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Ending Lingering Hunger in a World of Plenty

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) - With malnutrition continuing to afflict one in nine people globally, the UN has appointed 29 global leaders to help tackle the problem head on.

Uncertainty Mars Potential for Peace in South Sudan

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) - Nearly one month after UN Security Council members visited troubled South Sudan, disagreement reigns over even the limited outside measures proposed to try to bring the security situation in the world's newest country under control.

First Acid Test for Peace in Colombia Will Be the Referendum

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

BOGOTA, Sep 27 (IPS) - It was like a huge party in Colombia. "Congratulations!" people said to each other, before hugging. "Only 20 minutes to go!" one office worker said, hurrying on her way to Bolívar square, in the heart of Bogotá. And everyone knew what she was talking about, and hurried along too. Complete strangers exchanged winks of complicity.

What Does Leaving No One Behind Really Mean?

Monday, September 26, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - One year after UN member states adopted the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda their repeated vow to "leave no one behind" seems almost as idealistic and impractical as ever.

Global South Address Sustainable Development Challenges

Sunday, September 25, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - On Friday, a group of 134 developing nations, known as the Group of 77 (G77), came together for a meeting to address challenges and solutions in achieving sustainable development. In attendance were G-77 Foreign Ministers, the President of the General Assembly, the UN Secretary-General and other UN senior officials.

The Right to Development at 30 Years

Friday, September 23, 2016

GENEVA, Sep 23 (IPS) - It's had a very useful if sometimes controversial past and it will have great relevance for many more years ahead. That's the sense one has about the Declaration on the Right to Development as it is commemorated 30 years after its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly in 1986.

Mexico City’s Expansion Creates Tension between Residents and Authorities

Friday, September 23, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Sep 23 (IPS) - People living in neighborhoods affected by the expansion of urban construction suffer a "double displacement", with changes in their habitat and the driving up of prices in the area, in a process in which "we are not taken into account," said Natalia Lara, a member of an assembly of local residents in the south of Mexico City.

Starting Line Draws Nearer for Global Climate Agreement

Thursday, September 22, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 22 (IPS) - The Paris Climate Agreement is on the verge of coming into force after 31 nations officially deposited their instruments of ratification here Wednesday, more than doubling the number of countries which have joined so far to reach 60.

UN Refugee Summits Fall Short for Children

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - As Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini opened the floor for US President Barack Obama's leaders' summit on refugees, she embodied a hope unavailable to most child refugees.

Yazidi Survivor of ISIL Appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - Yazidi Nadia Murad - who survived being kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by ISIL - was honoured by the UN on Friday September 16 for her work to help human trafficking survivors.

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