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  1. Revival of Hope: How a Remote Indian Village Overcame Water Scarcity

    - Inter Press Service

    PATQAPARA VILLAGE, India, Mar 28 (IPS) - The people of Patqapara Village, a hamlet in India's West Bengal State, were until recently reeling under absolute distress due to water scarcity. The lack of irrigation facilities in this far-flung and inaccessible hamlet had resulted in a steady decline in agricultural activities.

  2. Ahead of UN Summit of the Future, Mobilizing Youth for Change

    - Inter Press Service

    TOKYO, Japan, Mar 27 (IPS) - In a significant precursor to the United Nations Summit of the Future slated for September, the "Future Action Festival" convened at Tokyo's National Stadium on March 24, drawing a crowd of approximately 66,000 attendees and reaching over half a million viewers via live streaming. The event, a collaborative effort by youth and citizen groups, aimed to foster a deeper understanding and proactive stance among young people on nuclear disarmament and climate change solutions.

  3. Global Governance: Time for Reform

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Mar 27 (IPS) - At last the UN Security Council has passed a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. While stopping short of demanding a permanent end to the violence, it goes further than the world’s peak peace and security body had so far managed since the start of the current brutal phase of conflict in October. But the time it’s taken to get to this point signals an ongoing failure of global institutions to uphold human rights.

  4. IMF Urges Non-alignment in Second Cold War

    - Inter Press Service

    ACCRA, Ghana, Mar 27 (IPS) - The IMF no. 2 recommends non-alignment as the best option for developing countries in the second Cold War as geopolitics threatens already dismal prospects for the world economy and wellbeing.

  5. Stories from the UN Archive: A seminal moment for youth climate action

    - UN News

    “What you do makes me cry at night,” 13-year-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki told the 1992 Earth Summit in Brazil in a message that resonates today as the world grapples with climate change.

  6. With 783 million people going hungry, a fifth of all food goes to waste

    - UN News

    While a third of humanity faces food insecurity, an equivalent of one billion meals go to waste every day, a new report by the UN environment agency (UNEP) revealed on Wednesday. One fifth of food is thrown away.

  7. Parents Harness Pedal and Wind Power To Demand Climate Action

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Mar 26 (IPS) - Extreme sports are not just for young people. Climate activism isn’t either. Yamandù Pagliano is proof.

  8. Defending Human Rights is Increasingly Dangerous: US Congress & Companies Must Act

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 25 (IPS) - Human rights defenders are under fire. At a time when the climate crisis is deepening and threats to democracy are on the rise, activists working to protect people and the environment are facing deadly threats. Front Line Defenders documented more than 400 murders of defenders in 2022—the highest number ever recorded.

  9. Earth Hour: Lights off, climate action on

    - UN News

    The largest global environment movement is happening on Saturday, when the UN invites people around the world to shut the lights to remember the planetary crisis during Earth Hour as young partners find new ways to drive climate action.

  10. Conservation Efforts by Ethnic Communities in Bangladesh Bolster Water Security

    - Inter Press Service

    RANGAMATI, Mar 22 (IPS) - Just a few years ago, Sudarshana Chakma (35), a resident of the remote Digholchari Debarmatha village under Bilaichari upazila in the Rangamati Hill District, had to traverse a long hilly path to fetch water for her household because there were no local water sources.

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