News headlines for “Sustainable Development”, page 4

  1. Are Rising Attacks On Human Rights Defenders The ‘New Normal’?

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    SUVA, Fiji, Dec 04 (IPS) - At CIVICUS, a global civil society alliance working to strengthen citizen participation, we receive bad news of attacks on compatriots every day.

  2. South-South Cooperation Key to a New Multilateralism

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    ROME, Dec 04 (IPS) - "There are new challenges to all states: among them, the real threat to multilateralism... South-South and triangular cooperation can contribute to a new multilateralism and drive the revitalisation of the global partnership for sustainable development."

  3. UN Makes Record Appeal for Humanitarian Aid in 2018

    Saturday, December 02, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 02 (IPS) - The UN has made its largest appeal to work towards reaching the more than 135 million people across the world in need of humanitarian assistance and protection.

  4. ‘Sparks of Hope’ in a Time of Fear

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 01 (IPS) - Out of 300 nominations from across the globe, just four have won an innovation award for their commitment to human rights.

    Now in its 12th year, the Nelson Mandala-Graça Machel Innovation Awards seeks to celebrate and promote diverse individuals and organizations for their excellence and bravery in creating social change.

  5. Q&A: “What Price Do We Put on Our Oceans?”

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    NAIROBI/NEW DELHI, Dec 01 (IPS) - "Political resolve is the key for succeeding in our fight against oceans pollution," Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, who is leading hands-on the organisation's global campaign to clean up seas and oceans of plastic litter, agricultural run‑off and chemical dumping, told IPS.

  6. First Use of Nuclear Weapons Would be Counterproductive

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Dec 01 (IPS) - Over the past year, cavalier and reckless statements from President Donald Trump about nuclear weapons and his threat to unleash "fire and fury" against North Korea have heightened fears about Cold War-era policies and procedures that put the authority to launch nuclear weapons in his hands alone.

  7. Lawmakers Impose Gender Parity in Argentina’s Congress, By Surprise

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 01 (IPS) - It was an unexpected move by a group of women in the lower house of the Argentine Congress. At one o'clock in the morning, during a long parliamentary session, they demanded the approval of a stalled bill for gender parity in political representation. There was resistance and arguments, but an hour later, the initiative became law by a large majority.

  8. Fiji Civil Society Meeting to Focus on Pacific Islands Under Threat

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30 (IPS) - The 57 small island developing states (SIDS), including 20 described as territories which are non-UN members, are some of the world's most vulnerable – both economically and environmentally.

  9. Six ‘Signature Solutions’ - New Development Plan for a New Era

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    ROME, Nov 30 (IPS) - While the top priority of any development strategy is still the same - to leave no one behind - the new challenges that have emerged show the need to adapt the actions necessary to face them.

  10. Should Environmental Refugees be Granted Asylum Status?

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 29 (IPS) - The 1951 UN convention on political refugees-- which never foresaw the phenomenon of climate change-- permits refugee status only if one "has a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion."

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