News headlines for “Sustainable Development”

  1. Small Farmers in Brazil’s Amazon Region Seek Sustainability

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    ALTA FLORESTA, Brazil, Sep 19 (IPS) - The deforestation caused by the expansion of livestock farming and soy monoculture appears unstoppable in the Amazon rainforest in the west-central Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. But small-scale farmers are trying to reverse that trend.

  2. “We are a World in Pieces”

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (IPS) - I am here in a spirit of gratitude and humility for the trust you have placed in me to serve the world's peoples. "We the peoples", and our United Nations, face grave challenges. Our world is in trouble. People are hurting and angry. They see insecurity rising, inequality growing, conflict spreading and climate changing.

  3. Out of Africa: Understanding Economic Refugees

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 19 (IPS) - Not a single month has passed without dreadful disasters triggering desperate migrants to seek refuge in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 2,247 people have died or are missing after trying to enter Europe via Spain, Italy or Greece in the first half of this year. Last year, 5,096 deaths were recorded.

  4. Africa’s “Must-Do, Can-Do” Decade

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    VIENNA, Sep 18 (IPS) - Since 2000 the continent of Africa has recorded impressive rates of economic growth. This remarkable performance has been largely driven by the prolonged commodity boom and development assistance. While the continent shows great diversity in the socio-economic trajectories of its countries, growth rates have generally masked an underlying lack of structural transformation, which is needed to achieve socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable development.

  5. Islamic Organization Promotes Cultural Rapprochement Between US & Muslim World

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 18 (IPS) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), by virtue of its position of being the second largest international organization outside the UN system with 57 member countries comprising one fifth of the world population and covering Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, is indeed an important actor in dealing with rapprochement between cultures, in particular rapprochement between the Muslim World and its international partners like the USA.

  6. World Hunger on the Rise Again

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    ROME, Sep 15 (IPS) - Exacerbated by climate-related shocks, increasing conflicts have been a key driver of severe food crisis and recently re-emerged famines, a major United Nations joint report has just revealed.

  7. Communities Can be Role Models for Sustainable Development

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 15 (IPS) - The United Nations, governments, civil society, business, thought leaders and media will gather in New York on September 17 to celebrate the winners of the Equator Prize 2017. The 15 prize winning communities successfully advance innovative solutions for poverty, environment, and climate challenges.

  8. At Key Finance Meet, Mongolia Seeks Path to a Greener Economy

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    ULAANBAATAR, Sep 14 (IPS) - Rapid growth of a coal-fired economy often leads to environmental degradation, and Mongolia is a case in point.

  9. Secretary-General Talks Myanmar, Trump Ahead of General Assembly

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 14 (IPS) - In an environment full of major threats, countries must work together towards peace and stability, the Secretary-General said ahead of the General Assembly.

  10. Fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific – Immense Opportunities, Critical Challenges

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    BRUXELLES, Sep 13 (IPS) - Fish is big business. The latest figures show that more than 165 million tonnes of fish are either captured or harvested in a year, with each person consuming more than 20kg of fish annually, according to the world average. Roughly US$ 140 billion worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry which involves processing, transport, retail and restaurants.

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