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G7 Leaders Urged to Promote Gender Empowerment

The G7 leaders in 2018. By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Aug 23 2019 – As leaders of the seven major industrialised nations (G7) meet in the coastal seatown of Biarritz in the ...

How Tibet has Successfully Reduced Poverty

By Crystal OrdersonLHASA, Aug 22 2019 – According to the Tibet’s Social Science Academy’s Institute of Rural Economic Studies, the number of Tibetans still living in ...

Why Can’t Dynamic Asia-Pacific Beat Poverty?

Shuvojit Banerjee is Economic Affairs Officer, Financing for Development Section, UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Poh Lynn Ng is Economic Affairs Officer, Global ...

How to Bring the Indus Delta Back to Life – Give it Water

Farmers on the Indus River Delta. Over the years the water has dried up and sea has ingressed inland. Credit: Zofeen Ebrahim/IPS By Zofeen EbrahimKARACHI, Aug 21 2019 – Gulab ...

The Syrian Tragedy

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 21 2019 – As I often do, I recently discussed the Syrian Civil War with a friend of Lebanese origin. He is far from supporting the Syrian regime, ...

Southern African Development Community Loses Billions in Illicit Outflows

By Lakshi De Vass GunawardenaUNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 2019 (IPS) The Southern African Development Community (SADC), which comprise 16 member states, loses about 8.8 billion dollars ...

Solving the Climate Crisis is Beyond Governments

By Claudia OrtizPANAMA CITY, Aug 20 2019 (IPS) Throughout my ten years working in international development and climate policy, I’ve mostly heard colleagues talk about the private ...

UN Aid Boss Promises “Punishment” for Misconduct in Yemen and Palestine

A United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) school in Gaza. Top management at UNRWA are being probed for alleged abuses of power. Credit: Khaled Alashqar/IPS By ...

South Must Also Set International Tax Rules

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 2019 – Recently, Christine Lagarde, outgoing Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), ...

A ‘Cure’ for Ebola but Will it Stop the Outbreak if People Won’t Get Treatment?

Health workers inside a “CUBE” talk to an Ebola patient, while a nurse consults a chart outside. ALIMA Ebola Treatment Centre, Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Two ...
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