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Rock Glaciers Supply Water to Highlands Communities in Argentina

PNG Bougainville Prepares for Historic Vote on Nationhood

A pro-Independence rally gets underway in Arawa, Central Bougainville, Papua New Guinea on 22 October 2019. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPS By Catherine WilsonBUKA / ARAWA, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Nov 13 2019 – The people of Bougainville, ...

World Youth Call to Governments to Ban All Hin Drances to LGBTQI Communities

MARTIN KARADZHOV, Global Youth Commitee speaking at ICPD25. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi / IPS By Mantoe PhakathiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 – Governments across the world must ban all state-implemented harmful practices against the Lesbian, ...

ICPD25: Lessons From the East

Teruhiko Mashiko, Japan Parliamentary Federation for Population By Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 – The Japan Parliamentary Federation for Population represented by Mr Teruhiko Mashiko and its secretariat, the Asian Population ...

Women with Disabilities Speak out Against Exclusion at ICPD25

Jeffrey Jordan/ President of the Population Reference Bureau with ICPD25 participants. Credit: Joyce Chimbi / IPS By Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 – One in five women globally lives with a disability even as they have same ...

Africa Investment Forum 2019: MOU brings good news for Africa’s rail networks

Another deal signed on second day of the Africa Investment Forum 2019 By African Development BankJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 13 2019 (IPS-Partners) The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Thelo DB on Tuesday signed a Memorandum ...

Forced Child Marriage Must Be Stopped Says South Sudanese Child Activist

South Sudanese refugee, Priscilla Nyamal By Crystal OrdersonNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 13 2019 – Young women and girls are still subjected to a range of harmful practices and violence, including early marriage. Every year, an estimated 12 million ...

A New Deal for Sustainable Development

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Nov 13 2019 – Almost nine decades ago, newly elected US President Franklin Roosevelt introduced the New Deal in 1933 in response to the Great Depression. The New Deal consisted ...

2019 Africa Investment Forum kicks off delivering on the promise to redefine and unpack the continent’s investment opportunities

• $500 million equity closed for the Africa Infrastructure Investment Fund to speed up investments in agriculture  • Financial close for the Africa Guarantee Fund $175 Equity transaction to support Small and Medium Size Enterprises, ...

2019 Africa Visa Openness Index: African Union Commission, African Development Bank report shows wins in visa restrictions across Africa

- For the first time, on average, Africans can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival – Ethiopia moves up a record 32 places on the Index, entering the top 20 most visa-open countries in Africa By ...