Jun 2, 2017 9:21 PM ET Brazil Drives New School Feeding Model in the Region iCrowdNewswire - Jun 2, 2017 - A farmer picks lettuce in Santa María de Jetibá, a hilly farming municipality that is the main supplier of agricultural products for school meals in the city of Vitoria, 90 km away along a winding highway. It is home to the largest Pomeranian community in Brazil and possibly in the. (more...)

Jun 2, 2017 8:21 PM ET Alert Over Lethal Virus Affecting Popular Tilapia Fish iCrowdNewswire - Jun 2, 2017 - Though not a human health risk, Tilapia Lake Virus has large potential impact on global food security and nutrition. Credit: FAOBy IPS World DeskROME, May 29 2017 (IPS)A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world’s most important fish for human consumption, the United. (more...)

Jun 2, 2017 6:21 PM ET Britain Mourns While Sri Lanka Groans iCrowdNewswire - Jun 2, 2017 - By Neville de SilvaMay 28 2017 (The Sunday Times - Sri Lanka)It was a week of tragedy and farce. Here in the UK death came suddenly and unexpectedly one night last week. The country went into mourning as the single biggest suicide bomb attack in the UK brought home a. (more...)

Jun 2, 2017 5:21 PM ET There Is More at Stake Than Freedom of Press iCrowdNewswire - Jun 2, 2017 - By Eresh Omar JamalMay 28 2017 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh)The notion of today’s press freedom is deeply rooted in the idea of freedom of speech and expression, intellectual freedom, liberty of thought, etc. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, given that the basis of a democratic government is “the opinion. (more...)

Jun 2, 2017 3:21 PM ET Asean Environment: Wetlands for Disaster Resilience iCrowdNewswire - Jun 2, 2017 - By Ambassador Amado TolentinoMay 28 2017 (Manila Times)The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami originating in an earthquake in the sea off Sumatra in Indonesia devastated 12 countries, including Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. As an immediate response, the periodic Asian Wetlands Symposium held in 2005 (in India) recommended, among others, to. (more...)

Jun 2, 2017 2:21 PM ET Valuing Water Beyond the Money iCrowdNewswire - Jun 2, 2017 - The catchment area of the Katse Dam in Lesotho, which flows into South Africa. Credit: Campbell Easton/IPSBy Paula FrayJOHANNESBURG, May 29 2017 (IPS)Amid the worst drought in a century, South Africans are kick-starting a global consultative process to agree on the values of water in a bid to ensure more. (more...)

May 31, 2017 11:20 AM ET Growing Unemployed Youth in Africa a Time Bomb, But… iCrowdNewswire - May 31, 2017 - A panel discussion on Africa-Asia partnerships featuring AFDB Group President Akinwumi Adesina, Benin President Patrice Talon, Vice President of Cote d'Ivoire Daniel Kablan Duncan and Hellen Hai of Made in Africa Initiative. Credit: Friday Phiri/IPSBy Friday PhiriAHMEDABAD, India, May 29 2017 (IPS)There are nearly 420 million young Africans between the. (more...)

May 30, 2017 4:21 PM ET Millions of Homes in Mexico Suffer from “Energy Poverty” iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2017 - A house with a solar panel in the municipality of Tula, in Hidalgo, a state adjacent to Mexico City. Non-conventional renewable sources are considered an instrument to combat energy poverty. Credit: Emilio Godoy/IPSBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, May 29 2017 (IPS)Energy poverty afflicts millions of homes in Mexico, with many social,. (more...)

May 30, 2017 12:21 PM ET Time To Focus On ‘Hidden Hunger’ iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2017 - Children, Kafue, Zambia. Credit: Brian Moonga/IPSBy Bev PostmaWASHINGTON DC, May 26 2017 (IPS)As World Hunger Day May 28 approaches, it is time for us all to redouble our efforts to reach the goal of Zero Hunger by prioritizing the battle against micronutrient deficiency. If the international community pulls together this. (more...)

May 30, 2017 11:21 AM ET Forty-Five Years Since Stockholm, Twenty-Five Years Since the Earth Summit and Five Years Since Rio+20 iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2017 - The UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals are projected onto UN headquarters. UN Photo/Cia PakBy Felix DoddsUNITED NATIONS, May 30 2017 (IPS)Over the past five years, I have written with a number of co-authors the history of the sustainable development movement at the global level prior to the first UN Conference. (more...)

May 29, 2017 6:40 PM ET Slow Growth Stalls SDGs’ Progress iCrowdNewswire - May 29, 2017 - By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 25 2017 (IPS)The world will not be on track to eradicate poverty by 2030 if current growth trends continue, a UN task force found. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, briefs journalists on the launch of the 2017 “Progress and Prospects” report of. (more...)

May 29, 2017 5:40 PM ET Nutrition Key to Developing Africa’s “Grey Matter Infrastructure” iCrowdNewswire - May 29, 2017 - AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina adressing delegates at the nutrition event while Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, World Food Prize Foundation, listens. Credit: Friday Phiri/IPSBy Friday PhiriAHMEDABAD, India, May 24 2017 (IPS)Developing Africa’s ‘grey matter infrastructure’ through multi-sector investments in nutrition has been identified as a game changer for Africa’s sustainable development.Experts here. (more...)

May 29, 2017 4:40 PM ET Menstrual Health and Vitality: Breaking the Silence, Stemming the Flood iCrowdNewswire - May 29, 2017 - A large section of people from the Mithapukur region, over 300 people, young girls and women, female and male teachers and local and national media attended the 'Labonno' project training and capacity building workshop. Credit: News NetworkBy Archana PatkarvGENEVA, May 23 2017 (IPS)Menstruation matters to everyone, everywhere. But it still. (more...)

May 29, 2017 3:40 PM ET What does it Take to Solve a Statelessness Crisis? iCrowdNewswire - May 29, 2017 - Credit: Amnesty InternationalBy Robin GuittardMEXICO CITY, May 23 2017 (IPS)Three years ago today, authorities in the Dominican Republic passed a law seeking to address a statelessness crisis that has effectively stripped thousands of people off their Dominican nationality and with it,  denied them a range of human rights.The crisis exploded. (more...)

May 25, 2017 1:21 PM ET Big polluting lobbyists may be forced to declare interests at UN talks iCrowdNewswire - May 25, 2017 - By Rabiya ShabeehABU DHABI, UAE, May 25 2017 (IPS)Is the presence of the fossil fuel industry necessary in global climate change negotiations, or does their presence in these talks represent a conflict of interest and undermine global progress? Offshore Oil Rig Drilling Platform. Credit: BigstockThe push from developing countries to. (more...)

May 25, 2017 12:21 PM ET Q&A: “It’s a Crime” that 35 Million Latin Americans Still Suffer from Hunger iCrowdNewswire - May 25, 2017 - Julio Berdegué, FAO regional representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, in his office in Santiago. Credit: Maximiliano Valencia/FAOBy Orlando MilesiSANTIAGO, May 24 2017 (IPS)The fight against hunger has been “remarkably successful” in Latin America and the Caribbean, but “it is a crime” that 35 million people still go to. (more...)

May 24, 2017 8:21 PM ET Mideast: Growing Urbanisation Worsens Water Scarcity, Food Imports iCrowdNewswire - May 24, 2017 - Egyptian countryside south of Luxor, Egypt. In the background: the village of Al Bayadiyah. Photo: Marc Ryckaert (MJJR). Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.By Baher KamalROME, May 24 2017 (IPS)Conflict and insecurity remain the key barriers to development progress in the Middle East and North Africa. In Iraq, Libya, Syria,. (more...)

May 24, 2017 6:21 PM ET Gateway Portals and the Quest for Sustainable Urbanization iCrowdNewswire - May 24, 2017 - 125th Station, Broadway. Credit: Joan Erakit/IPSBy Joan ErakitNEW YORK, May 24 2017 (IPS)On a busy Friday afternoon, the number 1 subway train heading north through Manhattan’s Westside comes out of a dark tunnel –and if one takes a minute to release oneself from communication devices—one can catch sight of the. (more...)

May 24, 2017 6:21 PM ET The Ocean Conference: An Integrated Vision that must be Delivered iCrowdNewswire - May 24, 2017 - Jan Kellet is Advisor for Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Risk Management, UNDPBy Jan KelletUNITED NATIONS, May 24 2017 (IPS)In March 2015 at the Sendai World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction, the then President of Kirbati, Anote Tong, made it very clear how vulnerable his country was to climate and. (more...)

May 23, 2017 11:21 PM ET Ph Needs to Build, Build, Build – Not Burn – Bridges iCrowdNewswire - May 23, 2017 - By Editor, The Manila Times, PhilippinesMay 21 2017 (Manila Times)Like it or not, the Philippines needs to have more friends in the global community, real friends who will offer real support in times of trouble, like a threat of war from China. And building bridges to other countries, instead of. (more...)

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