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Putting the “Integrity of the Earth’s Ecosystems” at the Centre of the Sustainable Development Agenda

Monday, July 06, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 06 (IPS) - By 2050, we will be a world of nine billion people. Not only does this mean there'll be two million more mouths to feed than there are at present, it also means these mouths will be consuming more – in the next 20 years, for instance, an estimated three billion people will enter the middle class, in addition to the 1.8 billion estimated to be within that income bracket today.

Despite Scepticism, U.N. Hails Its Anti-Poverty Programme

Monday, July 06, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 06 (IPS) - The United Nations, which launched one of its most ambitious anti-poverty development programmes back in 2000, has hailed it as a riveting success story – despite shortcomings.

Opinion: Religion and the SDGs – The ‘New Normal’ and Calls for Action

Monday, July 06, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 06 (IPS) - In 2007, an op-ed in the International Herald Tribune argued that you "gotta have faith in the U.N".

Financial Inclusion Key to Climate Risk Reduction for Zambia's Smallholders

Monday, July 06, 2015

MOYO, Pemba District, Zambia, Jul 06 (IPS) - In the advent of unpredictable weather, smallholder rain-dependent agriculture is increasingly becoming a risky business and the situation could worsen if, as seems likely, the world experiences levels of global warming that could lead to an increase in droughts, floods and diseases, both in frequency and intensity.

Equality, a Hard Game to Win for Women Footballers in Argentina

Monday, July 06, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Jul 06 (IPS) - During a women's football match in a poor neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, team manager Mónica Santino has to stop the game and ask a group of boys and young men not to invade the pitch where they're playing. This frequent occurrence is just one symbol of a struggle being played out, centimeter by centimeter, on Argentina's pitches.

Caribbean Fights to Protect High-Value, Declining Species

Monday, July 06, 2015

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jul 06 (IPS) - Threats from climate change, declining reefs, overfishing and possible loss of several commercial species are driving the rollout of new policy measures to keep Caribbean fisheries sustainable.

U.N. Swears by Hefty 100 Billion Dollar Target to Fight Climate Change

Friday, July 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 03 (IPS) - The most devastating impact of climate change – including rising sea levels, floods, cyclones and both droughts and heavy monsoons – will be felt mostly by the world's poorest nations.

Child Labour: A Hidden Atrocity of the Syrian Crisis

Friday, July 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 03 (IPS) - In a conflict that has claimed over 220,000 lives and injured a further 840,000 people as of January 2015, it is sometimes hard to see beyond the death toll.

Drastic CO2 Cuts Needed to Save Oceans

Friday, July 03, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 03 (IPS) - If global carbon dioxide emissions are not dramatically curbed, the world's oceans – and the many services they provide humanity – will suffer "massive and mostly irreversible impacts," researchers warned in Science magazine Friday.

Sustainable Use of Biodiversity Could Fill Gap When Belo Monte Dam Is Finished

Friday, July 03, 2015

ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Jul 03 (IPS) - Some argue that the sustainable use of biodiversity is the best alternative for local development in the area surrounding the enormous Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, now that the construction project is entering its final phase on the Xingú River in Brazil's Amazon jungle.

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