News headlines for “Causes of Poverty”, page 3

  1. VIDEO: World Day to Combat Desertification - Land Has True Value. Invest In It

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    ROME, Jun 13 (IPS) - This video is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17We are witnessing the degradation of about 24% of the planet's land, with water scarcity affecting almost 2 billion people on the planet.

  2. Intelligent Land Use Makes Headway in Latin America

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    SANTIAGO, Jun 13 (IPS) - Consumers can be allies in curbing desertification in Latin America, where different initiatives are being promoted to curtail it, such as sustainable land management, progress towards neutrality in land degradation or the incorporation of the bioeconomy.

  3. Nepali Mothers and an Irish Daughter

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    Jun 12 (IPS) - Tejshree Thapa is a senior Asia researcher at Human Rights WatchI am the daughter of a formidable campaigner for women's reproductive rights in Nepal. Decades ago, when such issues were not part of the playbook for development activists, my mother, a medical doctor, started setting up family planning programs after seeing women die in childbirth, shifting from hospital work into public health.

  4. Project Population: Addressing Asia’s Ageing Societies

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 (IPS) - While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind.

  5. Kenya Can End the Moral Indignity of Child Labour

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 12 (IPS) - Jacqueline Mogeni is the CEO at Kenya's Council of Governors and Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.On 12 June every year is the World Day Against Child Labour. In the world's poorest countries, around one in four children are engaged in work that is potentially harmful to their health.

  6. When a Grass Towers over the Trees

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jun 12 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.As governments scramble for corrective options to the worsening land degradation set to cost the global economy a whopping 23 trillion dollars within the next 30 years, a humble grass species, the bamboo, is emerging as the unlikely hero.

  7. We Have Told G7 Leaders to Make Gender Inequality & Patriarchy History

    Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 (IPS) - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women & Michael Kaufman is Co-founder, White Ribbon Campaign and Senior Fellow, Promundo institute For most people, the annual G7 meeting may just seem like an expensive photo-op that doesn't connect with any concrete change in people's lives. But for us, appointed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sit on his G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, it was a unique opportunity to push for strong commitments for girls' and women's rights.

  8. Warnings of a New Global Financial Crisis

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    PENANG, Malaysia, Jun 11 (IPS) - Martin Khor is Executive Director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, based in GenevaThere are increasing warnings of an imminent new financial crisis, not only from the billionaire investor George Soros, but also from eminent economists associated with the Bank of International Settlements, the bank of central banks.   

  9. World Wakes up to Climate Migration

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jun 11 (IPS) - Harjeet Singh is Global Lead on Climate Change at ActionAid International and is based in New Delhi*   Millions of people worldwide are being displaced by natural disasters triggered partially by climate change, and the international community is finally taking steps to mitigate the sufferingThis year is set to be an important milestone in the arduous journey of climate migrants. The global community is now beginning to fathom the challenges of people displaced by events such as floods, storms and sea level rise that are partly fuelled by climate change.

  10. Great Green Wall Brings Hope, Greener Pastures to Africa’s Sahel

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten' and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

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