News headlines in January 2017, page 2

  1. Ecuador Revives Campaign for UN Tax Body

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 27 (IPS) - The Republic of Ecuador, currently chair of the largest single coalition of developing countries at the United Nations, is reviving a longstanding campaign for the creation of an inter-governmental UN tax body and the elimination of tax havens and illicit financial flows.

  2. Measures Are Proposed to Address Violence in Mapuche Land in Chile

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    SANTIAGO, Jan 26 (IPS) - The lands where the Mapuche indigenous people live in southern Chile are caught up in a spiral of violence, which a presidential commission is setting out to stop with 50 proposals, such as the constitutional recognition of indigenous people and their representation in parliament, in a first shift in the government´s treatment of native peoples.

  3. Protecting the Rights of Women Migrant Workers

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 (IPS) - International migration is a complex phenomenon dealing with overlapping issues relating to the human rights of migrants, mixed migration flows, international protection, smuggling and trafficking, as well as other push and pull factors affecting migration.

  4. “Serious Retreats” In Indigenous Rights Protection, Says UN Rapporteur

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 (IPS) - As the 10-year anniversary for the Declaration on Indigenous Rights approaches, UN indigenous rights activists came together to assess the many challenges that still remain on the ground.

  5. Who Will Rule Trump Foreign Policy?

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (IPS) - The most frightening commentary I've read in the run-up to the inauguration—and there have been many—appeared in a column identifying the four people whose foreign policy ideas were likely to be most influential with the then-president-elect. It was written by TheWashington Post's Josh Rogin and entitled "Inside Trump's Shadow National Security Council."

  6. Can Africa Slay Its Financial Hydra?

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jan 26 (IPS) - Thanks to growing investor interest, increasing respect for democratic reforms, and its vast food production potential, the Africa Rising narrative is only getting better.

  7. Decades-Old U.S. Sanctions on Sudan Lifted

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    United Nations, Jan 26 (IPS) - Among his final actions, President Obama lifted U.S. sanctions against Sudan, a move welcomed by some.

    On January 13, the Obama administration announced its change to the 20-year old policy, stating that it is "easing" comprehensive unilateral sanctions on Sudan.

  8. Trade War Threat Grows

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 (IPS) - New American President Donald Trump has long insisted that the United States has been suffering from poor trade deals made by his predecessors. Renegotiating or withdrawing from these deals will be top priority for his administration which views trade policy as key to US economic revival under Trump. What will that mean?

  9. Trumps’ Global Gag a Devastating Blow for Women’s Rights

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Jan 25 (IPS) - The image of a group of men in suits making decisions about the rights of women is becoming an emblematic sign of the backlash against our human rights, particularly those related to women´s bodily integrity and reproductive and sexual freedoms.

  10. Populism, Wrong Medicine Against Corruption, Inequality

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    BERLIN, Jan 25 (IPS) - 2016 showed that around the world systemic corruption and social inequality reinforce each other, leading to popular disenchantment with political establishments and providing a fertile ground for the rise of populist politicians, warns a new report by an international anti-corruption watchdog.