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Opinion: India's Compact with Africa

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pakistan Initiative Seeks to Improve Maternal-Child Care in Rural Areas

Sunday, October 11, 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Oct 11 (IPS) - "We are extremely happy over the government's initiative to give money to the pregnant women and enable them to seek proper treatment," said Sharif Ahmed at a basic health unit (BHU), near Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.

OPINION: Will African Leaders Fight for our Farmers?

Sunday, October 11, 2015

PRETORIA, Oct 11 (IPS) - Climate change is changing the world we know and love. Our land, homes and food are at risk. With nearly a billion people already living in poverty, it is also the single biggest threat to the fight against hunger.

Opinion: 'Sanitation, Water & Hygiene For All' Cannot Wait for 2030

Friday, October 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 09 (IPS) - The new Sustainable Development Goals, agreed upon recently by the member states of the United Nations, are all interconnected, as has been reiterated time and again. However, it is in the new Goal 6 – "Ensure access to water and sanitation for all"—for which this interconnectedness is most apparent.

Analysis: India’s Challenge on the SDGs

Thursday, October 08, 2015

NEW DELHI, Oct 08 (IPS) - India's stance on sustainable development goals is evolving as there are differing voices on what should be done. Over the next 15 years, the global development agenda will be preoccupied with the ambitious challenge of achieving 17 SDGs and 169 targets. The SDGs follow the Millennium Development Goals which were conceptualized as a set of eight goals on diverse development dimensions including poverty alleviation, gender equality, health and environmental sustainability. The buzz in the development community is that as the relative success of MDGs is a result of China's super-rapid growth, the relative success of the SDGs will be because of India.

Healthy Oceans Key to Fighting Hunger

Thursday, October 08, 2015

, Oct 08 (IPS) - Seafood offers a large amount of animal protein in diets around the world, and the livelihoods of 12 percent of the global population depend directly or indirectly on fisheries and aquaculture.

Analysis: Is the Miracle of Microfinance Illusory?

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

PHILADELPHIA AND BOSTON, Oct 07 (IPS) - Mohammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, transformed the lives of millions of poor women through unsecured micro loans or micro credit to self-help groups. Microcredit evolved into microfinance that also includes savings and basic forms of insurance and transfer mechanisms. Within a few years, microfinance became a global phenomenon. Although microfinance continues to grow, the enthusiasm for it shows signs of waning.

United Arab Emirates and Cuba Forge Closer Ties

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

HAVANA, Oct 06 (IPS) - Cuba and the United Arab Emirates agreed to strengthen diplomatic ties and bilateral cooperation during an official visit to this Caribbean island nation by the UAE minister of foreign affairs, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The Global South Will Make Its Contribution to Fighting Climate Change

Monday, October 05, 2015

SAN JOSE, Oct 05 (IPS) - Seen for years as passive actors in the fight against global warming, more than 100 countries of the Global South have submitted their national contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonising their economies.

Q&A: ‘We Need to do Development Differently in the Post-2015 Era’

Friday, October 02, 2015

BRUSSELS, Oct 02 (IPS) - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted at a summit meeting of world leaders at the U.N. headquarters in New York on Sep. 25, reflect the five strategic domains the ACP Group is gearing to focus on, as it repositions itself as a more effective organisation in the global arena, says the 79-nation bloc's head Dr Patrick Gomes.

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