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  1. Reality is Governments Not Truly Held Accountable to Implement SDGs

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 22 (IPS) - What does transformative and sweeping really mean in the overarching efforts to achieve the Agenda 2030?

    With the conclusion of the second edition of the SDG Summit, it is time for stocktaking on what was agreed at the United Nations HQ in New York this week. At the core of the Summit were not the several Leaders’ Dialogues that, as important as it can be to have heads of state and government reflecting on the Agenda, are just talking shops without any practical implications.

  2. Bolivian Women Fight Prejudice to Be Accepted as Mechanics

    - Inter Press Service

    LA PAZ, Sep 21 (IPS) - In Bolivia, more and more women have gone from being homemakers or street vendors to joining the noisy world of engines, their hands now covered in grease after learning that special touch to make a car work. But they frequently have to put up with machismo or sexism, injustice and mistrust of their skills with tools.

  3. The Bitter-Sweet Sides of Ugandas Oil and Gas Development

    - Inter Press Service

    KAMPALA, BULIISA, KIKUUBE, Sep 21 (IPS) - French oil and gas giant TotalEnergies and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) are moving with pace in the development of oil and gas projects with a potential investment portfolio estimated at more than USD 15 billion. IPS looks at the project's human rights record for the compensation of affected communities.

  4. ‘World's breadbaskets’ are sinking, General Assembly chief warns

    - UN News

    Although small island States are the most vulnerable to rising sea levels, the scope of those impacted is much wider, the President of the UN General Assembly warned on Thursday.

  5. Why Root Crops Are the Future of Food Security in Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 20 (IPS) - Despite the dominance of the “Big Three” cereal crops and a steady rise in meat consumption, an overlooked food sector is projected to become ever more central to Africa’s food security and rural economic growth between now and 2050.

  6. Dangerous Scramble for Renewable Energy Resources

    - Inter Press Service

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 20 (IPS) - The growing and changing material requirements for new technologies have triggered natural resource scrambles for strategic minerals, generating dangerous rivalries fought out in the global South.

  7. UN sets out bold solutions to rescue SDG finance

    - UN News

    Taking urgent steps to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, world leaders launched a high level dialogue on Financing for Development on Wednesday.

  8. On UNGA margins, world leaders bolster bedrock of international law

    - UN News

    At the heart of global diplomacy within the iconic UN Headquarters in New York, another significant yet often less featured deliberation is unfolding this week: the Treaty Event.

  9. Iran: One Year on, Whats Changed?

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Sep 19 (IPS) - It’s a year since a photo of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini – bruised and in a coma she would never recover from after being arrested by the morality police for her supposedly improperly worn hijab – went viral, sending people onto the streets.

  10. Annual cost for reaching the SDGs? More than $5 trillion

    - UN News

    The cost of achieving ambitious sustainable development targets is estimated at between $5.4 and $6.4 trillion per year between now and 2030, UN economists said on Tuesday.

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