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  1. UN Plans to Launch a “Decade of Action” to Deliver Development Goals by 2030

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in an address to the General Assembly2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. I draw tremendous strength from all that we represent and all that we have achieved together.

  2. Bridging Africa’s Great Gender-Financing Divide

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    NAIROBI, Jan 22 (IPS) - What stands between Soi Cate Chelang and her dream of turning her small pallet-making business into a major enterprise is capital.

  3. UN Report: Rising Inequality Affects More Than 70% of the Globe

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    NEW YORK, Jan 21 (IPS) - Inequality is growing for more than 70 per cent of the global population, exacerbating the risks of divisions and hampering economic and social development. But the rise is far from inevitable and can be tackled at a national and international level, says a flagship study released by the UN on Tuesday.

  4. School Lunch Programmes for Progress

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 21 (IPS) - If well planned, coordinated and implemented, a government funded school feeding programme for all primary school children can be progressively transformative. Such a programme, involving government departments and agencies working together, can benefit schoolchildren, their families, farmers and public health, now and in the future.

  5. BIOGAS: Cow Dung Holds the Key to Nepal’s Green Economy

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    KASKI, Nepal, Jan 17 (IPS) - Nepal's future may not be in hydropower, as most assume, but actually in the dung heap. A new industrial-scale biogas plant near Pokhara has proved that livestock and farm waste producing flammable methane gas can replace imported LPG and chemical fertiliser.

  6. Genuine Reform Culture Lacking in Zimbabwe

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Jan 16 (IPS) - Zimbabwe needs urgent economic and political reforms to transform its economy amidst a growing national crisis, researchers say in a new study that urges swift policy changes and a sound financial framework to attract investment.

  7. Has China Been Manipulating Its Currency?

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 14 (IPS) - Many argue that China's impressive growth for last four decades has been due to deliberate exchange rate undervaluation, promoting exports and discouraging imports. Last year, the Trump administration accused China of engaging in currency manipulation.

  8. The United Nations Reforms-From Ideas to Actions

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 (IPS) - One of the highlight activities as the United Nations commemorates its 75th anniversary this year will be the launch of an "annual temperature check" on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), progress. With only ten years left to the final whistle for the Goals, this activity that will take place each September will provide a snapshot of what's working, and where countries need more action.

  9. Can UN Development Be Reformed? Not at This Rate

    Thursday, January 09, 2020

    GENEVA, Jan 09 (IPS) - Like his predecessors, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has been pushing a reform program to help the organization adjust to the demands of contemporary global governance.

  10. Let’s Give Trade a Chance

    Tuesday, January 07, 2020

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jan 07 (IPS) - Imagine going through the day without consuming or using some product, service, data, technology, personal contact, or payment which has not – at least in some part – crossed one or more national borders before reaching you.

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