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People's Tribunal Hopes Verdict on Mining Abuses Gains Traction

Friday, January 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 30 (IPS) - A recent case study on Canadian mining abuses in Latin America has woven one more thread of justice in the tapestry of international law.

Marine Resources in High Seas Should be Shared Equitably

Thursday, January 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 (IPS) - After almost 10 years of often frustrating negotiations, the U.N. ad hoc committee on BBNJ decided, by consensus, to set in motion a process that will result in work commencing on a legally binding international instrument on the conservation and sustainable use, including benefit sharing, of Biological Diversity Beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction.

OPINION: Brazil Can Help Steer SDGs Towards Ambitious Targets

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BRASILIA, Jan 29 (IPS) - With the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expiring at the end of this year to be replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will set priorities for the next fifteen years, 2015 will be a crucial year for the future of global development.

OPINION: Russia's Friendship University, Educating the Developing World for 55 Years

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan 28 (IPS) - People's Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), which celebrates its 55th anniversary on Feb. 5, is known worldwide as a major academic and research centre. During the last five decades, PFUR has educated 80,000 students from 145 countries.

U.S. Ally Yemen in Danger of Splitting into Two - Again

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28 (IPS) - When North and South Yemen merged into a single country under the banner Yemen Arab Republic back in May 1990, a British newspaper remarked with a tinge of sarcasm: "Two poor countries have now become one poor country."

Developing Nations Write Hopeful New Chapters in a Toxic Legacy

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan 27 (IPS) - The village of Dong Mai in Vietnam's agricultural heartland had a serious problem.

OPINION: The Corporate Takeover of Ukrainian Agriculture

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

OAKLAND, United States, Jan 27 (IPS) - At the same time as the United States, Canada and the European Union announced a set of new sanctions against Russia in mid-December last year, Ukraine received 350 million dollars in U.S. military aid, coming on top of a one billion dollar aid package approved by the U.S. Congress in March 2014. 

Cuba and U.S. Skirt Obstacles to Normalisation of Ties

Monday, January 26, 2015

HAVANA, Jan 26 (IPS) - The biggest discrepancies in the first meeting to normalise relations between Cuba and the United States, after more than half a century, were over the issue of human rights. But what stood out in the talks was a keen interest in forging ahead, in a process led by two women.

OPINION: Looking Two Steps Ahead into Saudi Arabia’s Future

Monday, January 26, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (IPS) - Much has been written about King Abdullah's legacy and what Saudi Arabia accomplished or failed to accomplish during his reign in terms of reform and human rights. Very little has been written about the role that Muhammad bin Nayef, the newly appointed deputy to the crown prince, could play in the new Saudi Arabia under King Salman.

Renewables Can Benefit Water, Energy and Food Nexus

Monday, January 26, 2015

ABU DHABI, Jan 26 (IPS) - With global energy needs projected to increase by 35 percent by 2035, a new report says meeting this demand could increase water withdrawals in the energy sector unless more cost effective renewable energy sources are deployed in power, water and food production.

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