News headlines in July 2016, page 3

  1. Rights of Indigenous Peoples ‘Critical’ to Combat Climate Change

    Monday, July 25, 2016

    ROME, Jul 25 (IPS) - No longer it is about restoring the legitimate rights of over 370 indigenous peoples spread across 70 countries worldwide, many of them living in dire situation, but now about their central, critical role in combating climate change.

  2. ​Indian Climate Activist Ponders the 'Unthinkable'

    Monday, July 25, 2016

    TAIPEI, Jul 25 (IPS) - For acclaimed Indian novelist and essayist Amitav Ghosh, the future of humankind as global warming impact events spread worldwide looks grim. So grim that the 60-year-old pamphleteer has titled his new book of three climate-related essays "The Great Derangement."

  3. El Salvador Faces Dilemma over the Prosecution of War Criminals

    Saturday, July 23, 2016

    SAN SALVADOR, Jul 23 (IPS) - The ruling of the highest court to repeal the amnesty law places El Salvador in the dilemma of deciding whether the country should prosecute those who committed serious violations to human rights during the civil war.

  4. Beyond Rhetoric: UN Member States Start Work on Global Goals

    Friday, July 22, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 22 (IPS) - UN member states "are going beyond rhetoric and earnestly working to achieve real progress" towards the Sustainable Goals, the members of the Group of 77 and China said in a ministerial statement delivered here on 18 July.

  5. There is No Honour in Killing

    Friday, July 22, 2016

    Jul 22 (IPS) - "Honour" is a paradoxical word. Initially, it draws to mind characteristics of integrity and dignity combined with an all-knowing air of greatness.

    However, tradition has conditioned many men into the association of being "honourable" with an assertion of superiority over their female counterparts.

  6. Devastating Droughts Continue as El Nino Subsides

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 (IPS) - Although the devastating El Niño of 2015 to 2016 has now subsided, in many parts of Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia rains and harvests are not expected to recover until 2017.

  7. Economic Recovery Needed To Enhance Food Security

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 21 (IPS) - After a half century of decline, agricultural commodity prices rose with oil prices in the 1970s, and again for a decade until 2014. Food prices rose sharply from the middle of the last decade, but have been declining since 2012, and especially since last year, triggering concerns of declining investments by farmers.

  8. Feminism Slowly Gaining Support at United Nations

    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 (IPS) - Achieving gender equality has long been one of the United Nations' top priorities yet the word feminism has only recently begun to find its way into speeches at UN headquarters.

  9. Malawi Leads Africa's Largest Elephant Translocation

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    LILONGWE, Jul 20 (IPS) - One of the world's largest and most significant elephant translocations kicked off earlier this month within Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi.

  10. International Trade Favours Multinational Corporations

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    GENEVA, Jul 20 (IPS) - Trade is sometimes thought of as an economic activity that only favours the large corporations. While we may disagree, the reality of international trading is often harder and more expensive for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The smaller the business, the bigger the barriers can seem.