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  1. “International Solidarity” at Yemen Donor Conference

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 05 (IPS) - The international community has pledged over two billion dollars towards urgently needed humanitarian assistance to Yemen during a UN event.

  2. Bolton: Is He the Walrus –Goo goo g'joob?

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    NEW YORK, Apr 05 (IPS) - Ian Williams is a senior analyst who has written for newspapers and magazines around the world, including the Australian, The Independent, New York Observer, The Financial Times and The Guardian. He is the author of UNtold: The Real Story of the United Nations in Peace and War*.President Trump's nomination of John Bolton as his National Security Advisor highlights the deep irrationality of this White House's global agenda. Apparently, the world has hitherto been spared Bolton's robust sabotage only because the President has an eccentric visceral antipathy to his mustache, but so far could not find another, clean-shaven, candidate in the rapidly draining pool of applicants for White House jobs.

  3. How Citizen Power Ignited Seoul’s Energy Innovations

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    SEOUL, South Korea, Apr 05 (IPS) - Park Won-soon is Mayor of Seoul, a city recognized as a role model for megacitiesIn a bid to reduce its nuclear energy dependence, Seoul embarked on a massive energy reduction initiative—shaped by citizen participation—in 2012.

  4. What’s Happening to the World Income Distribution?

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 04 (IPS) - Homi Kharas is Interim Vice President and Director -Global Economy and Development and Brina Seidel is Research Analyst - Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution*In 2013, Christoph Lakner and Branko Milanovic published a graph—quickly dubbed the "elephant chart"—that depicts changes in income distribution across the world between 1988 and 2008.

  5. Yemen the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis, Says UN Chief

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    GENEVA, Apr 04 (IPS) - Secretary-General António Guterres, in his address to the Pledging Conference on Yemen.Thank you all for being here today to show your solidarity with the women, men, girls and boys of Yemen. And I want to thank my co-chairs, the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland, for hosting this conference for the second year and for their continued humanitarian commitment.

  6. Palestinian Journalists Injured Covering Mass Protest in Gaza Strip

    Tuesday, April 03, 2018

    BEIRUT, Lebanon, Apr 03 (IPS) - Israeli authorities should independently and credibly investigate reports that Israeli security forces injured journalists covering protests in the Gaza Strip on March 30, 2018.

  7. Celebrations Herald a New Set of Hurdles for Bangladesh

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    DHAKA, Mar 27 (IPS) - Bangladesh's great strides in human development were widely celebrated this month, although they come at the potential cost of Western trade benefits that have helped underpin the nation's export success for decades.

  8. Working Together Is Key to Meeting Water Targets by 2030

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    BRASILIA, Mar 22 (IPS) - Mutual collaboration and coordination among the various stakeholders are tools to accelerate the actions necessary to meet the 6th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in the 2030 Agenda, which states the need to ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all.

  9. Asian & African Migrants Continue To Face Exploitation in Mideast

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    AMMAN, Jordan, Mar 22 (IPS) - With more and more people living outside their country of origin, it is becoming increasingly clear that stronger legal parameters -- within and between nations --- are required to protect the most vulnerable of migrants from denial of access to fundamental rights.

  10. We Must Take Care of Nature, Because Without Rain There Is No Fresh Water

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    BRASILIA, Mar 21 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on Mar. 22.Confidence in large rivers and giant aquifers plummeted in many parts of the world, in the face of the expansion of water crises after intense and prolonged droughts in the last decade.

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