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  1. Parliamentarians a “Fourth Pillar” of Sustainable Development

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    ROME/NEW DELHI, Sep 22 (IPS) - Investing in youth and the population dividend, women's health, sustainable development objectives, and the key role of parliamentarians to promote transparency, accountability and good governance to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development topped the agenda of a two-day conference of Asian and African lawmakers in New Delhi last week.

  2. Africa Moves Towards Third Industrial Development Decade

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 22 (IPS) - Since the turn of the century, much of Africa has achieved impressive economic growth. Sixteen African countries were among the world's top 30 fastest growing nations. Last year, the 10 fastest growing African economies posted GDP growth rates exceeding 5 per cent.

  3. UN Report Falls Short on Humanitarian Crisis Around Lake Chad

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    STOCKHOLKM, Sweden, Sep 21 (IPS) - It is encouraging to see that the United Nations Security Council is beginning to acknowledge the transboundary dimensions of fragility and conflict, as demonstrated by its newly launched Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Lake Chad Basin region. The report, which was presented in the Security Council on 13 September 2017, emphasizes the need for regional responses and enhanced cooperation of different UN and humanitarian agencies as an important step to addressing the unfolding humanitarian crisis.

  4. Poor Orphan Crops...So Valuable, So Neglected

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    ROME, Sep 20 (IPS) - When ‘think-tankers' in the mid-1990s formulated their famous "think global, act local" slogan, they probably did not expect humankind to require a couple of decades to implement such practical advice.

  5. Out of Africa: Understanding Economic Refugees

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 19 (IPS) - Not a single month has passed without dreadful disasters triggering desperate migrants to seek refuge in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 2,247 people have died or are missing after trying to enter Europe via Spain, Italy or Greece in the first half of this year. Last year, 5,096 deaths were recorded.

  6. Africa’s “Must-Do, Can-Do” Decade

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    VIENNA, Sep 18 (IPS) - Since 2000 the continent of Africa has recorded impressive rates of economic growth. This remarkable performance has been largely driven by the prolonged commodity boom and development assistance. While the continent shows great diversity in the socio-economic trajectories of its countries, growth rates have generally masked an underlying lack of structural transformation, which is needed to achieve socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable development.

  7. World Hunger on the Rise Again

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    ROME, Sep 15 (IPS) - Exacerbated by climate-related shocks, increasing conflicts have been a key driver of severe food crisis and recently re-emerged famines, a major United Nations joint report has just revealed.

  8. Civilians ‘Direct Targets’ as Conflict Spreads in Central African Republic

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 14 (IPS) - Rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces are the new horrifying realities faced by communities in Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic, according to the prominent London-based human rights group Amnesty International.

  9. Alert: Nature, on the Verge of Bankruptcy

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    ROME, Sep 12 (IPS) - Pressures on global land resources are now greater than ever, as a rapidly increasing population coupled with rising levels of consumption is placing ever-larger demands on the world's land-based natural capital, warns a new United Nations report.

  10. Improved Fish Processing Brings Dramatic Gains for Women

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    MONGU, Zambia, Sep 12 (IPS) - Fishing is the capture of aquatic organisms in marine, coastal and inland areas. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), marine and inland fisheries, together with aquaculture, provide food, nutrition and a source of income to 820 million people around the world, from harvesting, processing, marketing and distribution. For many, it also forms part of their traditional cultural identity.

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