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  1. In the Race to Achieve Zero Hunger and Mitigate Climate Change, We Must Look Down — to the Soil

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    ILLINOIS, United States, Sep 18 (IPS) - Esther Ngumbi is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn University in Alabama. She was the 2015 Clinton Global University (CGI U) Mentor for Agriculture and 2015 New Voices Fellow at the Aspen Institute.Recently, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva urged countries, scientists, policymakers and stakeholders invested in building an equitable, sustainable, and thriving planet to pay attention to the soil. He further noted that the future of the planet depends on how healthy the soils of today are.

  2. Another global financial crisis for developing countries?

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    SYDNEY & KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 18 (IPS) - George Soros, Bill Gates and other pundits have been predicting another financial crisis. In their recent book, Revolution Required: The Ticking Bombs of the G7 ModelPeter Dittus and Herve Hamoun, former senior officials of the Bank of International Settlements, warned of ‘ticking time bombs' in the global financial system waiting to explode, mainly due to the policies of major developed countries.

  3. Africa Needs Strong Political Will to Transform Agriculture and Spur Economic Growth

    Monday, September 17, 2018

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 17 (IPS) - Africa needs strong political commitment to accelerate the transformation of its agriculture sector. 

  4. The Causes Behind Africa's Digital Gender Divide

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    MAPUTO, Sep 14 (IPS) - Systemic inequalities based on gender, race, income and geography are mirrored in the digital realm and leave many women, especially the poor and the rural, trailing behind Africa's tech transformation.

  5. 'Women Not Speaking at the Same Table as Men' Means a Widening Digital Gender Gap in Africa

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    MAPUTO, Sep 14 (IPS) - 'Think Bigger', urge the colourful posters on the walls of Idearioan innovation hub in Chamanculo, a modest neighbourhood in Maputo, Mozambique's capital. The message is right on target for the new female trainees, eager eyes glued to laptop screens as they learn internet and computer skills.

  6. South-South Cooperation in a Transformative Era

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 13 (IPS) - Jorge Chediek is Director, UN Office of South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation.On 12 September, the international community commemorated the UN Day for South-South Cooperation. This is an important acknowledgement of the contributions of Southern partnerships in addressing the many development challenges that confront the international community, such as poverty, climate change, inequality, contagious diseases and humanitarian crises.

  7. Great Recession, greater illusions

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 11 (IPS) - In 2009, the world economy contracted by -2.2%. Growth in all developing countries declined from around 8% in 2007 to 2.6% in 2009 as the developed world contracted by -3.8% in 2009. The collapse of the Lehmann Brothers investment bank in September 2008 symbolized the US financial crisis that triggered the Great Recession of 2008-2009.

  8. Former Wall Street Banker Who Advanced the Cause of Women & Children in Africa

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    BRIGHTON, UK, Sep 10 (IPS) - Sir Richard Jolly, an eminent development economist, is Honorary Professor, former Director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK, and UNICEF Deputy Executive Director (1982-1995).

    What is it like to work for the United Nations? Many probably imagine little more than an almost endless round of boring speeches, bureaucrats and governments discussing and disagreeing over long-standing conflicts with stalemate and few results.

  9. International Law Experts Warn Europe’s ‘Pull Back’ of Migrants is Illegal - Part 2

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    ROME, Sep 10 (IPS) - This is the second part of our series about migration to Italy."The Italian and other European authorities are engaging – on the migration issue – in a policy which has the foreseeable results of numerous deaths." It is a grim warning from expert on international law, refugees and migration issues, and member of the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN)Itamar Mann.

  10. ‘All the Roads Leading to Agadez and Italy are Dangerous’

    Saturday, September 08, 2018

    DAKAR, Sep 08 (IPS) - El Adama Diallo left his home in Senegal on Oct. 28, 2016, with dreams of reaching Europe in his heart and a steely determination that made him take an alternative, dangerous route to get there despite the absence of regular migration papers in his pocket.

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