News headlines in July 2017, page 4

  1. No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 (IPS) - Human rights groups are urging the UN Secretary-General to include the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) in a child rights' "shame list" after documenting grave violations against children.

  2. Pope Francis Donates to FAO for Drought, Conflict-Stricken East Africa

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    ROME, Jul 21 (IPS) - As an unprecedented gesture, Pope Francis has donated 25,000 euro to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's efforts supporting people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa.

  3. UAE Leading the Way on Shifting to Greener Energy

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    ABU DHABI, Jul 20 (IPS) - Much of the world is moving away from oil for its electricity generation, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which says that globally the fossil fuel has dropped from a 25 percent share to 3.6 percent over the last four decades.

  4. Local Farmers and Consumers Create Short Food Supply Chains in Mexican Cities

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Jul 20 (IPS) - Víctor Rodríguez arranges lettuce, broccoli, potatoes and herbs on a shelf with care, as he does every Sunday, preparing to serve the customers who are about to arrive at the Alternative Market of Bosque de Tlalpan, in the south of the Mexican capital.

  5. Lawmakers in Europe Want the UN to Debate a Parliamentary Assembly. When Will Governments Follow?

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    BERLIN, Jul 20 (IPS) - Earlier this month, the European Parliament adopted its annual recommendations on the European Union's policy at the upcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly that begins in September.

  6. Early Death in Russia

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    MOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 20 (IPS) - The transition to market economy and democracy in the Russian Federation in the early 1990s dramatically increased mortality and shortened life expectancy. The steep upsurge in mortality and the decline in life expectancy in Russia are the largest ever recorded anywhere in peacetime in the absence of catastrophes such as war, plague or famine.

  7. Farming Beyond Drought

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jul 20 (IPS) - The Caribbean accounts for seven of the world's top 36 water-stressed countries and Barbados is in the top ten. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) defines countries like Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Kitts and Nevis as water-scarce with less than 1000 m3 freshwater resources per capita.

  8. WHO Urges Govt’s to Raise Taxes on Tobacco

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Seven million people die each year from tobacco-related deaths, according to a new report published by the World Health Organisation today.

  9. Educating Children One Radio Wave at a Time

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Nigeria's conflict has displaced more than a million children, leaving them without access to education. However, an innovative radio program aims to transform this bleak scenario.

  10. In the New World Order, Asia Is Rising, Says Pakistan’s UN Envoy

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - When Maleeha Lodhi arrived at the United Nations in 2015 as Pakistan's ambassador, she brought with her a broad background in academia, journalism and diplomacy: a Ph.D. in political science from the London School of Economics, where she later taught political sociology; the first woman to edit major newspapers in Pakistan; ambassador to the United States twice and once as Pakistan's high commissioner in London.