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  1. South-South Cooperation Offers Solutions to Urgent Climate Challenges

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 (IPS) - Climate change is the defining challenge of our time, and developing countries are recognized as hotspots for climatic risks. Through solidarity, peer-to-peer learning and collective self-reliance, developing countries are collaborating among themselves to address the threat.

  2. The World had an ‘Unprecedented’ Number of People in Humanitarian Need this Year

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 (IPS) - The world had an unexpected number of people in crisis this year, which exceeded projected numbers the United Nations had expected, with climate change being one of the key crises that led to "needs to unprecedented levels" according to a new report. 

  3. Social Summit Demands Stronger Commitments in Climate Talks

    Monday, December 09, 2019

    MADRID, Dec 09 (IPS) - As the COP25 deliberations enter the decisive final week, representatives of environmental and social organisations gathered in a parallel summit are pressing the governments to adopt stronger commitments in the face of a worsening climate emergency.

  4. Forced to Flee. Displaced with a Dream. Time for Action.

    Friday, December 06, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 06 (IPS) - Genesis smiles and holds her hand up proudly to answer questions in class. She claps her hands in support of her classmates when they answer the teachers' questions correctly. "I miss my cousins and aunts in Venezuela, she says." Her smile fades and her lips tighten. She struggles to hold back her tears. "I can't return. I want to stay here in my school, with my new friends." Her smile returns, as she resolutely states: "I want to become a lawyer, so I can help solve problems."

  5. The Adaptive Age: No Institution or Individual can Stand on the Sidelines in the Fight Against Climate Change

    Thursday, December 05, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Dec 05 (IPS) - When I think of the incredible challenges we must confront in the face of a changing climate, my mind focuses on young people. Eventually, they will be the ones either to enjoy the fruits or bear the burdens resulting from actions taken today.

  6. Volunteerism – An Antidote to a World in Flux

    Wednesday, December 04, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 04 (IPS) - As the world warms, as inequality widens and as an increasing number of societies suffer from instability and conflict, many people are left wondering what they can do about it.

  7. World’s Crisis-Stricken Oceans Doomed to Destruction Without a Global Treaty

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 03 (IPS) - The greatest single climate-induced threat facing the world's 44 small island developing states (SIDS) is rising sea waters which could obliterate some of the low-lying states, including Maldives, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Palau and Micronesia.

  8. The Story Behind The Gambia’s Lawsuit against Myanamar over the Rohingya Genocide

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 03 (IPS) - On Nov. 11, the Gambia filed a lawsuit against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice for the southeast asian country's atrocities against the Rohingya population. 

  9. Climate Summit Kicks Off, Caught Between Realism and Hope

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019

    MADRID, Dec 03 (IPS) - Tens of thousands of delegates from state parties began working Monday Dec. 2 in the Spanish capital to pave the way to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change, while at a parallel summit, representatives of civil society demanded that the international community go further.

  10. Africa’s Civil Society Calls for Action as COP25 Kicks off in Madrid

    Monday, December 02, 2019

    MADRID, Dec 02 (IPS) - During the 25th round of climate change negotiations starting today in Madrid, Spain, African civil society organisations will call on governments from both developing and developed nations to play their promised roles in combating climate change.

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