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  1. Call to Action as Thousands Breathe New Life to the Cairo Promise at ICPD 25 Summit in Nairobi This Week

    Monday, November 11, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 (IPS) - Every day 830 women die while giving life. At least 33,000 girls are forced into child marriage with 11,000 girls undergoing female genital mutilation. These are some of the cruel realities young women face every day. However, there is renewed hope that delegates expected to attend the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Nairobi this week will re-energise and breathe new life to the Cairo Promise.

  2. Zimbabwe’s Inflation Makes it Hard to Keep Track of Cost of Living

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    HARARE, Nov 08 (IPS) - Stung by the country's spiralling inflation, Zimbabwe's government workers took to the streets this week for the first ever police-sectioned march demanding improved wages.

  3. Nearly Half of Nepali Children Still Malnourished

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    KATHMANDU, Nov 08 (IPS) - Progress in reducing malnutrition has stalled. What can be done to ensure enough of the right food for all?For the first two decades after 1990, Nepal took great strides in reducing malnutrition. But progress has stalled.

  4. The Nairobi Summit Is about the Future of Humanity and Human Prosperity

    Friday, November 08, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 08 (IPS) - As we count down the remaining days to the opening of the Nairobi Summit or the International Conference for Population and Development(ICPD), I am confounded by how much humanity has managed to simultaneously empower more women than at any other time in history, while at the same time failing to see that ‘women's issues' are actually ‘everyone's issues'.

  5. UN Agency for Palestinians in Crisis as Chief Quits

    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 07 (IPS) - The United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees was in "crisis mode" on Wednesday after director Pierre Krahenbuhl resigned amid a misconduct probe over whether he fast-tracked his girlfriend into a top aid job, analysts said.

  6. Urgent Need to Replace Competition with Cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin

    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    NUR-SULTAN CITY, Kazakhstan, Nov 07 (IPS) - The water resources in Central Asia's Aral Sea Basin support the lives and livelihoods of about 70 million people — a population greater than Thailand, France, or South Africa.

  7. Italy’s Olive-Oil Industry Sees Simmering Threats from Climate Change and Nasty Bacteria

    Wednesday, November 06, 2019

    ROME, Nov 06 (IPS) - Poor weather and disease have killed millions of trees and decimated yields in Italy's olive country, and consumers can taste the difference.

  8. Burkina Faso: Climate Change Triggers Rural Exodus

    Wednesday, November 06, 2019

    OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 06 (IPS) - Ibrahim Harouna and his neighbours sit under a tree at his uncle's house, playing chess and chatting amid the simmering heat of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

  9. Europe’s Green Deal is Turning Red

    Wednesday, November 06, 2019

    KIEL, Germany, Nov 06 (IPS) - Global temperatures are set to rise by a catastrophic 3°C by the end of the century unless we take major action. The next 10 years in particular are crucial.

  10. The Fight for Bread Became a Fight for Freedom

    Tuesday, November 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 05 (IPS) - My name is Alaa Salah. I am 22 years old and I grew up in Khartoum. Before the revolution, I was a student of architectural engineering. I did not grow up around politics, but in an ordinary middle-class family—my mother is a designer and my father owns a construction company.

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