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  1. Why Water, Soap & Toilets are Keys in Ending Malnutrition

    Monday, November 06, 2017

    LONDON, Nov 06 (IPS) - I started work this morning feeling disillusioned. A report had hit my desk that painted a very bleak picture of the state of the world's health – and for a moment I was over-whelmed by just how much work there was left to do. Then I regrouped – and began making plans.

  2. Argentina Aims to Be a Leader in Mining, But Obstacles Abound

    Saturday, November 04, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 04 (IPS) - Argentina does not have the mining tradition of other South American countries, but this could begin to change. The government wants to draw 30 billion dollars in foreign investment to tap the great mining potential along the eastern slope of the Andes mountain range, stretching from north to south.

  3. My vision for a pollution-free planet

    Friday, November 03, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 03 (IPS) - For too long, the relationship between prosperity and environment has been seen as a trade-off. Tackling pollution was considered an unwelcome cost on industry and a handicap to economic growth.

  4. The Weinstein effect: The Global Scourge of Sexual Harassment & Exploitation

    Friday, November 03, 2017

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 03 (IPS) - When the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA's) Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judddetailed an incident involving the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein for The New York Times in their eyepopping investigation into decades of alleged sexual harassment, it came as a shock to many.

  5. Got Climate Questions? Climate Watch Has Answers

    Friday, November 03, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 03 (IPS) - Negotiators and stakeholders headed to Bonn, Germany, for next week's UN climate summit continue to confront a range of questions surrounding one essential query: How do we meet the imperative to lower greenhouse gas emissions now — quickly — to minimize the most severe impacts of climate change?

  6. Locals Learn to Live in Harmony with Drought in Brazil's Semiarid Region

    Thursday, November 02, 2017

    CANUDOS, Brazil, Nov 02 (IPS) - Irrigated green fields of vineyards and monoculture crops coexist in Brazil's semiarid Northeast with dry plains dotted with flowering cacti and native crops traditionally planted by the locals. Two models of development in struggle, with very different fruits.

  7. Widespread Natural Disasters Threaten Development Goals

    Thursday, November 02, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 02 (IPS) - This year in the Caribbean and on the American mainland, hurricanes have left millions of people in need of assistance.

  8. An Urgent Need to Transform World’s Energy Systems

    Wednesday, November 01, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 01 (IPS) - When we discuss global interconnection in relation to energy, we are at the centre of the two key words that express our global concerns - sustainability and inclusivity.

  9. Women and Malnutrition in Africa

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    NEW DELHI and PHILADELPHIA, Oct 31 (IPS) - Undernutrition is widespread and a key reason for poor child health in many developing countries. In Sub-Saharan Africa, around 40 percent of children under the age of five suffer from stunted growth, that is, severely reduced height-for-age relative to their growth potential. Stunting is a result of periods of undernutrition in early childhood, and it has been found to have a series of adverse long-term effects in those who survive childhood. It is negatively associated with mental development, human capital accumulation, adult health, and with economic productivity and income levels in adulthood.

  10. Mounting Illicit Financial Outflows from South

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (IPS) - Although quite selective, targeted, edited and carefully managed, last year's Panama Papers highlighted some problems associated with illicit financial flows, such as tax evasion and avoidance. The latest Global Financial Integrity (GFI) report shows that illicit financial outflows (IFFs) from developing countries, already at alarming levels, continue to grow rapidly.

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