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Dubai Ruler Warns Against Economic Isolation at Summit Meeting

Monday, February 13, 2017

ROME, Feb 13 (IPS) - Speaking at the opening of the two-day World Government Summit in Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said economic openness is a ground reality.

Major Crisis, Minor Reforms

Friday, February 10, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (IPS) - The 2008-2009 financial breakdown, precipitated by the US housing mortgage crisis, has triggered an extended stagnation in the developed economies, initially postponed in much of the developing world by high primary commodity prices until 2014. Yet, the financial crisis and protracted economic slowdown since has not led to profound changes in the conventional wisdom or policy prescriptions, especially at the international level, despite global economic integration since the 1980s.

No Hidden Figures: Success Stories Can Help Girls’ STEM Careers

Friday, February 10, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 10 (IPS) - What makes a young girl believe she is less intelligent and capable than a boy? And what happens when those children face the ‘hard' subjects like science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)? A recent study, ‘Gender stereotypes about intellectual ability emerge early and influence children's interests' showed that by the age of 6, girls were already less likely than boys to describe their own gender as ‘brilliant', and less likely to join an activity labelled for ‘very, very smart' kids.

Dubai Global Centre of Green Economy in UAE’s Vision 2021

Thursday, February 09, 2017

ROME, Feb 09 (IPS) - When former UN Secretary-General Ban K-moon was in Abu Dhabi for the World Future Energy Summit last year, he singled out the key role played by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in "safeguarding the future of our planet" by showcasing clean, sustainable energy --- a centre piece of the UN's post-2015 development agenda.

Indigenous Peoples Lands Guard 80 Per Cent of World’s Biodiversity

Thursday, February 09, 2017

ROME, Feb 09 (IPS) - They are more than 370 million self-identified peoples in some 70 countries around the world. In Latin America alone there are over 400 groups, each with a distinct language and culture, though the biggest concentration is in Asia and the Pacific– with an estimated 70 per cent. And their traditional lands guard over 80 per cent of the planet's biodiversity.

Innovative Credit Model Holds Out Lifeline to Farmers in Honduras

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

PASO REAL, Honduras, Feb 08 (IPS) - In this village in southern Honduras, in one of the poorest parts of the country, access to credit is limited, the banking sector is not supportive of agriculture, and nature punishes with recurrent extreme droughts.

US, EU Food Standards Major Hurdle for Caribbean Exporters

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Feb 07 (IPS) - As Caricom countries struggle to move away from their traditional reliance on a single industry or major crop in the face of growing economic uncertainty worldwide, they are finding it increasingly difficult to enter markets in the EU and North America with new types of food products.

US Trade Hawks and the China Bogey

Friday, February 03, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 03 (IPS) - New US President Donald Trump has long insisted that its major trading partners having been taking advantage of it. Changing these trade terms and conditions will thus be top priority for his administration, and central to overall Trump economic strategy to ‘Make America Great Again'.

How a Spring Revival Scheme in India’s Sikkim Is Defeating Droughts

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

GANGTOK, India, Feb 01 (IPS) - Bina Sharma, a member of the Melli Dhara Gram Panchayat Unit in the southern part of India's northeastern Himalayan state of Sikkim, is a relieved woman.

The Trump Presidency: The First Week

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

ALICANTE, Spain, Feb 01 (IPS) - Attacking the Affordable Care Act; the "global gag rule" against abortion; the federal regulation and hiring freeze; canceling the TPP; restarting the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipeline; limiting entry with the Mexican Wall; the 90-day travel ban on seven countries; more undocumented people prioritized for deportation; no federal funding for cities refusing to cooperate; communications blackout from federal agencies; Guantánamo torture continued–What does it add up to?

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