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Community Action Is a Critical Weapon in the War on Terror

Secretary-General António Guterres visits a Training Centre in Kamakunji, Kenya, and talked to youth about countering violent extremism, and preventing radicalization. (9 July 2019) Credit: UNEP/Duncan Moore By Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, ...

Let’s Talk About Sex – and Why Power Matters

Natalia Kanem By Dr. Natalia KanemUNITED NATIONS, Jul 11 2019 – Every year on World Population Day (July 11), UNFPA receives queries from journalists about the total number of people around the world. Numbers are indeed important because they ...

Drought, Disease and War Hit Global Agriculture, Says U.N.

The United Nations has warned that drought, disease and war are preventing farmers from producing enough food for millions of people across Africa and other regions.Recurring droughts have destroyed most harvests in the Sahel. Credit:Kristin Palitza/IPS By ...

Avoiding the Mistakes of the Asian Green Revolution in Africa

Richard Taylor, a Professor of Hydrogeology from the University College London (UCL) (far left) is the principal investigator in a project to study groundwater resources to understand more how to use the resource to alleviate poverty. Credit: Isaiah ...

Sol-Gel Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Epsolay® Phase 3 Program in Papulopustular Rosacea

All primary and secondary endpoints achieved in both Phase 3 clinical trials Rapid efficacy demonstrated, with statistical significance reached as early as Week 2 compared with vehicle Favorable safety and tolerability profile, similar to vehicle Conference ...

We Can Get the 2030 Agenda Back on Track – With More Empowered, Inclusive, & Equal Partnerships

Credit: United Nations By Ulrika Modeer and Susanna MooreheadUNITED NATIONS, Jul 5 2019 – The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, universally adopted in 2015, is a plan to create a better and more sustainable future for all in just 15 years, ...

Africa’s Free Trade Area Misses Nigeria

Fishing trade in the village of Orimedu, Lagos State, Nigeria. Credit: Arne Hoel/World Bank By Mattias SköldUPPSALA, Sweden, Jul 5 2019 – When Africa’s free trade area launches on 7 July, a key player will be missing. However, Victor Adetula, ...

Zero Population Growth vs Population Control

By Marian StarkeyWASHINGTON DC, Jul 4 2019 – Knowledge is power, but with the caveat that said knowledge is based in fact. Otherwise, it’s misinformation. I appreciate the journalism of IPS. Similarly, I respect and spend much of my time advocating ...

Australia’s Forgotten Asylum Seekers

By Charlotte MunnsUNITED NATIONS, Jul 4 2019 – As the focus of Australian politics shifts away from refugee and asylum-seeker policies, the government avoids accountability for inhumane actions. Despite clear concerns that Australia’s offshore ...

Libya Tragedy: Why Lock up Migrants in the First Place?

African migrants in Libya. Libya is one of the main departure points for African migrants, fleeing poverty and war, to try to reach Italy by boat. Some 3,800 migrants and refugees are held in government-run detention centres in Tripoli and elsewhere ...
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