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The U.N. at 70: Is It Still Fit for the Purpose?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

VIENNA, May 14 (IPS) - Events are being organised around the world to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, but a recent seminar held in the Austrian capital was not held to applaud the body's past contributions.

The U.N. at 70: Energy Powers Lives, Literally

Thursday, May 14, 2015

VIENNA, May 14 (IPS) - When, in 2003, Professor Richard Smalley, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, listed the top 10 problems facing humanity for the next 50 years in order of priority, energy was at the top of his list, followed by water, then food.

NGOs Urge Post-2015 Declaration Include Water, Sanitation as Basic Human Rights

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 13 (IPS) - Virtually every major international conference concludes with a "programme of action" (PoA) – described in U.N. jargon as "an outcome document" – preceded by a political declaration where 193 member states religiously pledge to honour their commitments.

Reviving Dignity: The Remarkable Perseverance of Myanmar’s Displaced

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SITTWE, Myanmar, May 12 (IPS) - In Myanmar's Western Rakhine State, over a hundred thousand people displaced by inter communal violence that broke out nearly three years ago remain interned in camps on torrid plains and coastal marshes, struggling to survive.

Opinion: Don’t Leave Indigenous Peoples Behind in SDGs

Monday, May 11, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 11 (IPS) - U.N. member states are meeting throughout the year to finalize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will set the global development agenda for the next 15 years. The goals are supposed to be universal and aspire to "leave no one behind."

Opinion: A Development Fairytale or a Global Land Rush?

Monday, May 11, 2015

PARIS/OAKLAND, California, May 11 (IPS) - In our work at Greenpeace and the Oakland Institute around access and control over natural resources, we face constant accusations of being anti-development or "Northern NGOs who care more for the trees", despite working with communities around the world, from Cameroon, to China, to the Czech Republic.

Caribbean Looks to Paris Climate Summit for Its Very Survival

Saturday, May 09, 2015

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, May 09 (IPS) - Caribbean leaders on Saturday further advanced their policy position on climate change ahead of the 21st Conference of Parties, also known as COP 21, scheduled for Paris during November and December of this year.

Opinion: Renewable Energy – How to Make It More Bird-Friendly

Saturday, May 09, 2015

BONN, May 09 (IPS) - Climate change is one of the greatest risks to human societies, but also to biodiversity, often creating a "snowball effect" exacerbating existing pressures such as habitat fragmentation.

Opinion: The Bursting of Europe’s Biofuels Bubble

Saturday, May 09, 2015

BRUSSELS, May 09 (IPS) - Last week, the European Union reached a momentous decision to finally agree a reform to its disastrous biofuels legislation, signalling Europe's U-turn on the burning of crops for biofuels.

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