly. Some of the most important speeches during that period came from leaders of Caribbean nations reeling from back-to-back hurricanes.

  4. Making an Economic Case for Climate Action

    Monday, October 02, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 02 (IPS) - Having faced a year of record temperatures and devastating hurricanes, the United States stands more to lose if it doesn't take steps to reduce the risk and impact of climate change, according to a new report.

  5. Global Green Growth Week 2017: Unlocking Africa’s Green Growth Potential - October 17-20, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Monday, October 02, 2017

    Oct 02 (IPS) - The Global Green Growth Institute in partnership with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will hold Global Green Growth Week 2017 on October 17-20, 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  6. The Tuxá Indigenous Paradise, Submerged under Water

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    RODELAS, Brazil, Sep 30 (IPS) - The Tuxá indigenous people had lived for centuries in the north of the Brazilian state of Bahia, on the banks of the São Francisco River. But in 1988 their territory was flooded by the Itaparica hydropower plant, and since then they have become landless. Their roots are now buried under the waters of the reservoir.

  7. Thousands Rally to Mark Second Anniversary of UN´s SDGs

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  8. Mercury Mining Awaits International Control in Mexico

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 26 (IPS) - For environmentalist Patricia Ruiz the only word that comes to mind is "devastating," when describing the situation of mercury mining in her home state of Querétaro in central Mexico.

  9. UN Report Falls Short on Humanitarian Crisis Around Lake Chad

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    STOCKHOLKM, Sweden, Sep 21 (IPS) - It is encouraging to see that the United Nations Security Council is beginning to acknowledge the transboundary dimensions of fragility and conflict, as demonstrated by its newly launched Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Lake Chad Basin region. The report, which was presented in the Security Council on 13 September 2017, emphasizes the need for regional responses and enhanced cooperation of different UN and humanitarian agencies as an important step to addressing the unfolding humanitarian crisis.

  10. International Response to the Mexico Earthquake

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    MANCHESTER, UK, Sep 21 (IPS) - Until this week, it had been 32 years since Mexico City suffered its last major earthquake. That was of 8.0 magnitude, which was approximately tenfold greater than Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude. Over 5000 people died, and outside assistance was offered and received.

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