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UN Launches Ambitious Humanitarian Plan for Gaza

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sep 17 (IPS) - The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has launched an ambitious recovery plan for Gaza following the 50-day devastating war between Hamas and Israel which has left the coastal territory decimated.

Tackling Climate Change and Promoting Development: A “Win-Win”

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 (IPS) - A widespread perception exists that developing countries must make a choice between tackling climate change and fighting poverty. This assumption is incorrect, according to the authors of a new report on green growth.

Will the Upcoming Climate Summit be Another Talkathon?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PENANG, Sep 17 (IPS) - As the United Nations hosts a Climate Summit Sep. 23, the lingering question is whether the meeting of world leaders will wind up as another talk fest.

OPINION: A Climate Summit to Spark Action

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 (IPS) - On Sep. 23, I have invited world leaders from government, business, finance and civil society to a Climate Summit in New York so they can show the world how they will advance action on climate change and move towards a meaningful universal new agreement next year at the December climate negotiations in Paris.

Organic Farmers Cultivate Rural Success in Samoa

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SALELOLOGA, Samoa, Sep 17 (IPS) - Rural farming families in Samoa, a small island developing state in the central South Pacific Ocean, are reaping the rewards of supplying produce to the international organic market with the help of a local women's business organisation.

Against All the Odds: Maternity and Mortality in Afghanistan

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

KABUL, Sep 16 (IPS) - Nasrin Mohamadi, a mother of four, has promised herself never to set foot in an Afghan public hospital again. After her first experience in a maternity ward, she has lost all faith in the state's healthcare system.

Panama Turns to Biofortification of Crops to Build Food Security

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PANAMA CITY, Sep 16 (IPS) - Panama is the first Latin American country to have adopted a national strategy to combat what is known as hidden hunger, with a plan aimed at eliminating micronutrient deficiencies among the most vulnerable segments of the population by means of biofortification of food crops.

For These Asylum Seekers, the Journey Ends Where it Began

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

ZARANJ, Afghanistan, Sep 16 (IPS) - "Of course I'm scared, but what else can I possibly do?" asks Ahmed, a middle-aged man seated on the carpeted floor of a hotel located on the southern edge of Afghanistan. He is bound for Iran, but he still has no idea when or how he'll cross the border.

World Bank Tribunal Weighs Final Arguments in El Salvador Mining Dispute

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 16 (IPS) - A multilateral arbitration panel here began final hearings Monday in a contentious and long-running dispute between an international mining company and the government of El Salvador.

Declining Majority Still Supports “Active” U.S. Role in World Affairs

Monday, September 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 15 (IPS) - Despite elite concerns about growing "isolationism" in the U.S. electorate, nearly six in 10 citizens believe Washington should "take an active part in world affairs," according to the latest in a biennial series of major surveys of U.S. foreign-policy attitudes.

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