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Davos: a Tale of Two Mountains

Ben Phillips is Launch Director, Fight Inequality Alliance. The post Davos: a Tale of Two Mountains appeared first on Inter Press Service.   [ continue reading...]

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US, Led by an Erratic Trump, Seeks to Undermine UN

The continued erratic and outrageous comments by President Donald Trump – and his attempts to undermine the United Nations – are threatening to caus...   [ continue reading...]

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Groups Condemn U.S. Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency

International organizations have criticized the United States’ decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refuge...   [ continue reading...]

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OFID Director-General commits to Bangladesh, meets with Prime Minister

The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Suleiman J Al-Herbish, has concluded a mission to Bangladesh, the first high-level v...   [ continue reading...]

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Caught Between Two Countries

Three friends are relaxing in a quiet courtyard. They speak English with a strong American accent and talk about their disadvantaged neighborhoods. Their tattoo...   [ continue reading...]

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Argentina’s Law on Forests Is Good, But Lacks Enforcement

Never in the parliamentary history of Argentina had something similar happened: one and a half million people in 2007 signed a petition asking the Senate to pas...   [ continue reading...]

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“The World Has Gone in Reverse”

A year into his position, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that peace remains elusive and that renewed action must be taken in...   [ continue reading...]

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Expansion of Soy Resurrects Key Railway Line in Brazil

The railroad can contribute to the economy, making transportation cheaper, but it is unlikely to foment equitable development in and of itself, apart from facin...   [ continue reading...]

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Renewable energy and cooling technologies key to reduce water use in India’s Power Sector

A new policy brief co-authored by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) finds that increasing the share of r...   [ continue reading...]

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40% of India’s Thermal Power Plants in Water-Scarce Areas, Threatening Shutdowns

Tianyi Luo, World Resources Institute The post 40% of India’s Thermal Power Plants in Water-Scarce Areas, Threatening Shutdowns appeared first on Inter Pr...   [ continue reading...]

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PPPs Likely to Undermine Public Health Commitments

The United Nations Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is being touted in financial circles as offering huge investment opportunities requi...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan, Facing Military Aid Cuts, One Step Ahead of US

When the United States abruptly cuts off military supplies to its allies for political or other reasons, the reaction has been predictable: it drive these count...   [ continue reading...]

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Solar energy powered desalination commercially viable: Masdar

Masdar has announced the outcome from its Renewable Energy Desalination Pilot Programme in Ghantoot, showing that solar energy powered desalination is commercia...   [ continue reading...]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 1,916 in 2018; Deaths Reach 194

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 1,916 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 14 January. This compares with 3,046 coming ashore during a...   [ continue reading...]

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Chance for Kenya to Make Amends for Post-Election Sexual Violence

Agnes Odhiambo is a senior women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch, based in Nairobi.The post Chance for Kenya to Make Amends for Post-Election Se...   [ continue reading...]

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Fate of the Rohingyas – Part Two

With discussions underway between Bangladesh and Myanmar about the repatriation of more than a half a million Rohingya refugees, many critical questions remain,...   [ continue reading...]

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Sustainable Energy Critical for Achieving Overall Goals of Paris Climate Agreement

Miroslav Lajčák, President of the UN General Assembly, speaking at the 8th IRENA Assembly in Abu DhabiThe post Sustainable Energy Critical for Achie...   [ continue reading...]

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Pardon of Former Peruvian President Fujimori Deals Blow to Fight Against Gender Violence

The political crisis triggered in Peru by the presidential pardon of former president Alberto Fujimori granted on Christmas Eve casts a shadow of doubt over wha...   [ continue reading...]

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From Seedling to Shade: Planting Trees in South Sudan’s Displacement Sites

Helping improve internally displaced people’s living conditionsThe post From Seedling to Shade: Planting Trees in South Sudan’s Displacement Sites a...   [ continue reading...]

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Thousands Still Dying at Sea En Route to Europe

Amid concerns that 160 people may have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the UN refugee agency have urged countries to offer...   [ continue reading...]

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