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CSW 59 Wraps Up As Delegates Look Toward 2016

Monday, March 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 23 (IPS) - The Commission on the Status of Women, one of the biggest events on the calendar for United Nations headquarters in New York City, is over for another year.

Opinion: Water and Sanitation in Nigeria - Playing the Numbers Game

Sunday, March 22, 2015

OWERRI, Nigeria, Mar 22 (IPS) - In Nigeria, it's all about the numbers. My nation recently became the largest economy in Africa by some distance, with a GDP of well over 500 billion dollars.

High-Tech to the Rescue of Southern Africa’s Smallholder Farmers

Sunday, March 22, 2015

DURBAN, South Africa, Mar 22 (IPS) - Agriculture is the major employer and a backbone of the economies of Southern Africa.

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WASHINGTON, Mar 20 (IPS) - Suppose money was being deposited and withdrawn from your bank account, but you didn't know how much.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.

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