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  1. Time, Gentlemen, Please—Next President of the World Bank

    Thursday, February 07, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Feb 07 (IPS) - Owen Barder is Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development (CGD), Vice President and Director of CGD, Europe.

    It is time for an open, fair, merit-based process to appoint the next President of the World Bank. And I'll explain below why I think the Europeans may, at last, break the cartel that has prevented this.

  2. The Right to Life, Liberty, and Land

    Thursday, February 07, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 07 (IPS) - Sustainable land management is becoming more important than ever as rates of emissions, deforestation, and water scarcity continue to increase. But what if you don't have rights to the land? While the impact of agriculture on land is well known, the relationship between land degradation and land tenure seems to be less understood.

  3. Financial Globalization, North-South Wealth Distribution and Resource Transfers

    Wednesday, February 06, 2019

    GENEVA, Feb 06 (IPS) - Yilmaz Akyüz is former Director, UNCTAD, and former Chief Economist, South Centre, Geneva.

    At a time when the world economy is seen poised for yet another financial turmoil, there is a widespread recognition that emerging economies (EMEs) are particularly vulnerable because of their deepened integration into the global financial system. What is less appreciated is the implication of financial globalization and integration for external wealth distribution between emerging and advanced economies and resource transfers from the former to the latter.

  4. A Truly Global Effort is Needed to Eradicate FGM by 2030

    Wednesday, February 06, 2019

    NEW DELHI, Feb 06 (IPS) - Divya Srinivasan is South Asia Consultant for international women's rights organisation Equality Now*

    According to official data on the global prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) released by UNICEF there are 200 million women and girls in the world who have been cut. Shocking though this statistic is, it seriously underestimates the nature and scale of the problem.

  5. The Upcoming Generations Can Lift the Arab Region out of Its Current Crisis

    Tuesday, February 05, 2019

    GENEVA, Feb 05 (IPS) - History testifies that there is no end to its evolution despite what some have claimed. This is because aspirations of its actors are in constant flux and because the quest for an « ideal city » is asymptotic.

    Each generation wants to put its imprint on the present and to be the architect of its future in the pursuit of its own ideal.

  6. Confronting the Challenges of Migration in West & Central Africa

    Tuesday, February 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 05 (IPS) - Richard Danziger is IOM's Regional Director for West and Central Africa

    Without a doubt, migration is a defining issue of this century. One billion people, one-seventh of the world's population, are migrants. Some 258 million people are international migrants, 40 million are internally displaced and 24 million are refugees or asylum seekers.

    In 2018, there was no longer a single state that can claim to be untouched by human mobility.

  7. Business-Friendly & Rights-based Approaches to Achieve SDGs

    Tuesday, February 05, 2019

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb 05 (IPS) - Dilum Abeysekera is Founder & CEO, LEEG-net | LexEcon Consulting Group*

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 has entered its fourth year of implementation.

    In terms of the estimated cost and the universal coverage of both developed and developing countries, it is the biggest ever development program that is being implemented to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

  8. Beware Proposed E-commerce Rules

    Tuesday, February 05, 2019

    GENEVA and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 05 (IPS) - In Davos in late January, several powerful governments and their allies announced their intention to launch new negotiations on e-commerce. Unusually, the intention is to launch the plurilateral negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO), an ostensibly multilateral organization, setting problematic precedents for the future of multilateral negotiations.

  9. Sex Education and Women´s Health

    Monday, February 04, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 04 (IPS) - Is there a connection between sex education, gender equality and promiscuity? On this website, Fabiana Fraysinnet recently denounced a Brazilian crusade against sex education conducted by conservative and religious sectors. Such initiatives are common in several other countries, where politicians and religious leaders accuse sexual education of blurring boundaries between male and female and thus foment homosexuality and transsexualism, as well as a moral relativism undermining family structures and adherence to religious guidance and dogma.

  10. As Treaties Collapse, Can We Still Prevent a Nuclear Arms Race?

    Monday, February 04, 2019

    BASEL, Switzerland, Feb 04 (IPS) - Christine Muttonen is a former Austrian parliamentarian who served as the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly from 2016-2017. Jacqueline Cabasso is the Executive Director of Western States Legal Foundation and the North America Coordinator for Mayors for Peace. Alyn Ware is Global Coordinator for Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament and Disarmament Program Director for the World Future Council.

    The United States last week officially announced it is walking away from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, an agreement made between the USA and the Soviet Union in 1987 to eliminate a whole class of nuclear weapons that had been deployed in Europe and had put the continent on a trip-wire to nuclear war.

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