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  1. The Importance of the Upcoming FAO Election

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    ROME, Jun 18 (IPS) - With each passing day, the world gets just a little smaller as the internet and cell phones bring our communities together, reveal our shared challenges, and lay bare our failures. As global citizens, we are all concerned about the growing number of hungry people around the world and the threats to food security. The simple fact is that more than 800 million people go hungry every day, and if that number shocks you, know that experts predict the number to grow significantly over the next ten years.

  2. UN’s Development Goals Remain Largely Elusive

    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 18 (IPS) - The United Nations, in a new report to be released next month, has warned "there is no escaping the fact that the global landscape for the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has generally deteriorated since 2015, hindering the efforts of governments and other partners"

  3. <em>The Art of the Deal</em>: What Trump May Teach Us

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 17 (IPS) - Like any dealer he was watching for the card that is so high and wild he'll never need to deal another.                            Leonard Cohen Stranger SongA friend of mine who became wealthy as an art dealer but eventually lost his fortune told me: "Money isn´t everything, but it helps." This made me think of Donald Trump, who likes to describe himself as an entrepreneur, i.e. "owner of a business enterprise who, by risk and initiative, attempts to make profits."1 The keyword is profits. According to Trump, success is measured through wealth. Like chess and poker, entrepreneurship is about winning and losing. Trump characterizes people he dislikes as loserswhile he considers himself to be a winner.

  4. 'What it Takes to Feed 7.5 Billion People'

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    ANKARA, Jun 17 (IPS) - Events marking the 25th anniversary of the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the World Day to Combat Desertification opened here Monday, Jun. 17 with a call for urgent action to protect and restore degrading land.

  5. Air Pollution Ranked as Biggest Environmental Threat to Human Health

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 17 (IPS) - In a world that is becoming more and more industrial by the day, air pollution appears to be on the rise.

    While there have been efforts in major cities to combat the grave effects that pollution can have on the overall health of its citizens, there is still more progress to be made.

  6. South Africa’s First Carbon Farm

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    NAIROBI, Jun 17 (IPS) - Land restoration could attract large private investments in the fight against climate change over the coming decades, if Governments and the United Nations put the right incentives and conditions in place.

  7. The Implacable Desertification of Planet Earth

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    MADRID, Jun 17 (IPS) - Yet another under-reported human-made disaster: the relentless desertification of Planet Earth that may make uninhabitable some regions like the Middle East, endanger food security, aggravate climate crisis, and force more and more millions of people to flee.

  8. World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought - “Let’s Grow the Future Together”

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    ROME, Jun 17 (IPS) - One third of the planet's land surface is under the threat of desertification, impacting over 250 million people.

  9. U. S. Backing for Heated Tobacco Products Triggers Misrepresentation

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 14 (IPS) - Wendell Balderas is Media & Communications Manager of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision authorizing the sale of Philip Morris International (PMI)'s heated tobacco system, IQOS, in the United States inadvertently puts a foot in the door to increase sales of new tobacco products in the developing world.

  10. Asia-Pacific Region Falters on UN Development Goals

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 14 (IPS) - UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a Chatham House meeting in London last week that the UN's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), one of the legacies of the late Secretary-General Kofi Annan, "spawned tremendous progress" in the battle against poverty worldwide.

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