News headlines for “Causes of Poverty”, page 5

  1. Mother Nature Can Help us Deal With Her Water Disasters

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    TOKYO, Japan, Oct 11 (IPS) - Vladimir Smakhtin is Director of the UN University Institute for Water, Environment, and Health (UNU-INWEH), supported by the Government of Canada and hosted at McMaster University.Almost every day we hear news about catastrophic flooding or drought somewhere in the world. And many nations and regions are on track for even more extreme water problems within a generation, the latest IPCC report warns.

  2. Sustainable Development Depends on Better Nutrition for All Nations

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    DES MOINES, IOWA, Oct 11 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16.   Dr. Lawrence Haddad and Dr. David Nabarro are World Food Prize Laureates of 2018From cold chains and blockchains - major technological revolutions are on the brink of transforming food systems.

  3. Senegal's Migrant Returnees Become Storytellers

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    DAKAR, Oct 11 (IPS) - Khoudia Ndiaye and Ndeye Fatou Sall set up a smartphone on a tripod to begin recording a video interview with Daro Thiam in Hann Bel-Air, a neighbourhood in Senegal's capital Dakar. Hann Bel-Air is the departure point for many of the migrants who leave the city and country on irregular routes – boats to Spain, crossing the Sahara desert to the Mediterranean Sea, or to countries nearby.

  4. Women as Influencers

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    DAKAR, Oct 11 (IPS) - The Migrants as Messengers awareness-raising campaign (MaM), developed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), uses innovative mobile technology to empower migrants to share their experiences and to provide a platform for others to do the same.

  5. When Gender Parity Knocks at the UN Door, Does Merit Fly Out of the Window?

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 11 (IPS) - As gender empowerment gathers momentum, both inside and outside the United Nations, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to announce shortly a set of new proposals to improve UN human resources policies-- specifically aimed at increasing gender and geographical diversity within the Secretariat.

  6. Conserving Africa’s Precious Resource Base While Fighting Hunger

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    LUSAKA, Zambia, Oct 10 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16.   Kalongo Chitengi, is Zambia Country Director of Self Help Africa, a Farming First supporter.Rosemary Chate's seven children gather around the table inside their home in Malela, a village in Zambia's remote Northern Province. They dig their spoons into bowls of food prepared by their mother – for the second time that day.

  7. TB Remains World’s Single Largest Infectious Killer, says WHO

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 10 (IPS) - Mandy Slutsker is the policy and advocacy manager for ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership's Secretariat, Washington, D.C. A disease that we know how to prevent, treat, and cure has become the world's leading infectious killer: tuberculosis (TB), an airborne bacterial infection.

  8. New Agreement with Canada and U.S. Is Win-Lose for Mexico

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 09 (IPS) - Following the fanfare of the countries' leaders and the relief of the export and investment sectors, experts are analysing the renewed trilateral agreement with Canada and the United States, where Mexico made concessions in sectors such as e-commerce, biotechnology, automotive and agriculture.

  9. As Amazon Warms, Tropical Butterflies and Lizards Seek the Shade

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    PORT OF SPAIN, Oct 09 (IPS) - Recent research at a centre in Guyana shows that some types of butterflies and lizards in the Amazon have been seeking shelter from the heat as Amazonian temperatures rise.

  10. Improving Infrastructure Planning In Developing Countries

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Oct 09 (IPS) - Infrastructure investment is necessary, but hardly sufficient to enable developing countries to transform their economies to achieve sustainable prosperity, according to this year's UNCTAD Trade and Development Report: Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion (TDR 2018), released in late September.

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