News headlines in September 2014, page 5

  1. U.N. High-Level Summits Ignore World's Political Crises

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 22 (IPS) - As the 69th session of the General Assembly took off with the usual political pageantry, the United Nations will be hosting as many as seven "high-level meetings", "summits" and "special sessions" compressed into a single week - the largest number in living memory.

  2. ISIS Complicates Iran’s Nuclear Focus at UNGA

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Sep 22 (IPS) - Iran's foreign minister arrived in New York last week with his sights set on a final deal on Iran's nuclear programme. But a pressing regional conflict is hanging heavily over the already strained negotiations as Iran and world powers resume talks on the sidelines of this week's U.N. General Assembly.

  3. Climate Change an 'Existential Threat' for the Caribbean

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Sep 22 (IPS) - When it comes to climate change, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves doesn't mince words: he will tell you that it is a matter of life and death for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

  4. Mongolia’s Poorest Turn Garbage into Gold

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    ULAANBAATAR, Sep 22 (IPS) - Ulziikhutag Jigjid, 49, is a member of a 10-person group in the Khan-Uul district on the outskirts of Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar, which is producing brooms, chairs, containers, and other handmade products from discarded soda and juice containers.

  5. Green Economy Isn't Rocket Science – And It's Not Even Costly

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    UXBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 22 (IPS) - Acting on climate change will not hurt domestic economic growth, and in fact is more likely to boost growth, most analyses now show.

  6. Kenya’s Ogiek Women Conquer Cultural Barriers to Support their Families

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    NAKURU COUNTY, Kenya, Sep 22 (IPS) - Just two years ago, Mary Ondolo, a 50-year-old mother of nine from Kenya's marginalised, hunter-gatherer community, the Ogiek, used to live in a grass thatched, mud house for decades. 

  7. Only the Crazy and Economists Believe Growth is Endless

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    LEIPZIG, Sep 22 (IPS) - From the mid-20th century onwards, economic growth has come to count as a self-evident goal in economic policies and GDP to be seen as the most important index for measuring economic activities.

  8. Half a Century of Struggle Against Underdevelopment

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    ROME, Sep 22 (IPS) - The idea of creating Inter Press Service (IPS) arose in the early 1960s in response to awareness that a vacuum existed in the world of journalism, which had two basic aspects.

  9. French Add Voice to Global Climate Action

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    PARIS, Sep 21 (IPS) - As if to highlight the reality of climate change, the rain came pouring down here as demonstrators prepared to rally for political action to combat global warming.

  10. OPINION: Invest in Young People to Harness Africa’s Demographic Dividend

    Sunday, September 21, 2014

    JOHANNESBURG, Sep 21 (IPS) - Different issues will be competing for the attention of different African leaders attending the 69th United Nations General Assembly Special Session on International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 in New York on Sep 22.