News headlines in June 2017, page 5

  1. IFAD’s President Houngbo Calls for Investment in Climate Smart Agriculture for Poverty-Free Future

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 16 (IPS) - Implementing climate-smart agriculture is critical to reduce hunger and poverty, according to International Fund for Agricultural Development's (IFAD) new president Gilbert Houngbo.

  2. Men Who Commit Femicide to Lose Rights Over Their Children in Argentina

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Jun 16 (IPS) - In January 2008, Rosana Galliano was shot to death in Exaltación de la Cruz, a rural municipality 80 km from Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. Her ex-husband, José Arce, who was sentenced to life in prison, had hired hitmen to kill her.

  3. Women, Still Major Victims of Sharp Disparities at Workplaces

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    ROME, Jun 15 (IPS) - Reducing gender disparities at workplaces by 25 per cent by 2025 could inject nearly 5.8 trillion dollars into the global economy and boost tax revenues, according to a United Nations, ahead of the UN Labour Organization's Summit on "A better future for women at work" on June 15.

  4. Negotiations in Miami Must not Treat Central American Asylum Seekers as Bargaining Chips

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Jun 15 (IPS) - Today in Miami, the governments of US and Mexico are putting aside their well-publicized tensions of recent months and co-hosting a conference on security and governance in Central America´s Northern Triangle of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, from where thousands of people flee extreme violence to seek asylum in the US and Mexico. 

  5. Drought Pushes 1 in 3 Somalis to a Hunger Knife-Edge

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    ROME, Jun 15 (IPS) - Another famine in former European colonies in Africa and another time in its Eastern region, with Ethiopia and Somalia among the major victims of drought and made-made climate disasters mainly caused by US and European multinational business.

  6. Migrant Workers Pour Trillions into World Economy

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 15 (IPS) - A new report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) says the flow of money from migrants—commonly located in developed countries—to their families in lower income countries has doubled over the last decade.

  7. The High Price of Desertification: 23 Hectares of Land a Minute

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jun 15 (IPS) - Urban farmer Margaret Gauti Mpofu would do anything to protect the productivity of her land. Healthy soil means she is assured of harvest and enough food and income to look after her family.

  8. Global Coalition Calls for Withdrawal of SDGs Progress Report

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 14 (IPS) - A report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) fails to capture the the true picture of water challenges and the UN must withdraw it, said a global civil society coalition.

  9. World Day to Combat Desertification

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    ROME, Jun 14 (IPS) - Today's world is facing an unprecedented level of human mobility and migration is high on the political agenda all over the world.

  10. East Asian Miracle Myth Making

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 14 (IPS) - Even before the term ‘Washington Consensus' (WC) was popularized, it was already coming under great criticism despite the ‘counter-revolutions' against ‘development economics' and Keynesian economics associated with Thatcherism and Reaganomics. At the World Bank, the Japanese Executive Director argued that the WC menu of policy advice and conditionalities had resulted in the 1980s' ‘lost decade' in Latin America and Africa. In contrast, the East Asian region had seen rapid growth and industrialization.