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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.

U.N. Security Council Focuses on Children as Victims of Armed Groups

Thursday, March 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 26 (IPS) - 24 hours after the shocking kidnap of more than 400 women and children in Nigeria by Boko Haram, the United Nations Security Council discussed the safety of children as victims of non-state armed groups.

Pacific Islanders Say Climate Finance “Essential” for Paris Agreement

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

, Mar 24 (IPS) - As Pacific Islanders contemplate the scale of devastation wrought by Cyclone Pam this month across four Pacific Island states, including Vanuatu, leaders in the region are calling with renewed urgency for global action on climate finance, which they say is vital for building climate resilience and arresting development losses.

Opinion: Sharing the Vision of a Changed World

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 24 (IPS) - This year has many initiatives taking place in the realm of women's leadership, but one platform and movement in particular is standing out, and people are noticing. We are the founders of IMPACT Leadership 21, leadership architects for inclusive, high growth economies.

The Rich Should be Held Accountable in the U.N.'s New Development Goals, Say NGOs

Monday, March 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 23 (IPS) - When the World Economic Forum (WEF) met last January in Switzerland, attended mostly by the rich and the super-rich, the London-based charity Oxfam unveiled a report with an alarming statistic: if current trends continue, the world's richest one percent would own more than 50 percent of the world's wealth by 2016.

Multi-Drug Resistance Adds to Tuberculosis Epidemic in Papua New Guinea

Monday, March 23, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia, Mar 23 (IPS) - Rising multi-drug resistance in patients suffering from tuberculosis, a debilitating infectious lung disease which mainly impacts the developing world, has led to a public health emergency in the southwest Pacific Island state of Papua New Guinea, according to state officials.

Gates Foundation Slammed for Plan to Privatise African Seed Markets

Monday, March 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 23 (IPS) - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has been attacked by activists over alleged support of a plan to privatise African agricultural markets.

Palestinian Women Victims on Many Fronts

Saturday, March 21, 2015

GAZA CITY, Mar 21 (IPS) - Israel's siege of Gaza, aided and abetted by the Egyptians in the south, has aggravated the plight of Gazan women, and the Jewish state's devastating military assault on the coastal territory over July and August 2014 exacerbated the situation.

Development and Taxes, a Vital Piece of the Post-2015 Puzzle

Friday, March 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 20 (IPS) - Public funds are vitally important to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), making corporate tax avoidance trends a pressing issue for post-2015 Financing for Development discussions.

‘Water Man of India’ Wins Stockholm Water Prize

Friday, March 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 20 (IPS) - A conservationist known as ‘The Water Man of India' has been named Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for 2015.

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