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Rights of Indigenous Peoples ‘Critical’ to Combat Climate Change

Monday, July 25, 2016

ROME, Jul 25 (IPS) - No longer it is about restoring the legitimate rights of over 370 indigenous peoples spread across 70 countries worldwide, many of them living in dire situation, but now about their central, critical role in combating climate change.

Beyond Rhetoric: UN Member States Start Work on Global Goals

Friday, July 22, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 22 (IPS) - UN member states "are going beyond rhetoric and earnestly working to achieve real progress" towards the Sustainable Goals, the members of the Group of 77 and China said in a ministerial statement delivered here on 18 July.

Devastating Droughts Continue as El Nino Subsides

Thursday, July 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 (IPS) - Although the devastating El Niño of 2015 to 2016 has now subsided, in many parts of Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia rains and harvests are not expected to recover until 2017.

Feminism Slowly Gaining Support at United Nations

Thursday, July 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 (IPS) - Achieving gender equality has long been one of the United Nations' top priorities yet the word feminism has only recently begun to find its way into speeches at UN headquarters.

Forests: To Farm or Not to Farm? This Is the Question!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ROME, Jul 19 (IPS) - The dilemma is critical: on the one hand, there is an absolute need to produce more food for the world's steadily growing population; on the other, there is pressing urgency to halt -and further revert- the increasing trend to deplete the forests, which are as necessary for human survival as it is for ensuring their dietary needs.

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: The Sooner, the Better

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - The first 1000 days after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals are critical, according to a report published last week, urging UN member states to take action quickly.

Fast-track Development Threatens to Leave Indigenous Peoples Behind

Monday, July 18, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 18 (IPS) - Fast-tracked development often means that indigenous people and their territories get run over and their rights are not taken into consideration, Roberto Borrero, from the International Indian Treaty Council and Indigenous Peoples Major Group, said here Friday.

What can Development Banks do to Protect Human Rights?

Sunday, July 17, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - In a petition signed by 150 NGOs, the Coalition for Human Rights in Development have called for development banks to make sure that human rights are respected by their beneficiaries.

Women Empowerment Holds the Key for Global Development

Friday, July 15, 2016

SAN JOSE, Jul 15 (IPS) - Latin America's inclusion of women in its development model, with greater participation within the work force and improved wage conditions, was a decisive factor in the region's successful diminishment of extreme poverty. 

Indigenous Villages In Honduras Overcome Hunger At Schools

Friday, July 15, 2016

COALACA, Honduras, Jul 15 (IPS) - Barely 11 years old and in the sixth grade of primary school, this student dreams of becoming a farmer in order to produce food so that the children in his community never have to go hungry. Josué Orlando Torres of the indigenous Lenca people lives in a remote corner of the west of Honduras.

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