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Mongolia’s Poorest Turn Garbage into Gold

Monday, September 22, 2014

ULAANBAATAR, Sep 22 (IPS) - Ulziikhutag Jigjid, 49, is a member of a 10-person group in the Khan-Uul district on the outskirts of Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar, which is producing brooms, chairs, containers, and other handmade products from discarded soda and juice containers.

OPINION: Invest in Young People to Harness Africa’s Demographic Dividend

Sunday, September 21, 2014

JOHANNESBURG, Sep 21 (IPS) - Different issues will be competing for the attention of different African leaders attending the 69th United Nations General Assembly Special Session on International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 in New York on Sep 22.

Georgia’s Female Drug Addicts Face Double Struggle

Sunday, September 21, 2014

TBILISI, Sep 21 (IPS) - Irina was 21 when she first started using drugs. More than 30 years later, having lost her husband, her home and her business to drugs, she is still battling her addiction.

U.N. Urged to Reaffirm Reproductive Rights in Post-2015 Agenda

Friday, September 19, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (IPS) - The U.N.'s post-2015 development agenda has been described as the most far-reaching and comprehensive development-related endeavour ever undertaken by the world body.

OPINION: Step Up Efforts Against Hunger

Friday, September 19, 2014

ROME, Sep 19 (IPS) - At the 1996 World Food Summit (WFS), heads of government and the international community committed themselves to reducing the number of hungry people in the world by half. Five years later, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) lowered this level of ambition by only seeking to halve the proportion of the hungry.

Geographical Divide in Maternal Health for Syrian Refugees

Friday, September 19, 2014

DOHUK, Iraq, Sep 19 (IPS) - At the largest refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan, young Syrian mothers and pregnant women are considered relatively lucky.

Rare Zambian Tree Faces Exploitation Because of Legal Loophole

Friday, September 19, 2014

RUFUNSA, Zambia, Sep 19 (IPS) - Steven Nyambose used to sell charcoal for a living until he discovered that the trees could be more lucrative in another way - through cutting them down and selling the logs to international buyers.

Can ‘Womenomics’ Stem the Feminisation of Poverty in Japan?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

TOKYO, Sep 18 (IPS) - Fifty-four-year-old Marlyn Maeda, an unmarried freelance writer living in Tokyo who never held a permanent job, is now watching her dream of aging independently go up in smoke.

Promoting Human Rights Through Global Citizenship Education

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GENEVA, Sep 18 (IPS) - Amid escalating conflicts and rampant violations of human rights all over the world, spreading "human rights education" is not an easy task. But a non-governmental organisation from Japan is beginning to make an impact through its "global citizenship education" approach.

Honduran Mothers and Grandmothers Search Far and Wide for Missing Migrants

Thursday, September 18, 2014

EL PROGRESO, Honduras, Sep 18 (IPS) - United by grief and anxiety, the grandmothers, mothers and other relatives of people who disappeared on the migration route to the United States formed a committee in this city in northern Honduras to search for their missing loved ones.

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