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Poland Uses Ukraine to Push Coal

Sunday, April 20, 2014

WARSAW, Apr 20 (IPS) - A European ‘energy union' plan proposed by Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk as an EU response to the crisis in Ukraine could be a Trojan horse for fossil fuels.

When Not To Go To School

Saturday, April 19, 2014

KOLKATA, Apr 19 (IPS) - In large parts of rural India, the absence of separate toilets for growing girls is taking a toll on their education. Many are unable to attend school during the menstrual cycle.

U.S. Foreign Aid Approach Is Outdated, Experts Say

Friday, April 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, Apr 18 (IPS) - U.S. foreign aid is becoming increasingly outdated, analysts here are suggesting.

Civil Society Wants More Influence in New Development Agenda

Thursday, April 17, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Apr 17 (IPS) - Making international cooperation more effective requires a civil society with greater influence in the negotiations of the development agenda that the world's governments are to adopt in 2015, civil society representatives said at an international meeting in Mexico.

Our Planet's Future Is in the Hands of 58 People

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ROME, Apr 17 (IPS) - In case you missed it, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the third and final part of a report on Apr. 13 in which it says bluntly that we only have 15 years left to avoid exceeding the "safe" threshold of a 2°C increase in global temperatures, beyond which the consequences will be dramatic.

Sweet Dreams are Made of Rwandan Ice Cream

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BUTARE, Rwanda, Apr 17 (IPS) - From all across Rwanda, and even from parts of neighbouring Burundi, people flock to the southern town of Butare to a little shop called Inzozi Nziza or Sweet Dreams. They come here for a taste of something of the unknown, something most have never tasted in their lives — the sweet, cold, velvety embrace of ice cream.

Biofortified Tortillas to Provide Micronutrients in Latin America

Thursday, April 17, 2014

KIGALI, Apr 17 (IPS) - Latin America is one of the regions in the world suffering from "hidden hunger" - a chronic lack of the micronutrients needed to ward off problems like anaemia, blindness, impaired immune systems, and stunted growth.

Uruguay Not a ‘Pirate’

Thursday, April 17, 2014

VIENNA, Apr 17 (IPS) - The Uruguayan government has made a controversial move to regulate the production and sale of cannabis. The government believes that this will help in the fight against drug-related crime and in dealing with public health issues.

Afghanistan Turns a Political Corner

Thursday, April 17, 2014

JALALABAD, Afghanistan, Apr 17 (IPS) - The Afghanistan presidential election is turning out to be a tale of two narratives. But the more positive and democratic one could be winning the day.

OP-ED: Beyond the Street Protests: Youth, Women and Democracy in Latin America

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 (IPS) - Women's empowerment and political participation are not only crucial for women: they are essential for effective democratic governance, one which promotes human rights and equity.  The same can be said about the importance of boosting youth political participation.

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