News headlines for “Sustainable Development”, page 6

  1. Boiling Point: The World’s Biggest Jump in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Thursday, October 04, 2018

    SINGAPORE, Oct 04 (IPS) - Amit Prakash is a Singapore-based journalist and founder of FINAL WORD, a content and communications consultancy.

    The Blue Dragon, a small riverfront eatery in Hoi An, Vietnam, serves morsels of local trivia to tourists along with $2 plates of crisp spring rolls and succulent noodles.

    On its damp-stained walls, the Blue Dragon's owner, Nam, marks the level of annual floods that submerge this popular UNESCO World Heritage town renowned for its bright-yellow-painted buildings.

  2. Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin

    Thursday, October 04, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 04 (IPS) - A dramatic shift in the way we eat and think about food is more urgent than ever to prevent further environmental degradation and an even larger health epidemic.   

  3. Maldives Envoy tells UN About Peaceful Transfer of Power

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 03 (IPS) - Maldives is currently going through a peaceful transfer of power to opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who was elected president last month, the nation's Permanent Representative Ali Naseer Mohamed assured the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

  4. Deaf or Dead? The Unbearable Choice for some TB Patients

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    CAPE TOWN, Oct 03 (IPS) - Phumeza Tisile is a student at the University of Cape Town and an advocate working to help eradicate TBLike death, hearing loss is irreversible. I never imagined that I would have to choose between the two until seven years ago when I became infected with tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease caused by an airborne bacterium.

  5. Making Every Euro Count in the Fight Against Malnutrition

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    ROME, Oct 03 (IPS) - More money, and better spent, is what we need to end hunger and malnutritionEverybody wants to end hunger. That is what all UN-member countries stated when signing the 2030 Agenda for a better world: the second of its 17 goals aims at eradicating all forms of malnutrition (which include overweight, obesity or micronutrient deficiencies) and ensuring that everybody has access to nutritious and healthy foods.

  6. How to Green Uganda’s Cities

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    KAMPALA, Oct 03 (IPS) - Locals in Kampala, Uganda's capital, always have two or three things to say in a conversation about how the city is developing. Some say it is filthy because of the growing waste; others say it is a slum because of its unplanned settlements; and then there are those who say it is just plain inconvenient because of the traffic congestion created by the boda boda (motorcycle taxis) and commuter taxis that honk incessantly as they make their way along the streets.

  7. The Growing Need for Democracy in Africa

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    MINNESOTA, USA, Oct 03 (IPS) - Many scholars argue that democracy is not the answer to Africa's problems. To certain degree, I agree with such statements that democracy alone cannot guarantee African nations' happiness, prosperity, health, peace and stability. In fact, modern democracies also suffer greatly from many defects.

  8. EU & UN Join Mexico to Eradicate Violence against Women & Girls

    Tuesday, October 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 02 (IPS) - Antonio Molpeceres is the UN Resident Coordinator in Mexico and Klaus Rudischhauser is the EU Ambassador to Mexico.Violence against women and girls is one of the most serious, globally widespread, deep-rooted and normalized human rights violations. The statistics are shocking: at least one in three women worldwide has suffered physical or sexual violence, usually by a family member or an intimate partner.

  9. Trade War Due To Deeper Malaise

    Tuesday, October 02, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Oct 02 (IPS) - The world economy remains tepid and unstable a decade after the 2008 financial crisis, while growing trade conflicts are symptoms of deeper economic malaise, according to a new United Nations publication.

  10. Local Communities in Mexico Show Ways to Fight Obesity

    Tuesday, October 02, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 02 (IPS) - Manuel Villegas is one of the peasant farmers who decided to start planting amaranth in Mexico, to complement their corn and bean crops and thus expand production for sale and self-consumption and, ultimately, contribute to improving the nutrition of their communities.

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