News headlines for “Sustainable Development”

  1. UN Appoints Experts to DRC’s Kasai to Probe Harrowing Rights Abuses

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 (IPS) - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, appointed a team of three international experts yesterday to collect information and raise awareness about grave atrocities in the ongoing conflict in the remote Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  2. 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.

  3. Can Economic Growth Be Really Green?

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    ROME/SEOUL, Jul 27 (IPS) - The answer to this big question is apparently "yes" – Economic growth can be really green. How?

  4. Yemen Records 400,000 Cholera Cases

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 (IPS) - The directors of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Food Programme (WFP) and World Health Organization (WHO) released a joint statement today shedding light on a deadly cholera epidemic engulfing war-torn Yemen.

  5. Sinking Island Seeks Seat in Security Council

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 (IPS) - The Maldives, one of the world's low-lying, small island developing states (SIDS) -- threatened with extinction because of a sea-level rise-- is shoring up its coastal defences in anticipation of the impending calamity.

  6. 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.

  7. To Achieve Ambitious Goals – We Need to Start with our Basic Rights

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    NEW YORK, Jul 26 (IPS) - Recent protests in Ethiopia have seen people demonstrate in their thousands, angry at their authoritarian government, its favouritism towards those close to the ruling elite, and its failure to share the country's wealth more equally.

  8. China Seeks to Export Its Green Finance Model to the World

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Jul 26 (IPS) - Hand in hand with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the People's Bank of China (PBoC) disembarked in the Argentine capital to prompt this country to adopt and promote the agenda of so-called green finance, which supports clean or sustainable development projects and combats climate change.

  9. Nigeria’s Ticking Time Bomb

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    Maiduguri City, Nigeria, Jul 25 (IPS) - In the dusty arid town of Dikwa, tens of thousands of Nigerians queue for hours in sweltering 40-degree heat for water. Fatuma is one of 100,000 people displaced in the Borno State town, the epicentre of Nigeria's conflict. She sifts through remnants of food aid seeds, drying them out to prepare them to eat. Food is a scarcity here. Fatuma used to live on three meals a day. Today she is happy if aid agencies can provide her with a single meal.

  10. Alcoholism Cannot Explain Russian Mortality Spike

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017

    MOSCOW and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 25 (IPS) - The steep upsurge in mortality and sudden fall in life expectancy in Russia in the early 1990s were the highest ever registered anywhere in recorded human history in the absence of catastrophes, such as wars, plague or famine. The shock economic reforms in the former Soviet economies after 1991 precipitated this unprecedented increase in mortality, shortening life expectancy, especially among middle-aged males.

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