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Nuclear Threat Escalating Beyond Political Rhetoric

Friday, March 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - As a new cold war between the United States and Russia picks up steam, the nuclear threat is in danger of escalating – perhaps far beyond political rhetoric.

Cash-Strapped U.N. to Seek Funds for Syria at Pledging Conference in Kuwait

Friday, March 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - A cash-strapped United Nations, which is struggling to reach out to millions of Syrian refugees with food, medicine and shelter, is desperately in need of funds.

Afghanistan’s Economic Recovery: A New Horizon for South-South Partnerships?

Friday, March 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 (IPS) - First the centre of the silk route, then the epicenter of bloody conflicts, Afghanistan's history can be charted through many diverse chapters, the most recent of which opened with the election of President Ashraf Ghani in September 2014.

Turkey Investing in Coal Despite Cheaper Renewable Energy

Friday, March 27, 2015

GENEVA, Mar 27 (IPS) - In response to rising demand for electricity, pressure to keep prices affordable and a need to maintain energy security, the Turkish government plans to increase electricity generation from coal.

Decent Employment Opportunities for Young People in Rural Africa

Friday, March 27, 2015

JOHANNESBURG, Mar 27 (IPS) - Over half of the African continent's population is below the age of 25 and approximately 11 million young Africans are expected to enter the labour market every year for the next decade, say experts. 

Q&A: 'Protect Your Biodiversity'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

ST. JOHN, Antigua, Mar 26 (IPS) - Richard Huber is chief of the Sustainable Communities, Hazard Risk, and Climate Change Section of the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organisation of American States (OAS). It's objective? Foster resilient, more sustainable cities – reducing, for example, consumption of water and energy – while simultaneously improving the quality of life and the participation of the community.

Indonesian President Unyielding on Death Penalty

Thursday, March 26, 2015

, Mar 26 (IPS) - When Indonesia's law and human rights minister visited one of the country's prisons in December last year, he met a Nigerian convict on death row for drug trafficking, who performed songs for him before leaving him with a parting gift.

Opinion: Education as a Cornerstone for Women’s Empowerment

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, Mar 25 (IPS) - Earlier this month, the Barack Obama administration announced a new initiative designed to improve girls' education around the world. Dubbed "Let Girls Learn," the programme builds on current progress made, such as ensuring girls are enrolled in primary school at the same rates as boys, and is looking to expand opportunities for girls to complete their education.

Acting Tough to Earn Respect as Policewomen in Argentina

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Mar 25 (IPS) - When they joined the police, Marina Faustino and Silvia Miers were part of a small minority, and to make their way in a world of men they had to "act tough." Now, thanks to a gender equality policy, there are more and more policewomen in Argentina, fighting sexism and prejudice as well as crime.

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