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Why Achieving Sdg Goal 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth Is Critical for Kenya

Friday, December 09, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 09 (IPS) - In Kenya the Gini coefficient of inequality is at around 0.45%. Therefore, the economic growth statistics present an unequivocal picture of a highly unequal society, whose development strategy is largely leading to accumulation of wealth by a few and worsening the poverty of the majority.

Fiscal austerity has been blocking economic recovery

Thursday, December 08, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec 08 (IPS) - Instead of concerted and sustained efforts for a strong, sustained economic recovery to overcome protracted stagnation, the near policy consensus on fiscal austerity in the G7 and the G20 OECD countries, except for the US and Japan, has dragged down economic recovery in developing countries.

Resilient People & Institutions: Ecuador’s Post-Earthquake Challenge

Thursday, December 08, 2016

QUITO, Ecuador, Dec 08 (IPS) - No one is really prepared for an emergency until they've had to live through one. And the 16 April earthquake in Ecuador put us to the test.

Europe to Decide on Use of Mercury in Dentistry

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 06 (IPS) - Europe will soon decide the future of a common but controversial dental practice: mercury in tooth fillings.

Three major European institutions, namely the European Commission, Parliament and Council, are due to meet on 6 December to discuss regulations on mercury, particularly its use in dentistry.

Nicaraguan Women Push for Access to Land, Not Just on Paper

Monday, December 05, 2016

MANAGUA, Dec 05 (IPS) - A group of women farmers who organised to fight a centuries-old monopoly over land ownership by men are seeking plots of land to farm in order to contribute to the food security of their families and of the population at large.

Soil: Keeping Nutrients in Food and Carbon in the Ground

Monday, December 05, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 05 (IPS) - Healthy soil not only makes food more nutritious it also helps keep carbon out of the atmosphere by storing it underground.

Leave No One Behind: The Right to Development

Monday, December 05, 2016

ROME, Dec 05 (IPS) - As Human Rights Day approaches Dec. 10, it offers a moment to pause and look back at the roots of the global development process as a platform for stepping forward. On this day 30 years ago, the international community made a commitment to eliminate all obstacles to equality and inclusivity.

Rethinking trade policy and protectionism in the Trump era

Monday, December 05, 2016

PENANG, Dec 05 (IPS) - What kind of trade policy will the United States have under President Donald Trump? This is a hot issue, as Trump has made unorthodox pronouncements on trade issues during and after the election campaign. If he acts on even some of the positions he took, it will create a sea change in trade policy in the US and possibly the world.

Trump Needs Lessons in Geopolitics : Musharraf

Monday, December 05, 2016

LONDON, Dec 05 (IPS) - US President-elect Donald Trump has shown he has much to learn about South Asia, Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf said in an interview with IPS. But he counted on Trump having an open mind.

The United Nations Volunteer: From Global To Local

Monday, December 05, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 05 (IPS) - Today 05 December is International Volunteer Day, and every year we recognize the invaluable contributions of volunteers to peace and development.

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