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Lip-Service But Little Action on U.N. Business and Human Rights Principles in Latin America

Saturday, March 21, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Mar 21 (IPS) - "I would tell institutions and companies that are aware of the enormous damage they do to the soil, plants and the environment, to respect the decisions of the people. They are attacking life and health," complained Taurino Rincón, an indigenous Mexican.

Opinion: Sustainable Development Goals Could Be a Game-Changer for Water

Friday, March 20, 2015

WASHINGTON, Mar 20 (IPS) - Suppose money was being deposited and withdrawn from your bank account, but you didn't know how much. And suppose you knew you had bills coming due, but you didn't know when or what amount would be required to cover them.

Women in the Philippines at the Forefront of the Health Food Movement

Friday, March 20, 2015

MANILA, Mar 20 (IPS) - When Tinay Alterado's team from ARUGAAN, an organisation of women healthcare advocates, visited Eastern Visayas, a region of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, they noticed that the relief and rescue sites were flooded with donated milk formula, which nursing mothers were feeding to their babies in vast quantities.

UNDP Unveils Blueprint for Swift, Unified Crisis Response

Thursday, March 19, 2015

SENDAI, Japan, Mar 19 (IPS) - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced a new 10-year global plan to support country efforts to reduce the risk of disasters that kill people and destroy livelihoods at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction from Mar. 14 to 18.

Why Investors Should Think Twice before Investing in Coal in India – Part 2

Thursday, March 19, 2015

NEW DELHI, Mar 19 (IPS) - In November last year, India's power minister Piyush Goyal announced that he plans to double coal production in India by the end of this decade and, in an effort to enhance production, the Indian government has started a process of auctioning coal blocks.

In Thrall to the Mall Crawl and Urban Sprawl

Thursday, March 19, 2015

NEW YORK, Mar 19 (IPS) - There's little argument about the basic facts: It's ugly (think strip malls and big box stores). It's not very convenient (hours spent behind the wheel to get to work). And it wreaks havoc on the natural environment (lost farmland and compromised watersheds).

Key to Preventing Disasters Lies in Understanding Them

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SENDAI, Japan, Mar 18 (IPS) - The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction concluded on Wednesday after a long drawn-out round of final negotiations, with representatives of 187 U.N. member states finally agreeing on what is being described as a far-reaching new framework for the next 15 years: 2015-2030.

Middle Income Nations Home to Half the World’s Hungry

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 18 (IPS) - Nearly half of the world's hungry, amounting to about 363 million people, live in some of the rising middle income countries, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Mexico, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Why Investors Should Think Twice before Investing in Coal in India – Part 1

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NEW DELHI, Mar 18 (IPS) - India's Government under Narendra Modi is in overdrive mode to please businesses and investments in the country. The much aggrandised ‘Make in India' campaign launched in September 2014 is a clarion call for spurring investments into manufacturing and services in India and all eyes have turned to the power sector which is expected to undergo dramatic shifts.

Women Turn Drought into a Lesson on Sustainability

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

KARACHI, Mar 17 (IPS) - When a group of women in the remote village of Sadhuraks in Pakistan's Thar Desert, some 800 km from the port city of Karachi, were asked if they would want to be born a woman in their next life, the answer from each was a resounding ‘no'.

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