News headlines in September 2012, page 3

  1. Breast Milk Banks, From Brazil to the World

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    Sep 27 (IPS) - Cíntia Rose Regis, 23, not only breastfeeds her 16-month-old daughter Zelda but has also been donating 600 ml a week of breast milk to a mothers’ milk bank in Brazil over the last year.

  2. Penang’s Women Lead Local Democracy

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    PENANG, Malaysia, Sep 27 (IPS) - A unique electoral exercise in Penang state, promoting  participatory and gender-responsive decision-making at the grassroots level, may serve as a cue for the revival of local elections in Malaysia.  

  3. Arab Spring Teaches Food Security

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    ARUSHA, Tanzania, Sep 27 (IPS) - African leaders should take note of the lessons learned from the Arab Spring and realise that ensuring good governance and food security will avoid crises on the continent, says Kofi Annan, chairman of the Africa Green Revolution Alliance.

  4. Living in Hiding From Libyan Militias

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    TRIPOLI, Sep 27 (IPS) - Farrah Hamary looks the picture of despair as sweat trickles down his face in Tripoli’s heat and humidity. Hamary is too afraid to give his full name or to allow his picture to be taken.

  5. Serbians Unite Against Nickel Extraction

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    BELGRADE, Sep 27 (IPS) - A popular Serbian proverb quips that when it comes to politics there are as many opinions as there are people in this central European country of seven million.

  6. Starving for an Equitable Food System

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (IPS) - The root cause of hunger and malnutrition for millions of people worldwide lies in the severely skewed and unfairly structured hierarchy of policymakers, not in natural disasters or food shortages, according to the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2012 (RTFN Watch) released Tuesday.

  7. Private Sector, U.N. Unite to Bring Millions into Classrooms

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (IPS) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday launched a new initiative aimed at giving education the highest political priority in the global agenda and ensuring progress towards the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  8. U.N. Takes Up Intervention Plan on Mali

    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    WASHINGTON, Sep 27 (IPS) - The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday began to debate a plan to deploy West African peacekeeping troops to tackle the six-month Islamist insurgency in northern Mali.

  9. Q&A: Migration Now a Key Part of the Global Economy

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - As international migration continues to grow in scope, complexity and impact, effectively managing it has steadily moved up on the agenda of the international community.

  10. U.N. Chief Fires Up Private Investment for Global Energy Solutions

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - Following a lukewarm outcome of the Rio+20 sustainable development negotiations in June, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is moving full-steam ahead on a new initiative aimed at leveraging public-private partnerships to bring modern energy to over one billion people by 2030.