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  1. A New Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Oct 31 (IPS) - At this crucial juncture of international migration, where numerous push and pull factors have engendered unprecedented migration flows across the globe, the ongoing discussions at the United Nations must lead to meaningful and practical outcome.

  2. Slave Labour, Another Setback for the Government of Brazil

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 31 (IPS) - The wave of conservativism is testing its limits in Brazil, as reflected by a Labour Ministry decree that seeks to block the fight against slavery-like working conditions, which has been provisionally revoked by the justice system.

  3. Impending Drought? There’s an App for That – Or Should Be

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    NAIROBI, Oct 30 (IPS) - Fostering and harnessing innovative technologies could significantly reduce the negative impacts from climate change, including drought, water scarcity and food insecurity in African countries.

  4. The Roots of Exodus: Why Are People Compelled to Leave their Homes?

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    ROME, Oct 30 (IPS) - Facts are facts, and one of them is that while everybody talks about the growing forced movement of people --be they migrants or refugees—decision-makers haven't seriously acted on the root causes of why millions of humans are compelled to leave their homes.

  5. Adolescent Health Congress Skirts Issue of Abuse, Trafficking

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Oct 30 (IPS) - Twenty-year-old Gogontlejang Phaladi of Mahalapye, Botswana is grateful she was never sent to a so-called "hyena" like scores of girls in neighboring Malawi were.

  6. Stopping Child Marriage Forever

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 30 (IPS) - The mother moved in like a tigress to save her cub. In 2015, when her 13-year-old daughter Shumi Akhter was about to be married off, Panna Begum pleaded with her husband, Dulal Mia, to cancel the marriage he'd arranged for their daughter.

  7. Kashmir Farmland Plowed Under in Wave of Urbanization

    Sunday, October 29, 2017

    SRINAGAR, India, Oct 29 (IPS) - In central Kashmir's Ganderbal district, 40-year-old Javaid Ahmad Hurra remembers vividly how his small hamlet used to be lush and green when he was a child. It is now subtly turning into a concrete jungle, with cement structures dominating the scenery.

  8. Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population

    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    SEOUL/NEW DELHI, Oct 28 (IPS) - Experts on population ageing converged in Seoul this week to discuss how to make reaching one's "golden years" a happy and sustainable process across the world.

  9. Who is Really Responsible for Collapse of Zimbabwe’s Health Services?

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, Oct 27 (IPS) - On October 22, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had removed Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following outrage and concerns raised by his appointment just two days before.

  10. Cooking to Fight Climate Change

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 27 (IPS) - What you eat doesn't only affect your own health – it also affects our planet's health. From deciding which food to buy, to how you store and prepare it, you are making decisions that have profound effect on your personal health, as well as the health of your environment.

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