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  1. Agroecology Beats Land and Water Scarcity in Brazil

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    ESPERANÇA/CUMARU, Brazil, Jul 12 (IPS) - "Now we live well," say both Givaldo and Nina dos Santos, after showing visiting farmers their 1.25-hectare farm in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast, which is small but has a great variety of fruit trees, thanks to innovative water and production techniques.

  2. Youth Skills: Have We Addressed the Need?

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jul 11 (IPS) - Dr. Palitha Kohona is former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations.

    The World Youth Skills Day is being celebrated around the world on 15 July. This day was established on 18 December 2014 by General Assembly resolution A/RES/69/145 which was initiated by Sri Lanka. Following a lengthy consultation process, at the UN and outside, during which some delegations, including some Europeans expressed reservations, the resolution was eventually adopted unanimously. It received solid support from youth delegations from around the world.

  3. Family Planning Is A Human Right

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 11 (IPS) - It has been five decades since the international community affirmed the right to family planning but women still remain unable to enjoy this right, which is increasingly under attack around the world.

  4. Age Appropriate Sexuality Education for Youth Key to National Progress

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 (IPS) - Fifty years ago at the International Conference on Human Rightsfamily planning was affirmed to be a human right. It is therefore apt that the theme for this year's World Population Day is a loud reminder of this fundamental right.

  5. Europe Needs to Stop the Criminal Business Behind Immigration

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    ROME, Jul 10 (IPS) - Debating on migration as an emergency is a huge mistake and treating it as such opens the door for illegal and unfair activities, says a migration expert.

  6. “We Have to Redefine Policies for Sustainable Development”

    Monday, July 09, 2018

    BONN, Germany, Jul 09 (IPS) - Jens Martens is Director of Global Policy Forum, and coordinates the Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    When UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda, they signaled with the title Transforming our World that it should trigger fundamental changes in politics and society.

    But three years after its adoption, most governments have failed to turn the proclaimed transformational vision of the 2030 Agenda into real policies.

  7. United Nations Compact Must End Child Detention

    Saturday, July 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 07 (IPS) - World leaders must commit to ending child migrant detention during United Nations negotiations next week, a human rights group said.

  8. From the Soccer Field to the Political Arena

    Friday, July 06, 2018

    BERLIN, Jul 06 (IPS) - Oliver Philipp, who studied European and political science in Mainz, Dijon and Oppeln / Poland, has been working for the Department of International Policy Analysis of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). Was your childhood room not adorned with posters of Gerd Müller or Zinedine Zidane? Were Willy Brandt or Mikhail Gorbachev the idols you looked up to in your youth?

  9. The Voice of Argentina’s Slums, Under Threat

    Thursday, July 05, 2018

    Jul 05 (IPS) - Between the dimly-lit, narrow alleyways of Villa 21, only 30 minutes by bus from the centre of the Argentine capital, more than 50,000 people live in poverty. It was there that La Garganta Poderosa (which means powerful throat), the magazine that gave a voice to the "villeros" or slum-dwellers and whose members today feel threatened, emerged in 2010.

  10. Peace “Only Way Forward” For Yemen

    Wednesday, July 04, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 04 (IPS) - Tackling the relentless conflict in Yemen has never been more urgent as it has pushed the Middle Eastern nation "deep into the abyss." However, much can be learned from recent and ongoing initiatives.

    While a recent humanitarian conference on Yemen attempted to address the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis, Norwegian Refugee Council Europe's Director Edouard Rodier told IPS that it was a "failed opportunity."

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