News headlines in 2018

  1. Dreaming of A New Sustainable Economy

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 (IPS) - Officials from around the world came together to create and support a vision for a new, sustainable economy: a bioeconomy. Almost 1000 bioeconomy experts, from former heads of state to civil society leaders, convened in Berlin for the second Global BIoeconomy Summit to discuss best practices and challenges.

  2. Child Soldiers Released, But Risk Remains

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 (IPS) - More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, and help will be needed to ensure their safe and bright future, according to a UN agency. The release took place in Western Equatoria State and follows a similar release last month that saw 300 children freed.

  3. FAO and El País Launch Series of Books on “The State of the Planet”

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    ROME, Apr 20 (IPS) - Today the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) hosted an event at its headquarters in Rome, to present a set of eleven books jointly realized in collaboration with the Spanish newspaper El País.

  4. Improving Our Anti-money Laundering Operations Will Help Prevent Great-Power War

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 20 (IPS) - Clay R. Fuller is a Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)*Interest is growing in illicit finance because great-power competition is playing out in boardrooms, stock markets, trade wars, and compliance departments. The US anti-money laundering (AML) regime needs an update that enhances national security and sets an example for the rest of the world.

  5. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Democratic Multileralism

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Apr 20 (IPS) - Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Former Director-General of UNESCO (1987-1999) and president of the Foundation for a Culture of Peace"If we don't do everything possible to democratize globalization, globalization will pervert national democracies", said the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, as President of the "International Panel on Democracy and Development" set up by UNESCO and chaired by the man who had worked so hard, at a global scale, in favour of giving voice to the peoples -as required in the first sentence of the Charter of the United Nations- to allow constant participation from citizenship as should be the rule in a genuine democracy.

  6. Argentina Aims for a Delicate Climate Balance in the G20

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Apr 20 (IPS) - As president this year of the Group of 20 (G20) developed and emerging nations, Argentina has now formally begun the task of trying to rebuild a consensus around climate change. It will be an uphill climb, since the position taken by the United States in 2017 led to a noisy failure in the group with regard to the issue.

  7. Latin America Faces Uphill Energy Transition

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    BERLIN, Apr 19 (IPS) - Latin America is facing challenges in energy efficiency, transportation and power generation to move towards a low carbon economy and thus accelerate that transition, which is essential to cut emissions in order to reduce global warming before it reaches a critical level.

  8. Football Greats Line up for Match for Solidarity

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    GENEVA, Apr 19 (IPS) - A host of footballing greats have confirmed their participation in the Match for Solidarity organised by UEFA and the United Nations in Geneva.013 - Ronaldinho and Figo to captain all-star teams to raise money for charity in joint UEFA-UN initiative

  9. African Youth Demand a Seat at the Table

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 19 (IPS) - Busani Bafana is a writer at Africa Renewal* A new wave is sweeping across Africa. Elections on the continent are increasingly yielding younger leadership than ever before. From presidents to ministers and governors, senators to members of parliament, Africa's young people are demanding a seat at the political table.

  10. New GCF Project Signals Paradigm Shift for Water-Scarce Barbados

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    BRIDGETOWN, Apr 19 (IPS) - At the start of 2017, the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPN) warned eastern Caribbean countries that they were facing "abnormal climate conditions" and possibly another full-blown drought.