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  1. Preserving World’s Biodiversity: Negotiations Convene at FAO Headquarters

    Monday, February 24, 2020

    ROME, Feb 24 (IPS) - "The world out there is watching and waiting for results," Elizabeth Maruma Mrema warns while talking to IPS regarding the preservation of biodiversity of our planet.

  2. Ugandan Farmer Ends Food Insecurity for Family & Community

    Monday, February 24, 2020

    KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb 24 (IPS) - In Aboke, Uganda, a modest restaurant serves locals breakfast, lunch and dinner. Carol Agoa isn't just the owner and cook, she also supplies all of the food for her restaurant.

  3. No Country On track to Ensuring a Better Future for its Children

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (IPS) - There is no country that is on the right path to ensure the safety, health and proper environment for their children, an explosive report has claimed. 

  4. SDGs Corporate Tracker to Monitor Progress of UN’s Development Agenda

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Feb 21 (IPS) - This year marks just ten years ahead of the deadline for completing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

    These universally supported targets were always ambitious in their scope – yet what is clearer now than ever before is that quicker progress is crucial in the decade to come.

  5. Women Bear the Burden of India's Water Crisis

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    Feb 21 (IPS) - Across cities and villages in India, an impending water crisis is at our doorsteps. India will face a water shortfall of almost 50 percent by 2030if our water use continues its current pattern. Last year, Chennai and Bangalore showed us what water scarcity looks like; the statistics are no longer just numbers on paper, they have become our reality.

  6. UN Accused of “Hypocrisy” Launching Equal Pay Day While Condoning Wage Discrimination

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (IPS) - The United Nations, which has long preached the irrefutable concept of income equality to the outside world, is now accused of condoning wage discrimination in its own backyard.

  7. Nepal’s Baby Export

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    KATHMANDU, Feb 21 (IPS) - A major discrepancy between Nepal government and foreign records of the number of Nepali children adopted in North America and Europe has exposed a trafficking ring that involves various child welfare agencies in Kathmandu.

  8. A Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Aims at Reinforcing Efforts to Save World’s Ecosystem

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 (IPS) - The UN's highly-touted socio-economic agenda, which lays out an ambitious global plan for "people, planet and prosperity", has been dominated by "goals, targets and deadlines."

  9. Zimbabwe's Thin Line between Child Smuggling and Child Trafficking

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    HARARE, Feb 20 (IPS) - While there are a large number of instances of child smuggling and trafficking across Zimbabwe's porous borders, these cases still remain unknown and unreported because of the nature of the crime.

    Elton Ndumiso*, a bus-conductor who works a bus route from Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, to neighbouring South Africa, sees it all the time: Zimbabwean women travelling with three or four children, who are clearly not their own kids, and taking them across the border.

    It's a crime that most bus drivers or conductors either turn a blind eye to, or become accomplices in by assisting the women. 

  10. Generation Equality: Four Ways to Accelerate Progress

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    NAIROBI, Feb 20 (IPS) - The global gender community will meet in New York in March to review progress on gender equality and women's empowerment in the 25 years since the Beijing declaration. The theme for this year's Commission on the Status of Women gathering is Generation Equality, emphasizing how the current generation must close the gender gap. 

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