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Nicaragua’s South Caribbean Coast Improves Readiness for Climate Change

Saturday, April 22, 2017

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua, Apr 22 (IPS) - The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua's Caribbean coastal regions hard in the last decade and have forced the authorities and local residents to take protection and adaptation measures to address the phenomenon that has gradually undermined their safety and changed their way of life.

Civil Society: “Everyday Things Are Getting Worse” for Children in Yemen

Thursday, April 20, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 (IPS) - Persistent attacks on health care in Yemen is severely impacting children's well-being, civil society detailed at the launch of a report.

New Education Model Can “Achieve Much More,” Says Education Envoy

Thursday, April 20, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 (IPS) - UN's education envoy has unveiled a new model that could provide every child with access to education by 2030.

Citing concerns about the neglect of children's rights, the Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown urged for more and better finance to ensure every child is in school and learning.

Fighting Xenophobia & Inequality Together in the Age of Trump

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

NAIROBI, KENYA, Apr 19 (IPS) - As the world marks 100 days of the Trump Presidency, we can see that we are now in a new era of crisis, that it goes well beyond one man and one country, and that only a profound and international response can get us out of the state we are in.

“The Ocean Is Not a Dumping Ground”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

PORT-LOUIS, Mauritius, Apr 19 (IPS) - An internationally renowned scientist, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim became Mauritius's sixth president on June 5, 2015 – and one of the few Muslim women heads of state in the world.

Mind the Treatment Gap

Friday, April 14, 2017

PHILADELPHIA AND NEW DELHI, Apr 14 (IPS) - Implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act will require a restructuring of health-care services The Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on March 27, 2017, has been hailed as a momentous reform. According to the Bill, every person will have the right to access mental health care operated or funded by the government; good quality and affordable health care; equality of treatment and protection from inhuman practices; access to legal services; and right to complain against coercion and cruelty. The Bill also empowers a mentally ill person to choose a treatment and her/his nominated representative, decriminalises attempted suicide, prohibits the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to mentally ill adults without the use of muscle relaxants and anaesthesia, and contains provisions for care, treatment and rehabilitation for those who have experienced severe stress and attempted suicide. While these are laudable and ambitious objectives as they address major concerns of mental health care, there have been some critiques drawing attention to the lack of funds, trained personnel, and insufficient emphasis on community care. The ground reality, however, suggests that these objectives are not just overambitious but an overkill.

Survivors of Sex Abuse Say UN Neglected Them

Friday, April 14, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 (IPS) - Several survivors who were sexually abused by peacekeeping forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) continue to be neglected by the UN, an investigative team has found.

Financing Key to Reaching Everyone, Everywhere with Water & Sanitation

Thursday, April 13, 2017

LONDON, Apr 13 (IPS) - Eighteen months ago, UN member-states pledged a new set of goals on eradicating extreme poverty and creating a fairer, more sustainable planet by 2030. This week, we have alarming evidence that at least one of those goals – Sustainable Development Goal 6, to reach everyone everywhere with access to water and sanitation – is already in peril.

Malala Yousafzai Becomes UN's Youngest Messenger of Peace

Monday, April 10, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 10 (IPS) - Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls' education.

Humanity and Social Justice, a Must for the Future of Work - Ryder

Monday, April 10, 2017

ROME, Apr 10 (IPS) - "The future of work must be inspired by considerations of humanity, of social justice and peace. If it is not, we are going to a dark place, we are going to a dangerous place," said the head of the leading world body specialised on labour issues.

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