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  1. UN Chief Calls for Collective Global Response to Migration

    Friday, January 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 12 (IPS) - I am very pleased to present this report, "Making Migration Work For All", which serves as my principal input to the zero draft of the "Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration."

  2. The Reality of North Korea as a Nuclear Power

    Thursday, January 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 11 (IPS) - With a track record of six underground nuclear tests between 2006 and 2017, North Korea is desperately yearning to be recognized as the world's ninth nuclear power – trailing behind the US, UK, France, China, Russia, India, Pakistan and Israel.

  3. Philippines Most Dangerous Country in Southeast Asia for Journalists

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    MANILA, Jan 10 (IPS) - It's not just suspected drug users and dealers at risk of targeted killing in the Philippines. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) reported last week that the Philippines is the most dangerous country in Southeast Asia for journalists. Globally, the island nation came sixth on the list of most murderous countries.

  4. UN Urges Comprehensive Approach to Sexuality Education

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    PARIS, Jan 10 (IPS) - Close to 10 years after its first edition, a fully updated International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education published today by UNESCO advocates quality comprehensive sexuality education to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowers children and young people to lead healthy, safe and productive lives.

  5. Can Uganda Reduce Financial Exclusion to 5% in 5 Years?

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 10 (IPS) - In October 2017, Uganda launched a new five-year National Financial Inclusion Strategy. The strategy seeks to reduce financial exclusion from 15 to 5 percent by 2022 by ensuring that all Ugandans have access to and use a broad range of quality and affordable financial services.

  6. The data revolution should not leave women and girls behind

    Tuesday, January 09, 2018

    OTTAWA, Canada, Jan 09 (IPS) - If there is one political principle that has been constant throughout the history of human civilization it is the fact that land is power. This is something that is particularly true, and often painfully so, for women who farm in Africa.

  7. How Low-Income Bangladeshis Use Loans

    Monday, January 08, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 08 (IPS) - Bangladeshis have a long tradition of borrowing from family, neighbors and other informal sources. Microfinance institutions (MFIs) have proliferated over the past three decades and offer a more formal loan service that has been taken up with enthusiasm, and today some 25 million Bangladeshis borrow from MFIs.

  8. The Creeping Commodification of Feminism

    Monday, January 08, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 08 (IPS) - As the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations in New York draws near, women from every corner of the world will convene to focus on the theme of CSW 2018: Challenges and Opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. One of the major inquiries in this theme is women's economic empowerment.

  9. Argentine Soldiers Who Died in the Malvinas/Falkland Islands Rest in Peace

    Thursday, January 04, 2018

  10. In the Wake of the Millennium Migration

    Thursday, January 04, 2018

    SEATTLE, Jan 04 (IPS) - A century ago, Italian immigrants told a joke: "Before I came to America, I thought the streets were paved with gold. When I got here, I learned three things: one, the streets were not paved with gold; two, the streets were not paved at all; and three, they expected me to pave them."

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