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  1. The Mekong, Dammed to Die

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    PHNOM PENH, Nov 14 (IPS) - In Laos, the lush forests are alive with the whines of drills that pierce the air. On the Mekong, a giant concrete wall rises slowly above the trees. The Don Sahong dam is a strong symbol, not only for a power-hungry Asia but also for what critics fear is a disaster in the making.

  2. The Harsh Plight of 152 Million Child Labourers

    Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    ROME, Nov 14 (IPS) - While trillions of dollars are being spent on exploring remote galaxies, Planet Earth is still home to harsh realities that could be easily –and much less expensively—resolved. One of them is that worldwide 152 million children are currently victims of child labour.

  3. Are Prospects of Rural Youth Employment in Africa a Mirage?

    Monday, November 13, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Nov 13 (IPS) - Many recent accounts tend to dismiss productive employment of youth in rural areas in Africa as a mirage largely because they exhibit strong resistance to eking out a bare subsistence in dismal working and living conditions. We argue below on recent evidence of agricultural transformation that this view is overly pessimistic, if not largely mistaken.

  4. Economic Development vs. Climate Action: Rebutting Deniers and Wafflers

    Sunday, November 12, 2017

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, Nov 12 (IPS) - As negotiators meet in Bonn to put together a deal to implement the Paris Agreement, John Holdren, a professor of environmental policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, stressed that economic development and climate change mitigation and adaptation are not ‘either-or' but must be pursued together.

  5. Victims of El Salvador’s Civil War Demand Reparations

    Thursday, November 09, 2017

    SAN SALVADOR/ARCATAO, Nov 09 (IPS) - Among the sea of names of victims of the Salvadoran civil war, engraved on a long black granite wall, Matilde Asencio managed to find the name of her son, Salvador.

  6. Emerging Markets at Risk Again

    Wednesday, November 08, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 08 (IPS) - Emerging market governments often draw lessons from previous financial crises – or at least claim to do so – to prevent their recurrence. However, such preventive measures are typically designed to address the causes of the last crisis, not the next one. Hence, some measures adopted may inadvertently become new sources of instability and crisis.

  7. Conservation Agriculture: Zambia’s Double-edged Sword against Climate Change and Hunger

    Tuesday, November 07, 2017

    PEMBA, Zambia, Nov 07 (IPS) - As governments gather in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks to hammer out a blueprint for implementation of the global climate change treaty signed in Paris in 2015, a major focus will be on emissions reductions to keep the global average temperature increase to well below 2°C by 2020.

  8. Fourth Industrial Revolution & Its Dramatic Impact on Society

    Tuesday, November 07, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 07 (IPS) - I am an engineer and, for the time being, I am also Secretary-General of the United Nations and we are all here because we believe in the force of Science, Innovation and Technology.

  9. Protein Plants Bolster Animal Feed in Cuba

    Tuesday, November 07, 2017

  10. SDG Fund Report Reaches a Higher Moral Ground

    Monday, November 06, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 06 (IPS) - At this historic moment – this new report ("Business and SDG 16") is a tryst with destiny, one that fulfills a promise that was made both by the United Nations and the private sector at the launch of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.

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