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  1. When a Grass Towers over the Trees

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jun 12 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.As governments scramble for corrective options to the worsening land degradation set to cost the global economy a whopping 23 trillion dollars within the next 30 years, a humble grass species, the bamboo, is emerging as the unlikely hero.

  2. We Have Told G7 Leaders to Make Gender Inequality & Patriarchy History

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 (IPS) - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women & Michael Kaufman is Co-founder, White Ribbon Campaign and Senior Fellow, Promundo institute For most people, the annual G7 meeting may just seem like an expensive photo-op that doesn't connect with any concrete change in people's lives. But for us, appointed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sit on his G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, it was a unique opportunity to push for strong commitments for girls' and women's rights.

  3. Warnings of a New Global Financial Crisis

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    PENANG, Malaysia, Jun 11 (IPS) - Martin Khor is Executive Director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, based in GenevaThere are increasing warnings of an imminent new financial crisis, not only from the billionaire investor George Soros, but also from eminent economists associated with the Bank of International Settlements, the bank of central banks.   

  4. World Wakes up to Climate Migration

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jun 11 (IPS) - Harjeet Singh is Global Lead on Climate Change at ActionAid International and is based in New Delhi*   Millions of people worldwide are being displaced by natural disasters triggered partially by climate change, and the international community is finally taking steps to mitigate the sufferingThis year is set to be an important milestone in the arduous journey of climate migrants. The global community is now beginning to fathom the challenges of people displaced by events such as floods, storms and sea level rise that are partly fuelled by climate change.

  5. Great Green Wall Brings Hope, Greener Pastures to Africa’s Sahel

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten' and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

  6. Beyond Hurricanes: How Do We Finance Resilience in the Caribbean?

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 08 (IPS) - Deodat Maharaj is UNDP Senior Advisor for the CaribbeanAs a new hurricane season approaches in the Caribbean, I attended last week's dialogue focused on "Financing Resilience in SIDS" held in Antigua and Barbuda and sponsored by the host government and Belgium.

  7. Greece: SDGs a Way to End Economic Crisis?

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    ROME, Jun 08 (IPS) - Seven years after being on the verge of a financial collapse, Greece is now seeing better times. Its economic accounts have clearly improved but what is not under the spotlight is how the Greek people are still paying for the effects of the crisis.

  8. Experts Urge Lawmakers to Focus on Food-Migration Nexus

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    BRUSSELS, Jun 08 (IPS) - Lawmakers at the highest levels urgently need a "revolution in thinking" to tackle the twin problem of sustainable food production and migration. Starting with an inaugural event in Brussels, then travelling on to New York and Milan, an international team of experts led by the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) is urging far-reaching reforms in agricultural and migration policy on an international scale.

  9. China Generates Energy and Controversy in Argentina

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Jun 08 (IPS) - As in other Latin American countries, in recent years China has been a strong investor in Argentina. The environmental impact and economic benefits of this phenomenon, however, are a subject of discussion among local stakeholders.

  10. Human Rights Must Be on the Table During U.S.-North Korea Talks

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 08 (IPS) - Human rights issues must be included in next week's United States-North Korea summit in order to create a "sustainable agreement", said a UN expert.

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