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Water: An Entry Point for SDG Implementation in Myanmar

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

YANGON, Myanmar, May 24 (IPS) - All people, economies, and ecosystems depend on water. Yet water is often taken for granted, overused, abused, and poorly managed. The way we use and manage water leaves a considerable part of the global population without access, and threatens the integrity of ecosystems that are vital for a healthy planet and people.

Natural Capital Investment Key to Africa’s Development

Monday, May 23, 2016

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, May 23 (IPS) - Plugging Africa's funding gaps to accelerate social and economic development requires a fresh approach to using its natural capital, environment experts said on Monday.

Prickly Pears Drive Local Development in Northern Argentina

Monday, May 23, 2016

CORZUELA, Argentina, May 23 (IPS) - Family farmers in the northern Argentine province of Chaco are gaining a new appreciation of the common prickly pear cactus, which is now driving a new kind of local development.

Is it in Europe's Interest to Push Russia into China's Arms?

Monday, May 23, 2016

ROME, May 23 (IPS) - No mention in the media of the dangerous increase in tension between Europe and Russia. But Nato has just made operational in Romania a missile system, the ABM, which the US has declared will protect from "rogue" states, like Iran.

Humanitarian Summit Aims to Mobilise Up to 30 Billion Dollars

Monday, May 23, 2016

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 23 (IPS) - The two-day World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), opening today May 23 in Istanbul, aims at mobilising between 20 and 30 billion dollars to face the on-gowing, worst-ever humanitarian crises, said Stephen O'Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs andEmergency Relief Coordinator.

Africa: Resolved to Address African Problems Using African Solutions

Sunday, May 22, 2016

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 22 (IPS) - The African Union (AU) representing 54 countries and home to 1,2 billion inhabitants, will be in Istanbul to participate in the May 23-24, 2016, first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) with two key demands—that the international humanitarian system be redefined, and a strong, firm own commitment to itself, to the continent and its people, anchoring on the primacy of the states.

Humanitarian Summit Must Address Weapons Shipments Too

Sunday, May 22, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (IPS) - Boats carrying refugees and boats carrying aid supplies will be on the agenda at the World Humanitarian Summit this week, but advocates say discussing the free flow of shipments carrying bombs and guns might be even more critical.

County Governments in Kenya Must Take Lead in Fight for Gender Equality

Sunday, May 22, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 22 (IPS) - The 3rd Devolution Conference that took place in Meru, Kenya between 19 and 21st April was an opportunity to discuss how the post-2015 development agenda will be localized and how county governments will deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

When Emergencies Last for Decades

Friday, May 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - For the millions of people whose lives have been uprooted by conflict and natural disasters the average amount of time before they can return home is now 17 years.

Indigenous Peoples Inclusion at United Nations Incomplete

Friday, May 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - The United Nations Indigenous Forum is one of the UN's most culturally diverse bodies yet its inclusion within the overall UN system remains limited.

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