News headlines in September 2016, page 4

  1. Argentina at Risk of an Educational System Serving the Market

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    BUENOS AIRES, Sep 21 (IPS) - In Argentina, teachers, students and trade unionists are protesting against mass redundancies in education, which they say are part of a process of undermining public education and a move towards a new model based on market needs.

  2. Towards Safe Migration and Decent Work for Women in Nepal

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Sep 20 (IPS) - In August it's blazing hot in Kathmandu. Dawa Dolma Tamang, 32, sits on a chair at Pourakhi's office—an organization that works with migrant women workers—staring out of the window. "I want to send my children to a better school and support my husband to make a decent living. I want to make my family whole again," she says.

  3. UN Refugee Summit: 'No Cause for Comfort'

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - With record numbers of forcibly displaced persons around the world, many were left disappointed by the outcome of a high level UN summit designed to address the issue by bringing together world leaders on the sidelines of the UN's annual General Assembly.

  4. No One Is Indispensable in a Democracy

    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    SAN JOSÉ, Sep 20 (IPS) - I have put a great deal of thought into whether or not to return to politics. Groups from different political parties, and without party affiliation, have expressed their concern over the current situation in the country and have offered me their support. And the opinion polls indicate that I would have a chance at a third presidential term.

  5. Muslims in Europe: Can There Be Social Harmony ?

    Monday, September 19, 2016

    ROME, Sep 19 (IPS) - Although 20 million Muslims reside in Western Europe, establishing social harmony between the Muslim community and their European counterparts has proved exceedingly challenging.Much to the dismay of international humanitarian agencies and anti-racism activists,the language of exclusion and prejudice persists.

  6. Microsensor-Fitted Locust Swarms? Sci-fi Meets Conservation

    Monday, September 19, 2016

    NEW DELHI, Sep 19 (IPS) - Every November, India's Gahirmatha beach in the Indian Ocean region develops a brownish-grey rash for 60 to 80 days. Half-a-million female Olive Ridley turtles emerge out of the waves to lay their eggs, over a hundred each. For the sheer numbers, this arrival is hard to miss.

  7. From Where I Stand: Nahimana Fainesi

    Monday, September 19, 2016

  8. The Public Benefit Organisations Act Will Help Kenya’s March Towards the Sustainable Development Goals

    Monday, September 19, 2016

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 19 (IPS) - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Kenya was launched on 14 September 2016, Representing President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Devolution and planning Mr Mwangi Kiunjuri, said Kenya was way ahead of implementing the SDGs through its Vision 2030and the devolved system of Governance

  9. Caribbean: Rethinking Progress in Sustainable Development Era

    Monday, September 19, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (IPS) - Caribbean countries make a special case for development. The high and increasing exposure to hazards, combined with very open and trade-dependent economies with limited diversification and competitiveness portray a structurally and environmentally vulnerable region, composed, in the most part, of middle income countries.

  10. New Government Inherits Conflict over Biggest Mine in Peru

    Saturday, September 17, 2016

    LIMA/CHALLHUAHUACHO, Sep 17 (IPS) - Of the 150 socioeconomic conflicts related to the extractive industries that Peru's new government inherited, one of the highest-profile is the protest by the people living near the biggest mining project in the history of the country: Las Bambas.