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Brazil and the UAE Determined to Explore New Bilateral Frontiers

Friday, March 17, 2017

BRASILIA, Mar 17 (IPS) - The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, made his fifth visit to Brazil Thursday, Mar. 16, in search of new opportunities to exploit the enormous potential in relations between the two countries.

Caribbean Stakes Future on Climate-Smart Agriculture

Thursday, March 16, 2017

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 16 (IPS) - As Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries continue to build on the momentum of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech in 2016, special emphasis is being placed on agriculture as outlined in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs).

Women's Pay Gap 'Biggest Robbery in History': UN Women

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 14 (IPS) - A new UN initiative launched on Monday night calls the women's pay gap, which sees women paid 23 percent less than men globally: "the biggest robbery in history."

Most Financial Inflows Not Developmental

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 14 (IPS) - Recent disturbing trends in international finance have particularly problematic implications, especially for developing countries. The recently released United Nations report, World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017 (WESP 2017) is the only recent report of a multilateral inter-governmental organization to recognize these problems, especially as they are relevant to the financing requirements for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Khat in the Horn of Africa: A Scourge or Blessing?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

ADDIS ABABA, Mar 12 (IPS) - Throughout a Sunday afternoon in the Ethiopian capital, Yemeni émigré men in their fifties and sixties arrive at a traditional Yemeni-styled mafraj room clutching bundles of green, leafy stalks: khat.

At 60, Ghana Looks to a Future Beyond Aid

Thursday, March 09, 2017

ACCRA, Mar 09 (IPS) - Ghana turned 60 years old this week. The West African country gained independence from Britain on Mar. 6, 1957, and remains a study in contradictions.

Bolivia Passes Controversial New Bill Expanding Legal Coca Production

Thursday, March 09, 2017

LA PAZ, Mar 09 (IPS) - A new bill in Bolivia, which will allow the amount of land allocated to producing coca to be increased from 12,000 to 22,000 hectares, modifying a nearly three-decade coca production policy, has led to warnings from independent voices and the opposition that the measure could fuel drug trafficking.

Women’s Progress Uneven, Facing Backlash - UN Rights Chief

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

ROME/GENEVA, Mar 08 (IPS) - "The women's movement has brought about tremendous change but we must also recognise that progress has been slow and extremely uneven and that it also brought its own challenges," warned the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.

Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

NAIROBI, Mar 07 (IPS) - This year as the world commemorates International Women's Day it is a time for all of us to celebrate and reflect on the progress made on Women's rights globally. But more importantly, a day to call for an end to gender inequality in all its forms especially in the work spaces. Appropriately themed "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030" the commemoration comes against a backdrop of a world that is undergoing major changes with significant implications for women.

Time to Champion Women’s Empowerment: Implementation of SDGs in Bangladesh

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Mar 07 (IPS) - The year 2015 was highly significant in relation to global convergence on ways forward towards achieving sustainable development at local, national, regional, and global levels.

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