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Activists argue that water and sanitation must be a stand-alone goal in the post-2015 framework. The United Nations is on the verge of releasing a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) perhaps 17 or more to replace the eight Millennium
Most South Asian nations struggle with the twin problems of early marriage and teenage pregnancy, making it crucial to tackle both simultaneously, experts say. If 22-year-old Rashda Naureen could go back six years in time, she would never have agreed
Angel and Guadalupe Villalobos work near the University of Costa Rica in San Jose. He is a hairdresser at a beauty salon and she distributes fruit for a small business run by this brother and sister. In Latin America, young people are the main link
The new official secrets law in Honduras clamps down on freedom of expression, strengthens corruption and enables public information on defence and security affairs to be kept secret for up to 25 years, according to a confidential report seen by IPS.
The U.N. study singles out the increased access to drinking water sources, an improvement in the lives of slum dwellers and the achievement of gender parity in primary schools. With 17 months before the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) reach their
Mauritians protest against the construction of a 100-megawatt (MW) coal power plant in Pointe-aux-Caves, on the west of the island. They say the project will cause irreparable damage to them and the environment of this Indian Ocean island nation.
Garifuna children from Honduras relax at one of the shelters on Mexican migration routes. In early May, the Irapuato Migrants' House, in the centre-west Mexican state of Guanajuato, took in a group of 152 Garifuna Afro-Caribbean people from Honduras.
He died in her arms on Jun. 28, of a chest infection that he contracted when the family fled their home in Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency, where a full-scale military offensive against the Taliban has forced nearly half a million people to flee...
Rose Fungulana, a 53-year-old farmer, fears that if DRC President Joseph Kabila is allowed to serve a third term of office, there will be a rebellion that will increase the risk of sexual assault against women. Proposals to review the Democratic
IPS Articles We have been relatively successful in the area of environmental administrative justice, the TAA president, judge Jose Lino Chaves, told IPS. In his view, the TAA's change of language and actions since 2008 has managed to warn Costa