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Newly Recognised Indigenous Rights a Dead Letter?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

IZALCO, El Salvador, Mar 05 (IPS) - Nearly three years after the rights of El Salvador's indigenous people were recognised in the constitution, there are still no public policies and laws to translate that historic achievement into reality.

Can Indigenous and Wildlife Conservationists Work Together?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 05 (IPS) - Indigenous and wildlife conservationists have common goals and common adversaries, but seem to be struggling to find common ground in the fight for sustainable forests.

Opinion: Bridging the Gap - How the SDG Fund is Paving the Way for a Post-2015 Agenda

Thursday, March 05, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 05 (IPS) - The countdown has begun to September's Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with world leaders discussing the 17 goals and 169 targets proposed by the United Nations Open Working Group.

Indigenous Storytelling in the Limelight

Thursday, February 26, 2015

BERLIN, Feb 26 (IPS) - In recent years, the Berlin International Film Festival, known as the Berlinale, has established a European hub for indigenous voices across a number of platforms, including its NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema series and Storytelling-Slams in which indigenous storytelling artists share their stories before opening the floor to contributions from the audience.

Analysis: Economic Growth Is Not Enough

Monday, February 23, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb 23 (IPS) - Recent new data show a worrying picture of Latin America and the Caribbean. Income poverty reduction has stagnated and the number of poor has risen — for the first time in a decade — according to recent figures from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Indigenous Food Systems Should Be on the Development Menu

Monday, February 23, 2015

ROME, Feb 23 (IPS) - Overcoming hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century no longer means simply increasing the quantity of available food but also the quality.

Negev Bedouin Resist Israeli Demolitions “To Show We Exist”

Friday, February 20, 2015

AL ARAQIB, Negev Desert, Israel, Feb 20 (IPS) - Lehavim Junction in the northern Negev in Israel has been the backdrop to protests against home demolitions in Bedouin localities for the past four and half years.

Indigenous Peoples – Architects of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

ROME, Feb 17 (IPS) - "We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children" – an ancient Indian saying that encapsulates the essence of sustainability as seen by the world's indigenous people.

Keeping Food Security on the Table at U.N. Climate Talks

Friday, February 13, 2015

GENEVA, Feb 13 (IPS) - Food security has become a key issue of the U.N. climate negotiations this week in Geneva as a number of countries and observers raised concerns that recent advances in Lima are in jeopardy.

Getting Bang for the Buck on New Development Goals

Friday, February 13, 2015

COPENHAGEN, Feb 13 (IPS) - Right now, the United Nations is negotiating one of the world's potentially most powerful policy documents. It can influence trillions of dollars, pull hundreds of millions out of poverty and hunger, reduce violence and improve education — essentially make the world a better place. But much depends on this being done well.

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