News headlines for “Non-governmental Organizations on Development Issues”, page 3

  1. Will Governments Support Access to Information Driving Development?

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jul 27 (IPS) - In an Information Society, access, and the ability to apply and re-use information is at the heart of individual fulfilment and social participation. Long before the idea of an Information Society came into use, libraries connected people to this, connecting them with literature and learning, and allowing them to improve their lives, and those of their families and communities.

  2. Migrant Contributions to Development: Creating a “New Positive Narrative”

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 (IPS) - Despite the "undeniable" benefits of migration, barriers including public misconceptions continue to hinder positive development outcomes, participants said during a series of thematic consultations here on safe, orderly, and regular migration.

  3. The Unnoticed Demise of Democracy

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    ROME, Jul 24 (IPS) - Politicians are so busy fighting for their jobs, they hardly seem to notice that they risk going out of business. Democracy is on the wane, yet the problem is nowhere in Parliaments. Common to all is a progressive loss of vision, of long term planning and solutions, with politics used just for power.

  4. Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast Pools Efforts Against Climate Change

    Monday, July 24, 2017

    HONE CREEK, Costa Rica, Jul 24 (IPS) - Jonathan Barrantes walks between the rows of shoots, naming one by one each species in the tree nursery that he manages, in the south of Costa Rica's Caribbean coastal region. There are fruit trees, ceibas that will take decades to grow to full size. and timber species for forestry plantations.

  5. Lawmakers in Europe Want the UN to Debate a Parliamentary Assembly. When Will Governments Follow?

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    BERLIN, Jul 20 (IPS) - Earlier this month, the European Parliament adopted its annual recommendations on the European Union's policy at the upcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly that begins in September.

  6. How to Achieve Universal Goals, Strategically

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Discussion around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a list of 17 goals listed by the UN, was all the buzz in the conference rooms of UN headquarters this week.

  7. Civil Society on SDG Engagement: “We Are Not Guests”

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Showing up in record numbers, civil society groups are urging greater inclusion and accountability in sustainable development processes at a UN high level meeting.

  8. Communities Step Up to Help Save Jamaica’s Forests

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jul 12 (IPS) - According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 31.1 percent or about 337,000 hectares of Jamaica is forested. Of this, 26.1 percent or 88,000 is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest.

  9. Governments Support Trump’s Aim to Block Central American Migrants

    Monday, July 03, 2017

    SAN SALVADOR, Jul 03 (IPS) - Trying to make it into the United States as an undocumented migrant is not such an attractive option anymore for Moris Peña, a Salvadoran who was deported from that country in 2014.

  10. Time Stands Still for Nepal’s Conflict Victims

    Monday, July 03, 2017

    KATHMANDU, Jul 03 (IPS) - "Reconstruction and reconciliation require finances and physical structure, but the families of the victims of the conflict first and foremost need their integrity protected. Physical and financial compensation mean little without justice," wrote Suman Adhikari nearly 11 years ago, during a ceasefire in Nepal's Maoist insurgency.

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