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  1. The Spotlight Initiative: Eliminating Violence & Harmful Practices Against Women & Girls

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 06 (IPS) - Natalia Kanem is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Population Fund, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women & Achim Steiner, Administrator, UN Development ProgrammeThe numbers are shocking: at least one in three women on the planet has suffered physical or sexual violence, usually at the hands of a family member or intimate partner. More than 700 million women alive today were married as children. Up to 250 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation.

  2. Q&Amp;A: Greening Colombia's Energy Mix

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018

    BOGOTA, Jun 06 (IPS) - Constanza Vieira interviews JUHERN KIM, GGGI acting representative in ColombiaColombia is a global power in biodiversity and water resources, but at the same time it depends on exports of fossil fuels, coal and oil, to the world. But don't panic: in the green economy there are also incomes and jobs - says a world expert on the subject, Juhern Kim.

  3. ‘Don’t Try to Be a Superwoman’: An Interview With Michelle Bachelet

    Monday, June 04, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 04 (IPS) - Dulcie Leimbach, PassBlue* Michelle Bachelet ended her second term as president of Chile on March 11, 2018. Her first term, from 2006 to 2010, was marked by an ambitious social and economic agenda advancing women's rights and better health care. Her cabinet of ministers, for example, was composed of an equal number of men and women, as she vowed to do during her campaign.

  4. Plastic Tsunamis Threaten Coast in Latin America

    Sunday, June 03, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 03 (IPS) - This article is part of special IPS coverage for World Environment Day, on June 5, whose theme this year is "Beat Plastic Pollution".Although Latin America produces just five percent of the world's plastic, it imports billions of tons annually for the use of all kinds of products, some of which end up in the sea as garbage.

  5. Nuclear Nonproliferation Malpractice

    Friday, June 01, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 01 (IPS) - Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director of the Arms Control Association*The global nuclear nonproliferation system has always relied on responsible leadership from the United States and other global powers. The effort to create, extend, and strengthen the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), which was opened for signature 50 years ago on July 1, 1968, has succeeded, albeit imperfectly, because most U.S. presidents have made good faith efforts to back up U.S. legal and political commitments on nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament.

  6. Latin America Begins to Discover Electric Mobility

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, May 31 (IPS) - With 80 percent of the population living in urban areas and a vehicle fleet that is growing at the fastest rate in the world, Latin America has the conditions to begin the transition to electric mobility - but public policies are not, at least for now, up to the task.

  7. UN Launches its Most Ambitious New Development System

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 31 (IPS) - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in an address to the UN General Assembly, on "Repositioning the UN Development System"I just arrived this morning from Mali – but I wanted to be here personally to thank you for your leadership, engagement and constructive spirit. Allow me to pay a special tribute to the co-facilitators Sabri Boukadoum, Permanent Representative of Algeria, and Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark.

  8. Why Israel Dropped Out of the Security Council Race: Not Enough Votes

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 29 (IPS) - Kacie Candela, PassBlue*From the start, it was a closely watched contest pitting Germany, Belgium and Israel against one another for their regional bloc's two seats in the next term on the United Nations Security Council. Israel has never held a seat on the Council, and as it celebrates its 70-year membership in the UN in 2018, the country was aiming high for the June 8 election.

  9. Food Waste Enough to Feed World’s Hungry Four Times Over

    Monday, May 28, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 28 (IPS) - The United Nations is continuing to fight a relentless battle to eradicate extreme hunger – particularly in the world's poorest nations—by 2030.

  10. Pompeo’s Iran Speech a Prelude to War?

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 25 (IPS) - Stephen Zunes is a professor of politics and coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco. The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech this past Monday targeting Iran may have created a new benchmark for hypocritical, arrogant, and entitled demands by the United States on foreign governments.

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