News headlines in May 2016, page 2

  1. Conjuring Growth from the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 26 (IPS) - It is now generally agreed that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has served US foreign policy objectives well. For this purpose, the Peterson Institute of International Economics (PIIE) has provided the fig-leaf for the empire's new clothes with exaggerated projections of supposed growth gains from the TPP.

  2. The Humanitarian Clock Is Ticking, The Powerful Feign Deafness

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    ROME, May 26 (IPS) - The humanitarian clock is now ticking away faster than ever, with over 130 million of the world's most vulnerable people in dire need of assistance. But the most powerful, richest countries—those who have largely contributed to manufacturing it and can therefore stop it, continue to pretend not hearing nor seeing the signals.

  3. New and Old Vaccines Still Out of Reach for Many

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, May 26 (IPS) - While long-awaited new vaccines for malaria and dengue may finally be within reach, many of the world's existing vaccines have remained unreachable for many of the people who need them most.

  4. Least Developed Countries Still Face Significant Challenges

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, May 25 (IPS) - Since establishing the category of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 1971, the United Nations together with the international community have worked hand in hand to support the most vulnerable members of the family of nations.

  5. Central America, Still Caught Up in the Arms Race

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    SAN JOSE, May 25 (IPS) - The recent announcement of the Nicaraguan government's 80-million-dollar purchase of 50 Russian tanks caught the attention of the press in Latin America and caused alarm in the international community.

  6. Bangladeshi Shrimp Farmers See Bright Future in Small Fry

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    BAGERHAT, Bangladesh, May 25 (IPS) - Frozen tiger shrimp exports from Bangladesh, mainly to the United States and the European Union, have grown substantially over the years and the demand keeps increasing.

  7. Humanitarian Summit, The Big Fiasco

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 24 (IPS) - The World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul on May 23-24, failed to achieve its fund raising goals. With the exception of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, none from the Group of the richest courtiers or of the UN Security Council attended. And the Summit could not mobilise the much-needed resources it had hoped for.

  8. Water Security Critical for World Fastest-Growing Economy

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    YANGON, Myanmar, May 24 (IPS) - Lack of water management and limited access to data risk hindering Myanmar's economic growth, making water security a top priority of the new government.

  9. Water: An Entry Point for SDG Implementation in Myanmar

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    YANGON, Myanmar, May 24 (IPS) - All people, economies, and ecosystems depend on water. Yet water is often taken for granted, overused, abused, and poorly managed. The way we use and manage water leaves a considerable part of the global population without access, and threatens the integrity of ecosystems that are vital for a healthy planet and people.

  10. Economic Interests Harming Global Health: WHO Chief

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, May 24 (IPS) - Putting economic interests over public health is leading the world towards three slow-motion health disasters, Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization's warned the world's health ministers on Monday.