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  1. Indigenous Land Conflicts Finally Garner Attention

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Sep 22 (IPS) - The territorial claims of hundreds of indigenous communities, which extend throughout most of Argentina's vast geography, burst onto the public agenda of a country built by and for descendants of European colonisers and immigrants, accustomed to looking at native people as outsiders.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Monitoring Progress on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, Sep 22 (IPS) - Two years ago, world leaders joined together to endorse a new and ambitious agenda not to reduce poverty but to eradicate it, not to lessen hunger but to end it once and for all, and not to overlook inequality but jointly to attack it.

  5. 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.

  6. International Response to the Mexico Earthquake

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    MANCHESTER, UK, Sep 21 (IPS) - Until this week, it had been 32 years since Mexico City suffered its last major earthquake. That was of 8.0 magnitude, which was approximately tenfold greater than Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude. Over 5000 people died, and outside assistance was offered and received.

  7. Mexico’s Disaster Response System Severely Stretched by Quake

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 20 (IPS) - Central Mexico faced Wednesday the challenge of putting itself back together after the powerful 7.1-magnitude quake that devastated the capital and the neighbouring states of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla the day before.

  8. Bangladesh Needs to Shore up Its Flood Defence

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    DHAKA, Sep 20 (IPS) - Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country with floods hitting almost every year, leaving a trail of destruction despite having early warning systems. Now experts say it is time for the delta nation to think more seriously about how to deal with the recurring onslaughts of floods more effectively by strengthening its flood defence.

  9. Small Farmers in Brazil’s Amazon Region Seek Sustainability

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    ALTA FLORESTA, Brazil, Sep 19 (IPS) - The deforestation caused by the expansion of livestock farming and soy monoculture appears unstoppable in the Amazon rainforest in the west-central Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. But small-scale farmers are trying to reverse that trend.

  10. “We are a World in Pieces”

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (IPS) - I am here in a spirit of gratitude and humility for the trust you have placed in me to serve the world's peoples. "We the peoples", and our United Nations, face grave challenges. Our world is in trouble. People are hurting and angry. They see insecurity rising, inequality growing, conflict spreading and climate changing.

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