News headlines in March 2015, page 3

  1. Turkey Investing in Coal Despite Cheaper Renewable Energy

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    GENEVA, Mar 27 (IPS) - In response to rising demand for electricity, pressure to keep prices affordable and a need to maintain energy security, the Turkish government plans to increase electricity generation from coal.

  2. Decent Employment Opportunities for Young People in Rural Africa

    Friday, March 27, 2015

    JOHANNESBURG, Mar 27 (IPS) - Over half of the African continent's population is below the age of 25 and approximately 11 million young Africans are expected to enter the labour market every year for the next decade, say experts. 

  3. Kenya Struggles with Rising Alcoholism

    Friday, March 27, 2015

  4. Q&A: 'Protect Your Biodiversity'

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    ST. JOHN, Antigua, Mar 26 (IPS) - Richard Huber is chief of the Sustainable Communities, Hazard Risk, and Climate Change Section of the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organisation of American States (OAS). It's objective? Foster resilient, more sustainable cities – reducing, for example, consumption of water and energy – while simultaneously improving the quality of life and the participation of the community.

  5. Opinion: Appointing a New U.N. Secretary-General

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    NEW YORK, Mar 26 (IPS) - With Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's term of office tapering off by the end of 2016, there is increasing chatter in the corridors of the United Nations on his successor.

  6. Pollution a Key but Underrated Factor in New Development Goals

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    UXBRIDGE, Canada, Mar 26 (IPS) - Pollution is likely to be the most pressing global health issue in the coming years without effective prevention and clean-up efforts, experts say.

  7. U.N. Security Council Focuses on Children as Victims of Armed Groups

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 26 (IPS) - 24 hours after the shocking kidnap of more than 400 women and children in Nigeria by Boko Haram, the United Nations Security Council discussed the safety of children as victims of non-state armed groups.

  8. Indonesian President Unyielding on Death Penalty

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Mar 26 (IPS) - When Indonesia's law and human rights minister visited one of the country's prisons in December last year, he met a Nigerian convict on death row for drug trafficking, who performed songs for him before leaving him with a parting gift.

  9. Opinion: Education as a Cornerstone for Women’s Empowerment

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON, Mar 25 (IPS) - Earlier this month, the Barack Obama administration announced a new initiative designed to improve girls' education around the world. Dubbed "Let Girls Learn," the programme builds on current progress made, such as ensuring girls are enrolled in primary school at the same rates as boys, and is looking to expand opportunities for girls to complete their education.

  10. Acting Tough to Earn Respect as Policewomen in Argentina

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, Mar 25 (IPS) - When they joined the police, Marina Faustino and Silvia Miers were part of a small minority, and to make their way in a world of men they had to "act tough." Now, thanks to a gender equality policy, there are more and more policewomen in Argentina, fighting sexism and prejudice as well as crime.