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Pope’s Outspoken Views Rattle U.S. Conservatives but Not U.N.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - Pope Francis' outspoken views on some of the politically-charged hot button issues – including refugees, migration, human rights, climate change, Iran's nuclear deal, U.S.-Cuban relations and the global arms trade – have touched a raw nerve in the United States.

Opinion: Secret Trade Negotiations Threaten Sustainable Development Goals

Friday, September 25, 2015

AMSTERDAM, Sep 25 (IPS) - World leaders and Pope Francis met in New York Friday to announce 'a plan to transform our world', the Sustainable Development Goals.

Brazil and Germany Take Lead in Tackling Climate Change

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 23 (IPS) - Brazil and Germany, the two largest national economies within their respective continents, are taking the lead in tackling climate change through outstanding policies and bilateral relations, according to experts.

Chile’s Altiplano Region Seeks Sustainable Tourism

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, Chile, Sep 22 (IPS) - Chile's altiplano or high plateau region, pounded by the sun of the Atacama desert, the driest place in the world, is home to dozens of indigenous communities struggling for subsistence by means of sustainable tourism initiatives that are not always that far removed from out-of-control capitalism.

Opinion: Maldives Reflects its 50 Years at the U.N.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (IPS) - The 70th anniversary of the United Nations, which culminates at the high level segment of the General Assembly this week, has prompted numerous reflections on the organization's many achievements: from its work to rebuild the world in the aftermath of war to scores of lifesaving health programs and peacekeeping efforts.

How to Fix Environmental Woes in Buenos Aires Shantytown

Friday, September 18, 2015

AVELLANEDA, Argentina, Sep 18 (IPS) - Children have been poisoned by lead in Villa Inflamable, a shantytown on the south side of the capital of Argentina. Resettling their families involves a socioenvironmental process as complex as the sanitation works in one of the most polluted river basins in the world.

Opinion: Indonesia’s Climate Commitment Ahead of Paris Talks

Friday, September 18, 2015

WASHINGTON DC, Sep 18 (IPS) - Indonesia's Ministry of Environment and Forestry took a step forward on the road to Paris when it published a draft of its new climate plan, or Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), for public consultation on Sep. 1, 2015. As the world's sixth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, Indonesia's climate commitment is an important piece of the global response to climate change.

Cuban Agroecological Project Aims to Foment Local Innovation

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

LA PALMA, Cuba, Sep 16 (IPS) - Armando Marcelino Pi divides his day between the university, where he teaches philosophy, work on his family farm, and coordinating a group of 33 agroecological farmers, in this mountainous rural municipality in western Cuba.

Opinion: Another U.N. General Assembly Talk Fest Begins

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, Sep 15 (IPS) - UNGA 70 formally commenced on Sep. 15. In accordance with custom, it elected a new President, Denmark's Mogens Lykketoft, who has picked as the theme for his tenure as the President, "The UN at 70 - A New Commitment to Action".

Africa Sees U.N. Climate Conference as “Court Case” for the Continent

Thursday, September 10, 2015

DAR ES SALAAM, Sep 10 (IPS) - As the clock ticks towards the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) in Paris in December, African experts, policy-makers and civil society groups plan to come to the negotiation table prepared for a legal approach to avoid mistakes made during formulation of the Kyoto Protocol.

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