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OPINION: The Future of Wetlands, the Future of Waterbirds – an Intercontinental Connection

Saturday, January 31, 2015

BONN, Jan 31 (IPS) - The first global treaty dealing with biodiversity was the Ramsar Convention – predating the Rio processes by 20 years.

People's Tribunal Hopes Verdict on Mining Abuses Gains Traction

Friday, January 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 30 (IPS) - A recent case study on Canadian mining abuses in Latin America has woven one more thread of justice in the tapestry of international law.

Dying in Childbirth Still a National Trend in Zimbabwe

Friday, January 30, 2015

HARARE, Jan 30 (IPS) - For 47-year-old Albert Mangwendere from Mutoko, a district 143 kilometres east of Harare, the Zimbabwean capital, transporting his three pregnant wives using a wheelbarrow to a local clinic has become routine, with his wives delivering babies one after the other.

Marine Resources in High Seas Should be Shared Equitably

Thursday, January 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 (IPS) - After almost 10 years of often frustrating negotiations, the U.N. ad hoc committee on BBNJ decided, by consensus, to set in motion a process that will result in work commencing on a legally binding international instrument on the conservation and sustainable use, including benefit sharing, of Biological Diversity Beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction.

Good Harvest Fails to Dent Rising Hunger in Zimbabwe

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jan 29 (IPS) - With agriculture as one of the drivers of economic growth, Zimbabwe needs to invest in the livelihoods of smallholder farmers who keep the country fed, experts say.

Antiguan Shanty Dwellers Ask if Poverty Will Be the Death of Them

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GREEN BAY, Antigua, Jan 28 (IPS) - It was early on a Saturday morning and there was no sign of life in the community. The shacks erected on both sides of the old, narrow road that winds through the area are all surrounded by zinc sheets which rise so high, it's impossible to see what lies on the other side.

U.S.-India Partnership a Step Forward for Low-Carbon Growth

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (IPS) - India garnered international attention this week for its climate action.

Young People in Latin America Face Stigma and Inequality

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SANTIAGO, Jan 27 (IPS) - Young people in Latin America now enjoy greater access to education. But in many cases their future is dim due to the lack of opportunities and the siren call of crime in a region where 167 million people are poor, and 71 million live in extreme poverty.

OPINION: The Corporate Takeover of Ukrainian Agriculture

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

OAKLAND, United States, Jan 27 (IPS) - At the same time as the United States, Canada and the European Union announced a set of new sanctions against Russia in mid-December last year, Ukraine received 350 million dollars in U.S. military aid, coming on top of a one billion dollar aid package approved by the U.S. Congress in March 2014. 

Zimbabwe Battles with Energy Poverty

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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