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  1. Building West Africa’s Capacity to Access Climate Funding

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, Jun 25 (IPS) - When Senegalese president Macky Sall opened the 30MW Santhiou Mékhé solar plant last June, the country gained the title of having West Africa's largest such plant. But the distinction was short lived.

  2. Global Campaign Against Mercury Moves to an End Zone

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 (IPS) - A global campaign to end a longstanding health and environmental hazard-- the use of mercury in dentistry—is steadily moving to a successful conclusion.

    Providing an update, Charlie Brown, head of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, one of the key campaigners, told IPS that "nation by nation, the world is on the threshold of ending amalgam for children in 2018."

  3. Senegalese Immigrants Face Police Brutality in Argentina

    Friday, June 22, 2018

  4. Gaming Disorder: A New Disease Experts say is Hard to Diagnose

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 (IPS) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has formally added "Gaming Disorder" as a disease recognized by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) in its 11th revision of its official collection of recognized conditions.

    However, since it is a very new condition, no one is really sure about its extent, its impact or how best to treat it.

  5. EU Urged to Ban Early & Forced Child Marriages

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 (IPS) - Rangita de Silva de Alwis is Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School & Advisor, UN Sustainable Development Goals FundSomething historic was initiated at the European Development Days (EDD) in early June: the EDD placed women and girls at the forefront of Sustainable Development. Since its inception in 2006, EDD has become a barometer for ideas in global development.

  6. America First or America Alone?

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 (IPS) - The United States' move to withdraw from the Human Rights Council will have "reverberations" throughout the world in years to come, say human rights groups.

    This week, the U.S. announced its intention to withdraw from the 47-member Human Rights Council, accusing it of bias against Israel.

  7. Countries are Using Domestic Laws to Criminalize Health Care

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    GENEVA, Jun 21 (IPS) - Dr. Dainius Pūras is UN Special Rapporteur on "the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health".Ambulance drivers attacked, nurses detained, doctors tortured, pharmacists arrested, dentists facing more than a decade in prison—all for delivering healthcare to people considered enemies of the state.

  8. Ukraine Puts Water Strategy High on Development Agenda

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    KIEV, Jun 21 (IPS) - A campaign to raise awareness of water security in Ukraine could be an inspiration around the world, activists behind it say, after it forced a change in the country's approach to its water resources.

  9. Looking to the Sky for Solutions to Mexico's Water Scarcity

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Jun 20 (IPS) - Twenty-five years ago, Mexican engineer Gustavo Rodriguez decided to collect rainwater to solve the scarcity of water in his home and contribute to the care of natural resources.

  10. EU Funds Giant Research Project on Migration

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    OSLO, Jun 20 (IPS) - What is the relationship between migration and development? And why do people choose to leave or stay in their home countries? Those are among the questions an international research project will explore.

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