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Development Banks Needed to Finance Sustainable Development

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Oct 22 2019 – Public or state development banking will be vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, argues UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2019 (TDR 2019). Ongoing ...

Solar Energy Transforms Villages in Argentina’s Puna Highlands

13 Commitments to Tackle Hate Speech

By External SourceGENEVA, Oct 22 2019 – In June 2019, the Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, launched the UN Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech. Respect for human rights, without any form of discrimination is one of the core ...

The Neoliberal Fuel to the Anti-Gender Movement

Credit: United Nations By Elena ZacharenkoBRUSSELS, Oct 22 2019 – The number of newly elected Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) who oppose women’s reproductive rights, gender equality, sexuality education, same sex marriage and the Council ...

African Development Bank and Three Regional Development Banks Launch Joint Report on Livable Cities

By African Development BankWASHINGTON DC, Oct 21 2019 (IPS-Partners) Rapid urbanization has provided most cities in the world with opportunities to provide more sustainable, vibrant, and prosperous centers for their citizens. But they must first address ...

Wielding The Magic Wand

A highly original research on poverty reduction has won the Nobel for economics. By Raghav GaihaMANCHESTER, Oct 21 2019 (IPS-Partners) I met late professor T.N. Srinivasan (popularly known as TN) a couple of months before he passed away in November ...

Private Finance and Agenda 2030: Way Off-Track

Nigerian activists lobby African Finance ministers meeting. Credit: ActionAid By Manuel F. MontesNEW YORK, Oct 21 2019 – Four years ago, UN member states proclaimed their ambitions for development in a document named “Transforming Our World”, ...

Q&A: How Europe has Moved Away from Being a Sanctuary for Journalists

Pauline Ades-Mevel, Head of European Union and Balkan desk at Reporters Without Borders, warns that press freedom in Europe is declining. Courtesy: Reporters Without Borders By Ed HoltVIENNA, Oct 21 2019 (IPS) Rising populism, anti-media rhetoric from ...

More than 90 per cent of Africa Migrants Would Make Perilous Europe Journey Again, Despite the Risks

Migrants arriving at Lampedusa, Italy. Credit: Ilaria Vechi/IPS. By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 2019 – A landmark UN migration study published on Monday shows that 93 per cent of Africans making the journey to European countries along ...

Agro-tech Offers Answers for African Farmers at Iowa Meet

Female subsistence farmers, who according to the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa form more than 70 percent of farmers in Africa. Last week USAID announced $70 million of investment into research for new seeds and methods to reduce the impact ...
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