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How NGOs in Rich Countries Control their Counterparts in Poor Countries…and Why they Refuse to Resolve it

July 14th, 2019

NAIROBI, Jul 12 (IPS) – Paul Okumu is head of secretariat for the Africa Platform on Governance, Responsible Business and the Social Contract. He is also head of strategy at the Internet of Things Solutions Africa.

Many NGOs around the world are fighting inequality between the rich and the poor, between the policies that make rich countries richer, and poor countries poorer. So while Civil Society Organizations claim to be equal and are are fighting together to secure space for engagement and to work, the bigger NGOs should also ask themselves why they are unwilling to let others who are less resourced take up the space where their voice can be heard. Why are they unwilling to fight policies that keep rich NGOs richer?

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We Can Get the 2030 Agenda Back on Track – With More Empowered, Inclusive, & Equal Partnerships

July 7th, 2019

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 05 (IPS) – Ulrika Modeer* is Director of UN Development Programme’s Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy & Susanna Moorehead* is Chair of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, universally adopted in 2015, is a plan to create a better and more sustainable future for all in just 15 years, through 17 Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs). It sounds implausible.

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Indigenous Rights Approach a Solution to Climate Change Crisis

June 30th, 2019

Jun 29 (IPS) – The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) was held in Bonn, Germany to rally behind a new approach to achieving a future that is more inclusive and sustainable than the present – through the establishment of secure and proper rights for all.

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From Tony Blair to Mette Frederiksen

June 23rd, 2019

ROME, Jun 21 (IPS) – Social Democrats, who had been steadily disappearing following the crisis of 2008, have been making a small comeback in the last year. Now they are in power in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and, most recently, in Denmark.

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Will A False Flag Iran War Cause A Financial Crisis?

June 17th, 2019

Just a couple of weeks ago the financial world’s biggest worry was the plunging price of oil. Supply was up, stockpiles were building and speculation was pointing towards $40 a barrel, a price at which the fracking/shale oil “miracle” would evaporate. A trillion dollars of related junk debt would default, taking a big part of […]

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U. S. Backing for Heated Tobacco Products Triggers Misrepresentation

June 16th, 2019

BANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 14 (IPS) – Wendell Balderas is Media & Communications Manager of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA)The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision authorizing the sale of Philip Morris International (PMI)’s heated tobacco system, IQOS, in the United States inadvertently puts a foot in the door to increase sales of new tobacco products in the developing world.

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OGP-APRM Collaboration A Positive Step for Good Governance in Africa

June 9th, 2019

NAIROBI, Jun 07 (IPS) – When two high profile governance initiatives strategically collaborate, the expected intent is to effect significant outcomes. Thus, the universe of democratic governance – lately buffeted by adverse winds of nationalism, intolerance and other threats – should take a keen note of the memorandum of understanding between Open Governance Partnerships (OGP) and Africa’s flagship governance programme, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), sealed on the sidelines of the just concluded 6th Convening of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), in Ottawa, Canada.  

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Pakistani and Afghan Refugees Seek Safe Haven in Sri Lanka

June 2nd, 2019

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 31 (IPS) – Caroline Gluck is Senior Regional Public Information Officer, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency. She is based in Bangkok, ThailandThirteen-year-old Bariea, a Pakistani asylum seeker in Sri Lanka, is taking shelter at a mosque in the city of Negombo, where an uneasy mix of high anxiety and extreme boredom hover over the room.

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Modernity Triumphs over Feudalism in India

May 26th, 2019

NEW DELHI, May 25 (IPS) – “We worked for the poor and they voted us back to power,” was the explanation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made to newly-elected legislators on Saturday, May 25, on the spectacular win scored by his nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India’s just concluded general elections.

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Stop The War on Children

May 19th, 2019

UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (IPS) – Too many children are dying as a result of explosive weapons, and the international community must step up to protect and declare children off limits in war.

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