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  1. No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 (IPS) - Human rights groups are urging the UN Secretary-General to include the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) in a child rights' "shame list" after documenting grave violations against children.

  2. Local Farmers and Consumers Create Short Food Supply Chains in Mexican Cities

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Jul 20 (IPS) - Víctor Rodríguez arranges lettuce, broccoli, potatoes and herbs on a shelf with care, as he does every Sunday, preparing to serve the customers who are about to arrive at the Alternative Market of Bosque de Tlalpan, in the south of the Mexican capital.

  3. In the New World Order, Asia Is Rising, Says Pakistan’s UN Envoy

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - When Maleeha Lodhi arrived at the United Nations in 2015 as Pakistan's ambassador, she brought with her a broad background in academia, journalism and diplomacy: a Ph.D. in political science from the London School of Economics, where she later taught political sociology; the first woman to edit major newspapers in Pakistan; ambassador to the United States twice and once as Pakistan's high commissioner in London.

  4. Halting Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism, Mission Impossible

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    ROME, Jul 18 (IPS) - While the business sector jumps for joy as the number of tourists grew in 2016 for the seventh consecutive year to reach 1.2 billion, and as the first four months of 2017 have registered 6 per cent increase, the sheer speed, abetted by technology, of an atrocious crime—the sexual exploitation of children in tourism, has, to date, out-paced all attempts to put an end to it.

  5. Don’t Move Resources from Development to Security, Warns UN Chief

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Twenty years ago, when I was starting my functions as Prime Minister of Portugal, the world was surfing a wave of optimism. The Cold War had ended, technological prosperity was in full swing, the internet was spreading and there was the idea that globalisation would not only increase global wealth, but that it would trickle down and would benefit everybody in our planet.

  6. The Arab Youth Bulge and the Parliamentarians

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    ROME/AMMAN, Jul 13 (IPS) - More than ever before, the Arab region now registers an unprecedented youth population growth while facing huge challenges such as extremely high unemployment rates --more than half of all regional jobless population--, and inadequate education and health provision, in particular among young women.

  7. 2 Billion People Don’t Have Access To Clean Water, Opens up Fissures of Inequality

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 (IPS) - More than two billion people lack access to clean and safe drinking water, according to a new report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

  8. We Have to Reclaim the Public Policy Space for SDGs

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    BONN, Jul 13 (IPS) - At the High-Level Political Forum which currently takes place at the United Nations in New York several events, for instance a SDG Business Forum, are devoted to the critical role of business and public-private partnerships (PPPs) in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  9. Nuclear Ban Approved, Now What?

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 (IPS) - More than seven decades after the deployment of deadly atomic bombs in Japan, the UN has passed a historic treaty banning nuclear weapons around the world. Though it has sparked hope for a future without nuclear weapons, uncertainty in the success of the treaty still lingers.

  10. Climate Change-Poverty-Migration: The New, Inhuman ‘Bermuda Triangle’

    Friday, July 07, 2017

    ROME, Jul 07 (IPS) - World organisations, experts and scientists have been repeating it to satiety: climate change poses a major risk to the poorest rural populations in developing countries, dangerously threatening their lives and livelihoods and thus forcing them to migrate.

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