News headlines for “United Nations on Development Issues”

  1. Why Can’t Dynamic Asia-Pacific Beat Poverty?

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    BANGKOK, Aug 22 (IPS) - Asia and the Pacific is lauded globally for its rapid economic growth over recent decades and has lifted 1.1 billion people out of extreme poverty since 1990. Nevertheless, the region continues to have the largest number of poor people in the world.

  2. Southern African Development Community Loses Billions in Illicit Outflows

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (IPS) - The Southern African Development Community (SADC), which comprise 16 member states, loses about 8.8 billion dollars in trade-related illicit outflows and about 21.1 billion dollars in external government debt payments annually, according to a new report released here.

  3. Solving the Climate Crisis is Beyond Governments

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    PANAMA CITY, Aug 20 (IPS) - Throughout my ten years working in international development and climate policy, I've mostly heard colleagues talk about the private sector as if it was this intangible, multifaceted medusa with its own business lingo that is impossible for us policy experts to tackle: "the ‘private sector' needs a return on investment in order to act on climate" or "the ‘private sector' does not have the right incentives, but we need ‘private' capital to solve this crisis"

  4. UN Aid Boss Promises “Punishment” for Misconduct in Yemen and Palestine

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (IPS) - A senior United Nations official has promised a thorough investigation into allegations of misconduct in field operations in Yemen and the occupied Palestinian territories, saying that those responsible would be punished.

  5. Addressing Gender & Protection Issues During Humanitarian Emergencies

    Monday, August 19, 2019

    PORT VILA, Vanuatu, Aug 19 (IPS) - Vanuatu is among the world's ‘most at-risk’ countries to natural disasters. In the last 12 months alone, the country has faced multiple volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, cyclone and tsunami.

  6. The Role of Women’s Organisations in Crisis-Settings

    Monday, August 19, 2019

    BEIRUT, Aug 19 (IPS) - To mark World Humanitarian Day, we celebrate the overlooked women leaders who are first responders, unwavering advocates, and powerful change-makers in humanitarian emergencies.

  7. Russia and Syria in the Spotlight for Latest Idlib Medic Deaths

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (IPS) - Medical aid groups have again blasted Russian and Syrian government forces this week for an ever-growing death toll among doctors, paramedics and other health workers in military strikes in northwestern Syria.

  8. A Key Role for 1.8 Billion Youth in UN’s 2030 Development Agenda

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (IPS) - The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is convinced that the world's 1.8 billion adolescents and youth—a quarter of the global population—have a key role to play in helping implement the UN's 2030 Development Agenda.

  9. Establishing a Science & Technology Park is No Walk in the Park

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    BANGKOK, Aug 16 (IPS) - The success of Silicon Valley has been inspirational for many countries worldwide wishing to establish science and technology parks. In Asia, successful science and technology parks can be found in many economies, including China, Japan and Thailand.

  10. Rules of War Widely Flouted, 70 years on: Red Cross

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 14 (IPS) - World governments are not doing enough to stop armed groups from committing mass rape, torture and other war crimes, the head of the Red Cross aid group head Peter Maurer said on Tuesday.

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