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  1. Protect, Support and Empower Girls in Lake Chad Region

    Monday, August 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 05 (IPS) - As Lake Chad enters its 10th year of conflict, millions of young girls are being used and manipulated in grotesque ways.

    Maria Sole Fanuzzi, Lake Chad Child Protection Specialist at Plan International, said: "New York City has 8.25 million people, so when we talk about the girls in the Lake Chad crisis, you have to imagine the whole city where we are now is completely filled by children, and half of that would be girls."

  2. Boom or Bust -Education Will Determine Africa’s Transformation

    Friday, August 02, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 02 (IPS) - August 12, marks International Youth Day, and the theme for this year is ‘making education more relevant, equitable and inclusive', is particularly apt for Africa. Consider this. Every 24 hours around 35,000 African youth are looking for work.

  3. Extreme Weather Events are Just the Tip of Rapidly Melting Icebergs

    Friday, August 02, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 02 (IPS) - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in an address to the world body.First August. It is the middle of summer in the northern hemisphere. We are witnessing not only record global warming but global political tensions are also heating up.

  4. Using Renewable Energy and the Circular Economy to Fight Poverty in Argentina

    Monday, July 29, 2019

    BUENOS AIRES, Jul 29 (IPS) - On the outer edges of Buenos Aires proper, where the paved streets end and the narrow alleyways of one of Argentina's largest shantytowns begin, visitors can find the En Haccore soup kitchen.

  5. Money Grows on Trees--Don't Uproot Them

    Friday, July 26, 2019

    PEMBA, Zambia, Jul 26 (IPS) - Jennifer Handondo, a small scale farmer of Choma district in southern Zambia, plants food crops such as maize mostly for her family's needs. Because of uncharacteristically high temperatures and low rainfall during the planting season in March, the divorced mother who single-handedly supports her three children, has not been able to harvest as much as she usually does. So she has diversified into selling seedlings of neem, Moringa and other medicinal trees.

  6. As SDGs Falter, the UN Turns to the Rich and Famous

    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 25 (IPS) - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are in trouble. United Nations officials are concerned and say so publicly. Secretary-General António Guterres joined in raising an alarm in mid-July when he introduced the most recent official UN report.

  7. Horn of Africa Drought Threatens Re-run of Famines Past

    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 25 (IPS) - Humanitarian groups and the United Nations are warning of another drought in the Horn of Africa, threatening a repeat of the deadly dry spell and famine that claimed lives in Somalia and its neighbours eight years ago.

  8. How Best to Tackle Inequality in the 21st Century? Start with Climate Change

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    DUBLIN, Jul 23 (IPS) - Lyndsay Walsh of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, is currently studying for a Master's in development practice, and received her Bachelor's degree in natural sciences with a focus on zoology*

    Do you prefer to hear good news or bad news first? I will begin by giving you the (unsurprisingly) bad news. Today's world is an unequal place. Standards of living vary massively both between and within countries.

  9. Will a Global Fund Help Deliver UN’s Development Agenda?

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - The United Nations, which has been tracking both the successes and failures of its highly-ambitious Agenda for Sustainable Development, has warned that "progress has been slow" in many of the 17 Goals after four years of implementation.

  10. Parts of Kenya are Already Above 1.5˚C

    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    NAIROBI, Jul 18 (IPS) - Kenya's getting hotter. Much hotter than the 1.5˚C increase that has been deemed acceptable by global leaders, and it is too hot for livestock, wildlife and plants to survive. Thousands of households, dependent on farming and livestock, are at risk too.

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