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  1. Bullying is an “Infringement” on Children’s Rights

    Thursday, January 24, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - While rates have decreased, school violence and bullying is still a major global issue, contributing to lasting impacts on youth, a United Nations agency found.

  2. Electronic Devices Outnumber Humans & Trigger a Surge in E-Waste

    Thursday, January 24, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - The widespread innovations in modern digital technology have a devastating downside to it: the accumulation of over 50 million tonnes of electronics waste (e-waste) globally every year.

  3. Why Are so Many Humanitarian Crises Under-reported?

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    NORWICH, UK, Jan 22 (IPS) - Dr Martin Scott* is a Senior Lecturer in Media and International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK.

    According to a recent poll of aid agencies by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the most under-reported crisis of 2018 was the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  4. Bringing Greener Pastures Back Home

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 (IPS) - One month on since the Global Compact for Migration was approved, civil society has highlighted the need to turn words into action, supporting those who have been displaced or forced to migrate as a result of environmental degradation.

  5. Asia’s Landlocked

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jan 21 (IPS) - Andrzej Bolesta is Economic Affairs Officer, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)Structural economic transformation and the expansion of international trade are among the most pressing issues to be addressed, if Asia's landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) are to overcome the development challenges related to their geographical locations.

  6. Eat Plants, Save the Planet

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 21 (IPS) - While the modern agricultural system has helped stave off famines and feed the world's 7 billion residents, the way we eat and produce food is posing a threat to future populations' food security.

  7. Quenching Humanity’s Freshwater Thirst Creates a Salty Threat

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    HAMILTON, Canada, Jan 18 (IPS) - Vladimir Smakhtin is Director, and Manzoor Qadir is Assistant Director, of the UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) in Canada, hosted by the Government of Canada and McMaster University. Edward Jones, who worked on the paper at UNU-INWEH, is now a researcher at Wageningen University, The Netherlands

    Starting from a few, mostly Middle Eastern facilities in the 1960s, today almost 16,000 desalination plants are in operation in 177 countries, producing 95 million cubic meters of freshwater every day - equal to about half the flow over Niagara Falls.

  8. Q&A: 17 Percent of the Problem, but 30 Percent of the Solution

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 18 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Tharanga Yakupitiyage interviews United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Coordinator of Freshwater, Land, and Climate Branch TIM CHRISTOPHERSENFrom expansive evergreen forests to lush tropical forests, the Earth's forests are disappearing on a massive scale. While deforestation poses a significant problem to the environment and climate, trees also offer a solution.

  9. Honduran Crisis Produces New Caravan

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    OSLO, Norway, Jan 16 (IPS) - Jan Egeland, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), visited Honduras in December 2018.

    A new caravan heading towards Mexico and the United States was reportedly set to leave San Pedro Sula in Honduras on 15 January. The large number of people expected to leave Central America is a true testimony to the desperate situation for children, women and men in this poor and violence affected region.

  10. Bridging the Infrastructure Financing Gap in the Asia Pacific Region

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jan 15 (IPS) - Tientip Subhanij is Chief, Financing for Development, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP & Daniel W. Lin is Consultant, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division, ESCAP

    Infrastructure development is undoubtedly critical for a country's long-term economic growth and competitiveness as it impacts economic activities by increasing productivity, facilitating trade, and promoting innovation.

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