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  1. The Triple Humanitarian Crisis and Why Kenya Deserves An A + in its Response

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 01 (IPS) - The United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Ms Amina Mohammed recently commended "Kenya's exemplary role in its response to COVID-19 and in advancing Agenda 2030".

  2. India: Are the Farm Ordinances Against Farmers’ Interests?

    ANDHRA PRADESH, India / WASHINGTON D.C., Sep 30 (IPS) - Farm policy in India is in its own conundrum. If you ask, "what are the major challenges for increasing farmer income?", any farmer in India would tell us that it is the low remunerative prices for their produces and he or she will add that most of the market margins goes to the middlemen.

  3. From Pledges to Policy and Practice: Moving Nature to the Heart of Decision-Making

    BOGOTA, Colombia, Sep 30 (IPS) - This week, Heads of State and Government from 64 countries announced one of the strongest pledges yet to reverse the loss of biodiversity and nature's contributions to people by 2030. Advancing from powerful pledges to concrete policy and action, however, means that nature must be moved to the heart of global, national and local decision-making. It's time for nature to be reintegrated into everything we do.

  4. Community Hydropower Dam Illuminates Life in Salvadoran Villages

    CAROLINA, El Salvador, Sep 30 (IPS) - Ermelinda Lobos's life has improved substantially since she and the rest of the people in her small village, hidden in the mountains of northeastern El Salvador, worked hard to build a mini hydroelectric plant and become self-sufficient in energy.

  5. Shareholder Capitalism’s Ugly Legacy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 29 (IPS) - Milton Friedman's libertarian economics advocating shareholder capitalism has influenced generations trying to understand the economy, not only in the US, but all over the world.

  6. No More Excuses – Time for Global Economic Solutions

    NEW YORK, Sep 28 (IPS) - On 29 September, the world's heads of state will come together (virtually) at an extraordinary meeting to discuss financing for development during the 75th UN general assembly. This will be crucial in the battle to address the Coronavirus crisis.

  7. Intercontinental Energy Forum to Discuss Post-Covid Challenges

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 25 (IPS) - The economic recovery after the covid-19 pandemic, renewable energy, the gas situation, regulations and investment; mobility and transport, as well as new technologies and the progress of the Paris Agreement will be discussed at the Madrid Energy Conference from 28 September to 2 October.

  8. Peace in the Middle East

    ROME, Sep 25 (IPS) - The creation of a Palestinian State remains a pipe-dream

    After the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of WWI, The League of Nations mandated that Britain administer Palestine. The London administration was quite ineffective, in part, due to the contradictory promises which were made to the Arabs, to the Zionists and to France, the other colonial power which divided the territory with Britain.

  9. Ecology is Economy - 'We Need an Integrated Approach Between Lives and Livelihoods'

    GUWAHATI, India, Sep 25 (IPS) - We usually think of livelihoods and lives separately, however, it is now time to imagine a more integrated approach.

  10. Scientists Draw up Guidelines to Help Agri-food Companies Align with 2030 Agenda

    AMURU, Uganda/NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 23 (IPS) - In Amuru district, 47 kilometres from Gulu town in northwestern Uganda, the Omer Farming Company has proven that it is possible to farm on thousands of acres of land using methods that conserve the environment and its biodiversity.

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