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Governments Band Together to Address Antibiotic Resistance

Saturday, September 24, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - The looming threat of a world where even minor infections are deadly has led governments to commit to collective action against antibiotic resistance at the UN General Assembly earlier this week.

The Right to Development at 30 Years

Friday, September 23, 2016

GENEVA, Sep 23 (IPS) - It's had a very useful if sometimes controversial past and it will have great relevance for many more years ahead. That's the sense one has about the Declaration on the Right to Development as it is commemorated 30 years after its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly in 1986.

Population Growth Extremes: Doublers and Decliners

Friday, September 23, 2016

NEW YORK, Sep 23 (IPS) - While the world's population of 7.4 billion is growing at 1.1 percent per year – about half the peak level of the late 1960s – enormous differences in demographic growth among countries are increasingly evident and of mounting concern to countries and the international community.

Community Conversations in Ethiopia Prevents Exploitative Migration

Thursday, September 22, 2016

, Sep 22 (IPS) - Five years ago, when Meliya Gumi's two daughters, Gifty* and Chaltu,* aged 16 and 18, migrated to Dubai and Qatar respectively, as domestic workers, everyone thought they were moving towards a better future. As a widowed mother of eight with little resources, living in the village of Haro Kunta in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, Gumi had a difficult time making ends meet.

UN Refugee Summits Fall Short for Children

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - As Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini opened the floor for US President Barack Obama's leaders' summit on refugees, she embodied a hope unavailable to most child refugees.

Yazidi Survivor of ISIL Appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - Yazidi Nadia Murad - who survived being kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by ISIL - was honoured by the UN on Friday September 16 for her work to help human trafficking survivors.

Migrant Workers in the Gulf Feel Pinch of Falling Oil Prices

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

DUBAI, Sep 21 (IPS) - In the Al Quoz industrial area of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a number of medium and large-sized buses can be spotted transporting workers clad in company uniforms to distant worksites early in the morning. In the evening or, in certain cases, late at night, these workers are brought back to labour camps in the same buses.

UN Refugee Summit: 'No Cause for Comfort'

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - With record numbers of forcibly displaced persons around the world, many were left disappointed by the outcome of a high level UN summit designed to address the issue by bringing together world leaders on the sidelines of the UN's annual General Assembly.

Microsensor-Fitted Locust Swarms? Sci-fi Meets Conservation

Monday, September 19, 2016

NEW DELHI, Sep 19 (IPS) - Every November, India's Gahirmatha beach in the Indian Ocean region develops a brownish-grey rash for 60 to 80 days. Half-a-million female Olive Ridley turtles emerge out of the waves to lay their eggs, over a hundred each. For the sheer numbers, this arrival is hard to miss.

Caribbean: Rethinking Progress in Sustainable Development Era

Monday, September 19, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (IPS) - Caribbean countries make a special case for development. The high and increasing exposure to hazards, combined with very open and trade-dependent economies with limited diversification and competitiveness portray a structurally and environmentally vulnerable region, composed, in the most part, of middle income countries.

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