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  1. Producing Clean Energy from Pigsties in Brazil

    Tuesday, August 06, 2019

    ENTRE RIOS DO OESTE, Brazil, Aug 06 (IPS) - Pigs, already the main source of income in this small municipality in southwestern Brazil, now have even more value as a source of electricity.

  2. Saudi Arabia Easing Male Guardianship: But More is Needed

    Monday, August 05, 2019

    AMMAN, Jordan, Aug 05 (IPS) - Suad Abu-Dayyeh is Middle East and North Africa Consultant for Equality Now.

    It comes as welcome news that authorities in Saudi Arabia have taken important steps towards dismantling the repressive male guardianship system, which treats women in the country as minors.

  3. A Call for Healthy, Blue Oceans in Asia and the Pacific

    Monday, August 05, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Aug 05 (IPS) - Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

    Leaders at the Group of 20 summit last month agreed on the "Osaka Blue Ocean Vision," which aims to reduce additional pollution by marine plastic litter to zero by 2050. The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) stands ready to support Japan and other countries in the region to ensure healthy and sustainable oceans.

  4. Boom or Bust -Education Will Determine Africa’s Transformation

    Friday, August 02, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 02 (IPS) - August 12, marks International Youth Day, and the theme for this year is ‘making education more relevant, equitable and inclusive', is particularly apt for Africa. Consider this. Every 24 hours around 35,000 African youth are looking for work.

  5. Europeans Mobilising for New IMF Head

    Thursday, August 01, 2019

    NEW YORK, Aug 01 (IPS) - Adam Tooze is Professor at Columbia University, focusing on the history of economics. In addition, he leads the European Institute at Columbia.

    In the grand European political reshuffle of 2019, it turned out that Christine Lagarde was the answer to the conundrum of who should replace Mario Draghi at the European Central Bank. But her move opens another question. Who succeeds Lagarde at the International Monetary Fund?

  6. Migration and Human Solidarity

    Thursday, August 01, 2019

    GENEVA, Aug 01 (IPS) - A crisis of politics or a "crisis of numbers"? The migrant and refugee crisis has become a serious test for the unity of Europe as a political project. The inflow of destitute migrants and refugees has tested Europe's political unity to an unprecedented extent. With a long-term solution to the migrant and refugee crisis nowhere in sight, the adverse impact of the current situation has the potential to unfold further and to give rise to a broader crisis with long-term implications, affecting Europe and the MENA region alike.

  7. Free Speech and the Hong Kong Protests

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jul 30 (IPS) - Sometime in the summer of 1974, I was leaning against the gunwale of the ferry between Calais and Dover, watching the moonlight streaming dark waters. When I turned to the left I found that a Chinese lady also looked out over the calm sea. What she told me changed my world view.

  8. Businesses Crucial to the Success of SDGs

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Jul 30 (IPS) - Peter Paul van de Wijs is Chief External Affairs Officer for Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the independent international organizations that helps businesses and other organizations understand and report their sustainability impacts.

    We all know that the UN Sustainable Development Goals are ambitious and will take huge collaborative and international effort to achieve. Government action alone is not enough. So how can the private sector actively contribute – and what can be done to ramp up the participation of businesses around the world?

  9. Bretton Woods Institutions: From Solution to Problem

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 30 (IPS) - July 2019 saw the 75th anniversary of the historic conference of 44 countries held at the Bretton Woods (BW) resort in New Hampshire during July 1-22, 1944.

  10. The Age of Digital Geopolitics & Proxy War Between US and China

    Monday, July 29, 2019

    BERLIN, Jul 29 (IPS) - Dr Annegret Bendiek works as a researcher in the research group EU/Europe of Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik; Dr Nadine Godehardt is a member of the Research Group Asia of Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik; David Schulze is research assistant of the research group Asia of Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik.

    The geopolitical significance of key digital technologies now takes centre stage in a new global conflict between the US and China. The dispute over the Chinese technology group Huawei exemplifies this situation. 

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