News headlines in September 2015, page 3

  1. Pope’s Outspoken Views Rattle U.S. Conservatives but Not U.N.

    Saturday, September 26, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - Pope Francis' outspoken views on some of the politically-charged hot button issues – including refugees, migration, human rights, climate change, Iran's nuclear deal, U.S.-Cuban relations and the global arms trade – have touched a raw nerve in the United States.

  2. Opinion: Secret Trade Negotiations Threaten Sustainable Development Goals

    Friday, September 25, 2015

    AMSTERDAM, Sep 25 (IPS) - World leaders and Pope Francis met in New York Friday to announce 'a plan to transform our world', the Sustainable Development Goals.

  3. Forced Disappearance, a Cancer Eating Away at Mexico

    Friday, September 25, 2015

    IGUALA, Mexico, Sep 25 (IPS) - The soup kitchen of the San Gerardo parish in the southwestern Mexican state of Guerrero has become a memorial to horror. Long rows of photos have been hung on the walls of the large hall – the faces of dozens of people who were "disappeared", abducted, extracted from their lives without a trace.

  4. Opinion: The Pope, Partisanship and the Common Good

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON, Sep 24 (IPS) - Pope Francis delivered two very strong messages in his speech to Congress Thursday morning: let's work together and let's protect the vulnerable.

  5. Opinion: Recognize the Aspirations of ACP Group of Developing Countries

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    BRUSSELS, Sep 24 (IPS) - The significance of the issues covered in the post-2015 development agenda, to be adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25-27 September, cannot be over-emphasized.

  6. U.S., Russian Arms Supplies to Iraq, Syria a Blessing to Rebel Groups

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - The United States and Russia are escalating arms sales to two of their major allies in the Middle East – Iraq and Syria – despite fears that some of these weapons may ultimately wind up, ironically, in the hands of armed rebel groups battling government forces.

  7. Opinion: Gov’ts Should Take Action on Renewed Commitments to Women and Girls

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    NEW YORK, Sep 24 (IPS) - Heads of states from around the world will meet at the United Nations this week to commit to 17 goals, which will set out the entire international development agenda for the next 15 years. A central aim will be to end poverty and fight injustice and inequality.

  8. Fiscal Austerity May Jeopardize Brazil’s Poverty Alleviation Programme

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - Latin America's largest economy, Brazil, has succeeded in lifting 36 million people out of extreme poverty over the past 12 years. But it has still a long way to go towards promoting inclusive and sustainable growth.

  9. Opinion: Farming the Way Out of Poverty in Honduras

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    TEGUCIGALPA, Sep 24 (IPS) - For Honduran farmer Salomón Lorenzo Vázquez, Tuesday has become the most important day of the week. As he tends his lettuce, cauliflower, and broccoli on the farm he has maintained for 20 years, he waits for his weekly visit from the USAID-ACCESO field officer, the man who has helped double his income.

  10. Opinion: Food Loss & Waste Has Got to Do a Lot with Sustainable Development

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON DC, Sep 24 (IPS) - More than 150 world leaders will meet in New York this weekend to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of global targets intended to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and curb climate change. The SDGs will help set the global development agenda for the next 15 years, focusing attention on the opportunities that will allow for more a sustainable future.