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Ending Hunger in Africa

Sunday, February 01, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Feb 01 (IPS) - While Africa's economies are among the world's fastest growing economies, hundreds of millions of Africans are living on or below the poverty line of 1.25 dollars a day, a principal factor in causing widespread hunger.

OPINION: The Future of Wetlands, the Future of Waterbirds – an Intercontinental Connection

Saturday, January 31, 2015

BONN, Jan 31 (IPS) - The first global treaty dealing with biodiversity was the Ramsar Convention – predating the Rio processes by 20 years.

People's Tribunal Hopes Verdict on Mining Abuses Gains Traction

Friday, January 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 30 (IPS) - A recent case study on Canadian mining abuses in Latin America has woven one more thread of justice in the tapestry of international law.

Dying in Childbirth Still a National Trend in Zimbabwe

Friday, January 30, 2015

HARARE, Jan 30 (IPS) - For 47-year-old Albert Mangwendere from Mutoko, a district 143 kilometres east of Harare, the Zimbabwean capital, transporting his three pregnant wives using a wheelbarrow to a local clinic has become routine, with his wives delivering babies one after the other.

Fighting Hunger from the Pitch

Friday, January 30, 2015

Marine Resources in High Seas Should be Shared Equitably

Thursday, January 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 (IPS) - After almost 10 years of often frustrating negotiations, the U.N. ad hoc committee on BBNJ decided, by consensus, to set in motion a process that will result in work commencing on a legally binding international instrument on the conservation and sustainable use, including benefit sharing, of Biological Diversity Beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction.

OPINION: Brazil Can Help Steer SDGs Towards Ambitious Targets

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BRASILIA, Jan 29 (IPS) - With the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expiring at the end of this year to be replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will set priorities for the next fifteen years, 2015 will be a crucial year for the future of global development.

U.S. Ally Yemen in Danger of Splitting into Two - Again

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28 (IPS) - When North and South Yemen merged into a single country under the banner Yemen Arab Republic back in May 1990, a British newspaper remarked with a tinge of sarcasm: "Two poor countries have now become one poor country."

Young People in Latin America Face Stigma and Inequality

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SANTIAGO, Jan 27 (IPS) - Young people in Latin America now enjoy greater access to education. But in many cases their future is dim due to the lack of opportunities and the siren call of crime in a region where 167 million people are poor, and 71 million live in extreme poverty.

Zimbabwe Battles with Energy Poverty

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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