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Changes to World Bank Safeguards Risk “Race to the Bottom”, U.N. Experts Warn

Friday, December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 19 (IPS) - An unprecedented number of United Nations special rapporteurs and independent experts are raising pointed concerns over the World Bank's ongoing review of its pioneering environmental and social safeguards, particularly around the role that human rights will play in these revamped policies.

The Day Anti-Castro Forces Tried to Bomb the U.N.

Friday, December 19, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 19 (IPS) - When the politically-charismatic Ernesto Che Guevera, once second-in-command to Cuban leader Fidel Castro, was at the United Nations to address the General Assembly sessions back in 1964, the U.N. headquarters came under attack - literally.

REDD and the Green Economy Continue to Undermine Rights

Thursday, December 18, 2014

, Dic 18 (IPS) - Dercy Teles de Carvalho Cunha is a rubber-tapper and union organiser from the state of Acre in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, with a lifelong love of the forest from which she earns her livelihood – and she is deeply confounded by what her government and policymakers around the world call "the green economy."

Anti-Gay Legislation Could Defeat Goal to End AIDS in Zimbabwe by 2015

Thursday, December 18, 2014

HARARE, Dic 18 (IPS) - Despite a mandate to eradicate HIV/AIDS under the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Zimbabwe has done little or nothing to reduce the rate of infection among vulnerable gays and lesbians, say activists here.

UNIDO Development Initiative Gains Momentum in ACP Nations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BRUSSELS, Dic 17 (IPS) - The inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) initiative of the U.N. Industrial Development Organisation to promote industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalisation and environmental sustainability is gaining momentum in the countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group. 

‘Record’ Illicit Money Lost by Developing Countries Triples in a Decade

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 16 (IPS) - Developing countries are losing money through illicit channels at twice the rate at which their economies are growing, according to new estimates released Tuesday. Further, the total volume of these lost funds appears to be rapidly expanding.

OPINION: Give Peace a Chance – Run with Youth

Monday, December 15, 2014

JUBA, Dic 15 (IPS) - Rambang "Raymond" Tot Deng was 18 and attending his final year of school when fighting erupted in South Sudan's capital Juba, one year ago. In the ensuing violence, as Raymond's schoolbooks burned, thousands of South Sudanese were killed, including two of his cousins.

The Sad Future of Our Planet

Monday, December 15, 2014

Filipino Children Make Gains on Paper, But Reality Lags Behind

Monday, December 15, 2014

MANILA, Dic 15 (IPS) - Mae Baez sees some of the darkest sides of communications technology.

Dirty Energy Reliance Undercuts U.S., Canada Rhetoric at Climate Talks

Saturday, December 13, 2014

LIMA, Dic 13 (IPS) - While U.S. and Canadian officials delivered speeches about how the world needs to step up to their responsibilities at the U.N. climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, activists from North America demanded clear answers back home on their governments' relationships with fossil fuel corporations, as well as the future of several major oil projects across the continent.

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