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Ecuador Focuses on New UN Tax Body to Fight Illicit Financial Flows

Monday, May 22, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (IPS) - The time is now to work together to fight illicit financial flows, according to Ecuador's Foreign Minister Guillaume Long.

Macron Likely to Diffuse Tensions as Independence Vote Looms in New Caledonia

Monday, May 22, 2017

CANBERRA, Australia, May 22 (IPS) - The political future of New Caledonia, a French South Pacific Island territory of 273,000 people, is a profound question mark as a referendum on independence rapidly approaches next year. Equally, how the newly elected French Government, led by Emmanuel Macron, will perform as arbiter of the challenging process in the months ahead is a relative unknown.

Norwegian Trade Union Boycott Israel

Monday, May 22, 2017

STOCKHOLM, May 22 (IPS) - The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) has voted in favour of a boycott against Israel, which is expected to affect cultural, economical and academic ties. Condemnation has come from Isreali politicians, diplomats and unions.

Reflections on 2017 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Monday, May 22, 2017

GENEVA, May 22 (IPS) - More than 7 billion people live on this planet spread among 7 continents, 194 states of the United Nations (UN) and numerous other non-self-governing territories. The world is made up of a mosaic of people belonging to different cultural and religious backgrounds. Our planet has been a cultural melting pot since time immemorial.

Africa and India – Sharing the Development Journey

Friday, May 19, 2017

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, May 19 (IPS) - Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity. Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic challenges. This helps both India and Africa work especially well with each other.

An Untold Economic Success Story in Syria

Thursday, May 18, 2017

AMMAN, Jordan, May 18 (IPS) - Hidden almost literally under the rubble of the civil war in Syria is an economic success story that is rarely told. Hanan Odah is a thirty-year-old Palestine refugee living in Jaramana refugee camp in Damascus. She supports her multiply displaced family of three from a thriving micro-enterprise venture. Her husband was killed in the conflict, but she refused to submit to despair and dependency on her parents.

At the UN Oceans Forum in June, Will the US Play a Bit Part?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 18 (IPS) - In just a few weeks, the United Nations is convening a world gathering to discuss the health of the world's oceans and seas, with member states, government and nongovernmental organizations, corporations and members of the scientific community and academia signed up to take part.

Defence of Right to Water Drives Call for Land Reform in Chile

Thursday, May 18, 2017

SANTIAGO, May 18 (IPS) - Water at high prices, sold as a market good, and small farmers almost a species in extinction, replaced by seasonal workers, are the visible effects of the crisis in rural Chile, 50 years after a land reform which postulated that "the land is for those who work it."

Genetically Engineered Disappointments

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 (IPS) - Advocates of genetically engineered (GE) crops have long claimed that genetic engineering is necessary to raise crop yields and reduce human exposure to agrochemicals. Genetic engineering promised two major improvements: improving yields affordably to feed the world, and making crops resistant to pests to reduce the use of commercial chemical herbicides and insecticides.

Kenya’s Drought: Response Must Be Sustainable, Not Piecemeal

Monday, May 15, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 (IPS) - A malnutrition emergency. Food security in Kenya has deteriorated significantly since the end of 2016. UNICEF reports a significant increase in severe acute malnutrition. Nearly 110,000 children under-five need treatment, up from 75,300 in August 2016.

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