News headlines in May 2015, page 5

  1. Minorities Threatened More by Governments than Terrorist Groups, Says Study

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - In the conflict-ridden Middle East, minority groups continue to be threatened, attacked and expelled from their home countries by terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

  2. The U.N. at 70: Time to Prioritise Human Rights for All, for Current and Future Generations

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - Seventy years ago, with the founding of the United Nations, all nations reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, and in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small.

  3. Opinion: Universalisation and Strengthening Nuke Treaty Review Need to be Qualitative

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    NEW YORK, May 19 (IPS) - "Strengthening the Review Process" and "Universalisation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty" (NPT) are distinctly substantive issues, that require consideration with their specificities in view.

  4. Lessons from an Indian Tribe on How to Manage the Food-Forest Nexus

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    RAYAGADA, India, May 19 (IPS) - Scattered across 240 sq km on the remote Niyamgiri hill range in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, an ancient tribal group known as the Dongria Kondh have earned themselves a reputation as trailblazers.

  5. U.N., World Bank Set 2030 Deadline for Sustainable Energy for All

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, May 19 (IPS) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, an unrelenting advocate of sustainable energy for all (SE4All), once dramatised the need for modern conveniences by holding up his cell phone before an audience in the Norwegian capital of Oslo and asking: "What would we do without them?"

  6. Opinion: The Crisis of the Left and the Decline of Europe and the United States

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    ROME, May 19 (IPS) - The victory of the Conservative Party and the debacle of the Labour Party in the recent British general elections is yet another sign of the crisis facing left-wing forces today, leaving aside the question of how, under the British electoral system, the Labour Party actually increased the number of votes it won but saw a reduction in the number of seats it now holds in Parliament (24 seats less than the previous 256).

  7. Latin America Must Address Its Caregiving Crisis

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, May 19 (IPS) - As in the rest of the world, the care of children, the elderly and the disabled in Latin America has traditionally fallen to women, who add it to their numerous domestic and workplace tasks. A debate is now emerging in the region on the public policies that governments should adopt to give them a hand, while also helping their countries grow.

  8. Opinion: Bangladesh’s Persecuted Indigenous People

    Monday, May 18, 2015

    NEW YORK, May 18 (IPS) - The August 2014 killing of Timir Baran Chakma, an indigenous Jumma activist, allegedly in Bangladeshi military custody, was protested by his supporters. His death, and the failure of justice, like the plight of his people across the Chittagong Hills region, received little international notice.

  9. The U.N. at 70: A 60-Year Journey with Sri Lanka

    Monday, May 18, 2015

    COLOMBO, May 18 (IPS) - The year 2015 marks an important milestone in Sri Lanka's relationship with the United Nations. It is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations and also the 60th anniversary of Sri Lanka's entry into the U.N. system.

  10. Development Threatens Antigua's Protected Guiana Island

    Monday, May 18, 2015

    GUIANA ISLAND, Antigua, May 18 (IPS) - In June 2014, Gaston Browne led his Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party to a resounding victory at the polls with a pledge to transform the country into an economic powerhouse in the Caribbean.