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  1. UN Development Goals Cannot be Achieved if Bombs Keep Falling From the Sky

    Friday, April 06, 2018

    BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr 06 (IPS) - Miroslav Lajčák, President of the UN General Assembly, in an address to the mid-term ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)I am honoured to pay a visit to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to address this Ministerial Meeting. I would like to use this opportunity to commend the role of the Non-Aligned Movement in promoting peace, security and development around the world.I also want to start by acknowledging the commitment of Venezuela, as Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement. I also thank Azerbaijan for welcoming us all to Baku, as the host of this conference.

  2. How Citizen Power Ignited Seoul’s Energy Innovations

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    SEOUL, South Korea, Apr 05 (IPS) - Park Won-soon is Mayor of Seoul, a city recognized as a role model for megacitiesIn a bid to reduce its nuclear energy dependence, Seoul embarked on a massive energy reduction initiative—shaped by citizen participation—in 2012.

  3. Trump Begins to Reverberate in Mexico’s Presidential Elections

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Apr 04 (IPS) - Statements by U.S. President Donald Trump against Mexico have begun to permeate the presidential election campaign in this Latin American country, forcing the candidates to pronounce themselves on the matter.

  4. I Am a Migrant: Integrating Through Syrian ‘Hummus’

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    ROME, Apr 04 (IPS) - Khaled left Syria in 2015, when his country was already in its fourth year of war. He is 27 years old and can clearly remember what his life was like then in Damascus: a happy life, with a happy family, in a happy country.

  5. What’s different about Trump’s tariffs?

    Tuesday, April 03, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 03 (IPS) - At Davos in January, US President Donald Trump warned that the US "will no longer turn a blind eye to unfair economic practices" of others, interpreted by many as declaring world trade war. Before the US mid-term elections in November, Washington is expected to focus on others' alleged "massive intellectual property theft, industrial subsidies and pervasive state-led economic planning" pointing to China without always naming names. With the Republican Party already united behind his tax bill, Trump senses an opportunity to finally unite the party behind him and to continue his campaign for re-election in 2020.

  6. UN’s Highest Policy-Making Body to Break Male Domination— Momentarily

    Tuesday, April 03, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 03 (IPS) - The 193-member General Assembly – one of the highest policy-making bodies at the United Nations – will get a much-needed break, come September, when a woman will preside over its 73rd session, only the fourth in the history of the world body.

  7. Solving Japan’s Fertility Crisis

    Monday, April 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 02 (IPS) - While much of the global discussion for decades has been focused on overpopulation and its consequences, less can be said of the risks of low fertility and an ageing population—risks that are currently threatening the future of Japan.

  8. Indonesia’s Women Activism-- Beyond Suffrage

    Friday, March 30, 2018

    JAKARTA, Indonesia, Mar 30 (IPS) - Devi Asmarani is Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Jakarta-based feminist webmagazine Magdalene.More than a century has passed since Putri Mardika, Indonesia's first ever women's organization, was established but challenges persist in the efforts to influence national politics to bring progress to all women.

  9. Washington’s Ambiguity Equals De Facto Sanctions On Teheran

    Friday, March 30, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 30 (IPS) - Over the last few months, the United States' rhetoric on the Iran nuclear agreement has been ambiguous, creating an uncertain environment for investors. With John Bolton, President Donald Trump has now appointed a national security adviser who is actively seeking to leave the Iran deal.

  10. Fashion Paradigm That Does Not Pollute the Planet

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    VANCOUVER, Canada, Mar 29 (IPS) - Kaya Dorey* is one of six United Nations Environment Young Champions of the EarthFashion is meant to be trendy. It's fast-paced: in one season, out the next. If you want to keep up, you had better update your wardrobe - that top you bought last summer is already outdated. While things may have been built to last a life-time a generation ago, today they don't even last a year.

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