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  1. Climate Finance: The Paris Agreement’s "Lifeblood"

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    BONN, May 15 (IPS) - As negotiators concluded ten days of climate talks in Bonn last week, climate finance was underlined as a key element without which the Paris Agreement's operational guidelines would be meaningless.

  2. Gaza: Avoiding a Greater Blood Bath

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    NEW YORK/GAZA, May 14 (IPS) - Jason Cone is the executive director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières in the United States.The exit wounds are fist-size. Bone is pulverized into dust. This is the reality for half of the injured patients received in my organization's clinics since the launch of the Great Return March in Gaza.

  3. 20 Water-Stressed Countries Have Most Solar & Wind Potential

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, May 11 (IPS) - Tianyi Luo is a senior manager with the Aqueduct Project at the Global Water Program at World Resources Institute.Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades.

  4. Recipe to Save 700,000 Young Children a Year: Clean Water & Decent Toilets

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    LONDON, May 10 (IPS) - Savio Carvalho is Global Campaigns Director, WaterAidThey are the foundations of a happy, healthy childhood: good nutrition, health care which includes immunisations and preventative care as well as treatment for illness, a good education. How many among us would even think to list clean water to drink, a safe place to go to the toilet and the ability to keep hands, bodies and surroundings clean with soap and water?

  5. Time to Get Serious About Peace & Development

    Friday, May 04, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 04 (IPS) - Jan Eliasson* is Chairman of the Governing Board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Four months ago UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a "red alert", noting that instead of progressing towards greater peace, the world had moved in reverse towards deepening conflicts and new dangers: "Global anxieties about nuclear weapons are the highest since the Cold War.

  6. To Sustain Peace: Heed the Warnings & Prevent the Next War

    Friday, May 04, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, May 04 (IPS) - Sanam Naraghi Anderlini is Co-Founder & Executive Director, International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)New York and Washington DC may be three hours apart geographically, but in global affairs, they are worlds apart. With the wars in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere unabating, at the UN in New York, terms like ‘conflict prevention' and ‘sustaining peace' are back in vogue, with world leaders attending a major summit. Meanwhile in Washington while the talks with North Korea took center stage behind the scenes the drum roll of war against Iran is revving up.

  7. Protecting the Health & Rights of People on the Move

    Friday, May 04, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 04 (IPS) - Dr. Natalia Kanem is a United Nations Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director of UNFPA, the UN Population Fund.A staggering 258 million people migrated internationally in 2017.While many of these migrants chose to leave their home countries in search of jobs, education, or to reunite with family, many others had no choice but to leave--to escape poverty, violence or a dearth of opportunities for a better life.

  8. Steady Old Hand of Repression Seeks to Strangle New Media in East Africa

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, May 03 (IPS) - Teldah Mawarire is an Advocacy and Campaigns Officer with global civil society, CIVICUS. Grant Clark is the organisation's Senior Media Advisor.   This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3.In African countries where journalists are targeted with killings and beatings while traditional news outlets have been muzzled by governments and other actors unhappy with criticism, bloggers and social media users have become the new independent media by providing much-needed coverage, commentary and analysis.

  9. African Governments Mark World Press Freedom Day with Crackdown Against Online Journalism

    Thursday, May 03, 2018

    ACCRA, Ghana, May 03 (IPS) - Muthoki Mumo/Committee to Protect Journalists* East Africa Correspondent & Jonathan Rozen/CPJ Researcher &nbsp This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3.When Uganda in April ordered Internet service providers to shut down all news sites that had not been authorized by the communications regulator (pdf), it was the latest attempt by President Yoweri Museveni's government to constrict the space for independent media.

  10. Free Media Under Threat Globally

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 02 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3.Buoyed on by the likes of United States' President Donald Trump, a growing number of political leaders are encouraging hostility towards news media and journalists across the globe are finding it harder than ever to do their jobs.This is among the main findings in Reporters Without Borders' (RSF) annual World Press Freedom Index which examines 180 countries and their relationship with the media.

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