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Faith Leaders Issue Global “Call to Conscience” on Climate

Friday, July 24, 2015

PARIS, Jul 24 (IPS) - "We received a garden as our home, and we must not turn it into a wilderness for our children."

New Plan Would Aggravate the Troubles of Chile’s Beleaguered Pensioners

Friday, July 24, 2015

SANTIAGO, Jul 24 (IPS) - The already precarious situation of pensioners in Chile will get even worse if a controversial initiative is approved. Under the new plan, the elderly would mortgage their homes to increase their meagre pensions, most of which come from prívate pension funds, and which average 230 dollars a month.

Opinion: Addis Outcome Will Impact Heavily on Post-2015 Agenda - Part 2

Thursday, July 23, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Jul 23 (IPS) - The United Nations is the only universal forum that connects systemic issues to the global partnership for development. The latter recognises North-South cooperation based on historical responsibility and varying levels of development and capacity among member states of the U.N.

Africa Advised to Take DIY Approach to Climate Resilience

Thursday, July 23, 2015

PARIS, Jul 23 (IPS) - African countries would do well to take their own lead in finding ways to better adapt to and mitigate the changes that climate may impose on future  generations instead of relying only on foreign aid.

Latin America Tackles Informal Labour among the Young

Thursday, July 23, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Jul 23 (IPS) - The 56 million young people who form part of Latin America's labour force suffer from high unemployment, and many of those who work do so in the informal sector. Governments in the region have begun to adopt more innovative policies to address a problem that undermines the future of the new generations.

Obama Offers Help to Track Billions in Stolen Nigerian Assets

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, Jul 22 (IPS) - With a dangerous insurgency spreading within his borders, the visit to Washington this week by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was certainly going to touch on increased military support against Boko Haram.

Tribal Priestesses Become Guardians of Seeds in Eastern India

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

NIYAMGIRI, India, Jul 22 (IPS) - As the rhythmic thumping of dancing feet reaches a crescendo, the women offer a song to their forest god for a bountiful harvest.

Opinion: Third FfD Conference Fails to Finance Development - Part One

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Jul 22 (IPS) - The third Financing for Development (FfD) conference in Addis Ababa concluded last Thursday, July 16, in bad faith as developed countries rejected a proposal for a global tax body and dismissed developing countries' compromise proposal to strengthen the existing U.N. committee of tax experts.

Goats Take the Bite Out of Climate Change in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

HARARE, Jul 22 (IPS) - With unusually hot and dry weather beating down on this Southern African nation, climate change and the accompanying drought have cost farmers much of their cattle herds. In response, many ranchers are turning to goats to preserve their livestock assets.

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