News headlines for “United Nations on Development Issues”, page 6

  1. Mercury Mining Awaits International Control in Mexico

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 26 (IPS) - For environmentalist Patricia Ruiz the only word that comes to mind is "devastating," when describing the situation of mercury mining in her home state of Querétaro in central Mexico.

  2. Global Companies Give Africa a Second Look

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 26 (IPS) - When travelling abroad for work and looking for accommodation, Joe Eyango, a Cameroonian living in the US, considers two factors: convenient transportation from the airport and around the city and reliable Internet access. He is a university professor and wants to be able to jet in, hit the ground running, make his presentation and zoom off to another destination in a day or two.

  3. Public-Private Partnerships as the Answer . . . What was the Question?

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 26 (IPS) - In discussions at the UN about achieving Agenda 2030, it has become de rigueur to highlight the role of the private sector. It is often introduced as the discovery of the idea that private sector investment and financing is indispensable to achieving Agenda 2030.

  4. Trump’s Threat of Total Destruction Is Unlawful & Extremely Dangerous

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 25 (IPS) - President Trump's threat of total destruction of North Korea is utterly unacceptable. Also deplorable is the response of North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on 23 September at the United Nations.

  5. G77 a Key Partner in Reform of the UN System

    Monday, September 25, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - When the Charter of Algiers was adopted 50 years ago, it marked the unity of the Group of 77. This unity has not wavered since then.

  6. Parliamentarians a “Fourth Pillar” of Sustainable Development

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    ROME/NEW DELHI, Sep 22 (IPS) - Investing in youth and the population dividend, women's health, sustainable development objectives, and the key role of parliamentarians to promote transparency, accountability and good governance to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development topped the agenda of a two-day conference of Asian and African lawmakers in New Delhi last week.

  7. Africa Moves Towards Third Industrial Development Decade

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 22 (IPS) - Since the turn of the century, much of Africa has achieved impressive economic growth. Sixteen African countries were among the world's top 30 fastest growing nations. Last year, the 10 fastest growing African economies posted GDP growth rates exceeding 5 per cent.

  8. Monitoring Progress on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

    Friday, September 22, 2017

    BOSTON, Massachusetts, Sep 22 (IPS) - Two years ago, world leaders joined together to endorse a new and ambitious agenda not to reduce poverty but to eradicate it, not to lessen hunger but to end it once and for all, and not to overlook inequality but jointly to attack it.

  9. Strong Compacts on Refugees and Migrants Urgently Needed

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - One year ago, the international community agreed to work together to protect and save refugees and migrants. However, many are concerned over the lack of progress to make this noble goal  a reality.

  10. UN Report Falls Short on Humanitarian Crisis Around Lake Chad

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    STOCKHOLKM, Sweden, Sep 21 (IPS) - It is encouraging to see that the United Nations Security Council is beginning to acknowledge the transboundary dimensions of fragility and conflict, as demonstrated by its newly launched Report of the Secretary-General on the situation in the Lake Chad Basin region. The report, which was presented in the Security Council on 13 September 2017, emphasizes the need for regional responses and enhanced cooperation of different UN and humanitarian agencies as an important step to addressing the unfolding humanitarian crisis.

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