News headlines for “Sustainable Development”

  1. Inequality, Stagnation and Instability ‒ the New Normal for Finance Capitalism

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    GENEVA, Jan 24 (IPS) - The failure of large-scale bailout operations, historically low interest rates and rapid injection of liquidity to bring about a strong recovery from the 2008-2009 financial crisis and recession created a widespread concern that advanced economies suffered from a chronic demand gap and faced the spectre of stagnation.

  2. Nature Losses Threaten Emerging Economies

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    Jan 24 (IPS) - More than half of worldwide GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature, putting biodiversity loss among the top five risks to the global economy, according to a report presented at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

  3. When UN’s Cash Crisis Undermines Human Rights, Are the World’s Torturers the Key Beneficiaries?

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - The UN's ongoing cash crisis, which has virtually destabilized the Organization's day-to-day operations, has also undermined the human rights mandate of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC).

  4. At the International Summit on Balanced & Inclusive Education: A Call to Transform Globally

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - In an increasingly unequal and divided world, what role can education play to achieve sustainable development globally?

  5. Experts laud International Court of Justice Order on Myanmar to Halt all Genocidal Conduct

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - In a groundbreaking and much anticipated ruling delivered on Thursday, the International Court of Justice demanded that Myanmar halt all measures that contribute to the genocide of the Rohingya community. 

  6. Blue Innovation in the Commonwealth

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    Jan 23 (IPS) - New opportunities to invest in the ocean economyWith 95 per cent of the ocean still unexplored by humans, we are only just beginning to understand its profound influence on life on earth, including its effect on global climate and ecosystems.

  7. Leprosy Re-emerges as a Global Health Challenge

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    HYDERABAD, India, Jan 23 (IPS) - Sunday, Jan. 26, is World Leprosy Day, which is observed to raise awareness about the disease and those affected by it. IPS Senior Correspondent Stella Paul looks at how the disease is re-emerging as a global health challenge, particularly in countries like India, Brazil and Indonesia.

    Fifteen years ago, Sattamma – a daily labourer in the Rangareddy district of southern India's Telangana state – was abandoned by her husband after she was diagnosed with Hansen's Disease.

  8. UN Plans to Launch a “Decade of Action” to Deliver Development Goals by 2030

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in an address to the General Assembly2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. I draw tremendous strength from all that we represent and all that we have achieved together.

  9. Global Inequality Continues to Grow: UNDESA Report

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - More than 70 percent of the global population is currently living in parts of the world where income inequality has grown, according to a World Social Report 2020 launched by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

  10. UN Chief & Staff Union Predict Another Cash Crisis in 2020—if Member States Don’t Pay Up

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 (IPS) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared last week that the United Nations just "managed to survive its deepest financial crisis in a decade."

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