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Opinion: Clean Energy Access, a Major Sustainable Development Goal

Friday, May 15, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 15 (IPS) - The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum will take place next week in New York. Success in achieving sustainable development and tackling climate change challenges requires investment in clean energy solutions.

U.S. Hosts Arms Bazaar at White House Arab Summit

Friday, May 15, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 15 (IPS) - When the United States sells billions of dollars in sophisticated arms to Arab nations, they are conditioned on two key factors: no weapons with a qualitative military edge over Israel will ever be sold to the Arabs, nor will they receive any weapons that are not an integral part of the U.S. arsenal.

The Asia-Pacific Region Is ‘Growing’, but Millions Are Living in Poverty

Thursday, May 14, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - Home to an estimated 3.74 billion people, the Asia-Pacific region holds over half the global population, determining to a great extent the level of economic stability, or chaos, in the world.

The U.N. at 70: Energy Powers Lives, Literally

Thursday, May 14, 2015

VIENNA, May 14 (IPS) - When, in 2003, Professor Richard Smalley, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, listed the top 10 problems facing humanity for the next 50 years in order of priority, energy was at the top of his list, followed by water, then food.

Indonesia Still a Long Way from Closing the Wealth Gap

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

JAKARTA, May 13 (IPS) - Every afternoon, Wahyu sets up his wooden food cart by the side of a busy road in Central Jakarta to sell sweet buns, known as ‘bakpao', to people passing by. In a good month, the street vendor can make around 800,000 rupiah, which amounts to roughly 62 dollars.

NGOs Urge Post-2015 Declaration Include Water, Sanitation as Basic Human Rights

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 13 (IPS) - Virtually every major international conference concludes with a "programme of action" (PoA) – described in U.N. jargon as "an outcome document" – preceded by a political declaration where 193 member states religiously pledge to honour their commitments.

Reviving Dignity: The Remarkable Perseverance of Myanmar’s Displaced

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SITTWE, Myanmar, May 12 (IPS) - In Myanmar's Western Rakhine State, over a hundred thousand people displaced by inter communal violence that broke out nearly three years ago remain interned in camps on torrid plains and coastal marshes, struggling to survive.

Opinion: A Development Fairytale or a Global Land Rush?

Monday, May 11, 2015

PARIS/OAKLAND, California, May 11 (IPS) - In our work at Greenpeace and the Oakland Institute around access and control over natural resources, we face constant accusations of being anti-development or "Northern NGOs who care more for the trees", despite working with communities around the world, from Cameroon, to China, to the Czech Republic.

Caribbean Looks to Paris Climate Summit for Its Very Survival

Saturday, May 09, 2015

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, May 09 (IPS) - Caribbean leaders on Saturday further advanced their policy position on climate change ahead of the 21st Conference of Parties, also known as COP 21, scheduled for Paris during November and December of this year.

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