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Plunging Oil Prices Won’t Kill Vaca Muerta

Friday, April 10, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Apr 10 (IPS) - Despite the precipitous fall in global oil prices, Argentina has continued to follow its strategy of producing unconventional shale oil, although in the short term there could be problems attracting the foreign investment needed to exploit the Vaca Muerta shale deposit.

781 Million People Can’t Read this Story

Friday, April 10, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 10 (IPS) - If you are reading this article, consider yourself one of the lucky ones; lucky enough to have received an education, or to be secure in the knowledge that your child will receive one. Lucky enough to be literate in a world where – more often than not – the ability to read and write can mean the difference between a decent life and abject poverty.

In Belize, Climate Change Drives Coastal Management

Thursday, April 09, 2015

BELIZE CITY, Apr 09 (IPS) - A five-year project launched here in Belize City in March seeks to cement a shift in view of climate change and its impact on Belize's national development.

U.N. Rapporteur Calls for Action on Discrimination of Roma

Thursday, April 09, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 09 (IPS) - The United Nations rapporteur for minorities has anti-Roma and anti-'Gypsy' bias in her sights.

In Bangladesh, Gender Equality Comes on the Airwaves

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

DHAKA, Apr 08 (IPS) - Judging by how often they make headlines, one might be tempted to believe that women in Bangladesh don't play a major role in this country's affairs.

Land Seizures Speeding Up, Leaving Africans Homeless and Landless

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

HARARE, Apr 08 (IPS) - There is a new scramble for Africa, with ordinary people facing displacement by the affluent and the powerful as huge tracts of land on the continent are grabbed by a minority, rights activists here say.

'Food Safety Policies Are Globally Necessary' Says World Health Organisation

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 08 (IPS) - To celebrate World Health Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on governments around the world and all sectors involved in the food business to introduce food safety policies into their political agendas.

Women Still Struggling to Gain Equal Foothold in Nepal

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

KATHMANDU, Apr 07 (IPS) - Kali Sunar, 25, a resident of the Dumpada village in the remote Humla District in Far-West Nepal, lives a life that mirrors millions of her contemporaries.

Child Labour on U.S. Tobacco Farms: A Stubborn Problem in a Billion-Dollar Industry

Monday, April 06, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 06 (IPS) - For many young people, the summer is synonymous with free time, relaxation, or family vacations. For less fortunate kids the summer means labour, with scores of youths taking on part-time work to support their families.

Opinion: A Long History of Predatory Practices Against Developing Countries

Monday, April 06, 2015

GENEVA, Apr 06 (IPS) - The world's attention turned to the practices of vulture funds after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a lower court opinion in the NML Capital vs Argentina case, which forbids the country from making payments on its restructured debt.

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