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  1. UN Plans to Launch a “Decade of Action” to Deliver Development Goals by 2030

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in an address to the General Assembly2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. I draw tremendous strength from all that we represent and all that we have achieved together.

  2. Global Inequality Continues to Grow: UNDESA Report

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - More than 70 percent of the global population is currently living in parts of the world where income inequality has grown, according to a World Social Report 2020 launched by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

  3. Will 2020 World Economic Forum Deliver on Combating Climate Change?

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    AMSTERDAM, Jan 22 (IPS) - Eco Matser is Hivos global Climate Change / Energy and Development CoordinatorFor the first time, the world's elites meeting this year at Davos have listed environmental issues as their top concerns about the next decade.

  4. Bridging Africa’s Great Gender-Financing Divide

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    NAIROBI, Jan 22 (IPS) - What stands between Soi Cate Chelang and her dream of turning her small pallet-making business into a major enterprise is capital.

  5. UN Report: Rising Inequality Affects More Than 70% of the Globe

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    NEW YORK, Jan 21 (IPS) - Inequality is growing for more than 70 per cent of the global population, exacerbating the risks of divisions and hampering economic and social development. But the rise is far from inevitable and can be tackled at a national and international level, says a flagship study released by the UN on Tuesday.

  6. Why the Coronavirus Should Worry Us All

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    ABUJA, Jan 21 (IPS) - The coronavirus outbreak -- which began in Wuhan, China, and causes a pneumonia-like illness -- is raging across Asia, infecting close to 300 people and killing four. It was initially known to be transmitted from animals to human, and was just confirmed to be transmitted from human to human.

  7. Ending Bullying and Humiliation over Menstruation as Girls and Boys in Conservative Eswatini are Educated about Reproductive Health

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    MBABANE, Jan 21 (IPS) - When 14-year-old Nomcebo Mkhaliphi first noticed the blood discharged from her vagina, she was shocked. Confused, she turned to her older sisters for advice.

    "My sisters told me that they were experiencing the same every month and that they used fabric, toilet paper and newspapers as sanitary wear," recalls the now 45-year-old Mkhaliphi. She had to follow suit and use these materials because she had no money to buy sanitary pads.

  8. School Lunch Programmes for Progress

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 21 (IPS) - If well planned, coordinated and implemented, a government funded school feeding programme for all primary school children can be progressively transformative. Such a programme, involving government departments and agencies working together, can benefit schoolchildren, their families, farmers and public health, now and in the future.

  9. Pro-Growth Demographic Dogma

    Monday, January 20, 2020

    NEW YORK, Jan 20 (IPS) - Whenever the issue of population comes up, pro-growth demographic dogma invariably dominates. Governments, political parties, businesses, the media and many others typically praise population growth and lament population slowdown, stabilization or decline. The demographic dogma basically advocates maintaining robust population growth and a larger and youthful population. 

  10. Empowering Women in Poor Communities & Building Resilience Against Climate Pressure

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    AHMEDABAD, India, Jan 17 (IPS) - Bijal Brahmbhatt is Director, Mahila Housing TrustAs global temperatures continue to rise, vulnerable populations around the world are facing increasingly complex climate risks – with ongoing droughts in Zimbabwe and floods devastating Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.

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