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World to Cut Emissions With or Without Trump

Monday, May 22, 2017

BERLIN, May 22 (IPS) - In a last-ditch effort, Germany and China are trying to influence the United States not to walk away from the Paris accord it signed along with 194 nations.

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.

Unique Sandbar Coastal Ecosystem in Cuba Calls for Climate Solutions

Friday, May 19, 2017

BARACOA, Cuba, May 19 (IPS) - A battered bridge connects the centre of Baracoa, Cuba´s oldest city, with a singular dark-sand sandbar, known as Tibaracón, that forms on one of the banks of the Macaguaní River where it flows into the Caribbean Sea in northeastern Cuba.

Africa and India – Sharing the Development Journey

Friday, May 19, 2017

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, May 19 (IPS) - Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity. Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic challenges. This helps both India and Africa work especially well with each other.

An Untold Economic Success Story in Syria

Thursday, May 18, 2017

AMMAN, Jordan, May 18 (IPS) - Hidden almost literally under the rubble of the civil war in Syria is an economic success story that is rarely told. Hanan Odah is a thirty-year-old Palestine refugee living in Jaramana refugee camp in Damascus. She supports her multiply displaced family of three from a thriving micro-enterprise venture. Her husband was killed in the conflict, but she refused to submit to despair and dependency on her parents.

Mapping and Responding to Climate-Induced Migration

Thursday, May 18, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 18 (IPS) - As the world focuses on conflict-related migration and displacement, with an unprecedented 60 million fleeing from war and persecution, others are pointing to a less discussed trigger of population movements: climate change.

Defence of Right to Water Drives Call for Land Reform in Chile

Thursday, May 18, 2017

SANTIAGO, May 18 (IPS) - Water at high prices, sold as a market good, and small farmers almost a species in extinction, replaced by seasonal workers, are the visible effects of the crisis in rural Chile, 50 years after a land reform which postulated that "the land is for those who work it."

Sexual Violence as a “Threat to Security and Durable Peace”

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (IPS) - Sexual violence is increasingly used as a tactic of terrorism and thus must be addressed as a peace and security issue, officials said at a United Nations Security Council meeting.

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