News headlines for “United Nations on Development Issues”

  1. In the World of Sustainability, Colonialism is Not Dead

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    SINGAPORE, Feb 19 (IPS) - Zafirah Zein is a correspondent for Eco-Business*, a sustainability media organisation covering responsible business and sustainable development in Asia Pacific. Scandinavian fashion label and global It-brand Ganni hardly caused a stir recently when it closed Copenhagen Fashion Week with a sustainability-themed showcase titled "Life on Earth."

  2. Sexual Violence Surging in South Sudan

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 (IPS) - Women and girls continue to face the brunt of violence in the northern region of South Sudan with persistently high and brutal levels of sexual violence, a new report found.

  3. The Challenges & Opportunities Facing South-South Cooperation

    Monday, February 18, 2019

    GENEVA, Feb 18 (IPS) - Branislav Gosovic worked in UNCTAD, UNEP, UNECLAC, World Commission on Environment and Development, South Commission, and South Centre (1991-2005), and is the author of the recently-published book ‘The South Shaping the Global Future, 6 Decades of the South-North Development Struggle in the UN.'The BAPA+40 Zero Draft Outcome Document—to be adopted at the upcoming conference on the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA+40) in Argentina March 20-22-- is much like a conference report intended to accommodate different points of view.

  4. Bringing #MeToo to the Fashion Industry

    Friday, February 15, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 15 (IPS) - The global #MeToo movement has put a spotlight on sexual harassment and violence in various industries including the film and music industries. Is it now time for the fashion industry to address these issues within their supply chains, one organisation says.

  5. The Hidden Economic Costs of Displacement

    Thursday, February 14, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 14 (IPS) - While the impacts of displacement on wellbeing are well-known, one group has pointed to the equally burdensome economic costs for those displaced as well as host communities.

  6. How Devastating is Climate Change for World Peace & Security?

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 13 (IPS) - When the Security Council, the most powerful body at the United Nations, met last month to discuss the growing new threats to world peace and security, the discussion veered away from international terrorism, nuclear Armageddon and the rash of ongoing military conflicts in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

  7. Are Sustainable Development Goals Reaching Indigenous Peoples?

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    ORLANDO, Florida, Feb 12 (IPS) - Peter J. Jacques is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, USA.

    Life and death for whole communities hang in the balance of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that include eliminating poverty, conserving forests, and addressing climate change in a resolution adopted unanimously by the United Nations in 2015.

  8. Is UN Planning to Replace Humans with Machines & Robots?

    Monday, February 11, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (IPS) - The United Nations -- once facetiously described as an institution whose bloated bureaucracy moves at the leisured pace of a paralytic snail -- is steadily zooming into the field of fast-paced, cutting-edge digital technology where humans may one day be replaced with machines and robots.

  9. Transforming Economies, States, & Societies – Building Evidence for Achieving SDGs

    Friday, February 08, 2019

    HELSINKI, Finland, Feb 08 (IPS) - Kunal Sen is Director, UN University, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

    Following on from Finn Tarp, my predecessor, is a daunting prospect, but I look forward to working with my colleagues at UNU-WIDER and with our many partners to build on the achievements of the past 10 years.

  10. The Right to Life, Liberty, and Land

    Thursday, February 07, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 07 (IPS) - Sustainable land management is becoming more important than ever as rates of emissions, deforestation, and water scarcity continue to increase. But what if you don't have rights to the land? While the impact of agriculture on land is well known, the relationship between land degradation and land tenure seems to be less understood.

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