News headlines in September 2016, page 3

  1. Mexico City’s Expansion Creates Tension between Residents and Authorities

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 23 (IPS) - People living in neighborhoods affected by the expansion of urban construction suffer a "double displacement", with changes in their habitat and the driving up of prices in the area, in a process in which "we are not taken into account," said Natalia Lara, a member of an assembly of local residents in the south of Mexico City.

  2. The Lost Kids at Rome’s Termini Station: Child Migrants Exploited

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    ROME, Sep 23 (IPS) - Rome ..... Termini station, 2:00 pm on a Tuesday afternoon. Five young boys are standing next to the escalators, constantly shifting, dispersing, meeting up again. They are laughing, typing on their phones, chatting, smoking. They seem like average teenagers with fancy hairstyles and smart clothes. But every once in a while, they nervously glance over to the security personnel circling Termini station. Or carefully examine older men walking by.

  3. Population Growth Extremes: Doublers and Decliners

    Friday, September 23, 2016

    NEW YORK, Sep 23 (IPS) - While the world's population of 7.4 billion is growing at 1.1 percent per year – about half the peak level of the late 1960s – enormous differences in demographic growth among countries are increasingly evident and of mounting concern to countries and the international community.

  4. Rural Growth in Colombia: Yara Steps In to Increase Productivity

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    ROME, Sep 22 (IPS) - Following the recent peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC in Cartagena which concludes a 52-year armed conflict, the country is now geared toward improving productivity in its agricultural sector. Yara International, a leader in crop nutrition and farmer support, has taken the timely step of supporting the government's efforts on this issue.

  5. Community Conversations in Ethiopia Prevents Exploitative Migration

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Sep 22 (IPS) - Five years ago, when Meliya Gumi's two daughters, Gifty* and Chaltu,* aged 16 and 18, migrated to Dubai and Qatar respectively, as domestic workers, everyone thought they were moving towards a better future. As a widowed mother of eight with little resources, living in the village of Haro Kunta in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, Gumi had a difficult time making ends meet.

  6. Starting Line Draws Nearer for Global Climate Agreement

    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 22 (IPS) - The Paris Climate Agreement is on the verge of coming into force after 31 nations officially deposited their instruments of ratification here Wednesday, more than doubling the number of countries which have joined so far to reach 60.

  7. UN Refugee Summits Fall Short for Children

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - As Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini opened the floor for US President Barack Obama's leaders' summit on refugees, she embodied a hope unavailable to most child refugees.

  8. Yazidi Survivor of ISIL Appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - Yazidi Nadia Murad - who survived being kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by ISIL - was honoured by the UN on Friday September 16 for her work to help human trafficking survivors.

  9. Migrant Workers in the Gulf Feel Pinch of Falling Oil Prices

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    DUBAI, Sep 21 (IPS) - In the Al Quoz industrial area of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a number of medium and large-sized buses can be spotted transporting workers clad in company uniforms to distant worksites early in the morning. In the evening or, in certain cases, late at night, these workers are brought back to labour camps in the same buses.

  10. Jobs Are Crucial for Peace, Stem Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kenya

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 21 (IPS) - Today 21 September 2016 is the International Day of Peace.

    Kenya has the largest number of jobless youth in East Africaputting a strain on the economy's growth and also threatening peace and security when hopeless youth gravitate towards violent extremist groups.