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  1. Robots: A Solution to Declining and Aging Populations?

    Monday, September 04, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 04 (IPS) - Are humanoid robots or androids a solution to declining and aging populations? Given the prospects of demographic decline and population aging coupled with growing opposition to immigration, countries are increasingly turning to and investing in advanced robotics and androids to address shrinking workforces and rising numbers of elderly.

  2. Small Entrepreneurs Emerge as Backbone of Bangladesh’s Rural Economy

    Monday, September 04, 2017

    Banaripara (Barisal), Sep 04 (IPS) - She was born in the early 1950's to an ultra-poor family in Kundihar, a remote village of Banaripara of Barisal division in Bangladesh. She was a beautiful baby and her father named her ‘Shahndah Rani' which means ‘Queen of Evenings'. But in reality her life was far from that of a queen.

  3. Towards a Resource Efficient and Pollution Free Asia-Pacific

    Monday, September 04, 2017

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Sep 04 (IPS) - Senior government officials from across Asia and the Pacific will meet in Bangkok this week for the first-ever Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment. The high-level meeting is co-convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) and UN Environment and is a unique opportunity for the region's environment leaders to discuss how they can work together towards a resource efficient and pollution-free Asia-Pacific.

  4. Climate Smart Crops: A Necessity for Future Food & Nutrition Security

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Aug 31 (IPS) - Climate change is taking a severe toll on farmers, as they watch their livelihoods disappear with the onslaught of floods, droughts and rising sea levels and temperatures. With agriculture currently employing over 1.3 billion people throughout the world, or close to 40 percent of the global workforce, it is imperative that we incorporate climate resilience into all aspects of crop breeding and food innovation.

  5. Women Play Key Role in Solar Energy Projects

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    ABU DHABI, Aug 31 (IPS) - Since weather affects everyone, the idea that women are more susceptible to the effects of climate change may strike some as puzzling.

  6. Venezuela’s Government Is Following a “Policy to Repress,” the UN Says

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 30 (IPS) - After sending a team to investigate the human rights conditions in Venezuela amid growing political and economic crisis, the UN Human Rights Office has reported that the crushing of anti-government protests point to the "the existence of a policy to repress political dissent and instil fear in the population to curb demonstrations."

  7. Young Artists Get Passionate About Renewable Energy

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 30 (IPS) - Conversations about renewable and sustainable energy don't typically include artistic ideas on the subject. However, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) has chosen to engage the region's youth in the conversation by inviting them to create artistic works on sustainable energy for a regional competition.

  8. UN Role in Reforming International Finance for Development

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (IPS) - Growing global interdependence poses greater challenges to policy makers on a wide range of issues and for countries at all levels of development. Yet, the new mechanisms and arrangements put in place over the past four decades have not been adequate to the growing challenges of coherence and coordination of global economic policy making. Recent financial crises have exposed some such gaps and weaknesses.

  9. Geothermal - a Key Source of Clean Energy in Central America

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    SAN SALVADOR, Aug 26 (IPS) - Energy from the depths of the earth - geothermal - is destined to fuel renewable power generation in Central America, a region with great potential in this field.

  10. Partnerships Key to Implementing 2030 Development Agenda

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 24 (IPS) - The UN's 2030 Agenda highlights the strong commitment to ending poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including by eradicating extreme poverty by 2030. It also emphasizes the determination to end hunger and to achieve food security as a matter of priority and to end all forms of malnutrition.

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