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Guards at Australian-Managed Refugee Detention Centre on Nauru Traded Marijuana for Sexual Favours

Sunday, March 22, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 22 (IPS) - Guards at a Nauru refugee detention centre managed by the Australian government traded marijuana for sexual favours from detainees, according to the latest damning report into the Australia's beleaguered refugee policy.

UNDP Unveils Blueprint for Swift, Unified Crisis Response

Thursday, March 19, 2015

SENDAI, Japan, Mar 19 (IPS) - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced a new 10-year global plan to support country efforts to reduce the risk of disasters that kill people and destroy livelihoods at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction from Mar. 14 to 18.

In Thrall to the Mall Crawl and Urban Sprawl

Thursday, March 19, 2015

NEW YORK, Mar 19 (IPS) - There's little argument about the basic facts: It's ugly (think strip malls and big box stores). It's not very convenient (hours spent behind the wheel to get to work). And it wreaks havoc on the natural environment (lost farmland and compromised watersheds).

Unseen and Unheard: Afghan Baloch People Speak Up

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ZARANJ, Afghanistan, Mar 18 (IPS) - Balochistan, divided by the borders of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, is a vast swathe of land the size of France. It boasts enormous deposits of gas, gold and copper, untapped sources of oil and uranium, as well as a thousand kilometres of coastline near the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz.

Key to Preventing Disasters Lies in Understanding Them

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

SENDAI, Japan, Mar 18 (IPS) - The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction concluded on Wednesday after a long drawn-out round of final negotiations, with representatives of 187 U.N. member states finally agreeing on what is being described as a far-reaching new framework for the next 15 years: 2015-2030.

Women Turn Drought into a Lesson on Sustainability

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

KARACHI, Mar 17 (IPS) - When a group of women in the remote village of Sadhuraks in Pakistan's Thar Desert, some 800 km from the port city of Karachi, were asked if they would want to be born a woman in their next life, the answer from each was a resounding ‘no'.

Palestinian Grassroots Resistance to Occupation Growing

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Mar 17 (IPS) - As soon as the truck carrying Israeli dairy products entered Ramallah's city centre it was surrounded by Palestinian activists who proceeded to remove and trash almost 20,000 dollars' worth of mainly milk and yoghurt.

Meet the 10 Women Who Will Stop at Nothing

Friday, March 13, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 13 (IPS) - On Apr. 6, 2013, Nadia Sharmeen, a crime reporter, was assigned to cover a rally organised by Hefazat-e-Islam, an association of fundamentalist Islamic groups in Bangladesh whose demands included a call to revoke the proposed National Women Development Policy.

Sendai Conference to Move From Managing Disasters to Risk Prevention

Friday, March 13, 2015

SENDAI, Japan, Mar 13 (IPS) - As the world inched towards a crucial United Nations Conference in Sendai, Japan, Margareta Wahlström, head of the U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), assured that there was "general agreement" on the need to "move from managing disasters to managing disaster risk". 

Feeding a Warmer, Riskier World

Friday, March 13, 2015

ROME, Mar 13 (IPS) - Artificial meat. Indoor aquaculture. Vertical farms. Irrigation drones. Once the realm of science fiction, these things are now fact. Food production is going high tech – at least, in some places.

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