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The Case for Cash in Humanitarian Emergencies

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 28 (IPS) - Currently only six percent of humanitarian aid worldwide comes in the form of cash handouts, yet many aid organisations believe that cash transfers should be seen as the rule, not the exception.

Why I Started SMART ALEC - Lobbying for the Public Good

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

PORTLAND, Oregon, Jun 28 (IPS) - For many years, as a reporter, including for IPS, I wrote about the dominance of a giant, corporate-funded lobbying organization called ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council), on public policy in the U.S.

Civil Society Under Serious Attack

Monday, June 27, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 27 (IPS) - Despite their contribution to social justice, civil society organisations came under "serious attack" in 109 countries in 2015, according to a new report published by CIVICUS Monday.

Journalists Face Unprecedented Violence

Monday, June 27, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 27 (IPS) - There has never been a time more dangerous to be a journalist than today. On an average week, one journalist gets killed, according to UNESCO, and the pace of these attacks keeps increasing.

Will Brexit Have Political Ramifications at UN?

Monday, June 27, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 27 (IPS) - The much-ballyhooed British exit (Brexit) from the 28-member European Union (EU) is likely to have political ramifications at the United Nations – both in the short and the long term.

Women's Cooperatives Ease Burden of HIV in Kenya

Monday, June 27, 2016

NAIROBI, Jun 27 (IPS) - Seventy-three-year-old Dorcus Auma effortlessly weaves sisal fronds into a beautiful basket as she walks the tiny path that snakes up a hill. She wound up her farm work early because today, Thursday, she is required to attend her women's group gathering at the secretary's homestead.

Can Better Technology Lure Asia's Youth Back to Farming?

Saturday, June 25, 2016

MANILA, Jun 25 (IPS) - Farming and agriculture may not seem cool to young people, but if they can learn the thrill of nurturing plants to produce food, and are provided with their favorite apps and communications software on agriculture, food insecurity will not be an issue, food and agriculture experts said during the Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s Food Security Forum from June 22 to 24 at the ADB headquarters here.

Disagreement Continues Over Global Drug Policy

Friday, June 24, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 (IPS) - A new report has found that global drug use largely remains the same, but perspectives on how to address the issue still vary drastically.

Ethiopia-Eritrea: The Cry of the Imburi

Friday, June 24, 2016

GENEVA, Jun 24 (IPS) - The 12 June 2016 exchange of artillery fire along the heavily militarized frontier between Ethiopia and Eritrea could be just one of the periodic skirmishes between the two States. However, it could be the first signs of a flare up of violence. There have been calls from the United Nations and African Union officials for "restraint" but as yet no steps for real conflict resolution.

Political Crisis Looms in Nicaragua in Run-Up to Elections

Thursday, June 23, 2016

MANAGUA, Jun 23 (IPS) - The seventh consecutive nomination of Daniel Ortega as the governing party's candidate to the presidency in Nicaragua, and the withdrawal from the race of a large part of the opposition, alleging lack of guarantees for genuine elections, has brought about the country's worst political crisis since the end of the civil war in 1990.

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