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Time To Focus On ‘Hidden Hunger’

Friday, May 26, 2017

WASHINGTON DC, May 26 (IPS) - As World Hunger Day May 28 approaches, it is time for us all to redouble our efforts to reach the goal of Zero Hunger by prioritizing the battle against micronutrient deficiency. If the international community pulls together this year to incorporate proven solutions such as biofortifying crops into the UN framework for sustainable development, we could reduce malnutrition on a truly global scale.

Formalising Informal Trade – Good for African Women?

Friday, May 26, 2017

ROME, May 26 (IPS) - Women constitute the largest share of informal traders in Africa–about 70 per cent in Southern Africa and more than half in other parts of this vast continent made up of 54 states, home to over 1,200 billion people.

In a “World of Plenty,” G7 Must Fight Famine

Friday, May 26, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (IPS) - World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam.

Africa - More than Just Conflicts, Corruption, Disasters

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ROME, May 25 (IPS) - Natural and man-made disasters, armed conflicts, widespread corruption and deep social inequalities have been so far a dramatic source for most news coverage when it comes to Africa, the world's second-largest and second-most-populous continent on Earth, which hosts 54 states spreading over 30 million square kilometres that are home to over 1.2 billion people.

Nutrition Key to Developing Africa’s “Grey Matter Infrastructure”

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

AHMEDABAD, India, May 24 (IPS) - Developing Africa's ‘grey matter infrastructure' through multi-sector investments in nutrition has been identified as a game changer for Africa's sustainable development.

“Horrific” Increase in Worldwide Displacement

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - Over 30 million people were newly internally displaced in 2016 by conflict and disasters, according to a new report.

Reflections on 2017 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Monday, May 22, 2017

GENEVA, May 22 (IPS) - More than 7 billion people live on this planet spread among 7 continents, 194 states of the United Nations (UN) and numerous other non-self-governing territories. The world is made up of a mosaic of people belonging to different cultural and religious backgrounds. Our planet has been a cultural melting pot since time immemorial.

A Grisly Tale of Children Falling Easy Prey for Ruthless Smugglers

Monday, May 22, 2017

ROME, May 22 (IPS) - Don't read this story if you are a parent or have children relatives. It is the bloodcurdling story of over 300,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children who are just a small part of millions of children that are innocent, easy prey for smugglers and human traffickers worldwide.

Agony of Mother Earth (II) World’s Forests Depleted for Fuel

Friday, May 19, 2017

ROME, May 19 (IPS) - Humankind is the biggest ever predator of natural resources. Just take the case of forests, the real lungs of Mother Earth, and learn that every 60 seconds humans cut down 15 hectares of trees primarily for food or energy production. And that as much as 45,000 hectares of rainforest are cleared for every million kilos of beef exported from South America.

Africa and India – Sharing the Development Journey

Friday, May 19, 2017

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, May 19 (IPS) - Africa, like India, is a continent of rich and compelling diversity. Both continents share a similar landscape, a shared colonial history, and similar economic and demographic challenges. This helps both India and Africa work especially well with each other.

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