News headlines in October 2017, page 2

  1. Historic Resolution on Women & Peacekeeping Remains Mostly Unimplemented

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 30 (IPS) - At the 26 October launch of GNWP's (Global Network of Women Peacebuilders) manual "No Money, No NAP" on dedicated budgetary allocation to fund the implementation of the 1325 National Action Plans, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka characterized UNSCR 1325 as the most unimplemented resolution of the UN Security Council.

  2. Stopping Child Marriage Forever

    Monday, October 30, 2017

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Oct 30 (IPS) - The mother moved in like a tigress to save her cub. In 2015, when her 13-year-old daughter Shumi Akhter was about to be married off, Panna Begum pleaded with her husband, Dulal Mia, to cancel the marriage he'd arranged for their daughter.

  3. Kashmir Farmland Plowed Under in Wave of Urbanization

    Sunday, October 29, 2017

    SRINAGAR, India, Oct 29 (IPS) - In central Kashmir's Ganderbal district, 40-year-old Javaid Ahmad Hurra remembers vividly how his small hamlet used to be lush and green when he was a child. It is now subtly turning into a concrete jungle, with cement structures dominating the scenery.

  4. Developing World Faces Challenge of Large Ageing Population

    Saturday, October 28, 2017

    SEOUL/NEW DELHI, Oct 28 (IPS) - Experts on population ageing converged in Seoul this week to discuss how to make reaching one's "golden years" a happy and sustainable process across the world.

  5. Who is Really Responsible for Collapse of Zimbabwe’s Health Services?

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, Oct 27 (IPS) - On October 22, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had removed Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following outrage and concerns raised by his appointment just two days before.

  6. Cooking to Fight Climate Change

    Friday, October 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 27 (IPS) - What you eat doesn't only affect your own health – it also affects our planet's health. From deciding which food to buy, to how you store and prepare it, you are making decisions that have profound effect on your personal health, as well as the health of your environment.

  7. Ending the Male Monopoly on Peace: Women Still Need More Seats at the Table

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    NEW YORK, Oct 26 (IPS) - Whether targeted by perpetrators of sexual violence, oppressed by ideological extremists, or uniquely threatened by the bombing of hospital maternity units, women often bear the brunt of conflicts. Yet when it comes to peace negotiations, women too often don't have a seat at the table. The continuing reality that men, particularly armed men, enjoy an almost exclusive role in peace processes defies both logic and evidence.

  8. Congo’s Wake Up Call

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    GOMA, DR Congo, Oct 26 (IPS) - Late last week, the humanitarian community activated a Level 3 emergency for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This trigger in the global humanitarian system is seldom used, and only after serious deliberation by the top echelons of the UN system.

  9. Pollution or How the ‘Take-Make-Dispose’ Economic Model Does Kill

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    ROME, Oct 26 (IPS) - The prevailing "Take-Make-Dispose" linear economic model consisting of voracious depletion of natural resources in both production and consumption patterns has proved to be one of the world's main killers due to the huge pollution it causes for air, land and soil, marine and freshwater.

  10. Time Running Out for Somaliland’s Crumbling and Neglected Treasures

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    BERBERA, Oct 26 (IPS) - The name alone—Berbera—ripples with exotic resonance, conjuring images of tropical quays, swarthy traders and fiery sunsets imbued with smells of spices, incense and palm oil.