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  1. No Time to Slow Down While HIV/AIDS is Threatening a New Generation

    Friday, July 27, 2018

    AMSTERDAM, Jul 27 (IPS) - Dr Chewe Luo is Global Chief of HIV/AIDS for UNICEF.

    As the 22nd International AIDS Conference wraps up in Amsterdam, I can't help but reflect on how far we have come on this journey with the AIDS epidemic.

  2. Educating Girls, The Only Road To Achieve the SDGs

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 (IPS) - Better and prolonged education can bring down high rates of illiteracy, sexual abuse and early marriage among girls.

  3. Benin - the Launchpad and Home for African Migrants

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    Jul 26 (IPS) - Last year, Mohamed Keita returned home to Mali after living and working in Libya for six years. Eighteen months ago he was arrested by security forces in Libya as he and other migrants tried to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe via a makeshift boat. After spending six months in jail, which traumatised him, he was transported back to Mali.

    But as soon as he arrived he immediately knew that it would be difficult for him to stay put.

  4. Globalization, Inequality, Convergence, Divergence

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 26 (IPS) - Economic divergence among countries and regions was never pre-ordained. According to the late cliometrician Angus Madison and other economic historians, the great divergence between the global North and South, between developed and developing countries, began around five centuries ago, from the beginning of the European, particularly Iberian colonial conquests.

  5. Trade War - Developing Countries Should Respond

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    PENANG, Malaysia, Jul 24 (IPS) - Martin Khor is Advisor to the Third World Network, and a former Executive Director of the South Centre.

    The escalating trade war initiated by United States President Donald Trump is a major threat to world trade and the global economy. The developing countries will be among those most affected. It is time for them to respond and speak out.

  6. Balancing Trade Wars

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jul 20 (IPS) - Sunita Narain is Director-General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) & Editor of Down to Earth magazine.

    A global trade war has broken out. The United States fired the first salvo and there has been retaliation by the European Union, Canada, China and even India. Tariffs on certain imported goods have been increased in a tit-for-tat reaction.

  7. Greening the Way for Thailand’s First Green and Smart City

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    BANGKOK, Jul 16 (IPS) - Thailand's industrial sector must focus on sustainable and green development to remain competitive in the region.

  8. Africa Could be Next Frontier for Cryptocurrency

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 16 (IPS) - Pavithra Rao, Africa Renewal.* Cryptocurrency is not bound by geography because it is internet based; its transactions are stored in a database called blockchain, which is a group of connected computers that record transactions in a ledger in real time.

  9. Will Trump’s Trade War Make America Great Again?

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    SYDNEY & KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 16 (IPS) - The United States has had the world's largest trade deficit for almost half a century. In 2017, the US trade deficit in goods and services was $566 billion; without services, the merchandise account deficit was $810 billion.

  10. Blue Economy Movement Gains Traction in Africa

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    NAIROBI, Jul 16 (IPS) - An increasing number of African countries are now embracing the blue economy for its potential to deliver solutions to their most pressing development needs–particularly extreme poverty and hunger.

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