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UNIDO Development Initiative Gains Momentum in ACP Nations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BRUSSELS, Dic 17 (IPS) - The inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) initiative of the U.N. Industrial Development Organisation to promote industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalisation and environmental sustainability is gaining momentum in the countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group. 

OPINION: Give Peace a Chance – Run with Youth

Monday, December 15, 2014

JUBA, Dic 15 (IPS) - Rambang "Raymond" Tot Deng was 18 and attending his final year of school when fighting erupted in South Sudan's capital Juba, one year ago. In the ensuing violence, as Raymond's schoolbooks burned, thousands of South Sudanese were killed, including two of his cousins.

OPINION: How Shifting to the Cloud Can Unlock Innovation for Food and Farming

Saturday, December 13, 2014

LIMA, Dic 13 (IPS) - The digital revolution that is continuing to develop at lightening speed is an exciting new ally in our fight for global food security in the face of climate change.

What Future for the ACP-EU Partnership Post-2015?

Friday, December 12, 2014

BRUSSELS, Dic 12 (IPS) - "There are still prospects for a meaningful ACP-EU partnership, capable of contributing and responding concretely and effectively to the objectives of promoting and attaining peace, security, poverty eradication and sustainable development," according to the top official of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP).

OPINION: Climate Change and Inequalities: How Will They Impact Women?

Friday, December 12, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 12 (IPS) - Among all the impacts of climate change, from rising sea levels to landslides and flooding, there is one that does not get the attention it deserves: an exacerbation of inequalities, particularly for women.

Afghan Concern Over Western Disengagement

Thursday, December 11, 2014

KABUL, Dic 11 (IPS) - The U.S./NATO International Security Assistance Force Joint Command lowered its flag for the last time in Afghanistan on Dec. 8, after 13 years. The ISAF mission officially ends on Dec. 31, and will be replaced on Jan. 1, 2015 by "Resolute Support", a new, narrow-mandate mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces.

Groups Push Obama to Clarify U.S. Abortion Funding for Wartime Rape

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 10 (IPS) - Nearly two dozen health, advocacy and faith groups are calling on President Barack Obama to take executive action clarifying that U.S. assistance can be used to fund abortion services for women and girls raped in the context of war and conflict.

Activists Seek Ban on Nuke Strikes Against Cities

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 10 (IPS) - Civil society groups are urging the U.N. General Assembly to pass a resolution declaring nuclear strikes on cities to be a clear-cut violation of international humanitarian law.

Starvation Strikes Zimbabwe's Urban Dwellers

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

HARARE, Dic 09 (IPS) - As unemployment deepens across this Southern African nation and as the country battles to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ahead of the December 2015 deadline, thousands of urban Zimbabweans here are facing starvation.

Hiroshima, Nagasaki Cast Shadow Over Nuclear Conference in Vienna

Friday, December 05, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 05 (IPS) - When Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was at Harvard University early this week to pick up the 'Humanitarian of the Year' award, his thoughts transcended the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Austrian capital of Vienna which will be the venue of a key international conference on nuclear weapons next week.

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