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Mongolia’s Poorest Turn Garbage into Gold

Monday, September 22, 2014

ULAANBAATAR, Sep 22 (IPS) - Ulziikhutag Jigjid, 49, is a member of a 10-person group in the Khan-Uul district on the outskirts of Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar, which is producing brooms, chairs, containers, and other handmade products from discarded soda and juice containers.

Only the Crazy and Economists Believe Growth is Endless

Monday, September 22, 2014

LEIPZIG, Sep 22 (IPS) - From the mid-20th century onwards, economic growth has come to count as a self-evident goal in economic policies and GDP to be seen as the most important index for measuring economic activities.

French Add Voice to Global Climate Action

Sunday, September 21, 2014

PARIS, Sep 21 (IPS) - As if to highlight the reality of climate change, the rain came pouring down here as demonstrators prepared to rally for political action to combat global warming.

Africa Seeks Commitment to Adaptation in Climate Deal

Sunday, September 21, 2014

JOHANNESBURG, Sep 21 (IPS) - It is a critical time for international climate change negotiations. By December 2015, world leaders are due to decide on an international climate change agreement covering all countries that will take effect in 2020. 

Environmental Funding Bypasses Indigenous Communities

Saturday, September 20, 2014

BALI, Indonesia, Sep 20 (IPS) - When she talks about the forests in her native Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo, Maridiana Deren's facial expression changes. The calm, almost shy person is transformed into an emotionally charged woman, her fists clench and she stares wide-eyed at whoever is listening to her.

Will Governments Keep Their Promises on the Human Right to Water?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

AHMEDABAD, India, Sep 20 (IPS) - It was a dramatic moment at the United Nations when it voted in 2010 to affirm water and sanitation as a human right.

U.N. Urged to Reaffirm Reproductive Rights in Post-2015 Agenda

Friday, September 19, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (IPS) - The U.N.'s post-2015 development agenda has been described as the most far-reaching and comprehensive development-related endeavour ever undertaken by the world body.

New Fund to Build on “Unprecedented Convergence” Around Land Rights

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 18 (IPS) - Starting next year, a new grant-making initiative will aim to fill what organisers say has been a longstanding gap in international coordination and funding around the recognition of community land rights.

Can ‘Womenomics’ Stem the Feminisation of Poverty in Japan?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

TOKYO, Sep 18 (IPS) - Fifty-four-year-old Marlyn Maeda, an unmarried freelance writer living in Tokyo who never held a permanent job, is now watching her dream of aging independently go up in smoke.

Promoting Human Rights Through Global Citizenship Education

Thursday, September 18, 2014

GENEVA, Sep 18 (IPS) - Amid escalating conflicts and rampant violations of human rights all over the world, spreading "human rights education" is not an easy task. But a non-governmental organisation from Japan is beginning to make an impact through its "global citizenship education" approach.

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