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  1. Winning the ‘No Food Loss’ Battle: The Case of Japan

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    ARKANSAS, Nov 20 (IPS) - Veena S. Kulkarni, PhD is Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Sociology and Geography, Arkansas State University, USAHumankind since almost the time that there is recorded history has grappled with the question of ‘how many is too many?' The response is expectedly complex as it varies across time and space. The pace of population growth was slow till about approximately 250 years or so. It is only since the middle of the eighteenth century that there has been a palpable acceleration in population growth.

  2. As Donors Ramp up Polio Funding, Worries of Comeback Persist

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 (IPS) - Efforts to wipe polio off the face of the planet took a step forward this week, with a multibillion-dollar fundraiser in the Middle East helping eradication schemes tackle a virus that disproportionately kills and cripples children in poor countries.

  3. Climate Change and Loss of Species: Our Greatest Challenges

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    ROME, Nov 19 (IPS) - Mottled and reddish, the Lake Oku puddle frog has made its tragic debut on the Red Lista rapidly expanding roll call of threatened species. It was once abundant in the Kilum-Ijim rainforest of Cameroon but has not been seen since 2010 and is now listed as critically endangered and possibly extinct.

  4. “Transformational Benefits” of Ending Outdoor Defecation

    Monday, November 18, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 18 (IPS) - Ending the practice of defecating in the open, rather than in a toilet, will have “transformational benefits” for some of the world's most vulnerable people, says the UN's partner sanitation body, the WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council).

  5. Empower Young People to Sustain Our Planet, and Let Peace and Prosperity Thrive

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 15 (IPS) - We need to empower young people to sustain our planet, and let peace and prosperity thrive says UN's Resident Co-ordinator in Kenya, Siddharth Chatterjee speaks to IPS on reflections on the ICPD25 Summit.

    The Nairobi Summit is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity.

  6. The Global Economy of Pulses: Impressive Gains and the Way Forward

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    ROME, Nov 14 (IPS) - Pulses are highly nutritious and their consumption is associated with many health benefits. They are rich in proteins and minerals, high in fibre and have a low fat content. Pulses are produced by plants of the Leguminosae family.

    These plants have root nodules that absorb inert nitrogen from soil air and convert it into biologically useful ammonia, a process referred to as biological nitrogen fixation.

    Consequently, the pulse crops do not need any additional nitrogen as fertilizer and help reduce the requirement of fossil fuel-based chemical nitrogen fertilization for other crops.

    Expansion of pulse production, therefore, can play a vital role in mitigating the effects of climate change.

  7. Art Helping Women to Highlight Gender-based Violence at ICPD25

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 (IPS) - While women find it hard to talk about their painful experiences, some have found a way of expressing themselves through art. Women, trained as artists, from Nairobi's informal settlements Kibera and Kangemi, have produced a beautiful quilt that tells stories about their daily challenges.

  8. Young People at ICPD25: ' We Have the Right to Sexual and Reproductive Rights'

    Thursday, November 14, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 14 (IPS) - Every day in developing countries it is estimated that 20,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth. This amounts to 7.3 million births a year.

  9. World Youth Call to Governments to Ban All Hindrances to LGBTQI Communities

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 (IPS) - Governments across the world must ban all state-implemented harmful practices against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) community delegates at the ICPD25 tells IPS.

  10. ICPD25: Lessons From the East

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 (IPS) - The Japan Parliamentary Federation for Population represented by Mr Teruhiko Mashiko and its secretariat, the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) has made a clear and concrete commitment to endorse the ICPD25 agenda. Mashiko tells IPS that Japan, as should every country driven by the well-being of its population, should create the best possible conditions to achieve the ICPD25 agenda.

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