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Opinion: Paying Real Tribute to All Victims of War and Conflict

Saturday, April 18, 2015

GENEVA, Apr 18 (IPS) - The international community will have a great opportunity to jointly advance on the world peace agenda when a United Nations working group established to negotiate a draft U.N. resolution on the right to peace meets from Apr. 20 to 24 in Geneva.

Latin America Slow to Pledge Emissions Cuts

Saturday, April 18, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Apr 18 (IPS) - Latin America is making heavy weather of setting targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, which all countries must present ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference later this year.

Instead of Scaling up Funding for Education, Major Donors Are Cutting Back

Saturday, April 18, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 (IPS) - Despite commitments by the international community to achieve universal primary education by 2015, funds for education have been decreasing over the past ten years, according to a report released Friday by the global advocacy campaign ‘A World at School'.

U.N. Struggles to Cope with New Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Friday, April 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 17 (IPS) - The United Nations, which is providing humanitarian aid to over 50 million refugees worldwide, is struggling to cope with a new crisis in hand: death and destruction in Yemen.

Women Farmers in Patagonia Rewrite Their History in Chile

Friday, April 17, 2015

VALLE SIMPSON, Chile, Apr 17 (IPS) - More than 100 women small farmers from Chile's southern Patagonia region have joined together in a new association aimed at achieving economic autonomy and empowerment, in an area where machismo and gender inequality are the norm.

Fears Grow for Indigenous People in Path of Massive Ethiopian Dam

Friday, April 17, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Apr 17 (IPS) - A United Nations mission is due to take place this month to assess the impact of Ethiopia's massive Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric power project on the Omo River which feeds Lake Turkana, the world's largest desert lake, lying mostly in northwest Kenya with its northern tip extending into Ethiopia.

Investigation Tears Veil Off World Bank’s “Promise” to Eradicate Poverty

Thursday, April 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 (IPS) - An expose published Thursday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its media partners has revealed that in the course of a single decade, 3.4 million people were evicted from their homes, torn away from their lands or otherwise displaced by projects funded by the World Bank.

1.7 Billion Dollars Needed to Improve Ebola-hit Countries' Health Care, Says Oxfam

Thursday, April 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 (IPS) - The international humanitarian charity Oxfam is calling on the World Bank and major donors to raise 1.7 billion dollars to improve poor health systems in Ebola-affected countries and strengthen community networks for preventing another epidemic.

Clean Cookstoves Could Change the Lives of Millions in Nepal

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PHARPING, Nepal, Apr 15 (IPS) - When 26-year-old Laxmi married into the Archaya household in Chhaimale village, Pharping, south of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, she didn't think she would be spending half the day in the kitchen inhaling smoke from the stove.

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