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  1. Great Green Wall Brings Hope, Greener Pastures to Africa’s Sahel

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten' and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

  2. Greece: SDGs a Way to End Economic Crisis?

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    ROME, Jun 08 (IPS) - Seven years after being on the verge of a financial collapse, Greece is now seeing better times. Its economic accounts have clearly improved but what is not under the spotlight is how the Greek people are still paying for the effects of the crisis.

  3. China Generates Energy and Controversy in Argentina

    Friday, June 08, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Jun 08 (IPS) - As in other Latin American countries, in recent years China has been a strong investor in Argentina. The environmental impact and economic benefits of this phenomenon, however, are a subject of discussion among local stakeholders.

  4. It Takes More Than Two to Tango: Platform to Achieve SDGs

    Thursday, June 07, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Jun 07 (IPS) - Silvia Morimoto is Country Director UNDP ArgentinaBuenos Aires is a charming city; rich with history, magnificent architecture, and a soul and music that can pull you to tango in a heartbeat.

  5. The Spotlight Initiative: Eliminating Violence & Harmful Practices Against Women & Girls

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 06 (IPS) - Natalia Kanem is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Population Fund, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women & Achim Steiner, Administrator, UN Development ProgrammeThe numbers are shocking: at least one in three women on the planet has suffered physical or sexual violence, usually at the hands of a family member or intimate partner. More than 700 million women alive today were married as children. Up to 250 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation.

  6. Q&Amp;A: Greening Colombia's Energy Mix

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018

    BOGOTA, Jun 06 (IPS) - Constanza Vieira interviews JUHERN KIM, GGGI acting representative in ColombiaColombia is a global power in biodiversity and water resources, but at the same time it depends on exports of fossil fuels, coal and oil, to the world. But don't panic: in the green economy there are also incomes and jobs - says a world expert on the subject, Juhern Kim.

  7. Renewed Crises in Emerging Economies and the IMF ‒ Muddling Through Again?

    Tuesday, June 05, 2018

    GENEVA, Jun 05 (IPS) - Yilmaz Akyüz is chief economist, South Centre, Geneva and former Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD, GenevaIt is now more than a decade and a half since the last severe currency crisis in a major emerging economy ‒ that was in Argentina in 2001-2002 following a series of crises in Russia, Turkey and Brazil.  It is now common knowledge that such crises generally occur when countries fail to manage surges in capital inflows so as to prevent build-up of fragility including currency appreciations, large and persistent current account deficits, increased leverage and currency and maturity mismatches in balance sheets.  

  8. ‘Don’t Try to Be a Superwoman’: An Interview With Michelle Bachelet

    Monday, June 04, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 04 (IPS) - Dulcie Leimbach, PassBlue* Michelle Bachelet ended her second term as president of Chile on March 11, 2018. Her first term, from 2006 to 2010, was marked by an ambitious social and economic agenda advancing women's rights and better health care. Her cabinet of ministers, for example, was composed of an equal number of men and women, as she vowed to do during her campaign.

  9. Plastic Tsunamis Threaten Coast in Latin America

    Sunday, June 03, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 03 (IPS) - This article is part of special IPS coverage for World Environment Day, on June 5, whose theme this year is "Beat Plastic Pollution".Although Latin America produces just five percent of the world's plastic, it imports billions of tons annually for the use of all kinds of products, some of which end up in the sea as garbage.

  10. Why Milk, Meat & Eggs Can Make a Big Difference to World’s Most Nutritionally Vulnerable People

    Friday, June 01, 2018

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jun 01 (IPS) - Silvia Alonso is a scientist-epidemiologist at the International Livestock Research InstituteAs the world becomes increasingly aware of the growing demands being made of our planet, more and more of us are making lifestyle choices to reduce our negative environmental impact and carbon footprint.

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