News headlines for “Non-governmental Organizations on Development Issues”

  1. Class Analyst: Global Income Inequality

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, May 24 (IPS) - CHRIS WELLISZ is on the staff of Finance & Development published by the International Monetary Fund*As a child growing up in Communist Yugoslavia, Branko Milanovic witnessed the protests of 1968, when students occupied the campus of the University of Belgrade and hoisted banners reading "Down with the Red bourgeoisie!"

  2. UN’s Mandate to Protect Human Rights Takes Another Hit

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 20 (IPS) - The UN's longstanding mandate to promote and protect human rights worldwide –- undermined recently by right-wing nationalist governments and authoritarian regimes – has taken another hit.

  3. Growing Authoritarianism, Social Inequalities Often a Prelude to Conflict

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, May 17 (IPS) - Margot Wallström is Foreign Minister of Sweden*I want to talk about peacebuilding and inclusive peace. My main point is that peace begins in the minds of people, and people, communities, societies must be allowed to participate in peace for it to be sustainable. Peace means a lot more than just the absence of war.

  4. Women Human Rights Defenders Face Greater Risks Because of their Gender

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    JOHANNESBURG, May 16 (IPS) - Masana Ndinga-Kanga is Crisis Response Fund Lead with global civil society alliance, CIVICUS.

    Does the name Ihsan Al Fagiri ring a bell? How about Heba Omer or Adeela Al Zaebaq?

    It's likely that these names, among countless others, are not known to the average news consumer. But their tireless and dangerous work, however, has made news headlines as protests led to historic political change in Sudan.

  5. Citizenship & Growth: Inclusive Citizenship Laws Tend to Foster Economic Development

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, May 16 (IPS) - Patrick Amir Imam is the Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Zimbabwe & Kangni Kpodar is Deputy Division Chief in the IMF's Strategy, Policy, and Review Department and senior fellow at the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

    The notion of citizenship has evolved over time. Historically, allegiance was typically to an ethnic group or a feudal lord. With the birth of the nation-state in the 19th century came the need to distinguish between those who belonged to the state and those who didn't, and therefore to create a legal distinction between nationals and foreigners.

  6. Rise of Right-wing Nationalism Undermines Human Rights Worldwide

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 10 (IPS) - The rise of right-wing nationalism and the proliferation of authoritarian governments have undermined human rights in several countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

  7. Aid Organisations Welcome New Development Chief

    Thursday, May 09, 2019

    LONDON, May 09 (IPS) - Roger Hamilton-Martin is a free lance journalist based in London

    International aid organisations have reacted positively to the appointment of new UK International Secretary of State for Development, Rory Stewart.

  8. Is UAE Leading the Way for Concentrated Solar Power in GCC?

    Thursday, May 09, 2019

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 09 (IPS) - Sania Aziz Rahman is a data journalist doing a fellowship with Climate Tracker

    In April 2019, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published a report on a "roadmap to 2050" in terms of renewable energy.

  9. UN Chief’s Reprehensible Bankrolling of Violence in Burundi

    Monday, May 06, 2019

    NEW YORK, May 06 (IPS) - Paula Donovan is Co-Director, AIDS-Free World and its Code Blue Campaign

    Last week the Washington Post published a scathing critique by the executive director of Human Rights Watch, titled "Why the U.N. Chief's Silence on Human Rights is Deeply Troubling." Kenneth Roth argued that Secretary-General António Guterres "is becoming defined by his silence on human rights—even as serious rights abuses proliferate."

  10. Rural Education: Moving Past 'Poor Solutions for Poor People'

    Monday, May 06, 2019

    NEW DELHI, May 06 (IPS) - Communities are treated as passive recipients, giving them no say in the functioning of their schools. Here's why this needs to change.

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