Liberation, Not Liberalization, Responsible for China’s Economic Miracle

By Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame SundaramBERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 2019 – Any balanced assessment of the so-called Chinese economic miracle will recognize that it was extremely successful, not only during the reform period from ...

Seeing Through the Smog: Can New Delhi Find a Way to Limit Air Pollution?

A view of India Gate, a war memorial located in New Delhi, covered by a thick layer of smog. Credit: Malav Goswami/IPS By Umar Manzoor ShahNEW DELHI , Nov 19 2019 – Ankita Gupta, a housewife from south Delhi, is anxious about whether ...

Climate Change and Loss of Species: Our Greatest Challenges

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating. Credit: UN By Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Nov 19 2019 – Mottled and reddish, the Lake Oku puddle frog has made its tragic debut on ...

End Rape—an Intolerable Cost to Society

Credit: UN Women By Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaUNITED NATIONS, Nov 19 2019 – If I could have one wish granted, it might well be a total end to rape. That means a significant weapon of war gone from the arsenal of conflict, the absence of ...

Africa is Better Placed Than Ever for Investment

By External SourceJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 18 2019 – The Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and Prime Minister Agostinho do Rosario of Mozambique engaged in a discussion ...

Net Food Importer Turkey Grapples with Challenges of Food Self-sufficiency

Turkey’s farmers struggle with the effects of climate change, land degradation and other barriers to sustainable agriculture. Mark Nesbitt/CC by 2.0 By Ed HoltVIENNA, Nov 18 2019 – Despite latest research showing Turkey lagging in ...

“Transformational Benefits” of Ending Outdoor Defecation

A Dalit woman stands outside a dry toilet located in an upper caste villager’s home in Mainpuri, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Credit: Shai Venkatraman/IPS By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Nov 18 2019 – Ending the ...

Bringing Silicon Valley to Kathmandu Valley

Credit: MONIKA DEUPALA/SONIA AWALE By Sonia AwaleKATHMANDU, Nov 18 2019 – For those who think that Nepal is too underdeveloped to make full use of artificial intelligence (AI), think again. That is exactly what they used to say about ...

The Ocean in Us: Ocean Action for Climate Ambition

The Ocean at sunset seen from SPC headquarters in Noumea. Credit: Cameron Diver By Cameron DiverNOUMEA, New Caledonia, Nov 18 2019 – In just under a month, countries around the world will gather for UNFCCC COP 25. The hashtag for this ...

ICC Gives Greenlight for Probe into Violent Crimes Against Rohingya

A Rohingya girl goes to fetch water in Balukhali camp, Bangladesh. Credit: Umer Aiman Khan/IPS By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Nov 15 2019 – Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday authorized an investigation into alleged ...