News headlines for “United Nations on Development Issues”

Declining Majority Still Supports “Active” U.S. Role in World Affairs

Monday, September 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 15 (IPS) - Despite elite concerns about growing "isolationism" in the U.S. electorate, nearly six in 10 citizens believe Washington should "take an active part in world affairs," according to the latest in a biennial series of major surveys of U.S. foreign-policy attitudes.

U.N. Climate Summit: Staged Parade or Reality Show?

Monday, September 15, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 15 (IPS) - The much-ballyhooed one-day Climate Summit next week is being hyped as one of the major political-environmental events at the United Nations this year.

‘Breaking Silence’ on the Slave Trade

Sunday, September 14, 2014

PARIS, Sep 14 (IPS) - The Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave opened many people's eyes to the barbarity of slavery and fuelled some discussion about that period in world history. But the film is just one of the many initiatives to "break the silence" around the 400 years of the transatlantic slave trade and to "shed light" on its lasting historical consequences.

U.S. Bypasses Security Council on Impending Invasion of Syria

Friday, September 12, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 12 (IPS) - The U.N. Security Council (UNSC), the only international body empowered to declare war and peace, continues to remain a silent witness to the widespread devastation and killings worldwide, including in Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Ukraine.

OPINION: Bishop Appeals to U.N. to Rescue Minorities in Northwestern Iraq

Friday, September 12, 2014

SAN DIEGO, Sep 12 (IPS) - For decades, the minority Christian population of Iraq has been suffering hardships. But in the summer months of 2014 - and since the beginning of the military campaign by ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, also known as ISIL or Islamic State) - the situation has gone from bad to intolerably worse.

OPINION: Ebola Crisis Reversing Development Gains in Liberia

Thursday, September 11, 2014

MONROVIA, Sep 11 (IPS) - As the Ebola crisis continues to take a toll on people's lives and livelihoods in West Africa, the focus is increasingly not just on the health aspects of the crisis, but also on its social and economic consequences.

Mideast Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone Remains in Limbo

Thursday, September 11, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 11 (IPS) - After four long years of protracted negotiations, a proposal for a nuclear weapons-free zone (NWFZ) in the strife-torn Middle East remains in limbo - and perhaps virtually dead.

Global Citizenship: “From Me to We to Peace”

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 10 (IPS) - If a Silicon Valley existed for the culture of peace, it would most likely look to global citizenship as the next big industry shake-up.

Global Commission Urges Decriminalisation of Drug Use

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Sep 10 (IPS) - A top-level international panel called Tuesday for a major shift in global drug-control policies from prohibition to decriminalisation and regulation.

Developing Nations Set to Hit Back at New York City Banks

Monday, September 08, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 08 (IPS) - The Group of 77, the largest single coalition of developing countries, is hitting back at New York City banks that arbitrarily cancelled the accounts of more than 70 overseas diplomatic missions, leaving ambassadors, senior and junior diplomats and non-diplomatic staff without banking facilities.

Powered by Inter Press Service

Web feed for United Nations on Development Issues news headlines