News headlines in June 2019

  1. Indigenous Rights Approach a Solution to Climate Change Crisis

    Saturday, June 29, 2019

    Jun 29 (IPS) - The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) was held in Bonn, Germany to rally behind a new approach to achieving a future that is more inclusive and sustainable than the present – through the establishment of secure and proper rights for all.

  2. India's Criminal Justice System is Failing Victims of Sexual Violence

    Friday, June 28, 2019

    NEW DELHI, Jun 28 (IPS) - Divya Srinivasan is South Asia Consultant at Equality NowEarly in 2018, India was shaken by the horrific details surrounding the abduction, gang rape, and murder of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua, a district in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

  3. “Unimaginable Horrors” in Libya’s Migrant Detention Centers

    Friday, June 28, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 28 (IPS) - For over 10,000 migrants fleeing to Libya from war and violence, their fate often comes down to the mercy of human traffickers or the dark unknown awaiting in detention centers.

  4. Will “UN@75” Revive Multilateralism?

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 27 (IPS) - Fergus Watt coordinates the civil society-led UN2020 Initiative. Richard Ponzio directs the Just Security 2020 program at the Stimson Center in Washington D.C.

    Despite the polarization and stasis that characterizes so much of the present politics at the United Nations, Secretary-General António Guterres is betting that the 75th anniversary of the organization, in 2020, will provide an opportunity for the international community to begin to address the "crisis in multilateralism," and to shape a more robust and effective organization.

  5. We Cannot Save the World from Climate Catastrophe if Largest Emitters of CO2 Don’t Step up Now

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    SUVA, Fiji, Jun 27 (IPS) - Frank Bainimarama is Prime Minister of FijiSUVA, Fiji, 27 June 2019 (IPS) -- Are the most climate-vulnerable nations of the world right to demand that developed and major economies commit to carbon neutrality by 2050?

    Should the poorest nations of the world insist that the "haves" put their significant economic and political resources behind aggressive efforts to combat climate change?

  6. Beyond Saudi Arabia: The World Is Failing Journalists

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 27 (IPS) - Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was deliberately killed at the hands of state actors and journalists around the world are increasingly seeing the same fate, said a United Nations expert.

  7. A Roadmap for Children as Victims, not Terrorists

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 26 (IPS) - The feeling in the air at a recent meeting of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was one of compassion and benevolence.

    The focus was on children as Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs), a subject that everyone at the panel discussion argued is delicate and politically sensitive.

  8. Fighting Food Insecurity in Africa - Lessons from the United States

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    ILLINOIS, United States, Jun 26 (IPS) - The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green recently concluded a one-week visit to USAID-funded programs at several African countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Kenya and Mozambique. His goal was to promote sustainable paths to self-reliance, including in the context of food security programs.

  9. How Effective is a Non-Binding Treaty Aimed at Ending Harassment at Work Places?

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 26 (IPS) - Against the back drop of widespread charges of sexual abuse and harassment at workplaces-- including the United Nations-- the International Labour Conference (ILC) last week adopted a "Convention" and a set of "Recommendations" to protect workers and employees worldwide.

  10. Looking to the Land in the Climate Change Race

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 26 (IPS) - The international community still has a long way to go to chart a new, sustainable course for humanity. But the upcoming climate change meetings provide a renewed opportunity to tackle climate change head on.