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  1. Four-Year Drought Forces Cuba to Find Ways to Build Resilience

    Friday, September 07, 2018

    Eastern Cuba has suffered drought since time immemorial. But the western and central regions of the island used to be almost free of the phenomenon, until the latest drought that plagued this country between 2014 and 2017.

  2. UN Begins Talks on World’s First Treaty to Regulate High Seas

    Friday, September 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 07 (IPS) - After several years of preliminary discussions, the United Nations has begun its first round of inter-governmental negotiations to draft the world's first legally binding treaty to protect and regulate the "high seas"—which, by definition, extend beyond 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers) and are considered "international waters" shared globally.

  3. Migrants as Messengers

    Friday, September 07, 2018

    Sep 07 (IPS) - Migrants as Messengers is a peer-to-peer messaging campaign where returning migrants share with their communities and families the dangers, trauma and abuse that many experienced while attempting irregular migration. The stories are candid and emotional testimonials about the difficulties they faced. Here are the discussion around irregular migration with hip-hop singer Matar Khoudia Ndiaye–aka Big Makhou Djolof and Ramatoulaye Diene, a legal migration activist and radio personality.

  4. Climate Change Becomes a Reality Check for the North

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018

    WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, Sep 05 (IPS) - "This season, the month of May was particularly hot and dry," says Leo De Jong, a commercial farmer in Zeewolde, in Flevopolder, the Netherlands. Flevopolder is in the province of Flevoland, the largest site of land reclamation in the world. Here a hectare of land costs up to 100,000 Euros. "At the moment, we are spending between 20,000 and 25,000 Euros per week on irrigation."

  5. ”In two years, Duterte has crushed all the progress we’ve made”

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018

    Sep 05 (IPS) - The Philippines has been ranked one of the world's ten worst countries for workers' rights. Arbetet Global reports from a country which labour union activists brand as fascist.

    "Isn't it cool? I get some hostile looks when I walk around in it, but other people come up asking where they can buy one,"  Josua Matas says of his T-shirt, which reads "Resist dictatorship".  He is the Secretary General of the labour union umbrella organisation Sentro and does not hold back when he speaks about the Philippines' hard-line president, Rodrigo Duterte.

  6. Equality and Territory: the Common Struggle of Indigenous Women in the Andes

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018

    LIMA, Sep 04 (IPS) - This article is published ahead of the International Day of Indigenous Women, celebrated September 5, which marks the execution of indigenous guerrilla leader Bartolina Sisa.

    "At the age of 18 I was the first female leader in my organisation, my grandfather who was a male chauvinist demanded that I be beaten because I was sitting among men," said Teresita Antazú, an indigenous leader of the Yanesha people in Peru's Amazon region.

  7. Revisiting privatization’s claims

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 04 (IPS) - Advocates made exaggerated claims that privatization would reduce governments' fiscal problems while ensuring more efficient, productive and competitive economies by promoting private entrepreneurship, innovation and investments.

    Several arguments have been advanced to justify privatization since the 1980s. Privatization has been advocated as an easy means to:

    1. Reduce the government's financial and administrative burden, particularly by undertaking and maintaining services and infrastructure;
    2. Promote competition, improve efficiency and increase productivity in providing public services;
    3. Stimulate private entrepreneurship and investment to accelerate economic growth;
    4. Help reduce the public sector's presence and size, with its monopolistic tendencies and bureaucratic support.
  8. New Rules for High Seas Must Include Needs of Poorest Nations

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018

    LONDON, Sep 04 (IPS) - Essam Yassin Mohammed is Principal Researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

    Over-fishing, warming oceans and plastic pollution dominate the headlines when it comes to the state of the seas. Most of the efforts to protect the life of the ocean and the livelihoods of those who depend on it are limited to exclusive economic zones – the band of water up to 200 nautical miles from the coast.

  9. “We Should Not Wait” — Action Needed on Myanmar

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 04 (IPS) - After the release of a scathing report on Myanmar's human rights violations, next steps to achieve accountability and justice remain elusive and uncertain.  

  10. China-Africa Cooperation a Vibrant Partnership for Sustainable Development

    Monday, September 03, 2018

    BEIJING, Sep 03 (IPS) - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in an address to the China-Africa Cooperation Summit in Beijing.

    This Forum on China-Africa Cooperation is an embodiment of two major priorities of the United Nations: to pursue fair globalization and to promote development that leaves no one behind in the context of a rules-based system of international relations supported by strong multilateral institutions.

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