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Global South Address Sustainable Development Challenges

Sunday, September 25, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - On Friday, a group of 134 developing nations, known as the Group of 77 (G77), came together for a meeting to address challenges and solutions in achieving sustainable development. In attendance were G-77 Foreign Ministers, the President of the General Assembly, the UN Secretary-General and other UN senior officials.

Governments Band Together to Address Antibiotic Resistance

Saturday, September 24, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - The looming threat of a world where even minor infections are deadly has led governments to commit to collective action against antibiotic resistance at the UN General Assembly earlier this week.

The Right to Development at 30 Years

Friday, September 23, 2016

GENEVA, Sep 23 (IPS) - It's had a very useful if sometimes controversial past and it will have great relevance for many more years ahead. That's the sense one has about the Declaration on the Right to Development as it is commemorated 30 years after its adoption by the United Nations General Assembly in 1986.

Mexico City’s Expansion Creates Tension between Residents and Authorities

Friday, September 23, 2016

MEXICO CITY, Sep 23 (IPS) - People living in neighborhoods affected by the expansion of urban construction suffer a "double displacement", with changes in their habitat and the driving up of prices in the area, in a process in which "we are not taken into account," said Natalia Lara, a member of an assembly of local residents in the south of Mexico City.

Rural Growth in Colombia: Yara Steps In to Increase Productivity

Thursday, September 22, 2016

ROME, Sep 22 (IPS) - Following the recent peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC in Cartagena which concludes a 52-year armed conflict, the country is now geared toward improving productivity in its agricultural sector. Yara International, a leader in crop nutrition and farmer support, has taken the timely step of supporting the government's efforts on this issue.

Community Conversations in Ethiopia Prevents Exploitative Migration

Thursday, September 22, 2016

, Sep 22 (IPS) - Five years ago, when Meliya Gumi's two daughters, Gifty* and Chaltu,* aged 16 and 18, migrated to Dubai and Qatar respectively, as domestic workers, everyone thought they were moving towards a better future. As a widowed mother of eight with little resources, living in the village of Haro Kunta in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, Gumi had a difficult time making ends meet.

Jobs Are Crucial for Peace, Stem Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kenya

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 (IPS) - Today 21 September 2016 is the International Day of Peace.

Kenya has the largest number of jobless youth in East Africa, putting a strain on the economy's growth and also threatening peace and security when hopeless youth gravitate towards violent extremist groups.

Argentina at Risk of an Educational System Serving the Market

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Sep 21 (IPS) - In Argentina, teachers, students and trade unionists are protesting against mass redundancies in education, which they say are part of a process of undermining public education and a move towards a new model based on market needs.

UN Refugee Summit: 'No Cause for Comfort'

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - With record numbers of forcibly displaced persons around the world, many were left disappointed by the outcome of a high level UN summit designed to address the issue by bringing together world leaders on the sidelines of the UN's annual General Assembly.

The Public Benefit Organisations Act Will Help Kenya’s March Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Monday, September 19, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 (IPS) - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Kenya was launched on 14 September 2016, Representing President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Devolution and planning Mr Mwangi Kiunjuri, said Kenya was way ahead of implementing the SDGs through its Vision 2030, and the devolved system of Governance

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