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Climate-Smart Agriculture – From Tanzania to Vietnam

Friday, April 28, 2017

ROME, Apr 28 (IPS) - As part of efforts to move towards "climate-smart" agriculture, several countries have shared In a meeting in Rome new experiences on how to produce food in ways that help farmers cope with the impacts of climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture.

The UN Needs to Bring Parliamentarians on Board

Friday, April 28, 2017

BERLIN, Apr 28 (IPS) - In pursuit of the Agenda 2030 the UN is playing an increasingly important role. Its Charter was declared in the name of "We, the Peoples." Elected representatives, however, who are interested in the affairs of the UN and its entities will discover that there are hardly any arrangements in place that would allow them to be involved.

20 Million People Could ‘Starve to Death’ in Next Six Months

Friday, April 28, 2017

ROME, Apr 28 (IPS) - Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in North Eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN leading food and agriculture agency's chief on April 28 warned. "If nothing is done, some 20 million people could starve to death in the next six months."

Marching for a Green and Just Future

Friday, April 28, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 28 (IPS) - People around the world will be banding together to fight one of the world's most pressing problems: climate change.

Indigenous Women: The Frontline Protectors of the Environment

Thursday, April 27, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - Indigenous women, while experiencing the first and worst effects of climate change globally, are often in the frontline in struggles to protect the environment.

World Bank Must Stop Encouraging Harmful Tax Competition

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 26 (IPS) - One of the 11 areas that the World Bank's Doing Business (DB) report includes in ranking a country's business environment is paying taxes. The background study for DB 2017, Paying Taxes 2016 claims that its emphasis is "on efficient tax compliance and straightforward tax regimes".

Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter?

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Apr 26 (IPS) - Taha avoids giving his last name to journalists, but not out fear of the Sudanese government, whose harassment he fled in 2015.

Worrying about Fake News Has Become All the Rage

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ROME, Apr 26 (IPS) - Rogue interests, perhaps even foreign, are said to be trying to interfere with the electoral process in the U.S. and European Union members. Senior government officials glibly endorse what they themselves call "alternative facts" and even openly describe the media as their enemy.

No One is Left Behind

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ROME, Apr 25 (IPS) - In the context of global development, ‘no one is left behind' brings with it a powerful message. It emphasizes progress- one that is inclusive, fair, integrated and empowering. The phrase ‘No one is left behind' is mentioned some five times in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that was adopted by all governments at the United Nations in 2015. The Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet, peace and prosperity. It has globally agreed 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 ambitious targets, and should be achieved within the next decade ‘to end poverty and hunger everywhere; to combat inequalities within and among countries; to build peaceful, just and inclusive societies; to protect human rights and promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; and to ensure the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources.'

How Feminists Have Catapulted Women to National Leadership Roles

Monday, April 24, 2017

NEW YORK, Apr 24 (IPS) - Hillary Clinton did not make it to the top, but Theresa May, the British prime minister, and Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, did. Since Sirimavo Bandaranaike became the world's first female prime minister, in Sri Lanka in 1960, one-hundred women have been heads of state or government around the world.

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