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

  1. Transforming Food Systems for Resilience in Africa & Asia

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct 12 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16.   Nathanial Matthews is Program Director and Deon Nel, CEO of the Global Resilience PartnershipOur food system requires fundamental transformation. Disasters and shocks, from extreme flooding to persistent drought, are occurring more frequently and lasting longer, threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of small farmers across the globe.

  2. Sustainable Development Depends on Better Nutrition for All Nations

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    DES MOINES, IOWA, Oct 11 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16.   Dr. Lawrence Haddad and Dr. David Nabarro are World Food Prize Laureates of 2018From cold chains and blockchains - major technological revolutions are on the brink of transforming food systems.

  3. When Gender Parity Knocks at the UN Door, Does Merit Fly Out of the Window?

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 11 (IPS) - As gender empowerment gathers momentum, both inside and outside the United Nations, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to announce shortly a set of new proposals to improve UN human resources policies-- specifically aimed at increasing gender and geographical diversity within the Secretariat.

  4. Conserving Africa’s Precious Resource Base While Fighting Hunger

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    LUSAKA, Zambia, Oct 10 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16.   Kalongo Chitengi, is Zambia Country Director of Self Help Africa, a Farming First supporter.Rosemary Chate's seven children gather around the table inside their home in Malela, a village in Zambia's remote Northern Province. They dig their spoons into bowls of food prepared by their mother – for the second time that day.

  5. “Our Choices Matter More Than Ever Before” To Limit Climate Change

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 10 (IPS) - The release of a groundbreaking report has left the international community reeling over very real, intensified impacts of climate change which will hit home sooner rather than later. So what now?

  6. Consumption & Emissions: Rich Indians v/s Rich (& Poor) Americans

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Oct 09 (IPS) - The growing consumption of the ‘rich' in ‘poor' countries has been a running theme in the climate change debate for some time now. A large majority of opinion makers in developed countries, especially the US, are convinced that rising consumption of the rich in the developing world is responsible for climate change.

  7. Leveraging the Potential for Green Growth in Vulnerable Countries

    Monday, October 08, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 08 (IPS) - In May the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced next year's summit on climate. This assertion has given green growth and the Global Green Growth Institute international momentum, which was reflected in the events of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

  8. Boiling Point: The World’s Biggest Jump in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Thursday, October 04, 2018

    SINGAPORE, Oct 04 (IPS) - Amit Prakash is a Singapore-based journalist and founder of FINAL WORD, a content and communications consultancy.

    The Blue Dragon, a small riverfront eatery in Hoi An, Vietnam, serves morsels of local trivia to tourists along with $2 plates of crisp spring rolls and succulent noodles.

    On its damp-stained walls, the Blue Dragon's owner, Nam, marks the level of annual floods that submerge this popular UNESCO World Heritage town renowned for its bright-yellow-painted buildings.

  9. Fixing the Crisis of Confidence in the Green Climate Fund

    Monday, October 01, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 01 (IPS) - Jacob Waslander is a Senior Associate at World Resources Institute and a former board member of the Green Climate Fund & Patricia Quijano Vallejos is a lawyer and Research Analyst in the Finance Center at World Resources Institute.The Green Climate Fund's mandate couldn't be more crucial: accelerating climate action in developing countries by supporting transformational investments in adaptation and emissions reduction.

  10. The Case for a U.S. No-First-Use Policy

    Monday, October 01, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 01 (IPS) - Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director, Arms Control AssociationStanley Kubrick's classic 1964 film "Dr. Strangelove" delivers an eerily accurate depiction of the absurd logic and catastrophic risks of U.S. and Russian Cold War nuclear deterrence strategy, but for one key detail: President Merkin Muffley was wrong when he said, "It is the avowed policy of our country never to strike first with nuclear weapons." But it should be.

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