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Who Should Lead the WHO Next?

Monday, October 24, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 (IPS) - Health problems increasingly transcend the borders of the World Health Organization's 134 member states, a challenge which the six candidates vying to lead the global body must address with care.

How to Save Thousands of Children’s Lives

Monday, October 24, 2016

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, Oct 24 (IPS) - When disasters strike, children are among the most vulnerable, and humanitarian aid agencies need to be able to respond immediately to save their lives.

Learning from Past Mistakes: Rebuilding Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

Sunday, October 23, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (IPS) - As Haiti reels from another disaster once again, many are questioning the humanitarian system and looking for long-term solutions with Haitians at the heart of response.

Water Bodies Central to Urban Flood Planning

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

CHENNAI, India, Oct 19 (IPS) - "The rain was our nemesis as well as our saviour," says Kanniappan, recalling the first week of December 2015 when Chennai was flooded.

Negligent Central American Leaders Fuel Deepening Refugee Crisis

Friday, October 14, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Oct 14 (IPS) - One word could undoubtedly summarize the past year with painful precision: Refugees.

The Elusive Woman Secretary-General

Friday, October 14, 2016

NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - United Nations' apex forum, the General Assembly elected the next Secretary-General yesterday by acclamation rubber-stamping the recommendation of the Security Council (SC). I am appalled by the choice of 15 members of the Security Council of another man following eight others in 70 plus years of UN's existence as if only men are destined to lead this global organization.

Antonio Guterres: New UN Secretary General

Thursday, October 13, 2016

ROME, Oct 13 (IPS) - The new UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who takes office on January 1, arrives with strong credentials -- both as a former Prime Minister of Portugal and an ex-UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Hit by Extreme Weather, South Asia Balances Growth and Food Security

Thursday, October 13, 2016

POLONNARUWA, Sri Lanka, Oct 13 (IPS) - Sri Lanka is literally baking these days.

Life Goes On, Barely, After 50 Years of Occupation

Monday, October 10, 2016

AIDA CAMP, West Bank, Oct 10 (IPS) - Over almost five decades of Israeli occupation, the number of Palestinian refugees has grown with every generation, saturating basic services in the 19 camps that are home to about 200,000 people in the West Bank run by the United Nations.

Wage and Fiscal Policies for Economic Recovery

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 05 (IPS) - The new US census data released in late September show that 3.5 million people in the US climbed out of poverty, as the tepid economic recovery continues. Employers are finally creating more jobs and paying higher wages than seven years after the Great Recession started following the 2008 financial crisis.

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