News headlines in November 2016, page 5

  1. SDGs: Making the Universal Agenda Truly Universal

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    NEW YORK, Nov 17 (IPS) - One of the key features of the 2030 Agenda which the United Nations and member states identified in the lead up to the SDG agreement was the principle of universality.

  2. Thriving Rural Communities Is a Recipe for Healthy Cities

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic and LONDON, Nov 17 (IPS) - As the dust has settled on Habitat III and the summit in Quito, Ecuador, we now have a clear vision and a concrete road map for how to transform our cities into inclusive, safer and more productive environments. The New Urban Agenda comes at a propitious time. Urbanization is growing at a fast pace, particularly in developing countries, where the urban population is expected to double by 2050. In South Asia alone, the urban population grew by 130 million between 2001 and 2011, according to recent World Bank study. Another 250 million are expected to join them by 2030.

  3. Why Kenya's Engagement with the UN Is a Big Deal

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 16 (IPS) - President Uhuru Kenyatta warmly welcomed dozens of U.N Agencies, development partners and senior Government officials to the State House on 02 November 2016 to discuss the joint development plan from 2014 – 2018.

  4. 1 in 3 Europeans Believe Their Lawmakers and Officials Are Highly Corrupt

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    BERLIN, Nov 16 (IPS) - One in three people living in Europe and Central Asia think that corruption is one of the biggest problems facing their country, a figure that rises to two in three in Spain, Moldova and Kosovo, showing that urgent action against the abuse of power and secret deals is needed.

  5. Convincing Investors to Unlock Africa's Green Energy Potential

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    MARRAKECH, Nov 16 (IPS) - Lowering investment risks in African countries is key to achieving a climate-resilient development pathway on the continent, say experts here at the U.N.-sponsored Climate Conference.

  6. A Cuban Economy Facing Grim Forecasts Awaits Impact of Trump

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    HAVANA, Nov 15 (IPS) - Cuba's economic difficulties will be aggravated by the uncertainty regarding how U.S. president-elect Donald Trump will deal with the thaw inherited from President Barack Obama.

  7. Anti-Boeing Bill Offers Early Iran Test for Trump

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (IPS) - Will a President Trump intend to put U.S. business first and preserve and expand the U.S. manufacturing workforce as part of his plan to make America great again? Or will he hold to the reflexive anti-Iran positions of the Republican Congressional majority, Sheldon Adelsonand the neoconservatives, including the NeverTrumpers who, with Democrats marginalized across the board, are already seeking ways to gain influence with whomever the president-elect chooses to advise him?

  8. No Climate Justice without Gender Justice - the Marrakech Pact

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    MARRAKESH, Nov 15 (IPS) - The historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change last year is a breakthrough commitment to respect, promote and consider gender equality and women's empowerment obligations while taking climate change action. It also committed to gender-responsive adaptation and capacity building. A year later, with the Agreement entered into force on 4 November, vigorous efforts are being made at COP 22 in Marrakech to make sure that gender equality is systematically integrated into all aspects of the implementation of the Agreement.

  9. Trump’s Threat on Multilateral Treaties Keeps UN Guessing

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 15 (IPS) - At the height of the US Presidential campaign in early 2015, Republican nominee Donald Trump made a rash of public pronouncements -- some threatening internationally-agreed UN conventions-- which set off political reverberations throughout the United Nations.

  10. Climate Change, A Goat Farmer’s Gain

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    KWAZULU NATAL PROVINCE, South Africa, Nov 15 (IPS) - Bongekile Ndimande's family lost more 30 head of cattle to a ravaging drought last season, but a herd of goats survived and is now her bank on four legs.