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  1. Women’s Resistance, Inequality Marks 2018

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 11 (IPS) - Despite the rise in women's resistance, women's rights continue to be sidelined and increasingly face blatant attacks, Amnesty International said.

  2. Indonesia Commits to Low Carbon Development and a Green Economy at COP24

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 11 (IPS) - Although Indonesia has attained decent economic growth of over five percent in the last decade, in order to ensure sustainable growth in the future the switch to renewable energy (RE) will be critical, says the country's government.

  3. Morocco’s Migrant Workers Struggle to Send Money Home

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 10 (IPS) - Morocco may be hosting the United Nation's historic Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) conference. But when it comes to remittances—migrant employees, entrepreneurs and business owners all face the same challenge in Morocco: sending money legally to their home countries.

  4. Global Compact for Migration Backed by Most of the World

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 10 (IPS) - Safe, orderly and regular migration received support today, Dec. 10, with the adoption by 164 countries of the first-ever inter-governmentally negotiated agreement to cover all dimensions of international migration.

  5. Is Africa Ready for Nuclear Energy?

    Friday, December 07, 2018

    VIENNA, Dec 07 (IPS) - Laura Gil, Africa Renewal Years back, nuclear energy was a fancy option limited to the industrialized world. In due course, nuclear could be an energy source for much of Africa, where only South Africa currently has a nuclear power plant.

  6. Looking Beyond Fossil Fuels To Reduce Emissions

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 06 (IPS) - In midst of the 24th United Nations climate change conference (COP24), many are trying to double down in the search for practical, actionable solutions to the climate crisis: land itself.

  7. Will Member States Help Offset US Funding Cuts to UN?

    Wednesday, December 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 05 (IPS) - The speculation that the Trump administration plans to reduce its mandatory assessed financial contributions to the UN's regular budget was implicitly confirmed when the US president told delegates last September that Washington "is working to shift more of our funding, from assessed contributions to voluntary contributions, so that we can target American resources to the programs with the best record of success."

  8. South Sudan Faces one of the World’s Worst Displacement Crises

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 30 (IPS) - Daniel Sullivan is Senior Advocate for Human Rights at Refugees InternationalSouth Sudan is facing one of the worst displacement crises in the world today. More than half of the population is food insecure and, if not for international humanitarian aid, the country would almost certainly have already faced famine.

  9. Breaking Bread with Violence: Connecting the Dots Between Conflict & Hunger

    Friday, November 30, 2018

    GENEVA, Nov 30 (IPS) - Herve Verhoosel is Senior Spokesperson UN World Food Programme (WFP)Last week I met with Aamir, a 29-year-old Yemenite, living in Geneva since October 2018 and waiting for his application for asylum to be finalized.

  10. Mobile Phones Exposed to Growing Cyber Threats

    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 29 (IPS) - Paul Makin is the head of mobile money at Consult HyperionMobile phones are helping millions of low-income customers to access financial services for the first time, but they are also exposing them to new cyber threats they could never have imagined.

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