image Feb 22, 2017 10:00 AM ET ROMA: De árabes y musulmanes ante el prohibicionismo de Trump iCrowdNewswire - Feb 22, 2017 - Mientras la decisión del presidente Donald Trump de prohibir la entrada de ciudadanos de siete países de mayoría musulmana en Estados Unidos sigue deambulando por laberintos jurídicos sobre su legalidad, quizás sea útil aclarar algunos mitos que a menudo conducen a una aún mayor confusión con respecto a quiénes son árabes y quiénes musulmanes. (more...)

Feb 21, 2017 5:46 PM ET Funding Lags to Combat Land Degradation iCrowdNewswire - Feb 21, 2017 - By Justus Wanzala  Delegates meeting at the Fifteenth Session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 15) of UNCCD held in Nairobi Oct. 18-20, 2016. Credit: Justus Wanzala/IPS NAIROBI, Oct 26 2016 (IPS) - Land degradation already affects millions of people, bringing biodiversity loss,. (more...)

Feb 21, 2017 5:42 PM ET Q&A: Land Degradation Could Force 135 Million to Migrate in Next 30 Years iCrowdNewswire - Feb 21, 2017 - By Manipadma Jena Manipadma Jena interviews the executive secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) MONIQUE BARBUT A man stands in the middle of parched paddy land in the northern Kilinochchi District, Sri Lanka. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPS NEW DELHI/BONN, Oct 18 2016 (IPS) - One of the. (more...)

Feb 21, 2017 2:30 PM ET PARIS: Celebrated Iraqi Musician Naseer Shamma Named UNESCO Artist for Peace iCrowdNewswire - Feb 21, 2017 - Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO, will name Iraqi composer and oud virtuoso Naseer Shamma as a UNESCO Artist for Peace in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters on 23 February (6.30 pm). (more...)

Feb 21, 2017 9:56 AM ET The World Faces a ‘Terrible Lack of Trust’ iCrowdNewswire - Feb 21, 2017 - By IPS World Desk  Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General. Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré DUBAI/ROME, Feb 14 2017 (IPS) - The world faces a “terrible lack of trust,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said addressing the World Government Summit in the Emirati city of Dubai, and called for reconciliation between people,. (more...)

image Feb 20, 2017 11:45 AM ET ROME: Of Arabs and Muslims and the Big Ban iCrowdNewswire - Feb 20, 2017 - Now that President Donald Trump’s decision to ban citizens of seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States continues to drift into legal labyrinths about its legality–or not, it may be useful to clarify some myths that often lead to an even greater confusion regarding the over-written, under-reported issue of who are Arabs and who Muslims. (more...)

image Feb 18, 2017 2:32 PM ET Santa Fe, NM: ART SONGS FOR SYRIANS IN EXILE – Finding Refuge tells the story of five Syrians who left their war-torn homes, seeking safety in neighboring countries iCrowdNewswire - Feb 18, 2017 - Tara Khozein and I are making a new album of art songs. It will live up to the high standards of artistry that you've come to expect from us. Here's the story. Finding Refuge tells the story of five Syrians who left their war-torn homes, seeking safety in neighboring countries. (more...)

image Feb 17, 2017 7:46 AM ET Pakistan: Ambreen – A loan of $350 helps to buy new sewing machine and stitching materials for her stitching business. iCrowdNewswire - Feb 17, 2017 - Ambreen is 45 years old. She is a housewife and looks after her family of six. She is well-trained in stitching clothes. She provides stitching services to people from her own home. She needs to purchase a sewing machine and a variety of stitching materials for the shop, including: threads, needles, cloth, etc. (more...)

image Feb 16, 2017 6:30 PM ET Pakistan: Fear of Education iCrowdNewswire - Feb 16, 2017 - There are two prevailing mindsets that could account for the staggered growth of female education in Pakistan: that which thinks of education as an asset, and the other which views it as a threat. (more...)

Feb 16, 2017 10:20 AM ET The Algerian Emir Who Set a Protection of Prisoners Code in 1842 iCrowdNewswire - Feb 16, 2017 - By IPS World Desk Abdelkader saving Christians during the Druze/Christian strife of 1860. Painting by Jean Baptiste Huysmans. Public Domain ROME / OXFORD, UK, Feb 15 2017 (IPS) - As far back as the 1830s, Algerian Emir Abd el Qader el Jazairy was known for having introduced, among others, rules. (more...)

image Feb 15, 2017 5:22 PM ET Avi Does The Holy Land – A Borat meets Broad City satirical web-series set in the most contentious state in the Middle East iCrowdNewswire - Feb 15, 2017 - Avi Does the Holy Land is a satirical web series that blurs the boundaries between documentary and narrative. The series centers around the exploits of Avi, a fictional blogger who moves to Israel and starts her own vlog. (more...)

Feb 15, 2017 3:55 PM ET ROMA: La comida contaminada enferma a 700 millones de personas al año iCrowdNewswire - Feb 15, 2017 - Parecería la versión moderna y sin fin de las siete plagas de Egipto: vaca loca, gripe aviar, pescado contaminado con plomo, gripe porcina y langosta del desierto, la más peligrosa de las plagas migratorias, por no mencionar a la roya agresiva, que pone en riesgo a los cultivos de trigo en tres continentes. Pero hay más. (more...)

Feb 14, 2017 10:29 AM ET Mistrust Hindering Global Solutions, says Secretary General iCrowdNewswire - Feb 14, 2017 - By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, Feb 13 2017 (IPS) - The global lack of confidence and trust is undermining the ability to solve the world’s complex problems, said UN Secretary-General during an international conference.   UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Credit: UN Photo The 5th Annual World Government Summit (WGS), hosted. (more...)

image Feb 13, 2017 1:45 PM ET NEW YORK: Supporting Local Organisations: A Syrian Perspective iCrowdNewswire - Feb 13, 2017 - Just 0.2 percent of humanitarian funding goes directly to local and national NGOs, according to a major UN review of humanitarian financing published ahead of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit. Yet nearly one year after the summit, little has changed. International donors continue to overlook organisations with local roots and local knowledge, despite their often much lower operating costs. (more...)

Feb 13, 2017 12:37 PM ET Dubai Ruler Warns Against Economic Isolation at Summit Meeting iCrowdNewswire - Feb 13, 2017 - By Razeena Raheem ROME, Feb 13 2017 (IPS) - Speaking at the opening of the two-day World Government Summit in Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said economic openness is a ground reality.   Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid. (more...)

Feb 13, 2017 12:00 PM ET GENEVA: New Mandate for LGBTI Rights at the UN iCrowdNewswire - Feb 13, 2017 - The first-ever independent UN expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Thai lawyer Vivit Muntarbhorn, has already begun the process of open and transparent consultations with individuals, social organizations and States, although some of them still object to the mandate. (more...)

image Feb 13, 2017 10:30 AM ET KUALA LUMPUR: Major Crisis, Minor Reforms iCrowdNewswire - Feb 13, 2017 - The 2008-2009 financial breakdown, precipitated by the US housing mortgage crisis, has triggered an extended stagnation in the developed economies, initially postponed in much of the developing world by high primary commodity prices until 2014. Yet, the financial crisis and protracted economic slowdown since has not led to profound changes in the conventional wisdom or policy prescriptions, especially at the international level, despite global economic integration since the 1980s. (more...)

Feb 13, 2017 9:00 AM ET ROME: Every Year 700 Million People Fall Ill from Contaminated Food iCrowdNewswire - Feb 13, 2017 - It may sound like an endless tale of modern seven plagues: mad cows, avian flu, led-poisoned fish, swine fever, desert locusts being the most dangerous of migratory pests, let alone new, aggressive rust threatening entire wheat crops in three continents, just to mention a few. Now it is about contaminated food that every year causes illness to 1 in 10 people around the world – or around 700 million – killing 420,000 people as a result. (more...)

image Feb 13, 2017 8:00 AM ET ROMA/GINEBRA: Terrible vacío instaló una crisis mundial iCrowdNewswire - Feb 13, 2017 - “El mundo está en crisis, y lo que no es menos importante, debido a que las élites gobernantes se distanciaron de las necesidades y de las aspiraciones de la gente. El sentimiento de haber quedado atrás hizo que se revelaran contra la gobernanza estratificada de sus países”, alertan especialistas. (more...)

image Feb 13, 2017 7:30 AM ET Pakistan: Growth & Job Generation iCrowdNewswire - Feb 13, 2017 - Pakistan needs to generate millions of new jobs a year if it wants to absorb the young people who are currently looking to join the workforce. And it will need to continue creating an even larger number of new jobs every year, for at least a couple of decades, since we are still going through a demographic transition and are adding more young people to the population than there are people exiting the workforce. Female participation rates in the labour force continue to be quite low. If more women were to come into the workforce as they should, we will need even more jobs. (more...)

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Global Anti-Foaming Agents Market – Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts to 2021 – Increasing Adoption of Anti-foaming Agents in Bioprocess Market

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Global Ampoules Packaging Market to Grow at a CAGR of 8.6%, 2017-2021 with Gerresheimer, J. Penner, James Alexander, Nipro & SCHOTT Dominating

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