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Should we celebrate 10 years of the global tobacco control treaty?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

GENEVA, Feb 18 (IPS) - February 27 will mark the 10th anniversary of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the first global public health treaty.

Deadly Asbestos Still Costing Lives

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MÁLAGA, Spain, Feb 17 (IPS) - "I would get asbestos in my mouth, spit it out and carry on working," said 52-year-old Francisco Padilla. Exposure to this deadly mineral fibre over most of his working life has resulted in cancer and the removal of his left lung, the lung lining and part of his diaphragm.

Indigenous Peoples – Architects of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

ROME, Feb 17 (IPS) - "We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children" – an ancient Indian saying that encapsulates the essence of sustainability as seen by the world's indigenous people.

Keeping Food Security on the Table at U.N. Climate Talks

Friday, February 13, 2015

GENEVA, Feb 13 (IPS) - Food security has become a key issue of the U.N. climate negotiations this week in Geneva as a number of countries and observers raised concerns that recent advances in Lima are in jeopardy.

Getting Bang for the Buck on New Development Goals

Friday, February 13, 2015

COPENHAGEN, Feb 13 (IPS) - Right now, the United Nations is negotiating one of the world's potentially most powerful policy documents. It can influence trillions of dollars, pull hundreds of millions out of poverty and hunger, reduce violence and improve education — essentially make the world a better place. But much depends on this being done well.

Nepali Children in Dire Need of Mental Health Services

Friday, February 13, 2015

SURKHET, Nepal, Feb 13 (IPS) - On the night of Aug. 14, 2014, 10-year-old Hari Karki woke up to his grandfather's loud yelling in the family's home in Paagma, a small village in east Nepal.

Warming, Wildfires and Worries

Thursday, February 12, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 12 (IPS) - World leaders from government, finance, business, science and civil society are attempting to negotiate a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change at the upcoming 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference being convened in Paris in December.

U.N. Climate Talks Further Link Between Gender and Climate Change

Thursday, February 12, 2015

GENEVA, Feb 12 (IPS) - This week in Geneva, Switzerland, the U.N. climate negotiations have begun in what looks set to be a busy year. In order to reach an agreement in Paris by December, negotiators will have to climb a mountain of contentious issues which continue to overshadow the talks.

Women Pick Up the Slack as Fishing Declines on India’s Southern Coasts

Thursday, February 12, 2015

NAGAPATTINAM, India, Feb 12 (IPS) - Geeta Selvaraj and a few other women take turns to prepare meals with just one large gas cooker in a tiny shop.

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