News headlines for “United Nations on Development Issues”, page 4

  1. International Community Ramps Up Action on Venezuela Crisis

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 10 (IPS) - One year into the most recent series of protests and a humanitarian crisis with no end in sight, international groups have called for action to help protect Venezuelans. A complex political and economic crisis in Venezuela has left millions without access to basic services and resources, prompting UN agencies and human rights groups like Human Rights Watch to speak up and urge action.

  2. Freedom of Speech Guaranteed, Says Aliyev, as Azerbaijan Blocks News Websites

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    NEW YORK, Apr 10 (IPS) - Gulnoza Said, Committee to Protect Journalists, Europe and Central Asia Research Associate*President Ilham Aliyev claims that in Azerbaijan the internet is free and press freedom is guaranteed. But ahead of the April 11 snap elections, authorities have systematically silenced critical voices online through amending laws and blocking news websites, and hackers have attacked independent news outlets.

  3. UN Development Goals Cannot be Achieved if Bombs Keep Falling From the Sky

    Friday, April 06, 2018

    BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr 06 (IPS) - Miroslav Lajčák, President of the UN General Assembly, in an address to the mid-term ministerial conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)I am honoured to pay a visit to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to address this Ministerial Meeting. I would like to use this opportunity to commend the role of the Non-Aligned Movement in promoting peace, security and development around the world.I also want to start by acknowledging the commitment of Venezuela, as Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement. I also thank Azerbaijan for welcoming us all to Baku, as the host of this conference.

  4. “International Solidarity” at Yemen Donor Conference

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 05 (IPS) - The international community has pledged over two billion dollars towards urgently needed humanitarian assistance to Yemen during a UN event.

  5. Bolton: Is He the Walrus –Goo goo g'joob?

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    NEW YORK, Apr 05 (IPS) - Ian Williams is a senior analyst who has written for newspapers and magazines around the world, including the Australian, The Independent, New York Observer, The Financial Times and The Guardian. He is the author of UNtold: The Real Story of the United Nations in Peace and War*.President Trump's nomination of John Bolton as his National Security Advisor highlights the deep irrationality of this White House's global agenda. Apparently, the world has hitherto been spared Bolton's robust sabotage only because the President has an eccentric visceral antipathy to his mustache, but so far could not find another, clean-shaven, candidate in the rapidly draining pool of applicants for White House jobs.

  6. How Citizen Power Ignited Seoul’s Energy Innovations

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    SEOUL, South Korea, Apr 05 (IPS) - Park Won-soon is Mayor of Seoul, a city recognized as a role model for megacitiesIn a bid to reduce its nuclear energy dependence, Seoul embarked on a massive energy reduction initiative—shaped by citizen participation—in 2012.

  7. What’s Happening to the World Income Distribution?

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 04 (IPS) - Homi Kharas is Interim Vice President and Director -Global Economy and Development and Brina Seidel is Research Analyst - Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution*In 2013, Christoph Lakner and Branko Milanovic published a graph—quickly dubbed the "elephant chart"—that depicts changes in income distribution across the world between 1988 and 2008.

  8. Yemen the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis, Says UN Chief

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    GENEVA, Apr 04 (IPS) - Secretary-General António Guterres, in his address to the Pledging Conference on Yemen.Thank you all for being here today to show your solidarity with the women, men, girls and boys of Yemen. And I want to thank my co-chairs, the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland, for hosting this conference for the second year and for their continued humanitarian commitment.

  9. Palestinian Journalists Injured Covering Mass Protest in Gaza Strip

    Tuesday, April 03, 2018

    BEIRUT, Lebanon, Apr 03 (IPS) - Israeli authorities should independently and credibly investigate reports that Israeli security forces injured journalists covering protests in the Gaza Strip on March 30, 2018.

  10. Celebrations Herald a New Set of Hurdles for Bangladesh

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    DHAKA, Mar 27 (IPS) - Bangladesh's great strides in human development were widely celebrated this month, although they come at the potential cost of Western trade benefits that have helped underpin the nation's export success for decades.

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