News headlines in November 2011, page 4

  1. SPAIN: Self-Financed Communities 'A Tool for Building Trust'

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    On the first Sunday of every month, Abdoulaye Fall, from Senegal, meets a group of people in Barcelona, to contribute money to a common fund or to take out a loan. This is one of 60 self-financed communities in Spain, an alternative to traditional banking systems that is having a powerful social effect.

  2. ‘Accountability Vital in Improving Aid Effectiveness’

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Key actors meeting in Busan on Tuesday, the first day of the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4), lay emphasis on inclusive ownership, mutual accountability and the platform of the groundbreaking 2005 Paris Declaration.

  3. Reclaiming a Waste Land Called Ukraine

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Ukrainian authorities are launching a massive nationwide project to transform the country’s dangerous and inefficient waste disposal network as officials admit the former Soviet state is facing an 'ecological catastrophe'.

  4. BALKANS: Fearing the ‘White al-Qaeda’

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Mevludin Jasarevic (23) is in police custody in Sarajevo, scarcely revealing how he came to the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina and went on a shooting spree in front of the United States embassy last month.

  5. Sweden Runs Into South Sudanese Oilgate

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    Civil society leaders in South Sudan are closely watching a legal battle unfolding in Sweden, as prosecutors investigate an oil company accused of involvement in massive human rights abuses here.

  6. Washington Frets Over Pakistan Response to Soldiers' Deaths

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    As the Pentagon scrambled Monday to satisfy Pakistani demands for a full accounting of Saturday's lethal air attack on two border posts, official Washington expressed hope that Islamabad's retaliation will be limited in both time and scope.

  7. 'God Wants Us to Live in a Garden, Not a Desert'

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    The European Union plan to save the Kyoto Protocol may meet its greatest obstacle in the developing world.

  8. Q&A: 'Gender Budgets Help You Think About People'

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    Gender responsive budgeting (GRB), a U.N. Women tool to curb inequality, 'helps you think about people…and to use resources in a more effective manner,' says Lorena Barba.

  9. Why Africa Must Remain United in Durban

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    African leaders have urged the international community to move the United Nations climate change negotiations, which started in Durban, South Africa on Monday, to a different level, and to prioritise adaptation for the continent.

  10. JAMAICA: Environmental Watchdog Breached Rules, Court Says

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    When Jamaica's environmental watchdog group approved road expansion and coastal improvement works inside the Palisadoes Port Royal Protected Area without consulting the public, environmentalists took them to court and won.