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

  1. The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    ROME, Jul 23 (IPS) - When all is said and done, it appears that Thomas Hobbes, the 17th century English philosopher who had a dire vision of man, was not totally wrong.

    From the frivolous to the serious, in just a week we have had four items of news which would not happen in a normal world. An English porn beauty with 86,000 followers on social media has put bottles of the water she bathes in on sale at 30 pounds a bottle and has sold several thousand bottles.

  2. It Takes Listening to Children to End Violence

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    NEW YORK, Jul 22 (IPS) - We see many challenges that affect children around the world. Child marriage, corporal punishment, voting ages, air pollution, teachers going on strike…

  3. Finland’s Education System Leads Globally

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 22 (IPS) - Finland has garnered attention for its top-notch education, and the newly appointed Minister of Education for Finland is planning to continue with the success of her country's education system through various and innovative approaches.

  4. How Skills Can Change Lives of World’s Youth

    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 18 (IPS) - When the United Nations commemorated World Youth Skills Day, there was one stark reality that emerged out of the event: the world's youth account for over a third of the global population of more than 7.7 billion people, and they also account for over a third of those unemployed across the globe.

  5. How Governments Still Allow Violence Against Children

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    NEW YORK, Jul 16 (IPS) - Tamara Tutnjevic Gorman is Policy Manager - Ending Violence against Children, World Vision

    Despite what you might have heard, things are getting better, every year. We are making amazing progress on fighting diseases, reducing the preventable deaths of children, and investing huge amounts to advance medicine and knowledge and to create better living conditions.

  6. How NGOs in Rich Countries Control their Counterparts in Poor Countries...and Why they Refuse to Resolve it

    Friday, July 12, 2019

    NAIROBI, Jul 12 (IPS) - Paul Okumu is head of secretariat for the Africa Platform on Governance, Responsible Business and the Social Contract. He is also head of strategy at the Internet of Things Solutions Africa.

    Many NGOs around the world are fighting inequality between the rich and the poor, between the policies that make rich countries richer, and poor countries poorer. So while Civil Society Organizations claim to be equal and are are fighting together to secure space for engagement and to work, the bigger NGOs should also ask themselves why they are unwilling to let others who are less resourced take up the space where their voice can be heard. Why are they unwilling to fight policies that keep rich NGOs richer?

  7. A Lifelong Battle Against the “Disease of Silence”

    Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    BRASILIA, Jul 10 (IPS) - Mario Osava interviews YOHEI SASAKAWA, president of the Nippon FoundationYohei Sasakawa has dedicated half of his 80 years of life to combating the "disease of silence" and is still fighting the battle, as president of the Nippon Foundation and World Health Organisation (WHO) goodwill ambassador for elimination of leprosy, formally known as Hansen's Disease.

  8. Right to Information in Latin America & the Caribbean

    Tuesday, July 09, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 09 (IPS) - Luis Felipe López-Calva is UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Transparency is a critical element of making governance more effective. By making information available, it creates a foundation for greater accountability to citizens.

  9. ​Media and Web Freedom Threatened in Sudan Turbulence

    Tuesday, July 09, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 09 (IPS) - The United Nations has condemned an internet shutdown and the blocking of social media channels during Sudan's political crisis, as fears persisted over a crackdown on media freedoms in the turbulent African country.

  10. Japan Boosts Complex Fight to Eliminate Leprosy in Brazil

    Tuesday, July 09, 2019

    BRASILIA, Jul 09 (IPS) - When cases of Hansen's disease, better known as leprosy, increase in Brazil, it is not due to a lack of medical assistance but to the growing efficacy of the health system in detecting infections, contrary to the situation in other countries.

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