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Solar Energy Drives Social Development in Brazil’s Favelas

The Blue Economy – A New Frontier for Small Island Developing States

St. Lucia’s iconic Pitons, a World Heritage Site, located in Soufriere in the south of the island. Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have been poorly placed to take advantage of the blue economy.They face acute development challenges; small ...

Thailand First Asian Nation to Join Global Efforts to Control Tobacco

Tobacco pickers carry leaves to one of the sheds where they are cured on the Rosario plantation in San Juan y Martínez, in Vuelta Abajo, a western Cuban region famous for producing premium cigars. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS By Wendell C BalderasBANGKOK, ...

The Blue Economy for the Blue Planet

Sea level rise threatens Raolo island in the Solomon Islands. The ongoing negative effects of climate change, inadequate agricultural, industrial and household waste management, to name but a few, all threaten and undermine the promise of the Blue Economy. ...

IOM Creates Emergency Safe Havens for Bangladesh’s Rohingya Refugees

The block M24 (Camp 20) mosque is one of the community structures upgraded by IOM, with funding from ECHO, to provide temporary shelter for Rohingya refugees during emergencies. Photo: IOM By International Organization for MigrationCox’s Bazar, Nov ...

Teenage Pregnancy in Kenya: A Crisis of Health, Education and Opportunity

Education CS Amina Mohamed chats with form four candidates of Mama Ngina Secondary School a few minutes before KCSE exams. Credit: Standard By Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 19 2018 (IPS) That almost one in five Kenyan teenage girls is a mother ...

Stopping History from Repeating Itself

Students at Umbili Girls concrete during class; they are some of the over 200 girls attending the school. Photo: O. Headon/IOM 2018 By International Organization for MigrationSouth Sudan, Nov 19 2018 (IOM) When Deputy Principal Rose was a student, there ...

UN Commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Protesters gather at a candlelight vigil in New Delhi. Credit: Sujoy Dhar/IPS By Rangita de Silva de AlwisUNITED NATIONS, Nov 19 2018 (IPS) “From the tuk tuk drivers in Cambodia… to the school children in South Africa, women and men and girls and ...

Cuba’s Only Semiarid Region Reinvents Agriculture to Survive

Mireya Noa and Marciano Calamato are a couple who have a farm in Cuba’s only semiarid zone, in the eastern province of Guantánamo. Thanks to the trees they planted, they were able to shade areas of the land, cool things down and counteract the ...

‘Hate Is a Status Symbol. If You’re Not Being Hated You’re Not in the Game’ Says Celebrity Branding Guru Jeetendr Sehdev

By Danielle GibsonLONDON, Nov 19 2018 (IPS) New York Times bestselling author Jeetendr Sehdev believes that chief marketing officers need to start thinking differently about the younger generations they’re struggling to engage with. Ahead of his keynote, ...
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