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  1. The Fight to End Violence Against Women in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Friday, July 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 (IPS) - Parliamentarians met in Laos last week to discuss violence against women and girls.

    The meeting was organized by the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) and hosted by the National Assembly of Laos.

  2. Rwanda: Open for Business

    Friday, July 12, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 12 (IPS) - Andrew Kanyegirire is Senior Communications Officer at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    Claire Akamanzi spends her days working on innovative ways to bring more business to her country.

    As CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), a multiagency governmental department billed as a "one-stop shop" for investors, Akamanzi has seen the country earn accolades for its business-friendly environment, recently winning the #2 spot regionally in the World Bank's ease of doing business rankings.

  3. Avoiding the Mistakes of the Asian Green Revolution in Africa

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    DODOMA, Tanzania, Jul 11 (IPS) - Research scientists are studying groundwater resources in three African countries in order to understand the renewability of the source and how people can use it sustainably towards a green revolution in Africa.

  4. Community Action Is a Critical Weapon in the War on Terror

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 (IPS) - During the egregious Dusit attack, Kenya demonstrated remarkable, resilience, solidarity and stood firm against the terrorists.

  5. Let's Talk About Sex – and Why Power Matters

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 11 (IPS) - Dr Natalia Kanem is Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

    Every year on World Population Day (July 11), UNFPA receives queries from journalists about the total number of people around the world. Numbers are indeed important because they help governments develop policies that respond to evolving needs for services such as education and health.

  6. Drought, Disease and War Hit Global Agriculture, Says U.N.

    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 11 (IPS) - The United Nations has warned of drought, disease and war preventing farmers from producing enough food for millions of people across Africa and other regions, leading to the need for major aid operations.

  7. Today’s Menu: Pesticide Salad, Leaded Fish with Plastic, Chemical Fruit

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    MADRID, Jul 10 (IPS) - In case you were not aware or just do not remember: all you eat, drink, breathe, wear, take as a medicine, the cosmetics you use, the walls of your house, among others, is full of chemicals. And all is really ALL.

  8. A Lifelong Battle Against the “Disease of Silence”

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    BRASILIA, Jul 10 (IPS) - Mario Osava interviews YOHEI SASAKAWA, president of the Nippon FoundationYohei Sasakawa has dedicated half of his 80 years of life to combating the "disease of silence" and is still fighting the battle, as president of the Nippon Foundation and World Health Organisation (WHO) goodwill ambassador for elimination of leprosy, formally known as Hansen's Disease.

  9. What Should FAO's New Director General Focus on?

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    ROME, Jul 10 (IPS) - On 23 June 2019 Mr Qu Dongyu of China was elected as the new Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization. FAO is one of the largest UN specialized agencies with a budget for 2018-19 of  US$2.5  billion,  offices in over 130 countries and more than 11,000 employees.  

  10. Industrial Policy Finally Legitimate?

    Tuesday, July 09, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 09 (IPS) - For decades, the two Bretton Woods institutions have rejected the contribution of industrial policy (IP), or government investment and technology promotion efforts, in accelerating and sustaining growth, industrialization and structural transformation.

    Finally, two International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff members, Reda Cherif and Fuad Hasanov, have broken the taboo. They embrace industrial policy, arguing against the current conventional wisdom that East Asian industrial policies cannot be successfully emulated by other developing countries.

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