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The Ocean Conference: An Integrated Vision that must be Delivered

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 24 (IPS) - In March 2015 at the Sendai World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction, the then President of Kirbati, Anote Tong, made it very clear how vulnerable his country was to climate and disaster risk, when he informed the room (which was sadly less than half full) that his country had purchased land in Fiji.

Gateway Portals and the Quest for Sustainable Urbanization

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

NEW YORK, May 24 (IPS) - On a busy Friday afternoon, the number 1 subway train heading north through Manhattan's Westside comes out of a dark tunnel --and if one takes a minute to release oneself from communication devices—one can catch sight of the approaching 125th street in the distance, the crosswalk buzzing with yellow cabs.

Mideast: Growing Urbanisation Worsens Water Scarcity, Food Imports

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

ROME, May 24 (IPS) - Conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to development progress in the Middle East and North Africa. In Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, about half the population—around 40 million people—require humanitarian assistance. Across the region, countries depend heavily on food imports. As their populations urbanise and grow, the need for imports will increase.

Survivors of the El Mozote Massacre Have New Hopes for Justice in El Salvador

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

EL MOZOTE, El Salvador, May 23 (IPS) - Except for a house with its walls riddled with holes made by bursts of machine gun fire, nobody would say that the quiet Salvadoran village of El Mozote was the scene of one of the worst massacres in Latin America, just 35 years ago.

International Finance Governance Undemocratic

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 (IPS) - Why is it so difficult to achieve meaningful coordination when everybody agrees that it is desirable, if not necessary? President Richard Nixon's withdrawal of the US from and hence termination of the Bretton Woods system in 1971 confirmed the end of the post-war Golden Age. This led to slower growth, greater volatility, more instability, and reduced progress in raising economic welfare, among other consequences.

Community Seed Banks: Securing Diversity for Climate Change Adaptation

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

ROME, May 23 (IPS) - For thousands of years, farmers have used genetic diversity to cope with weather variability and changing climate conditions. They have stored, planted, selected and improved seeds to continue producing food in a dynamic environment.

“Horrific” Increase in Worldwide Displacement

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - Over 30 million people were newly internally displaced in 2016 by conflict and disasters, according to a new report.

The ‘Public’ in Public Health

Monday, May 22, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, May 22 (IPS) -
 

The discourse must move beyond a top-down approach to listen to the people and formulate best insurance practices

Ecuador Focuses on New UN Tax Body to Fight Illicit Financial Flows

Monday, May 22, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (IPS) - The time is now to work together to fight illicit financial flows, according to Ecuador's Foreign Minister Guillaume Long.

Macron Likely to Diffuse Tensions as Independence Vote Looms in New Caledonia

Monday, May 22, 2017

CANBERRA, Australia, May 22 (IPS) - The political future of New Caledonia, a French South Pacific Island territory of 273,000 people, is a profound question mark as a referendum on independence rapidly approaches next year. Equally, how the newly elected French Government, led by Emmanuel Macron, will perform as arbiter of the challenging process in the months ahead is a relative unknown.

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