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  1. Mounting Debt Threatens UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 02 (IPS) - Elliot Harris is Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist of the United Nations Division of Economic and Social Affairs & Chris Lane is Special Representative of the International Monetary Fund to the United NationsIn 2015, 193 countries adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an overarching policy roadmap through 2030. These goals are predicated on the idea that for a sustainable future, economic growth must go hand-in-hand with social inclusion and protection of the environment.

  2. Mothers & Children: Addressing Disappearances through a Gender Perspective

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 02 (IPS) - Rangita de Silva de Alwis* is Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School & Advisor, UN Sustainable Development Goals FundAt the beginning of the Nuremberg Trials, Justice Robert Jackson, the Chief Prosecutor, charged the world that submitting the enemy to the judgment of the law is "one of the most significant tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason."

  3. Wider Views for More Equal Societies

    Wednesday, May 02, 2018

    ROME, May 02 (IPS) - Inequalities are on the rise. Since 1980, 1% of the richest people have received double income than the 50% of the poorest. After several years of decline, hunger is also on the rise. The report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World estimates that the number of chronically undernourished people in the world increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016. If we go deeper into the analysis we observe that three-quarters of the world's extremely poor and food-insecure people live in rural areas.

  4. Blending Finance Not SDG Financing Silver Bullet

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    SYDNEY & KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 30 (IPS) - After largely failing to provide 0.7 per cent of their Gross National Income (GNI) in aid to developing countries for almost half a century since making the commitment, donor countries have recently promoted blended finance (BF) as a solution to the financing for development challenge. Blending refers to combining public development funds (in the form of grants, technical assistance or interest indemnification) with loans from private lenders.

  5. Why Does Rural Poverty Equal Invisibility?

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    NAPIER, New Zealand, Apr 30 (IPS) - Alison Small is a communications expert and a former United Nations official.If an estimated 500 million smallholder farmers at a conservative estimate, produce 70 percent of the food we eat, why are they still so invisible in many countries?Governments, development agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector have been working for decades on rural development in developing countries but still rural areas lag far behind cities and outlying areas in terms of infrastructure, services, social and economic development, notwithstanding the contribution that rural producers make to supplying us with food.

  6. Occupational Safety Grows in Latin America, Except Among Young People

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27 (IPS) - Despite progress achieved in occupational safety in Latin America, the rates of work-related accidents and diseases are still worrying, especially among young people, more vulnerable in a context of labour flexibility and unemployment.

  7. Kenya- Overcoming Rivalry & Conflict Through Cultural Diplomacy

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.Cultural diplomacy is a soft power that promotes the exchange of ideas, information, art, and culture to strengthen friendship and cooperation among nations and communities.

  8. Revving Up Green Growth

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - While sustainable development may still seem elusive to some, a new initiative wants to pave a path for nations working towards a greener future. Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, or P4G, is a new partnership initiative that aims to boost countries' efforts in achieving the globally adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  9. Women Farmers in Peru Bring Healthy Meals to Local Schools

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    CHULUCANAS, Peru, Apr 26 (IPS) - Getting children and adolescents to replace junk food with nutritious local organic foods is the aim of a group of women farmers in a rural area of Piura, on Peru's north coast, as they struggle to overcome the impact of the El Niño climate phenomenon.

  10. Five Years After the Disaster: Rana Plaza Victims Still Hurting

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    DHAKA, Apr 24 (IPS) - Asma saw the roof collapse over her colleagues. Johora was dragged out of the rubble by her hair. Shirin was only 13 years old when her eyes and airways were filled with concrete dust. Five years have passed since the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1 134 people.BANGLADESH. Garment factories lie side by side along the freeway leading into the capital, Dhaka. But between the concrete blocks, a square, uninhabited piece of land is overgrown with greenery. This is where Rana Plaza used to be. Shirin Akhter, 18, turns her eyes away.

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