News headlines in March 2017, page 3

  1. Trinidad Pushes for Shift to Cleaner Fuel

    Sunday, March 26, 2017

    PORT OF SPAIN, Mar 26 (IPS) - The Trinidad and Tobago government has invested about 74 million dollars in the first phase of a 295-million-dollar project to encourage more drivers to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), described by experts here as a preliminary step in the country's transition to using more sustainable forms of energy.

  2. Ending Gender-Based Violence Key to Health and Well-Being

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 24 (IPS) - Physical injuries are some of the more visible, and at times most deadly, consequences of gender-based violence (GBV). But the long-term mental health consequences are often invisible and left untreated. Similarly, the reproductive and sexual health needs of survivors from rape and sexual violence – to reduce the risk of HIV and STIs, unwanted pregnancies and unsafe terminations, and long-term reproductive complications – are often unmet, stigmatised and under-reported.

  3. The World Faces a Historic Opportunity to Ban Nuclear Weapons

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    VIENNA/Oxford/LONDON, Mar 24 (IPS) - Nuclear weapons are once again high on the international agenda, and experts note that the risk of a nuclear detonation is the highest since the Cold War.

  4. A Carbon Law to Protect the Climate

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    UXBRIDGE, Canada, Mar 24 (IPS) - The Carbon Law says human carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions must be reduced by half each decade starting in 2020. By following this "law" humanity can achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by mid-century to protect the global climate for current and future generations.

  5. Under Fire, Journalism Explores Self-Preservation

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    PARIS, Mar 24 (IPS) - With widespread attacks on professional journalists and the rise of a fake-news industry, media experts agree that journalism is increasingly under fire. But how can the press fight back and ensure its survival?

  6. New Tuberculosis Drugs May Become Ineffective: Study

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 24 (IPS) - New antibiotics that could treat tuberculosis may rapidly become ineffective, according to new research published by the Lancet ahead of World Tuberculosis Day.

  7. Free Education Helps Combat Child Labour in Fiji

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    CANBERRA, Australia, Mar 24 (IPS) - In the South Pacific nation of Fiji, free and compulsory education, introduced three years ago, in association with better awareness and child protection measures, is helping to reduce children's vulnerability to harmful and hazardous forms of work.

  8. New Recipe for School Meals Programmes in Latin America

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    SAN JOSE, Mar 23 (IPS) - Sunita Daniel remembers what the school lunch programmes were like in her Caribbean island nation, Saint Lucía, until a couple of years ago: meals made of processed foods and imported products, and little integration with the surrounding communities.

  9. Women and Tribal Leaders Call for “Balanced” Libyan Peace Process

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 23 (IPS) - A delegation of Libyan tribal leaders and women leaders has called on the UN to take a balanced approach to the Libyan peace process.

  10. 1 in 4 Children Worldwide Facing Extremely Scarce Water by 2040

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    ROME, Mar 23 (IPS) - Warning that as many as 600 million children – one in four worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely scare water by 2040, the United Nations children's agency has called on governments to take immediate measures to curb the impact on the lives of children.