News headlines in July 2017, page 2

  1. “The Time is Now” to Invest in Youth, Girls

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 28 (IPS) - The demographic dividend: though not a new concept, it is one of the major buzzwords at the UN this year. But what does it really mean?

  2. UN Appoints Experts to DRC’s Kasai to Probe Harrowing Rights Abuses

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 (IPS) - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, appointed a team of three international experts yesterday to collect information and raise awareness about grave atrocities in the ongoing conflict in the remote Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  3. Will Governments Support Access to Information Driving Development?

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jul 27 (IPS) - In an Information Society, access, and the ability to apply and re-use information is at the heart of individual fulfilment and social participation. Long before the idea of an Information Society came into use, libraries connected people to this, connecting them with literature and learning, and allowing them to improve their lives, and those of their families and communities.

  4. Asian Financial Crisis: Lessons Learned and Unlearned

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    GENEVA, Switzerland, Jul 27 (IPS) - Debates are taking place on whether there will be another financial crisis, whether in some part of the world or that is global in scope.  Governments draw lessons from financial crises to adopt measures to prevent their recurrence.  However, such measures are often designed to address the root causes of the last crisis but not the next one.  More importantly, they can actually become the new sources of instability and crisis. 

  5. Can Economic Growth Be Really Green?

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    ROME/SEOUL, Jul 27 (IPS) - The answer to this big question is apparently "yes" – Economic growth can be really green. How?

  6. Yemen Records 400,000 Cholera Cases

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 (IPS) - The directors of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO) released a joint statement today shedding light on a deadly cholera epidemic engulfing war-torn Yemen.

  7. Barbados Steps Up Plans for Renewables, Energy Efficiency

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 27 (IPS) - With wind, solar and other renewable energy sources steadily increasing their share in energy consumption across the Caribbean, Barbados is taking steps to further reduce the need for CO2-emitting fossil fuel energy.

  8. Sinking Island Seeks Seat in Security Council

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 (IPS) - The Maldives, one of the world's low-lying, small island developing states (SIDS) -- threatened with extinction because of a sea-level rise-- is shoring up its coastal defences in anticipation of the impending calamity.

  9. Migrant Contributions to Development: Creating a “New Positive Narrative”

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 (IPS) - Despite the "undeniable" benefits of migration, barriers including public misconceptions continue to hinder positive development outcomes, participants said during a series of thematic consultations here on safe, orderly, and regular migration.

  10. To Achieve Ambitious Goals – We Need to Start with our Basic Rights

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    NEW YORK, Jul 26 (IPS) - Recent protests in Ethiopia have seen people demonstrate in their thousands, angry at their authoritarian government, its favouritism towards those close to the ruling elite, and its failure to share the country's wealth more equally.