News headlines in October 2016, page 3

  1. Learning from Past Mistakes: Rebuilding Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

    Sunday, October 23, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 (IPS) - As Haiti reels from another disaster once again, many are questioning the humanitarian system and looking for long-term solutions with Haitians at the heart of response.

  2. Governments and Social Movements Disagree on Future of Cities

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    QUITO, Oct 21 (IPS) - The Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and the alternative forums held by social organisations ended in the Ecuadorean capital with opposing visions regarding the future of cities and the fulfillment of rights in urban areas.

  3. Student Struggle in South Africa Gains Momentum

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    JOHANNESBURG, Oct 21 (IPS) - When #FeesMustFall began to trend on social media platforms in South Africa in October 2015, government shrugged it off as an example of isolated hotheads, while political pundits predicted the student campaign wouldn't last.

  4. Funding Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities in Developing Countries

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21 (IPS) - About half of the world's 65 million school-age children with disabilities in developing countries are reportedly out of school, according to a new report regarding inclusive education funding for children with disabilities.

  5. Freedom of the Press Faces Judicial Harassment in Brazil

    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 20 (IPS) - The same justice that exists to ensure rights can become a tool to violate them and restrict freedom of the press, as seen with the recent wave of lawsuits against journalists and the media in Brazil.

  6. Privatization the Problem, Rarely the Solution

    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 20 (IPS) - Privatization has been one of the pillars of the counter-revolution against development economics and government activism from the 1980s. Many developing countries were forced to accept privatization as a condition for support from the World Bank while many other countries have embraced privatization, often on the pretext of fiscal and debt constraints.

  7. Changing Climate Threatens World's Smallholder Farmers

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - Farmers are already experiencing the effects of climate change but can also help to fight it, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

  8. Water Bodies Central to Urban Flood Planning

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    CHENNAI, India, Oct 19 (IPS) - "The rain was our nemesis as well as our saviour," says Kanniappan, recalling the first week of December 2015 when Chennai was flooded.

  9. U.N. Urban Summit Gives Rise to a Mixture of Optimism and Criticism

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

  10. Big Powers Set to Grab High Level UN Posts

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 18 (IPS) - When Antonio Guterres, the former Prime Minister of Portugal, takes office as the new UN Secretary General on January 1, his top management team is likely to be dominated by nominees from the five big powers, namely the US, Britain, France, China and Russia (P5).