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U.N.’s Post-2015 Development Agenda Under Fire

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 29 (IPS) - The U.N.'s highly ambitious post-2015 development agenda, which is expected to be finalised shortly, has come fire even before it could get off the ground.

Opinion: Uneven MDG Progress Must Inspire Resolve to Do Much Better

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

ROME, Jul 29 (IPS) - The world received an important report card last month, in the form of the latest annual Millennium Development Goals Report. The report highlights a number of important achievements, but omits mention that some targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were lower than those agreed to at the relevant U.N. international conferences of the 1990s.

Workplace Diversity Still a Pipe Dream in Most U.S. Newsrooms

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 29 (IPS) - Although the United States as a whole is becoming more ethnically diverse, newsrooms remain largely dominated by white, male reporters, according to a recent investigation by The Atlantic magazine.

Central America Fails to Take Advantage of Energy from Sun, Wind and Earth

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SAN JOSE, Jul 29 (IPS) - Central America, a place of abundant wind and sunshine, is still chained to thermal power and large-scale hydroelectricity and has failed to include local communities in clean, environmentally-friendly and less invasive projects.

UAE Described as Pioneer in the Field of Renewable Energy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 28 (IPS) - When the government of Kenya hosted a U.N. Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy in Nairobi back in 1981, one of the conclusions at that meeting was a proposal for the creation of an international agency dedicated to renewable energy.

One Tune, Different Hymns – Tackling Climate Change in South Africa

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CAPE TOWN, Jul 28 (IPS) - Anti-nuclear energy activists are up in arms, and have taken to vigils outside South Africa's parliament in Cape Town to protest against President Jacob Zuma's push for nuclear development.

Digital Era Here to Stay in Argentina’s Classrooms

Monday, July 27, 2015

LA PLATA, Argentina, Jul 27 (IPS) - The showcases in the Colegio Nacional Rafael Hernández, a public high school in La Plata, Argentina, tell the story of the stern neoclassical building which dates back to 1884. But the classrooms reflect the digital era, thanks to the computers distributed to all public school students as part of a government social inclusion programme.

Kenya’s Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth

Monday, July 27, 2015

NAIROBI, Jul 27 (IPS) - Alexander Muyekhi, a construction worker from Ebubayi village in the heart of Vihiga County in Western Kenya, and his school-going children can now enjoy a tiny solar kit supplied by the British-based Azuri Technologies to light their house and play their small FM radio.

Key Constituencies Call for Inclusion in Nepal’s Draft Constitution

Monday, July 27, 2015

KATHMANDU, Jul 27 (IPS) - Ending a years-long political deadlock, Nepal's major political parties inked a 16-point agreement last June to pave the way for the Constituent Assembly (CA) to write a new constitution.

Opinion: Developing Nations Set to Challenge Rich Ahead of SDG Summit

Monday, July 27, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 27 (IPS) - The final round of negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals – the successor to the Millennium Development Goals, due to be inaugurated in September at the U.N. General Assembly – is now underway in New York.

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