Climate Showdown Starts in Paris

Paris has finally arrived. During the next two weeks, a massive conference centre in the outskirts of the French capital will play host to the ultimate United Nations conference and the single most important climate change event in decades. The [...] Read more »

Paris Climate Summit Opens With Dire Warning

By Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30 2015 (IPS)

When the climate summit opened in Paris on Monday, the mood was overwhelmingly pessimistic — largely about the current state of the global environment.
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Child Marriages Will Increase Without Action, Warns UNICEF

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30 2015 (IPS)

If current trends continue, the number of child brides in Africa could more than double by 2050, UN’s children fund (UNICEF) warned in a new report.
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Zimbabwe’s Long Road in Ending Poverty and Hunger

Noel Bhizori has a permanent post at a traffic light in Bulawayo’s central business district where he sells mobile phone recharge cards at a busy intersection. “The profits are little but then this is the only means to earn a living I know,” [...] Read more »