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Growing Calls for Reforms of El Salvador’s Privatised Pension System

Friday, August 29, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, Aug 29 (IPS) - Two of the promises made 16 years ago when El Salvador's pension system was privatised have failed to materialise: There was no expansion of social security coverage and no improvement in pensions. Now pressure is growing for a reform of the system.

SDGs Make Room for Education for Global Citizenship

Friday, August 29, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 29 (IPS) - Civil society leaders and U.N. development experts gathered on Wednesday to discuss the role of education for global citizenship in the post-2015 development agenda.

The Age of Survival Migration

Friday, August 29, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Aug 29 (IPS) - "Survival migration" is not a reality show, but an accurate description of human mobility fuelled by desperation and fear. How despairing are these migrant contingents? Look at the figures of Central American children travelling alone, which are growing.

OPINION: Why Kazakhstan Dismantled its Nuclear Arsenal

Friday, August 29, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 29 (IPS) - Today is the fifth observance of the International Day against Nuclear Tests.

IPS at 50, Leads That Don't Bleed

Thursday, August 28, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 28 (IPS) - Tarzie Vittachi, a renowned Sri Lankan newspaper editor and one-time deputy executive director of the U.N. children's agency UNICEF, once recounted the oft-quoted story of an African diplomat who sought his help to get coverage in the U.S. media for his prime minister's address to the General Assembly.

Mexico’s Wind Parks May Violate OECD Rules

Thursday, August 28, 2014

MEXICO CITY, Aug 28 (IPS) - Four wind farm projects in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, operated or financed by European investors, could violate Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) rules, say activists.

South Sudan’s Hip Hop Artists call for Peace and Reconciliation Through the Unhip Practice of Farming

Thursday, August 28, 2014

JUBA, Aug 28 (IPS) - "What is the benefit when children are crying and people are dying due to hunger? There is no need to cry when you have the potential to dig," sings Juba-based dancehall reggae group, the Jay Family, in their latest single "Stakal Shedit," which means "Work Hard" in Arabic.

The Gambia’s Democratic Space ‘Constricted, Restricted and Shrinking’ Ahead of 2016 Polls 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BANJUL, Aug 28 (IPS) - With the approach of the Gambia's 2016 presidential elections, which will see President Yahya Jammeh seek re-election for a fifth, five-year tenure, more than a dozen opposition activists have been arrested, detained and prosecuted in the past eight months.

India: A Race to the Bottom with Antibiotic Overuse

Thursday, August 28, 2014

KOLKATA, India, Aug 28 (IPS) - In 2011, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned: "Combat Drug Resistance - No Action Today, No Cure Tomorrow." The slogan was coined in honour of World Health Day, urging governments to ensure responsible use of antibiotics in order to prevent drug-resistant viruses and bacteria, or ‘super bugs'.

Climate Policy Goes Hand-in-Hand with Water Policy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 27 (IPS) - Concerned that climate change could lead to an intensification of the global hydrological cycle, Caribbean stakeholders are working to ensure it is included in the region's plans for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM).

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