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In Search of Jobs, Cameroonian Women May End Up as Slaves in Middle East

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Her lips are quavering her hands trembling. Susan (not her real name) struggles to suppress stubborn tears, but the outburst comes, spontaneously, and the tears stream down her cheeks as she sobs profusely. The story of this 28-year-old’s servitude in Kuwait is mind-boggling. Between her sobs, she tells IPS how she left Cameroon two years […]

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Opinion: What Will It Take to Bring a Second Green Revolution to India?

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Professor Bijay Singh is a Senior Scientist at the Indian National Science Academy’s Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University.

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Fear Stalks Students in Northern Pakistan

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It has been seven months since a group of gunmen raided the Army Public School in Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, killing 145 people, including 132 students. For the most part, the tragedy has faded off international headlines, but for the families of the victims and survivors, the memory is as fresh as the […]

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Civil Society Sceptical Over “Action Agenda” to Finance Development

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Despite high expectations, the third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) ended on a predictable note: the United Nations proclaimed it a roaring success while most civil society organisations (CSOs) expressed scepticism over the final outcome. Hours after the conclusion of the conference in the Ethiopian capital, the United Nations trumpeted the Addis Ababa […]

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IPS Reporter Wins Dag Hammarskjöld Fellowship

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Posted by admin 13 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
IPS journalist Fabíola Ortiz is the winner of one of four prestigious Dag Hammarskjöld fellowships to cover the United Nations in fall 2015. The fellowship, named after the former U.N. Secretary-General, gives journalists from developing countries an opportunity to observe deliberations during the first 10 weeks of the U.N. General Assembly (September-November) in New York; […]

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Opinion: Unrestrained ‘Privatisation of Poverty-Reduction’ Puts Human Rights at Risk

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Savio Carvalho is Senior Advisor, Campaigning on International Development and Human Rights, Amnesty International, International Secretariat, London, and has worked for two decades in the Development and Human Rights sector in South and Central Asia, East Africa and Europe.

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Opinion: U.N. Can Help Reform the International Financial System

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Posted by admin 15 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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Nuclear Deal Takes U.S.-Iran Ties Out of Deep Freeze – Partly, at Least

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A final deal was reached on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme in the early morning hours of July 14 in Vienna, over a decade after talks between Iran and world powers began. “This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring about real and meaningful change — change that makes our country, and the world, safer and […]

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