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Opinion: Realising Unfinished Business of MDGs : A Call for Greater Action and Investment for Malaria

Monday, April 20, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 (IPS) - Later this week, communities around the world will commemorate World Malaria Day for the last time in the context of the global development priorities set in 2000.

Instead of Scaling up Funding for Education, Major Donors Are Cutting Back

Saturday, April 18, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 (IPS) - Despite commitments by the international community to achieve universal primary education by 2015, funds for education have been decreasing over the past ten years, according to a report released Friday by the global advocacy campaign ‘A World at School'.

U.N. Struggles to Cope with New Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Friday, April 17, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 17 (IPS) - The United Nations, which is providing humanitarian aid to over 50 million refugees worldwide, is struggling to cope with a new crisis in hand: death and destruction in Yemen.

Investigation Tears Veil Off World Bank’s “Promise” to Eradicate Poverty

Thursday, April 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 (IPS) - An expose published Thursday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its media partners has revealed that in the course of a single decade, 3.4 million people were evicted from their homes, torn away from their lands or otherwise displaced by projects funded by the World Bank.

Clean Cookstoves Could Change the Lives of Millions in Nepal

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PHARPING, Nepal, Apr 15 (IPS) - When 26-year-old Laxmi married into the Archaya household in Chhaimale village, Pharping, south of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, she didn't think she would be spending half the day in the kitchen inhaling smoke from the stove.

Cyclone Pam Worsens Hardship in Port Vila’s Urban Settlements

Monday, April 13, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia, Apr 13 (IPS) - Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam, which swept through the South Pacific Island state of Vanuatu in mid-March, has deepened hardships faced by people living in the informal settlements of the capital, Port Vila. Winds of up to 340 kph and torrential rain shattered precarious homes, cut off fragile public services and flooded communities with unsealed roads, poor drainage and sanitation.

781 Million People Can’t Read this Story

Friday, April 10, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 10 (IPS) - If you are reading this article, consider yourself one of the lucky ones; lucky enough to have received an education, or to be secure in the knowledge that your child will receive one. Lucky enough to be literate in a world where – more often than not – the ability to read and write can mean the difference between a decent life and abject poverty.

U.N. Secretary-General Calls for International Unity on Yemen and Syria

Thursday, April 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - "Political negotiations, not military intervention are the solution" said United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on the rapidly deteriorating conflict situation in Yemen and recent developments in Syria at the Yarmouk refugee camp.

At Least 18 Already Killed in Yarmouk Attacks: Amnesty International

Thursday, April 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - At least 18 civilians have already been killed in the attack on the Syrian refugee camp of Yarmouk, according to Amnesty International.

Development Aid Flows to Poorest Countries Still Falling

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

ROME, Apr 08 (IPS) - Development aid flows were stable in 2014, after hitting an all-time high in 2013, but aid to the poorest countries continued to fall, according to new figures released on Apr. 8 by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

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