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The Double Burden of Malnutrition

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Posted by admin 25 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Not only do 805 million people go to bed hungry every day, with one-third of global food production (1.3 billion tons each year) being wasted, there is another scenario that reflects the nutrition paradox even more starkly: two billion people are affected by micronutrients deficiencies while 500 million individuals suffer from obesity. The first-ever Global […]

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OPINION: A Plea for Banning Nuke Tests and Nuclear Weapons

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Posted by admin 25 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Dr. Lassina Zerbo is Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO)

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Pakistan’s Paraplegics Learning to Stand on their Own Feet

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Posted by admin 24 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
When a stray bullet fired by Taliban militants became lodged in her spine last August, 22-year-old Shakira Bibi gave up all hopes of ever leading a normal life. Though her family rushed her to the Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar, capital city of Pakistan’s northern-most Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, doctors told the young girl that […]

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OPINION: How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo

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Posted by admin 24 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Arturo Lopez-Levy is a visiting lecturer at Mills College, California and a PhD Candidate at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

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Mexico’s Undead Rise Up

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Posted by admin 28 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Charlotte María Sáenz is a contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus. She teaches Global Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. A longer version of this piece originally appeared at Other Worlds.

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Proposal for International Anti-Corruption Court Seeing “Significant” Momentum

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Posted by admin 28 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
The key U.S. advocate of a proposal to create a multilateral body mandated to investigate allegations of political corruption says the idea is receiving significant interest from civil society, politicians and major business leaders. Mark L. Wolf, a U.S. federal judge, first proposed the idea of an International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC) in two articles this […]

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The Future of the Planet and the Irresponsibility of Governments

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Posted by admin 27 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
In this column, Roberto Savio – founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News – argues that governments are unwilling to take steps to do something concrete to halt climate change because of their incestuous relations with energy corporations and because they are unable – or unwilling – to see beyond their immediate existence.

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To Fight Inequality, Latin America Needs Transparency…and More

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Posted by admin 27 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
As public policy, political transparency and open data need an active ingredient to bring about social change that would reduce inequality in Latin America: citizen participation, said regional experts consulted by IPS. That is the link that ties together open data and the transformation of society and that democratises access to rights and opportunities, said […]

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