News headlines in September 2015, page 4

  1. Latin America to Adopt SDGs, Still Lagging on Some MDGs

    Thursday, September 24, 2015

    SANTIAGO, Sep 24 (IPS) - In the last 15 years, Latin America and the Caribbean have met several key targets included in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), such as reducing extreme poverty, hunger and child mortality, incorporating more girls in the educational system, and expanding access to clean water.

  2. Brazil and Germany Take Lead in Tackling Climate Change

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 23 (IPS) - Brazil and Germany, the two largest national economies within their respective continents, are taking the lead in tackling climate change through outstanding policies and bilateral relations, according to experts.

  3. Opinion: Kenya Cannot Rise If Its Women Are Left Behind

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    NAIROBI, Sep 23 (IPS) - Consider this. A young girl called Amina Mohamed who is the 8th of 9 children, from a modest Muslim home in Kakamega County in Kenya was encouraged by her parents to complete her education and pursue her dreams.

  4. Opinion: Fifteen Years and Forever

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    ROME, Sep 23 (IPS) - The next 15 years will be decisive for our planet's future.

    During this period we will face some of the 21st Century's greatest challenges, amidst an ongoing and profound transition in the global economy.

  5. Shakira Urges World Leaders to Invest in Early Childhood Education

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 23 (IPS) - "Investing in ECD boosts economic growth, it offsets inequality and it helps eliminate crime and violence," UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and world famous singer Shakira said at a press conference Tuesday.

  6. Opinion: Why China is in the Security Council and Japan is Not

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 23 (IPS) - Will Tokyo's bid for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council be frustrated by its Foreign Ministry's undiplomatic and uncalled for attack on U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon?

  7. Chile’s Altiplano Region Seeks Sustainable Tourism

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, Chile, Sep 22 (IPS) - Chile's altiplano or high plateau region, pounded by the sun of the Atacama desert, the driest place in the world, is home to dozens of indigenous communities struggling for subsistence by means of sustainable tourism initiatives that are not always that far removed from out-of-control capitalism.

  8. Pope? Yes, Dalai Lama? No

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - When the United States established diplomatic relations with the Holy See back in January 1984, a televangelist asked rather sarcastically: when will Mecca send its own ambassador to Washington DC?

  9. Opinion: South-South Cooperation Crucial for Sustainable Development Goals

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - World leaders will meet at the United Nations summit from Sep. 25 to 27 in New York at a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly. This year's summit is special in many respects.

  10. Report Accuses Sudan’s ‘Merciless Men’ Going on a Rampage in Darfur

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - The Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a Sudanese government force formed in mid-2013 and aimed at fighting rebel factions across Sudan, has allegedly not only committed war crimes, but serious crimes against humanity in Darfur.