News headlines for “Causes of Poverty”, page 5

  1. Bamboo, A Sustainability Powerhouse

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    VIENNA, Jun 29 (IPS) - A landmark conference bringing more than 1,200 people from across the world together to promote and explain the importance of bamboo and rattan to global sustainable development and tackling climate change has ended with a raft of agreements and project launches.

  2. Fight Against Drug Consumption Needs Gender Specific Treatments

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 (IPS) - The World Drug Report 2018, launched this week by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), highlighted the importance of gender in drug consumption and behaviour, suggesting it is essential to provide different types of health-care and legal solutions.

  3. New Human Rights Chief? UN Secretary-General Cannot Afford to Get It Wrong

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    LONDON, Jun 28 (IPS) - Fred Carver is Head of Policy & Ben Donaldson, Head of Campaigns, United Nations Association – UKUN Secretary-General António Guterres is about to make one of the most important decisions of his tenure – one that will directly impact communities worldwide: the appointment of the next High Commissioner for Human Rights.

  4. Breaking the Cycle of Child Labor in Peru

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    LIMA, Jun 28 (IPS) - Most laborers in Peru are forced into a vicious cycle by circumstance. Faced with low-paying, high-intensity work, they have no choice but to make their children work as well. Having spent their lives neglecting education for labor, those children in turn grow up with no options for income besides low-paying, high-intensity positions  - and so on. But in classrooms across one region, a handful of teachers are trying to break that cycle while the children are still young.

  5. Solar Energy in Social Housing, a Discarded Solution in Brazil

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    JUAZEIRO, Brazil, Jun 26 (IPS) - "Our main challenge is to get the project back on track," agreed the administrators of two affordable housing complexes, where a small solar power plant was installed for social purposes in Juazeiro, a city in northeast Brazil.

  6. West Africa Moves Ahead with Renewable Energy Despite Unpredictable Challenges 

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jun 26 (IPS) - The West African nation of Guinea may be a signatory of the Paris Agreement, a global undertaking by countries around the world to reduce climate change, but as it tries to provide electricity to some three quarters of its 12 million people who are without, the commitment is proving a struggle.

  7. Unprecedented Human Migration Cries Out for a Global Response

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    GENEVA, Jun 26 (IPS) - The world is "basically at odds with itself," International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Director General William Swing said Monday, June 25, describing the critical state of human migration between countries and continents.

  8. Building West Africa’s Capacity to Access Climate Funding

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, Jun 25 (IPS) - When Senegalese president Macky Sall opened the 30MW Santhiou Mékhé solar plant last June, the country gained the title of having West Africa's largest such plant. But the distinction was short lived.

  9. Senegalese Immigrants Face Police Brutality in Argentina

    Friday, June 22, 2018

  10. EU Urged to Ban Early & Forced Child Marriages

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 (IPS) - Rangita de Silva de Alwis is Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School & Advisor, UN Sustainable Development Goals FundSomething historic was initiated at the European Development Days (EDD) in early June: the EDD placed women and girls at the forefront of Sustainable Development. Since its inception in 2006, EDD has become a barometer for ideas in global development.

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