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  1. Pope Francis Donates to FAO for Drought, Conflict-Stricken East Africa

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    ROME, Jul 21 (IPS) - As an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis has donated 25,000 euro to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa.

  2. Early Death in Russia

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    MOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 (IPS) - The transition to market economy and democracy in the Russian Federation in the early 1990s dramatically increased mortality and shortened life expectancy. The steep upsurge in mortality and the decline in life expectancy in Russia are the largest ever recorded anywhere in peacetime in the absence of catastrophes such as war, plague or famine.

  3. Educating Children One Radio Wave at a Time

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Nigeria's conflict has displaced more than a million children, leaving them without access to education. However, an innovative radio program aims to transform this bleak scenario.

  4. Post-Soviet Russian economic collapse

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    MOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 19 (IPS) - Wide-ranging economic reforms following the demise of the Soviet Union at the end of December 1991 mainly resulted in economic collapse in most successor states. By the mid-1990s, output had fallen by about half compared to 1989. Meanwhile, income inequalities rose sharply as real incomes declined dramatically for most, while death rates increased by over half as life expectancy declined dramatically.

  5. East Africa's Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    ROME, Jul 19 (IPS) - Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead, the United Nations food and agriculture agency has warned in a new alert.

  6. Brazilian Shipyards – No Reindustrialisation on the Horizon

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 18 (IPS) - "I have lived through three good periods and two bad ones," prior to the present crisis in the Brazilian shipping industry, said Edson Rocha, a direct witness since the 1970s of the ups and downs of a sector where nationalist feelings run high.

  7. Southern Africa’s Marshall Plan to Stop Voracious Crop Worm

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jul 18 (IPS) - Southern African countries have agreed on a multi-pronged plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the fall army worm, which has cut forecast regional maize harvests by up to ten percent, according to a senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) official.

  8. How to Achieve Universal Goals, Strategically

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Discussion around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a list of 17 goals listed by the UN, was all the buzz in the conference rooms of UN headquarters this week.

  9. Civil Society on SDG Engagement: “We Are Not Guests”

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Showing up in record numbers, civil society groups are urging greater inclusion and accountability in sustainable development processes at a UN high level meeting.

  10. Reforming the International Financial System

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 13 (IPS) - When we fail to act on lessons from a crisis, we risk exposing ourselves to another one. The 1997-¬1998 East Asian crises provided major lessons for international financial reform. Two decades later, we appear not to have done much about them. The way the West first responded to the 2008 global financial crisis should have reminded us to do more. But besides accumulating more reserves, Southeast Asia has not done much else.

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