Vibrant Civil Society Essential for Sustainable Development in Iran

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran By Sohrab Razzaghi and Masana Ndinga-KangaJOHANNESBURG / AMSTERDAM, Oct 15 2019 – 2019 has not been a good year for Iranian human rights activists. At a time where civic space had completely closed, many watched in disbelief as the regime mounted even more restrictions on civil society. Over recent months, […]

Stop the Waste: UN Food Agencies Call for Action to Reduce Global Hunger

According to the UN, an estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten. By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Oct 15 2019 – With one-third of food produced for human consumption lost or wasted, and millions still going hungry, the UN’s food-related […]

The IPCC’s Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere – What it means for Africa’s coastal cities

A coastal city, Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, is an area where people have relied on the ocean for food and employment for as long as they have lived there. Credit: Travis Lupick/IPS By Kate StrachanOct 15 2019 – The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing […]

Why Are So Many Nepali Workers in Korea Committing Suicide?

Bandana Timalsina reaches out to touch her husband‘s face one last time before his cremation at Pashupati in August. Kedar Timalsina hung himself at a seafood factory in Busan where he worked. Photos: Ki Mindo/ The Seoul Shinmun By Ki MindoSEOUL, Oct 15 2019 – For many Nepalis, it is dream to find work in […]

How the Oceans and the Cryosphere are Under Threat and What it Means for Africa- IPCC Author Explains

By Isaiah EsipisuADDIS ABABA, Oct 15 2019 – “Special reports come to address issues that need deeper understanding and deeper research,” Dr James Kairo, one of the lead authors of the ‘Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate,’ a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told IPS. […]

The Future of Asia-Pacific’s Cities

UN Forum opens with call for decisive action in cities to deliver on SDG targets By PRESS RELEASEPENANG, Malaysia, Oct 15 2019 (IPS-Partners) (ESCAP news) — The Seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF-7) opened today with a strong call for cities to take the lead and embrace a “can do” spirit in driving sustainable development commitments […]

Global Challenges for the ‘NextGen’

By Lindsay FalveyMELBOURNE, Oct 15 2019 – Success has many parents – so the saying goes. In the case of the massive successes of international agricultural research, no one person can claim parentage. There are heroes along the way such as Norman Borlaug and his early cereal breeding, and the team that eliminated the cattle […]

A Major Step Forward in Reducing Food Loss and Waste is Critical to Achieve the SDGs

A farmer picks string beans in Cuba. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS By External SourceROME, Oct 15 2019 – A new FAO report launched today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization provides insights into how much food is lost – as well as where and why – at different stages of the food supply chain, […]

OECD Tax Reform Proposal Could Be Better

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 2019 – The OECD Secretariat published its proposed ‘unified approach’ to reform international tax rules to address tax challenges posed by digitalization on 9 October 2019. Under current rules, there is little chance of a company being taxed without its physical presence in […]

Avant Global and White Field Capital Announce Launch Of $200 Million Private Equity Growth Fund


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