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  1. Q&A: What of the Carbon Neutral Countries?

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    PARAMARIBO, Feb 14 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Desmond Brown interviews DR. ARMSTRONG ALEXIS, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative for Suriname.

    As High Forest Cover and Low Deforestation (HFLD) nations meet in Suriname at a major conference, it is obvious that the decision made by these countries to preserve their forests has been a difficult but good one.

  2. The Hidden Economic Costs of Displacement

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 14 (IPS) - While the impacts of displacement on wellbeing are well-known, one group has pointed to the equally burdensome economic costs for those displaced as well as host communities.

  3. How Devastating is Climate Change for World Peace & Security?

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 13 (IPS) - When the Security Council, the most powerful body at the United Nations, met last month to discuss the growing new threats to world peace and security, the discussion veered away from international terrorism, nuclear Armageddon and the rash of ongoing military conflicts in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

  4. Q&A: A Cuban Film About Family in the “Global South” Premieres in Berlin

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    BERLIN/PARIS, Feb 12 (IPS) - A documentary about a Cuban family facing an uncertain future has its world premiere Feb. 12 at the Berlin International Film Festival, one of the world's most prestigious cinema events. "La Arrancada" (On the starting line) is a debut feature by Brazilian director Aldemar Matias, focusing on a young athlete who is having doubts about her role in national sports in the Caribbean country. The narrative follows her as she considers her future, which may well lie abroad, she reluctantly realises.

  5. Economic Crisis Can Trigger World War

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR and BERLIN, Feb 12 (IPS) - Economic recovery efforts since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis have mainly depended on unconventional monetary policies. As fears rise of yet another international financial crisis, there are growing concerns about the increased possibility of large-scale military conflict.

  6. Are Sustainable Development Goals Reaching Indigenous Peoples?

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    ORLANDO, Florida, Feb 12 (IPS) - Peter J. Jacques is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, USA.Life and death for whole communities hang in the balance of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that include eliminating poverty, conserving forests, and addressing climate change in a resolution adopted unanimously by the United Nations in 2015.

  7. Billions of Swedish Krona Supported the Struggle against Apartheid

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, Feb 11 (IPS) - "Why didn't they stop us? Probably they were not aware of the scope of the operation. The money was transferred through so many different channels. We were clever, " Birgitta Karlström Dorph says. Between 1982 and 1988 she was on a secret mission in South Africa.

  8. Seas of Death and Hope

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 (IPS) - The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Dayan organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a "List of Deaths", summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the "fatal policies of fortress Europa". The data are collected through information received from 550 network organisations in 48 countries and from local experts, journalists and researchers in the field of migration. The list issued in 2018 accounted for 27 000 deaths by drowning since 1993, often hundreds at a time when large embarkations capsize. These deaths account for 80 per cent of all the entries,1 there are probably thousands more dead, corpses that were never found and/or not accounted for.

  9. Is UN Planning to Replace Humans with Machines & Robots?

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (IPS) - The United Nations-- once facetiously described as an institution whose bloated bureaucracy moves at the leisured pace of a paralytic snail -- is steadily zooming into the field of fast-paced, cutting-edge digital technology where humans may one day be replaced with machines and robots.

  10. Transforming Economies, States, & Societies – Building Evidence for Achieving SDGs

    Friday, February 08, 2019

    HELSINKI, Finland, Feb 08 (IPS) - Kunal Sen is Director, UN University, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

    Following on from Finn Tarp, my predecessor, is a daunting prospect, but I look forward to working with my colleagues at UNU-WIDER and with our many partners to build on the achievements of the past 10 years.

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