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  1. Climate Strike: Hundreds of Thousands United for the Planet’s Future

    Saturday, March 16, 2019

    ROME, Mar 16 (IPS) – Friday, Mar. 15, hundreds of thousands of young people across the world took to the streets to join the climate strike. “We are demonstrating today for our planet and for our future. This is the place where we and those who come after us will live,” Jennifer, a 16-year-old girl from Rome, the Italian capital, was one of those who opted to join the protests rather than attend school, told IPS.

  2. Tobacco Industry Targets Women in Asia

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 14 (IPS) – Wendell Balderas is Media & Communications Manager & Mary Assunta is Senior Policy Advisor, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)*

    International Women’s Day on 8 March recognized and celebrated the progress women are making globally. The day also acknowledged the risks, exploitation and suffering many continue to endure.

  3. Gang Rape & Murder of 12 Year Old Somali Girl Sparks Fury

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    PUNTLAND, Somalia, Mar 13 (IPS) – Hawa Aden Mohamed is founder of The Galkayo Centre, an organisation based in Galkayo, Puntland, Somalia, which educates and protects girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) and other forms of violence. It is the local partner of international group Donor Direct Action.

    Aisha Elias Adan was abducted on the evening of February 24th at a market in Israc village, Puntland, Somalia.

    Her body was carelessly dumped in front of her family home the following morning. A doctor’s report showed that she had been brutally gang-raped.

  4. Syrian Crisis Enters Ninth Year with 11 Million Refugees Overseas & 6 Million Home

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    GENEVA, Mar 13 (IPS) – Herve Verhoosel is Senior Spokesperson UN World Food Programme*

    The bell rings and the halls erupt with the sounds of chatter and excitement as hundreds of children run to the dusty courtyard for recess. I joined them to play football but the game instead turned into a round of questions.

  5. Multilateralism: A Testimony

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    GENEVA and ROME, Mar 12 (IPS) – For over 70 years, the UN system has been perceived as the guardian of peace and development in the world. However, multilateralism today is undeniably under strain. The effectiveness of global institutions and of global policymaking is questioned, and alliances are fraying.

  6. Innovative Sustainable Business: A Three Trillion-Dollar Opportunity that UN Environment Wants People to Develop

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    NAIROBI, Mar 12 (IPS) – In the East African region, communities around the continent’s largest water body, Lake Victoria, regard the water hyacinth as a great menace that clogs the lake and hampers their fishing activities. But in Lagos, Nigeria, some groups of women have learned how to convert the invasive weed into a resource, providing them with the raw material needed to make handicrafts.

  7. Gender Quotas Help Women Parliamentarians to Rise in Numbers

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 12 (IPS) – When the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU), based in Switzerland, released its annual report on the representation of women legislators worldwide, four of the top five countries were from the developing world.

    Rwanda led the way with 61.3 percent of the seats held by women in its lower or single house of parliament followed by Cuba (53.2 percent), Bolivia (53.1 percent) and Mexico (48.2 percent).

  8. Promoting Privatization

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Mar 12 (IPS) – After discrediting state-owned enterprises, privatization advocates successfully pushed a broad reform agenda under the rubric of privatization from the 1980s, with the support of the Washington-based international financial institutions.Privatization has been central to the ‘neo-liberal’ counter-revolution from the 1970s against government economic interventions associated with Roosevelt and Keynes as well as post-colonial state-led economic development.

    Many developing countries were forced to accept privatization policies as a condition for credit or loan support from the World Bank and other international financial institutions, especially after the fiscal and debt crises of the early 1980s. Other countries voluntarily embraced privatization, often on the pretext of fiscal and debt constraints, in their efforts to mimic new Anglo-American criteria of economic progress.

  9. UN Pays Homage to Staffers Who Died in Plane Crash

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 12 (IPS) – The United Nations headquarters is in mourning – and the UN flag is at half mast.

    The deaths of 21 UN staffers March 10, on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight in Addis Ababa, is one of the biggest tragedies in the extended UN family—with a flashback to the deaths of 22 people, mostly UN staffers, who lost their lives in the Canal Hotel bombing in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad in August 2003.

  10. The Rising Trend of Zero Waste Lifestyles

    Monday, March 11, 2019

    MELBOURNE, Mar 11 (IPS) – Leyla Acaroglu is an Australian designer, sustainability innovator, and educator. She is the founder of two design agencies, Disrupt Design and Eco

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    Russ Roberts

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