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Is sustainable development hindering economic recovery?

Thursday, July 14, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 14 (IPS) - The global economic and employment situation is alarmingly protracted, with recovery not expected any time soon. In October 2012, then IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard indicated he did not see a global economic recovery before 2016.

US Elections Cry Out for Reform!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Jul 14 (IPS) - As many observers around the world have pointed out, the United States is no longer a true democracy. It is an oligarchy.

IPS Interview with Bernadette Lahai On the Pan African Parliament Food and Nutrition Security Agenda

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Johannesburg, Jul 13 (IPS) - IPS: In what ways has the Pan African Parliament (PAP) ensured that partners are upholding their commitments following the Parliamentary meeting held during the International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) organized by FAO and the World Health Organization?

What Does it Really Mean to 'Leave No One Behind'? 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 (IPS) - Although "leave no one behind" has become a central rallying cry around the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, more needs to be done for it to be put into practice, civil society said during a review conference of progress made on the Post-2030 agenda here this week.

Large-Scale Rainwater Harvesting Eases Scarcity in Kenya

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

NAROK, Kenya, Jul 12 (IPS) - Rainwater harvesting in Kenya and other places is hardly new. But in this water-stressed country, where two-thirds of the land is arid or semiarid, the quest for a lasting solution to water scarcity has driven useful innovations in this age-old practice.

Girls in Rural Bangladesh Take Back Their Futures

Saturday, July 09, 2016

BHOLA, Bangladesh, Jul 09 (IPS) - Four years ago, Farzana Aktar Ruma, now 18, was almost married off without her consent.

Record High Seafood Consumption Not Sustainable, Warns UN

Friday, July 08, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 08 (IPS) - The UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) warned Thursday that global fish stocks cannot keep up with record consumption, with the average person now consuming 20 kilograms of fish a year.

China-led Development Bank Pledges $500 Million to Asian Projects

Thursday, July 07, 2016


The Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which was launched last year with the aim of funding projects on a continent with some of the world's most populous nations, has pledged over $500 million in four concessional loans to Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Tajikistan.

The UN and Global Economic Stagnation

Thursday, July 07, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 07 (IPS) - When the financial crisis preceding the Great Recession broke out in late 2008, attention to the previously ignored UN Secretariat's analytical work was greatly enhanced. This happened as the UN and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) had been almost alone in warning, for some years, of the macroeconomic dangers posed by poorly regulated financial sector developments.

Seaweed gains ground as a pillar of food security in South America

Monday, July 04, 2016

MATANZAS, Chile, Jul 04 (IPS) - Seaweed, a nutrient-rich foodstuff that was a regular part of the diet of several South American indigenous peoples, is emerging as a new pillar of food security in Latin America and is providing a livelihood for thousands of people in the region's coastal areas. 

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