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  1. Widespread Natural Disasters Threaten Development Goals

    Thursday, November 02, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 02 (IPS) - This year in the Caribbean and on the American mainland, hurricanes have left millions of people in need of assistance.

  2. An Urgent Need to Transform World’s Energy Systems

    Wednesday, November 01, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 01 (IPS) - When we discuss global interconnection in relation to energy, we are at the centre of the two key words that express our global concerns - sustainability and inclusivity.

  3. Mounting Illicit Financial Outflows from South

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (IPS) - Although quite selective, targeted, edited and carefully managed, last year's Panama Papers highlighted some problems associated with illicit financial flows, such as tax evasion and avoidance. The latest Global Financial Integrity (GFI) report shows that illicit financial outflows (IFFs) from developing countries, already at alarming levels, continue to grow rapidly.

  4. Sustainable Water Management as a Lever for Green Growth in Ethiopia and the Region

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    ADDIS ABABA, Oct 31 (IPS) - Sustainable water supply is imperative for economic growth, but so often gets side-lined in the rush for development. The unanticipated consequence is a global economy that is increasingly stunted by water resource challenges, with worldwide predictions suggesting that global water demand will increase by approximately 75% more than global water supply in the next 30 years!

  5. Slave Labour, Another Setback for the Government of Brazil

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 31 (IPS) - The wave of conservativism is testing its limits in Brazil, as reflected by a Labour Ministry decree that seeks to block the fight against slavery-like working conditions, which has been provisionally revoked by the justice system.

  6. Impending Drought? There’s an App for That – Or Should Be

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    NAIROBI, Oct 30 (IPS) - Fostering and harnessing innovative technologies could significantly reduce the negative impacts from climate change, including drought, water scarcity and food insecurity in African countries.

  7. Kashmir Farmland Plowed Under in Wave of Urbanization

    Sunday, October 29, 2017

    SRINAGAR, India, Oct 29 (IPS) - In central Kashmir's Ganderbal district, 40-year-old Javaid Ahmad Hurra remembers vividly how his small hamlet used to be lush and green when he was a child. It is now subtly turning into a concrete jungle, with cement structures dominating the scenery.

  8. Time Running Out for Somaliland’s Crumbling and Neglected Treasures

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    BERBERA, Oct 26 (IPS) - The name alone—Berbera—ripples with exotic resonance, conjuring images of tropical quays, swarthy traders and fiery sunsets imbued with smells of spices, incense and palm oil.

  9. Deliberate Famine Should Be a War Crime, UN Expert Says

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 25 (IPS) - The deliberate starvation of civilians could amount to a war crime and should be prosecuted, said an independent UN human rights expert.

  10. Why 1997 Asian Crisis Lessons Lost

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 (IPS) - Various different, and sometimes contradictory lessons have been drawn from the 1997-1998 East Asian crises. Rapid or V-shaped recoveries and renewed growth in most developing countries in the new century also served to postpone the urgency of far-reaching reforms. The crises' complex ideological, political and policy implications have also made it difficult to draw lessons from the crises.

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