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Parliamentary Elections with Gender Parity in Venezuela

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
More women could be elected to the Venezuelan legislature, but the new rule on gender parity for the upcoming parliamentary elections has been caught up in the political polarisation that has had this country in its grip for years. “This rule was long in coming, and is the product of decades of struggle and sacrifice […]

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Syrians: ‘Biggest Refugee Population From a Single Conflict in a Generation’

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Barely 10 months ago, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said the refugee population from Syria had reached the three million mark. Today, the latest data from the field show that the number has passed four million. “This is the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation,” U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees […]

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Science and Technology a Game Changer for Post-2015 Development Agenda

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
A group of international scientists, designated as advisers to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has conveyed a significantly timely message to him: science, technology and innovation (STI) can be “the game changer” for the U.N.’s future development efforts. Closing the gap between developed and developing countries depends on first closing investment gaps in international science,

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Groups Slam Green Climate Fund Approval of Firms Tied to Dirty Energy

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Posted by admin 23 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Civil society representatives attending the board meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Songdo, South Korea expressed strong disappointment Thursday with the board’s decision to accredit Deutsche Bank – one of the world’s largest financiers of coal – to receive and distribute GCF funds. The Fund is the United Nations’ premier mechanism for funding […]

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Opinion: Scale Up Innovative Financing for Development

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Posted by admin 23 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Jomo Kwame Sundaram is Assistant Director General at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations headquartered in Rome

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Humanitarian Emergencies Lend Urgency to World Population Day

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Posted by admin 23 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
On the eve of World Population Day, the United Nations is fighting a virtually losing battle against growing humanitarian emergencies triggered mostly by military conflicts that are displacing people by the millions – and rendering them either homeless or reducing them to the status of refugees. The number of forcibly displaced people has risen to […]

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Civil Society has Vital Role to Play in Post-2015 Development Agenda

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Posted by admin 23 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
“The action of the private sector can make or break the post-2015 development agenda,” Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, said in his opening remarks at a side event hosted in the context of a high-level political forum at the U.N. on Tuesday. The event entitled “Involving civil society in the […]

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Opinion: ASEAN Must Unite Against Climate Change

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Posted by admin 23 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Jed Alegado (@jedalegado) is a climate campaigner based in the Philippines. He holds a masters degree in Public Management from the Ateneo School of Government.

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