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Partnerships Critical to the SDGs, Reducing Inequality

Monday, August 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 03 (IPS) - After two years of negotiations, representatives of the United Nations' 193 member countries have reached agreement on a draft of the ambitious Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global agenda for eradicating poverty while ensuring sustainable growth.

Opinion: Security Council Resolution on Airlines Disaster Debases U.N. Charter

Monday, August 03, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 03 (IPS) - On July 29 Russia vetoed a draft U.N. Security Council (UNSC) resolution on the establishment of an international tribunal to investigate the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight over eastern Ukraine last year - killing all 298 people on board.

Zimbabwe's Climate Change Ambitions May be Too Tall

Sunday, August 02, 2015

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Aug 02 (IPS) - With the U.N. Climate Change conference later this year in Paris fast approaching, Zimbabwe's climate change commitments face the slow progress on an issue that continues to stalk other developing countries – climate finance.

Nigeria to Balance GHG Emission Cuts with Development Peculiarities

Sunday, August 02, 2015

LAGOS, Aug 02 (IPS) - Nigeria seems in no haste to unveil its climate pledge with just four months to go before the U.N. Climate Conference scheduled for December in Paris.

U.N. Panel Spotlights Plight of Refugees

Friday, July 31, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 (IPS) - "Let us remember that behind every story, every figure, every number, there is a person - a girl, a boy, a parent, a family," Anne Christine Eriksson, Acting Director of the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR), said at a panel discussion at the U.N. on Thursday.

Opinion: Hungry for Change, Achieving Food Security and Nutrition for All

Thursday, July 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - With the enthusiasm of the recent Financing for Development conference behind us, the central issues and many layers of what is at stake are now firmly in sight. In fact, a complex issue like hunger, which is a long standing development priority, remains an everyday battle for almost 795 million people worldwide.

Birth Registrations Plummet in Wake of Ebola Epidemic

Thursday, July 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - Liberia's Ebola epidemic may have subsided but the after effects are still being felt, with tens of thousands of infants going unregistered at birth, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF says.

Women, Peace and Security Agenda Still Hitting Glass Ceiling

Thursday, July 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - This October will mark the 15th anniversary of the adoption of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. The landmark resolution on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) recognises not only the disproportionate impact armed conflict has on women, but also the lack of women's involvement in conflict resolution and peace-making.

World Population to Hit 8.5 Billion by 2030

Thursday, July 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 (IPS) - The global population has now reached 7.3 billion. In the last 12 years, the world has added approximately one billion people, and in the next 15 years this is expected to occur again.

U.N.’s Post-2015 Development Agenda Under Fire

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 29 (IPS) - The U.N.'s highly ambitious post-2015 development agenda, which is expected to be finalised shortly, has come fire even before it could get off the ground.

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