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  1. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Arab Region: Where Do We Stand?

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    GENEVA, Sep 29 (IPS) - Women's empowerment and gender equality should remain a central objective of the world community. The recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) includes specific provisions to member States of the United Nations – notably through SDG 5 - to commit to enhancing gender equality and to give women a stronger voice in the fight for equality. The Preamble of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights calls for "equal rights" to be enjoyed by "men and women": 69 years later, gender equality has not only been recognised for what it is: a fundamental human right, it is also becoming a guiding principle in the efforts of States to attain the highest ideals of a just and inclusive society and the highest rate of growth.

  2. Merkel’s Defeat Confirms Dismail Trend for Europe

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    ROME, Sep 29 (IPS) - Generally, media have failed to analyse why the result of German elections is the worst possible. Merkel is not a winner, but a leader now in a very fragile position, who will have to make many compromises and pay now for her mistakes. Let us make at least the most important four points of analysis.

  3. To Be an Egyptian Migrant in Rome (And Also Make Great Pizza)

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    ROME, Sep 28 (IPS) - "I asked him: do you want to come with us to Greece? He said: ‘Why not?' So my wife and myself packed up and drove to Athens to open our ‘trattoria' there."

  4. Philanthropists Join Forces to Fund Africa’s Cash-Strapped Health Sector

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 28 (IPS) - In the 2017 World Happiness Report by Gallup, African countries score poorly. Of the 150 countries on the list, the Central African Republic, Tanzania and Burundi rank as the unhappiest countries in the world.

  5. Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty a Significant Milestone

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 27 (IPS) - Presently, the entire world is hostage to a nuclear crisis expressed in the language of war and destruction by the leaders of North Korea and the United States We can look over the abyss and the reality of the consequence of the uses of nuclear weapons strikes fear and terror in the hearts of any sane person.

  6. Thousands Rally to Mark Second Anniversary of UN´s SDGs

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  7. Where Do 50 Million Tonnes a Year of Toxic E-Waste Go?

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    ROME, Sep 27 (IPS) - Each year, the electronics industry generates up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste, but as the number of consumers rises, and the lifespan of devices shrinks in response to demand for the newest and best, that figure could reach 50 million tonnes this year, according to specialised studies.

  8. More Public Spending, Not Tax Cuts, for Sustainable, Inclusive Growth

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 26 (IPS) - The Trump administration's promise to increase infrastructure spending should break the straightjacket the Republicans imposed on the Obama administration after capturing the US Congress in 2010. However, in proportionate terms, it falls far short of Roosevelt's New Deal effort to revive the US economy in the 1930s.

  9. Public-Private Partnerships as the Answer . . . What was the Question?

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 26 (IPS) - In discussions at the UN about achieving Agenda 2030, it has become de rigueur to highlight the role of the private sector. It is often introduced as the discovery of the idea that private sector investment and financing is indispensable to achieving Agenda 2030.

  10. Trump’s Threat of Total Destruction Is Unlawful & Extremely Dangerous

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 25 (IPS) - President Trump's threat of total destruction of North Korea is utterly unacceptable. Also deplorable is the response of North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on 23 September at the United Nations.

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