News headlines in September 2017, page 3

  1. The Urbanization of Malnutrition

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    NEW DELHI, India, Sep 25 (IPS) - Rapid urbanization is increasingly shifting the impacts of malnutrition from rural to urban areas. One in three stunted under-five children out of 155 million across the world now lives in cities and towns.

  2. G77 a Key Partner in Reform of the UN System

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - When the Charter of Algiers was adopted 50 years ago, it marked the unity of the Group of 77. This unity has not wavered since then.

  3. Gov’t Actions, Not Religion, ‘Tipping Point’ for African Youths Joining Violent Extremism

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - Government action, rather than religious ideology, is a stronger predictor for radicalization in Africa, according to a two-year landmark study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  4. Torturing Detainees Is Immoral and Ineffective, Says UN Human Rights Chief

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - A Manual for Investigative Interviewing to abolish torture among detainees suspected of crime is in the pipeline, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said today.

  5. Indigenous Land Conflicts Finally Garner Attention

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Sep 22 (IPS) - The territorial claims of hundreds of indigenous communities, which extend throughout most of Argentina's vast geography, burst onto the public agenda of a country built by and for descendants of European colonisers and immigrants, accustomed to looking at native people as outsiders.

  6. Parliamentarians a “Fourth Pillar” of Sustainable Development

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    ROME/NEW DELHI, Sep 22 (IPS) - Investing in youth and the population dividend, women's health, sustainable development objectives, and the key role of parliamentarians to promote transparency, accountability and good governance to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development topped the agenda of a two-day conference of Asian and African lawmakers in New Delhi last week.

  7. Africa Moves Towards Third Industrial Development Decade

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 22 (IPS) - Since the turn of the century, much of Africa has achieved impressive economic growth. Sixteen African countries were among the world's top 30 fastest growing nations. Last year, the 10 fastest growing African economies posted GDP growth rates exceeding 5 per cent.

  8. Monitoring Progress on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, Sep 22 (IPS) - Two years ago, world leaders joined together to endorse a new and ambitious agenda not to reduce poverty but to eradicate it, not to lessen hunger but to end it once and for all, and not to overlook inequality but jointly to attack it.

  9. Strong Compacts on Refugees and Migrants Urgently Needed

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - One year ago, the international community agreed to work together to protect and save refugees and migrants. However, many are concerned over the lack of progress to make this noble goal  a reality.

  10. The Crisis of Refugees and Their Sufferings Call for a Solution

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    GENEVA, Sep 21 (IPS) - The pursuit of international peace and security has been on the agenda of international decision-makers ever since the establishment of the League of Nations on 10 January 1920. There has been a constant ambiguity about the way this commitment has been translated to practice. The Covenant of the League of Nations committed itself "to promote international co-operation and to achieve international peace and security": nevertheless, the eruption of violence and geopolitical confrontations lead to another major confrontation two decades later. This reinforced the determination of the world community to redouble its efforts to promote peace and security. The Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue said that the UN Charter - adopted on 26 June 1945 - did not prevent the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and of Nagasaki less than two months later. The disastrous consequences of the Second World War was a terrible reminder of humanity's ability to bring the world close to apocalypse. Partly for such reasons more than 60 million people continue to be forcibly displaced today and peace continues to be so elusive.