News headlines for “Human Rights Issues”

  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. 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.

  4. East Africa's Poor Rains: Hunger Worsened, Crops Scorched, Livestock Dead

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    ROME, Jul 19 (IPS) - Poor rains across East Africa have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands of livestock dead, the United Nations food and agriculture agency has warned in a new alert.

  5. Halting Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism, Mission Impossible

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    ROME, Jul 18 (IPS) - While the business sector jumps for joy as the number of tourists grew in 2016 for the seventh consecutive year to reach 1.2 billion, and as the first four months of 2017 have registered 6 per cent increase, the sheer speed, abetted by technology, of an atrocious crime—the sexual exploitation of children in tourism, has, to date, out-paced all attempts to put an end to it.

  6. How to Achieve Universal Goals, Strategically

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Discussion around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a list of 17 goals listed by the UN, was all the buzz in the conference rooms of UN headquarters this week.

  7. Not Just Numbers: Migrants Tell Their Stories

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    ROME, Jul 17 (IPS) - Every single day, print and online media and TV broadcasters show images and footage of migrants and refugees adrift, salvage teams rescuing their corpses--alive or dead, from fragile boats that are often deliberately sunk by human traffickers near the coasts of a given country. Their dramas are counted –and told-- quasi exclusively in cold figures.

  8. Civil Society on SDG Engagement: “We Are Not Guests”

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Showing up in record numbers, civil society groups are urging greater inclusion and accountability in sustainable development processes at a UN high level meeting.

  9. The Arab Youth Bulge and the Parliamentarians

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    ROME/AMMAN, Jul 13 (IPS) - More than ever before, the Arab region now registers an unprecedented youth population growth while facing huge challenges such as extremely high unemployment rates --more than half of all regional jobless population--, and inadequate education and health provision, in particular among young women.

  10. Nuclear Ban Approved, Now What?

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 (IPS) - More than seven decades after the deployment of deadly atomic bombs in Japan, the UN has passed a historic treaty banning nuclear weapons around the world. Though it has sparked hope for a future without nuclear weapons, uncertainty in the success of the treaty still lingers.

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