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  1. Honduran Migrant Caravan Moves Northwards, Defying all Obstacles

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    TAPACHULA, Mexico, Oct 22 (IPS) - A long chain of people is winding its way along the highways of Chiapas, the southernmost Mexican state. It is moving fast, despite the fact that one-third of its ranks are made up of children, and it has managed to avoid the multiple obstacles that the governments of Honduras, Guatemala and now Mexico, under pressure from the United States, have thrown up in a vain effort to stop it.

  2. UAE Raising Awareness About the Impact of Climate Change

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates,, Oct 19 (IPS) - The Middle East, due to its geographical location, is particularly prone to the impacts of climate change.

    Longer droughts, more frequent and intense heatwaves, and higher temperatures in the summer are expected to to become increasingly prevalent throughout the Middle East - from Sana'a to Jeddah to Dubai to Tehran.

  3. Women as Liberia’s Guardians of Peace

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - Not long ago, images of child soldiers and the nation of Liberia were wedded in the minds of the international community. The country was struggling to end a horrific civil war, but military efforts were going nowhere.

  4. Latin American Rural Women Call for Recognition and Policies

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    LIMA, Oct 12 (IPS) - This article forms part of IPS coverage of International Rural Women's Day, celebrated Oct. 15.Rural women in Latin America play a key role with respect to attaining goals such as sustainable development in the countryside, food security and the reduction of hunger in the region. But they remain invisible and vulnerable and require recognition and public policies to overcome this neglect.

  5. When Gender Parity Knocks at the UN Door, Does Merit Fly Out of the Window?

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 11 (IPS) - As gender empowerment gathers momentum, both inside and outside the United Nations, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to announce shortly a set of new proposals to improve UN human resources policies-- specifically aimed at increasing gender and geographical diversity within the Secretariat.

  6. Farmers Generate Their Own Electricity in El Salvador

    Monday, October 08, 2018

    Joya de Talchiga, EL SALVADOR, Oct 08 (IPS) - In Lilian Gómez's house, nestled in the mountains of eastern El Salvador, the darkness of the night was barely relieved by the faint, trembling flames of a pair of candles, just like in the houses of her neighbours. Until now.

  7. Cyber Attacks Growing Problem in Developing Nations

    Monday, October 08, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 08 (IPS) - Few experiences undermine a digital financial services (DFS) customer's finances and trust in DFS like becoming the victim of a cybercrime. This is especially true of low-income customers, who are least able to rebound from the losses, and of the newly banked, whose trust in financial services may be fragile.

  8. Maldives Envoy tells UN About Peaceful Transfer of Power

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 03 (IPS) - Maldives is currently going through a peaceful transfer of power to opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who was elected president last month, the nation's Permanent Representative Ali Naseer Mohamed assured the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

  9. Local Communities in Mexico Show Ways to Fight Obesity

    Tuesday, October 02, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 02 (IPS) - Manuel Villegas is one of the peasant farmers who decided to start planting amaranth in Mexico, to complement their corn and bean crops and thus expand production for sale and self-consumption and, ultimately, contribute to improving the nutrition of their communities.

  10. It’s Not Complicated: UN Must Clarify Immunity

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    NEW YORK, Sep 26 (IPS) - Paula Donovan is Co-Director of AIDS-Free World and its Code Blue CampignThe UN's youngest entity, UN Women, announced last week that a senior official, Ravi Karkara, had been found guilty of sexual transgressions against an unspecified number of men after a 15-month internal investigation. Newsweek reported that "at least" eight made accusations against him. Karkara's punishment? Dismissal.

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