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Seven Challenges for US Nominee for World Bank President

Masood Ahmed is President of the Washington-based Centre for Global Development (CGD) & former Vice President, Poverty Reduction & Economic Management, at the World Bank By Masood AhmedWASHINGTON DC, Mar 18 2019 – All incoming World Bank ...

Europe under Siege: Collusions, Dugin and Bannon

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 18 2019 – EU Parliament elections take place every fifth year and votes have steadily been decreasing. In the last 2014 election, the overall turnout was 42.54 percent of those entitled to vote, in some nations ...

Q&A: Caribbean Losing Momentum on Climate Change and Concerted Action is Needed

Climate change and a lack of care for the environment could have devastating consequences for Saint Lucia’s healthy ecosystems and rich biodiversity. Credit: Desmond Brown/IPS By Alison KentishCASTRIES, Mar 18 2019 – In 2015, the Caribbean was ...

Statement by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal and Idriss Jazairy* following the terrorist attacks in New Zealand, March 15th 2019

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Mar 18 2019 (IPS-Partners) Words cannot express adequately the pain and anguish we feel at the heinous attacks in New Zealand. We share the anguish of our fellow Muslims at those who have orchestrated such diabolical carnage in ...

It’s Simple, but Requires Determination

Women are responsible for providing water for their families. Many spend hours travelling to the wells and back home every day, carrying heavy clay pots on their heads. Credit: Irfan Ahmed/IPS By Monika Weber-FahrSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Mar 18 2019 – ...

US Survey Finds Lack of Awareness on Global Warming

By Yash BhandariWISCONSIN, USA, Mar 18 2019 – The U.N.’s World Water day is fast approaching as the state of the world’s consumable water supply remains dismal. Billions of people face at least the very real risk of scarcity, if they’re not ...

Climate Strike: Hundreds of Thousands Unite for the Planet’s Future

Thousands of youth gather in Rome on Friday, Mar. 15, to join the climate strike, a global movement that aims to make governments and institutions aware of taking serious steps to implement the Paris Agreements and save the planet. Credit: Maged Srour/IPS By ...

VIDEO: “People Affected by Leprosy Suffer Severe Discrimination”

By Fabiana FrayssinetRÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 15 2019 – “More than 50 countries in the world have discriminatory laws against people affected by Hansen’s disease. There is also a lot of discrimination in the public administration…and in society,” ...

Becoming Drought Resilient: Why African Farmers Must Consider Drought Tolerant Crops

A farmer in Woliyta area of Ethiopia experiences higher yields of taro since adopting disease-resistant and drought tolerant seed varieties. Credit: Ed McKenna/IPS By Esther NgumbiILLINOIS, United States, Mar 15 2019 – The latest UN Food and Agriculture ...

Women Take the Lead Tackling Climate Change in Bangladesh

Due to the saline water in the Khulna region, people suffer from a lack of pure drinking water. Shila Bawali and Suchitra Biswas set up a committee run by women to help the community. The purified water, generated by the reverse osmosis plant, will be ...
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