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UAE Described as Pioneer in the Field of Renewable Energy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 28 (IPS) - When the government of Kenya hosted a U.N. Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy in Nairobi back in 1981, one of the conclusions at that meeting was a proposal for the creation of an international agency dedicated to renewable energy.

One Tune, Different Hymns – Tackling Climate Change in South Africa

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CAPE TOWN, Jul 28 (IPS) - Anti-nuclear energy activists are up in arms, and have taken to vigils outside South Africa's parliament in Cape Town to protest against President Jacob Zuma's push for nuclear development.

Digital Era Here to Stay in Argentina’s Classrooms

Monday, July 27, 2015

LA PLATA, Argentina, Jul 27 (IPS) - The showcases in the Colegio Nacional Rafael Hernández, a public high school in La Plata, Argentina, tell the story of the stern neoclassical building which dates back to 1884. But the classrooms reflect the digital era, thanks to the computers distributed to all public school students as part of a government social inclusion programme.

Kenya’s Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth

Monday, July 27, 2015

NAIROBI, Jul 27 (IPS) - Alexander Muyekhi, a construction worker from Ebubayi village in the heart of Vihiga County in Western Kenya, and his school-going children can now enjoy a tiny solar kit supplied by the British-based Azuri Technologies to light their house and play their small FM radio.

Key Constituencies Call for Inclusion in Nepal’s Draft Constitution

Monday, July 27, 2015

KATHMANDU, Jul 27 (IPS) - Ending a years-long political deadlock, Nepal's major political parties inked a 16-point agreement last June to pave the way for the Constituent Assembly (CA) to write a new constitution.

Opinion: Developing Nations Set to Challenge Rich Ahead of SDG Summit

Monday, July 27, 2015

NEW YORK, Jul 27 (IPS) - The final round of negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals – the successor to the Millennium Development Goals, due to be inaugurated in September at the U.N. General Assembly – is now underway in New York.

U.N. Leads Youth Battling Intolerance, Racism and Extremism

Monday, July 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 (IPS) - When the 21-year-old Crown Prince of Jordan, Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, presided over a Security Council meeting last April, he was described as the youngest ever to chair one of the U.N.'s most powerful political bodies armed with powers to wage wars and declare peace.

Multilingualism Opens Doors to the World

Friday, July 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 24 (IPS) - On Friday, 67 student essay winners from 42 different countries convened at the United Nations General Assembly to present their essays at the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum.

Faith Leaders Issue Global “Call to Conscience” on Climate

Friday, July 24, 2015

PARIS, Jul 24 (IPS) - "We received a garden as our home, and we must not turn it into a wilderness for our children."

New Plan Would Aggravate the Troubles of Chile’s Beleaguered Pensioners

Friday, July 24, 2015

SANTIAGO, Jul 24 (IPS) - The already precarious situation of pensioners in Chile will get even worse if a controversial initiative is approved. Under the new plan, the elderly would mortgage their homes to increase their meagre pensions, most of which come from prívate pension funds, and which average 230 dollars a month.

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