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  1. Sustainable Development Goals: One of the Greatest Fun Things in the World!?

    Monday, May 06, 2019

    BERLIN, May 06 (IPS) - Inge Kaul is adjunct professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, and first director of UNDP's Offices of the Human Development Report and Global Development Studies.

    This year's annual "SDG Global Festival of Action" was held in Bonn, Germany, from May 2–4, 2019. The festival's overall aim is to gather campaigners and multiple stakeholders from around the world at one place for interaction with each other; furthermore, it seeks to inspire them to scale up action in support of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forth in the 2030 Agenda adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.

  2. Rural Education: Moving Past 'Poor Solutions for Poor People'

    Monday, May 06, 2019

    NEW DELHI, May 06 (IPS) - Communities are treated as passive recipients, giving them no say in the functioning of their schools. Here's why this needs to change.

  3. West Africa's Fine Line Between Cultural Norms and Child Trafficking

    Friday, May 03, 2019

    COTONOU, Benin, May 03 (IPS) - This is part of a series of features from across the globe on human trafficking. IPS coverage is supported by the Riana Group.

    On a bus in Cotonou, Benin's commercial capital, four Nigerian girls aged between 15 and 16 sit closely together as they are about to embark on the last part of their journey to Mali, where they are told that their new husbands, whom they never have met, await them.

  4. LGBTQI Rights in the Balkans: A Perpetual Struggle

    Friday, May 03, 2019

    BUCHAREST, Romania, May 03 (IPS) - Mawethu Nkhosana is an LGBTI activist and the crisis response fund administrator at CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society organisations.

    Romanian Adrian Coman and his American-born partner Clai Hamilton had two major reasons to celebrate when they tied the knot last June.

  5. Want Social Change? Give Communities More Agency

    Friday, May 03, 2019

    DEWAS, India, May 03 (IPS) - No external force can bring about real change in society. Only the community itself can.

  6. 4 Revolutionary Tips to Stop Aquaculture and Fisheries Ignoring, Resisting or Eroding Gender Equality

    Thursday, May 02, 2019

    CANBERRA, Australia, May 02 (IPS) - Meryl Williams, Chair, Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society

    In my years in fisheries research in Australia, few researchers were women, all fishers were assumed to be men, "girly" calendars were occasionally pinned on the office, lab or tea room wall at work and the workplace rules of engagement for women were still being worked out by trial and error. I vividly remember when my colleague, "Jessie", the only woman technician in our research agency, was assigned to go into the field for a week to support a fish tagging project run by men scientists. The men took umbrage and went to the Union to protest this affront to their work conditions. The Union warned them that they could be sacked for discriminating against a woman. So change was at hand - or so it seemed.

  7. Future of Our Planet Requires Deeper Cooperation, Long-term Thinking

    Thursday, May 02, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 02 (IPS) - LIU Zhenmin is Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations.

    For most of the 7 billion people on the planet, global institutions are remote, far removed from their day to day existence. Yet, our global institutions matter.

  8. Opting In: The Value of Vaccines

    Wednesday, May 01, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 01 (IPS) - IPS correspondent Tharanga Yakupitiyage speaks to WHO's Coordinator of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation DR. ANN LINDSTRAND on the challenges of immunisation and the way forward.

    Since the introduction of vaccines, diseases such as measles and polio were quickly becoming a thing of the past. However, the world's progress on immunisation is now being threatened.

  9. Are Migrant Workers Humans or Commodities?

    Wednesday, May 01, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 01 (IPS) - The United Nations has estimated a hefty $466 billion as remittances from migrant workers worldwide in 2017—and perhaps even higher last year.

  10. Rewriting the Rules on #MeToo Globally

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    NEW YORK, Apr 30 (IPS) - Nisha Varia is the women's rights advocacy director at Human Rights Watch.

    I have been working to protect the rights of women workers for 25 years, and whether I speak to domestic workers, election workers, farmers, or activists, their experience of sexual harassment and violence has been a common thread. The other commonality? The almost complete absence of redress in any of those cases, spanning Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the United States.

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