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  1. UNFPA Highlights Need to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women in Crisis Areas

    Friday, February 07, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 07 (IPS) - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is appealing for $683million in their mission to address sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in conflict areas in the world. 

  2. UN Health Agency Predicts 80 Percent Rise in Cancer Burden Among Poorest Countries

    Friday, February 07, 2020

    LONDON, Feb 07 (IPS) - Low- and middle-income countries could see an 80 per cent rise in cancer over the next 20 years if treatment and prevention services are not stepped up, according to the latest World Cancer Report.

  3. Organization of Educational Cooperation Established to Meet SDG4

    Thursday, February 06, 2020

    ROME, Feb 06 (IPS) - The Education Relief Foundation (ERF), jointly with the Republic of Djibouti, convened the III ForumBIE 2030 on Balanced and Inclusive Education On January 27-29 2020.

    This third ForumBIE 2030, with the overall aim to develop strategies for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on inclusive and equitable quality education, concluded with the signing of the Universal Declaration on Balanced and Inclusive Education, which established a new international organization : 'Organization for Educational Cooperation'.

  4. Female Genital Mutilation Costs $1.4 Billion Annually: UN Health Agency

    Thursday, February 06, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 06 (IPS) - Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) poses serious risks to the health and well-being of women and girls, but it also exacts a crippling economic toll, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). 

  5. A Humanitarian Response for the Crisis in Zimbabwe

    Thursday, February 06, 2020

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Feb 06 (IPS) - Craig Dube*, Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity, interviews Tahir Ahmad, head of humanitarian operations at Humanity FirstIn November 2019, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food described Zimbabwe – a country once hailed as the bread basket of Africa – as a state on the brink of man-made starvation.

  6. World’s Young Activists at War: First, Occupy Wall Street, Next Un-Occupy Palestine

    Thursday, February 06, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 06 (IPS) - The world's young activists, numbering over 3.8 billion, are on the war path.

    The rising new socialist movements—which originated with "Black Lives Matter" and "Occupy Wall Street" (one protester's slogan read: "Un-Occupy Palestine") -- were aimed at battling racism, political repression and institutionalized inequalities in capitalist societies.

  7. World Drains Away Valuable Energy, Nutrients & Water in Fast-Growing Wastewater Streams

    Wednesday, February 05, 2020

    HAMILTON, Canada, Feb 05 (IPS) - Vast amounts of valuable energy, agricultural nutrients, and water could be recovered from the world's fast-growing volume of municipal wastewater.

  8. Children are Bearing the Bitter Brunt of Counter-Terrorism Efforts: Report

    Wednesday, February 05, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 05 (IPS) - Counter-terrorism efforts adopted by governments around the world in response to threats of terrorism are affecting children negatively in numerous ways, a report by Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict (Watchlist) claimed last week. 

  9. Coping with Australia’s Surfeit of Natural Disasters & Lessons to be Learned

    Tuesday, February 04, 2020

    CANBERRA, Australia, Feb 04 (IPS) - I love visiting Canberra in the summer. The air is clean. The water in lake Burley Griffin is crystal clear and the "go boats" merrily bob up and down with their wine sipping occupants while black swans frolic in peace.

  10. Financialization Increases Inequality

    Tuesday, February 04, 2020

    KUALA LUMPUR and PENANG, Feb 04 (IPS) - Financialization has worsened inequality through various channels, including macroeconomic policies. For example, quantitative easing and low, if not negative interest rates have fuelled credit and asset price bubbles, while fiscal spending cuts have adversely affected those depending on government assistance.

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