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Governments and Social Movements Disagree on Future of Cities

Friday, October 21, 2016

QUITO, Oct 21 (IPS) - The Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and the alternative forums held by social organisations ended in the Ecuadorean capital with opposing visions regarding the future of cities and the fulfillment of rights in urban areas.

Privatization the Problem, Rarely the Solution

Thursday, October 20, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 20 (IPS) - Privatization has been one of the pillars of the counter-revolution against development economics and government activism from the 1980s. Many developing countries were forced to accept privatization as a condition for support from the World Bank while many other countries have embraced privatization, often on the pretext of fiscal and debt constraints.

Big Powers Set to Grab High Level UN Posts

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 (IPS) - When Antonio Guterres, the former Prime Minister of Portugal, takes office as the new UN Secretary General on January 1, his top management team is likely to be dominated by nominees from the five big powers, namely the US, Britain, France, China and Russia (P5).

Q&A: Land Degradation Could Force 135 Million to Migrate in Next 30 Years

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

NEW DELHI/BONN, Oct 18 (IPS) - One of the critical challenges facing the world today is that emerging migration patterns that are increasingly rooted in the depletion of natural resources.

We Can Eliminate Hunger and Poverty Quickly with Greater Commitment

Monday, October 17, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 17 (IPS) - Why do people go hungry? Mainly because they do not have the means to get enough food, whether by producing it themselves or by purchasing it. There is more than enough food to feed the world. All those who currently go hungry can be adequately fed with about two percent of current food production, much more of which is wasted or lost. The main problem is one of distribution or access, rather than production or availability.

Indigenous Land Rights Bring Economic, not just Environmental Benefits

Monday, October 17, 2016

Oct 17 (IPS) - Secure indigenous land rights not only bring environmental benefits, they can also foster economic development, according to a new report released by the World Resources Institute.

Eradicating Poverty – a Lofty Ideal or Achievable Goal?

Sunday, October 16, 2016

ROME, Oct 16 (IPS) - The first Sustainable Development Goal calls for us to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. The goal and the deadline are ambitious - and they need to be. We do not have the luxury of time.

Why farmers respond differently to higher food prices?

Saturday, October 15, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 15 (IPS) - Higher food prices are supposed to induce farmers to increase production for sale. In reality, however, their supply responsiveness is influenced by many factors, including their ability to respond to price changes.

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.

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