News headlines in May 2017, page 4

  1. Menstrual Health and Vitality: Breaking the Silence, Stemming the Flood

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    GENEVA, May 23 (IPS) - Menstruation matters to everyone, everywhere. But it still matters so much more to women and girls, who have historically been asked to bleed in stoic silence so that no one even knows they have their period.

  2. What does it Take to Solve a Statelessness Crisis?

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, May 23 (IPS) - Three years ago today, authorities in the Dominican Republic passed a law seeking to address a statelessness crisis that has effectively stripped thousands of people off their Dominican nationality and with it,  denied them a range of human rights.

  3. International Finance Governance Undemocratic

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 (IPS) - Why is it so difficult to achieve meaningful coordination when everybody agrees that it is desirable, if not necessary? President Richard Nixon's withdrawal of the US from and hence termination of the Bretton Woods system in 1971 confirmed the end of the post-war Golden Age. This led to slower growth, greater volatility, more instability, and reduced progress in raising economic welfare, among other consequences.

  4. Community Seed Banks: Securing Diversity for Climate Change Adaptation

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    ROME, May 23 (IPS) - For thousands of years, farmers have used genetic diversity to cope with weather variability and changing climate conditions. They have stored, planted, selected and improved seeds to continue producing food in a dynamic environment.

  5. “Horrific” Increase in Worldwide Displacement

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - Over 30 million people were newly internally displaced in 2016 by conflict and disasters, according to a new report.

  6. Truth or Delusion?

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    DAYLESFORD, Australia, May 23 (IPS) - One inevitable outcome of the phenomenal violence we all suffer as children is that most of us live in a state of delusion throughout our lives.

  7. World to Cut Emissions With or Without Trump

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    BERLIN, May 22 (IPS) - In a last-ditch effort, Germany and China are trying to influence the United States not to walk away from the Paris accord it signed along with 194 nations.

  8. The ‘Public’ in Public Health

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    PHILADELPHIA, May 22 (IPS) -
     

    The discourse must move beyond a top-down approach to listen to the people and formulate best insurance practices

  9. Ecuador Focuses on New UN Tax Body to Fight Illicit Financial Flows

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (IPS) - The time is now to work together to fight illicit financial flows, according to Ecuador's Foreign Minister Guillaume Long.

  10. Macron Likely to Diffuse Tensions as Independence Vote Looms in New Caledonia

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    CANBERRA, Australia, May 22 (IPS) - The political future of New Caledonia, a French South Pacific Island territory of 273,000 people, is a profound question mark as a referendum on independence rapidly approaches next year. Equally, how the newly elected French Government, led by Emmanuel Macron, will perform as arbiter of the challenging process in the months ahead is a relative unknown.