News headlines for “United Nations on Development Issues”

  1. Groups Condemn U.S. Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency

    Friday, January 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 (IPS) - International organizations have criticized the United States' decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees.

  2. US, Led by an Erratic Trump, Seeks to Undermine UN

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 18 (IPS) - The continued erratic and outrageous comments by President Donald Trump – and his attempts to undermine the United Nations – are threatening to cause irreparable damage to the world body.

  3. 40% of India’s Thermal Power Plants in Water-Scarce Areas, Threatening Shutdowns

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 17 (IPS) - New WRI research finds that 40 percent of the country's thermal power plants are located in areas facing high water stress, a problem since these plants use water for cooling. Scarce water is already hampering electricity generation in these regions—14 of India's 20 largest thermal utilities experienced at least one shutdown due to water shortages between 2013-2016, costing the companies $1.4 billion.

  4. Fate of the Rohingyas – Part Two

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 16 (IPS) - With discussions underway between Bangladesh and Myanmar about the repatriation of more than a half a million Rohingya refugees, many critical questions remain, including how many people would be allowed back, who would monitor their safety, and whether the refugees even want to return to violence-scorched Rakhine state.

  5. Fate of the Rohingyas – Part One

    Sunday, January 14, 2018

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 14 (IPS) - The repatriation of Rohingya refugees driven from their villages through violence and terror appears uncertain, with critics saying the agreement legalising the process of their return is both controversial and impractical.

  6. Marooned in Bangladesh, Rohingya Face Uncertain Future

    Wednesday, January 03, 2018

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Jan 03 (IPS) - Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugee women from Myanmar are currently living in the cramped camps along Bangladesh Myanmar border. Victims of sexual and physical violence in the Rakhine state, women have been disproportionately affected by this crisis and these women's perils are far from over in the host country as they continue to face multifaceted challenges.

  7. Religion: Between ‘Power’ and ‘Force’

    Wednesday, January 03, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 03 (IPS) - In 1994, Dr. David R. Hawkins wrote a book positing the difference between power and force (Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior - the latest revised version came out in 2014).

  8. Central America Weakens Forest Shield Against Future Droughts

    Sunday, December 31, 2017

    SAN JOSE, Dec 31 (IPS) - Jazziel Baca lives in the municipality of Esquías, in western Honduras, one of the areas hardest hit by the southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis), which damaged almost 500,000 hectares of forest in that Central American country between 2013 and 2015.

  9. US Faces Collective Defiance at UN Over Jerusalem

    Friday, December 22, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 22 (IPS) - When the UN General Assembly condemned the United States for its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the vote was described as a "collective defiance" of the international community against public threats against the United Nations and its member states by a politically unpredictable and predictably wavering US President.

  10. To Be a Latin-American Migrant in Madrid

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    MADRID, Dec 20 (IPS) - If you are in Madrid and have some spare time, just go to an area which residents consider a "high class" neighbourhood situated in a district bordering Barrio de Salamanca, one of the richest areas in the Spanish capital.

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