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  1. Is there Gender Parity & Reverse Sexual Harassment at UN?

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 14 (IPS) - Faced with growing allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) in the UN system, Secretary-General Antonio Guterreslast year announced a "zero-tolerance" policy to fight harassment in the world body.

    But UN Women, which was created in July 2010 and dedicated to gender empowerment, has moved one step further-- and appointed an Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination, perhaps one of the few UN bodies to do so.

  2. Farmers from Central America and Brazil Join Forces to Live with Drought

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    CANDELARIA DE LA FRONTERA, El Salvador, Jun 14 (IPS) - Having a seven-litre container with a filter on the dining room table that purifies the collected rainwater, and opening a small valve to fill a cup and quench thirst, is almost revolutionry for Salvadoran peasant farmer Víctor de León.

  3. Sahel in the Throes of a Major Humanitarian Crisis

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 (IPS) - Mark Lowcock is UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief CoordinatorI am increasingly concerned by the situation in the Sahel. In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children. These are levels unseen since the crisis of 2012, and the most critical months are still ahead.

  4. VIDEO: World Day to Combat Desertification - Land Has True Value. Invest In It

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    ROME, Jun 13 (IPS) - This video is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17We are witnessing the degradation of about 24% of the planet's land, with water scarcity affecting almost 2 billion people on the planet.

  5. Intelligent Land Use Makes Headway in Latin America

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    SANTIAGO, Jun 13 (IPS) - Consumers can be allies in curbing desertification in Latin America, where different initiatives are being promoted to curtail it, such as sustainable land management, progress towards neutrality in land degradation or the incorporation of the bioeconomy.

  6. Nepali Mothers and an Irish Daughter

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    Jun 12 (IPS) - Tejshree Thapa is a senior Asia researcher at Human Rights WatchI am the daughter of a formidable campaigner for women's reproductive rights in Nepal. Decades ago, when such issues were not part of the playbook for development activists, my mother, a medical doctor, started setting up family planning programs after seeing women die in childbirth, shifting from hospital work into public health.

  7. Project Population: Addressing Asia’s Ageing Societies

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 (IPS) - While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind.

  8. Kenya Can End the Moral Indignity of Child Labour

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 12 (IPS) - Jacqueline Mogeni is the CEO at Kenya's Council of Governors and Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.On 12 June every year is the World Day Against Child Labour. In the world's poorest countries, around one in four children are engaged in work that is potentially harmful to their health.

  9. When a Grass Towers over the Trees

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jun 12 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.As governments scramble for corrective options to the worsening land degradation set to cost the global economy a whopping 23 trillion dollars within the next 30 years, a humble grass species, the bamboo, is emerging as the unlikely hero.

  10. We Have Told G7 Leaders to Make Gender Inequality & Patriarchy History

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 (IPS) - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women & Michael Kaufman is Co-founder, White Ribbon Campaign and Senior Fellow, Promundo institute For most people, the annual G7 meeting may just seem like an expensive photo-op that doesn't connect with any concrete change in people's lives. But for us, appointed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sit on his G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, it was a unique opportunity to push for strong commitments for girls' and women's rights.

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