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  1. Sharing the Burden of Refugees; the World Can Do Better

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 20 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

    As the world marks World Refugee Day on June 20th to celebrate the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees, a glaring concern remains just how inadequate the global response to the refugee crisis has been.

  2. Rising Population Trends Threaten UN’s Development Goals in Asia & Africa

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 19 (IPS) - The world's developing nations, currently fighting an uphill battle in their attempts to implement the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are facing another stark demographic reality: a rise in world population by 2.0 billion people in the next 30 years: from 7.7 billion to 9.7 billion in 2050.

  3. Desertification ‘More Dangerous and More Insidious than Wars’

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    ANKARA, Jun 18 (IPS) - Businesses are being encouraged to follow the lead of the youth to halt desertification, reduce degradation, improve agricultural sustainability and restore damaged lands.

  4. 'What it Takes to Feed 7.5 Billion People'

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    ANKARA, Jun 17 (IPS) - Events marking the 25th anniversary of the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the World Day to Combat Desertification opened here Monday, Jun. 17 with a call for urgent action to protect and restore degrading land.

  5. There’s No Continent, No Country Not Impacted by Land Degradation

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    ANKARA, Jun 17 (IPS) - The coming decades will be crucial in shaping and implementing a transformative land agenda, according to a scientist at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) framework for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN).

  6. Air Pollution Ranked as Biggest Environmental Threat to Human Health

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 17 (IPS) - In a world that is becoming more and more industrial by the day, air pollution appears to be on the rise.

    While there have been efforts in major cities to combat the grave effects that pollution can have on the overall health of its citizens, there is still more progress to be made.

  7. South Africa’s First Carbon Farm

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    NAIROBI, Jun 17 (IPS) - Land restoration could attract large private investments in the fight against climate change over the coming decades, if Governments and the United Nations put the right incentives and conditions in place.

  8. The Implacable Desertification of Planet Earth

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    MADRID, Jun 17 (IPS) - Yet another under-reported human-made disaster: the relentless desertification of Planet Earth that may make uninhabitable some regions like the Middle East, endanger food security, aggravate climate crisis, and force more and more millions of people to flee.

  9. World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - “Let’s Grow the Future Together”

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    ROME, Jun 17 (IPS) - One third of the planet's land surface is under the threat of desertification, impacting over 250 million people.

  10. U. S. Backing for Heated Tobacco Products Triggers Misrepresentation

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 14 (IPS) - Wendell Balderas is Media & Communications Manager of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision authorizing the sale of Philip Morris International (PMI)'s heated tobacco system, IQOS, in the United States inadvertently puts a foot in the door to increase sales of new tobacco products in the developing world.

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