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  1. Tackling Climate Change and Preserving the Water Body: A Bangladeshi Perspective

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 17 (IPS) - For any riverine country, the state of the water body around big cities and conditions of major rivers hold a leadership position in the overall climate effects and how the water body is protected and preserved impacts the entire economy and living standards of that country.

  2. That Mobile Game that’ll Generate Climate Solutions from Players Around the World

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 17 (IPS) - The United Nations Development Programme is leading a climate change effort that might finally address concerns many advocates have: bridging the gap between people and governments. 

  3. Why Trade in Services Matters for Development and Inclusiveness in Africa

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 17 (IPS) - The rise of the services economy around the world represents a profound transformation that offers significant opportunities for countries' sustainable development strategies.

  4. A Multi-Billion Dollar US Mideast Arms Market May be in Jeopardy

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 17 (IPS) - When President Saddam Hussein ran one of the world's most authoritarian regimes in the militarily-volatile Middle East during 1979-2003, US newspapers routinely described him as "the strongman of Iraq" — as most journalists rightly view dictators worldwide.

  5. Coming Down the Davos Mountain with a Gender Lens

    Saturday, February 15, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 15 (IPS) - In a recent report by World Economic Forum (WEF) shows women suffer a "triple whammy" in the workplace. Without drastic action, gender parity will take more than a lifetime to achieve. This is the challenge that Katja Iversen, President and CEO of Women Deliver is staring down.

  6. From Cocoa to Chocolate, With Love from Africa

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Feb 14 (IPS) - It produces 70 percent of the world's cocoa and yet Africa has very little hand in making the final product - chocolate. But one producer in Sao Tome and Principe is on a drive to become a global brand for African chocolate.

    A premium chocolate maker in São Tomé and Príncipe is on a drive to promote the taste for "made in Africa" chocolate, and tap into a $100 billion global indulgence associated with Valentine's Day.

  7. The Hammer of Justice for Sexual Assault Victims Must Be Swift, Loud and Consistent

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 (IPS) - Every year Valentines Day is celebrated with great relish & celebration. People show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love.

  8. Why Paraguay Can Be a “Beacon State” for Forest Management

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    ASUNCION, Paraguay, Feb 14 (IPS) - Imagine a forest that covered half of your entire country. A biodiverse forest which supports thousands of species from giant anteaters to armadillos to jaguars. A forest that is home to one the world's last uncontacted tribes.1

  9. Amplifying Voices of Climate Activists of Color

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    ILLINOIS, United States, Feb 14 (IPS) - Recently, the Associated Press cropped out Ugandan climate change activist Vanessa Nakate from a photo at the World Economic Forum. The remaining activists in the photo, including Greta Thunberg, were all white.

  10. Desert Locusts Invade East Africa

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    NAIROBI, Feb 14 (IPS) - Widespread hatching and movement of destructive desert locusts will turn into a full-blown crisis in the coming weeks in East Africa and neighbouring countries, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warns.

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