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  1. The United Nations Reforms-From Ideas to Actions

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 (IPS) - One of the highlight activities as the United Nations commemorates its 75th anniversary this year will be the launch of an "annual temperature check" on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), progress. With only ten years left to the final whistle for the Goals, this activity that will take place each September will provide a snapshot of what's working, and where countries need more action.

  2. Can UN Development Be Reformed? Not at This Rate

    Thursday, January 09, 2020

    GENEVA, Jan 09 (IPS) - Like his predecessors, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has been pushing a reform program to help the organization adjust to the demands of contemporary global governance.

  3. Let’s Give Trade a Chance

    Tuesday, January 07, 2020

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jan 07 (IPS) - Imagine going through the day without consuming or using some product, service, data, technology, personal contact, or payment which has not – at least in some part – crossed one or more national borders before reaching you.

  4. Billionaires Beware

    Tuesday, January 07, 2020

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 07 (IPS) - The latest November 2019 UBS/PwC Billionaires Report counted 2,101 billionaires globally, or 589 more than five years before. Earlier, Farhad Manjoo had seriously recommended, ‘Abolish Billionaires', presenting a moral case against the super-rich as they have and get far, far more than what they might reasonably claim to deserve.

  5. Not all Trade is Good – the Case of Plastics Waste

    Monday, January 06, 2020

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jan 06 (IPS) - Currently, approximately 300 million tons of oil-based plastic waste are produced every year. A significant amount of plastic waste ends up in the oceans, having a detrimental effect on marine ecosystems and coastal communities. Most of this waste originates from the Asia-Pacific region.

  6. Reflections for a New Year

    Friday, January 03, 2020

    ROME, Jan 03 (IPS) - In a world shaken by so many problems, it is difficult to look at 2020 and not make some kind of holistic analysis. While enormous progress has been made on many fronts, it is clear that the tide has turned, and we are now entering – or have already entered – a new low point in the history of humankind..

  7. 2020 Is the Decade of Action & It Has to Be a Sprint

    Tuesday, December 31, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 31 (IPS) - Happy New Year, Kenya. 2020 marks a decade of action towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Peace and development are inextricably linked, with each making the achievement of the other far more likely. This puts the conflict-prevention and development work of the UN at the heart of the agenda in East Africa, but in a multi-agency and programme environment, making meaningful progress is challenging.

  8. Plastic: The Largest Predator in Our Oceans

    Friday, December 20, 2019

    LONDON, Dec 20 (IPS) - Plastic pollution is currently the largest global threat to marine life. Each year, 10-20 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans, killing approximately 100,000 marine mammals and over a million seabirds.

  9. More Women in Tech Will Lead to Peaceful Gender Equal World

    Friday, December 20, 2019

    ISLABAMAD, Dec 20 (IPS) - It will take around 100 years for the world to reach gender parity according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 just published by World Economic Forum.

  10. Food Security Is Priority of Russian Sustainable Development Assistance

    Thursday, December 19, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 19 (IPS) - Food security holds a special place among Russia's priorities in its efforts to achieve sustainable development globally. We believe that this task, which is reflected in Sustainable Development Goal 1, requires a comprehensive and multidimensional approach.

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