News headlines in July 2016, page 5

  1. Indigenous Villages In Honduras Overcome Hunger At Schools

    Friday, July 15, 2016

    COALACA, Honduras, Jul 15 (IPS) - Barely 11 years old and in the sixth grade of primary school, this student dreams of becoming a farmer in order to produce food so that the children in his community never have to go hungry. Josué Orlando Torres of the indigenous Lenca people lives in a remote corner of the west of Honduras.

  2. Displaced Youth: Selling Souls to Sex and Drugs

    Friday, July 15, 2016

    ROME, Jul 15 (IPS) - Omar's striking blue eyes and well-built physique are accentuated by his fashionable, tight-fitting apparel. At first glance, one would regard him as a carefree young man, blessed with the gifts of intellect and beauty. However, appearances can be deceptive. The traumas of war, displacement and isolation hang over Omar like an ominous shadow.

  3. South Sudan Tense but Calm Following Intense Fighting: UN

    Friday, July 15, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 15 (IPS) - The situation in Juba, South Sudan on Thursday was "tense" but "calm" following recent intense fighting, UN Spokesperson for the Secretary General Stephane Dujarric told journalists here Thursday.

  4. UN Staffers Protest Plans to Privatise $53 Billion Pension Fund

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 14 (IPS) - The Coordinating Committee for International Staff Unions and Associations of the UN system (CCISUA), which represents over 60,000 staffers worldwide, has expressed serious concern over the future of the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund (UJSPF) which guarantees the economic survival of retirees.

  5. Teachers and Students: Tip of Iceberg of Mexico’s Human Rights Crisis

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 14 (IPS) - Mexico is experiencing a monumental human rights crisis. There is abundant evidence of widespread human rights violations in the country, including torture, extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances and violence against journalists and human rights defenders.

  6. Is sustainable development hindering economic recovery?

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 14 (IPS) - The global economic and employment situation is alarmingly protracted, with recovery not expected any time soon. In October 2012, then IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard indicated he did not see a global economic recovery before 2016.

  7. US Elections Cry Out for Reform!

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    COPENHAGEN, Jul 14 (IPS) - As many observers around the world have pointed out, the United States is no longer a true democracy. It is an oligarchy.

  8. The Global South’s Untold Human Rights Legacy

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    NEW YORK, Jul 14 (IPS) - While human rights are often viewed as a Western creation, pushed against the will of developing countries, the origins of the international human rights system may prove otherwise, according to a forum held at the the International Peace Institute (IPI) here Wednesday.

  9. Civil Society Organizations Worried About Declining Involvement

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 14 (IPS) - Less than a year after the adoption of the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), non-government organizations (NGOs) are concerned about declining possibilities for participation, both at the UN and in national politics.

  10. The Dark Road to Peace in South Sudan

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota, USA, Jul 13 (IPS) - The dark road to Peace in South Sudan began with the manner in which the Machakos Peace agreement was crafted.