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Financial Transaction Tax Could Boost New Development Goals

Thursday, July 02, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 02 (IPS) - Ever since the Monterrey Consensus on Financing for Development in March 2002 called for new and innovative strategies to complement traditional Official Development Assistance (ODA), various financial instruments have been discussed.

Syrian Refugees Face Hunger Amidst Humanitarian Funding Crisis

Thursday, July 02, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jul 02 (IPS) - The United Nations' food aid organisation, the World Food Programme (WFP), said on Jul. 1 that up to 440,000 refugees from war-torn Syria might have to go hungry if no additional funds are received by August.

Opinion: If You’re Against Coal Mining, Walk In and Stop It

Thursday, July 02, 2015

BERLIN, Jul 02 (IPS) - "If you're against coal mining, why don't you just walk into a coal mine and stop the excavators?"

Poor Bear the Brunt of Corruption in India’s Food Distribution System

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

NEW DELHI, Jul 01 (IPS) - Chottey Lal, 43, a daily wage labourer at a construction site in NOIDA, a township in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, is a beleaguered man. After a gruelling 12-hour daily shift at the dusty location, he and his wife Subha make barely enough to feed a family of seven.

Cuba: Blazing a Trail in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 30 (IPS) - In 2013, an estimated 240,000 children were born with HIV. This was an improvement from 2009, when 400,000 babies tested positive for the infection, but still a far cry from the global target of reducing total child infections to 40,000 by 2015.

Bangladeshi Migrants Risk High Seas and Smugglers to Escape Poverty

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TEKNAF, Bangladesh, Jun 30 (IPS) - Though he is only 16 years old, Mohammad Yasin has been through hell and back. He recently survived a hazardous journey by sea, crammed into the cargo-hold of a rudimentary boat along with 115 others.

Black Women in the Americas Launch Decade of Struggle

Monday, June 29, 2015

MANAGUA, Jun 29 (IPS) - They say they are tired of waiting for justice after centuries of neglect and contempt due to the color of their skin. Black women leaders from 22 countries of the Americas have decided to create a political platform that set a 10-year target for empowering women of African descent and overcoming discrimination.

U.S. Urged to Ramp up Aid for Agent Orange Clean-Up Efforts in Vietnam

Monday, June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jun 29 (IPS) - A key senator and a D.C.-based think tank are calling for Washington to step up its aid in cleaning up toxic herbicides sprayed by the United States in Vietnam during the war that ended 40 years ago.

Rome March Celebrate Pope’s Call for Urgent Climate Action

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ROME, Jun 28 (IPS) - People of faith, civil society groups, and communities affected by climate change marched together in Rome Sunday Jun. 28 to express gratitude to Pope Francis for the release of his Laudato Si encyclical on the environment, and call for bolder climate action by world leaders.

Ghosts Of War Give Way to Development in Sri Lanka

Friday, June 26, 2015

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka, Jun 26 (IPS) - It is an oasis from the scorching heat outside. The three-storey, centrally air-conditioned Cargills Square, a major mall in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna town, is the latest hangout spot in the former warzone, where everyone from teenagers to families to off-duty military officers converge.

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