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Why the G7 Must Fund Health & Nutrition

Thursday, May 25, 2017

TAORMINA, Italy, May 25 (IPS) - The G7 Summit, held annually among the leaders of the world's most powerful economies (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the EU), plays an important role in shaping responses to global challenges—theoretically at least.

Gateway Portals and the Quest for Sustainable Urbanization

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

NEW YORK, May 24 (IPS) - On a busy Friday afternoon, the number 1 subway train heading north through Manhattan's Westside comes out of a dark tunnel --and if one takes a minute to release oneself from communication devices—one can catch sight of the approaching 125th street in the distance, the crosswalk buzzing with yellow cabs.

Survivors of the El Mozote Massacre Have New Hopes for Justice in El Salvador

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

EL MOZOTE, El Salvador, May 23 (IPS) - Except for a house with its walls riddled with holes made by bursts of machine gun fire, nobody would say that the quiet Salvadoran village of El Mozote was the scene of one of the worst massacres in Latin America, just 35 years ago.

Reflections on 2017 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Monday, May 22, 2017

GENEVA, May 22 (IPS) - More than 7 billion people live on this planet spread among 7 continents, 194 states of the United Nations (UN) and numerous other non-self-governing territories. The world is made up of a mosaic of people belonging to different cultural and religious backgrounds. Our planet has been a cultural melting pot since time immemorial.

Punishment for Human Rights Abusers Is Irrevocable Achievement for Argentine Society

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Poor Rural Communities in Mexico Receive a Boost to Support Themselves

Friday, May 12, 2017

HUAQUECHULA, Mexico, May 12 (IPS) - Jilder Morales, a small farmer in Mexico, looks proudly at the young avocado trees that are already over one metre high on her ejido - or communal - land, which already have small green fruit.

When It Comes to Fracking, Argentina Dreams Big

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

BUENOS AIRES, May 09 (IPS) - Since a US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report announced in 2011 that Argentina had some of the world's biggest shale oil and gas reserves, the dream of prosperity has been on the minds of many people in this South American nation where nearly a third of the population lives in poverty.

In France, ‘Us and Them’ Amid Elections

Saturday, May 06, 2017

PARIS, May 06 (IPS) - Launched in the run-up to the French presidential elections, a daring exhibition in Paris is sparking dialogue about the origins and nature of racism, both in Europe and elsewhere.

Social Forum Calls for Fight Against Corruption, to Defend the Amazon

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

May 03 (IPS) - Corruption has penetrated the Amazon rainforest like an illness that infects everything, said Ruben Siqueira, coordinator of the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT), during the VIII Panamazonic Social Forum (FOSPA), which brought together in the Peruvian Amazon jungle representatives of civil society from eight Amazon basin countries.

2017 World Press Freedom Day: Message by Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

GENEVA, May 03 (IPS) - This year's theme for the 2017 World Press Freedom Day "Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media's role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies" is one of the most important days honouring press freedom.

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