News headlines for “Natural Disasters”

  1. Class Analyst: Global Income Inequality

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, May 24 (IPS) - CHRIS WELLISZ is on the staff of Finance & Development published by the International Monetary Fund*As a child growing up in Communist Yugoslavia, Branko Milanovic witnessed the protests of 1968, when students occupied the campus of the University of Belgrade and hoisted banners reading "Down with the Red bourgeoisie!"

  2. The UN Has Failed Civilians

    Friday, May 24, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 24 (IPS) - Despite the United Nations Security Council's task of protecting civilians, millions around the world are still being displaced and killed with little to no accountability for perpetrators.

  3. The Contribution of Humanitarian Action to Peace

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, May 22 (IPS) - Peter Maurer in President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)*The connection of humanitarian action to broader objectives like peace, development and human rights is understandably complex, but it is also an area in which some fresh thinking is important.

  4. Cyclones and Struggling Economy Could Impact Mozambique’s Elections

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    MAPUTO, May 20 (IPS) - Mozambique, which was affected by an unprecedented two tropical cyclones over a matter of weeks, is still reeling from the impact a month after the latest disaster. But resultant devastation caused by the cyclones could impact the country's elections as concerns are raised over whether the southern African nation can properly hold the ballot scheduled for later this year.

  5. Stop The War on Children

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (IPS) - Too many children are dying as a result of explosive weapons, and the international community must step up to protect and declare children off limits in war.

  6. Do We Need a Global Convention of Common Principles for Building Peace?

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, May 17 (IPS) - When the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded a three-day forum on "Peace and Development" on May 16, the primary focus was the daunting challenges threatening global security, including growing military interventions, spreading humanitarian emergencies, forced migration, increasing civil wars, extreme weather conditions triggered by climate change and widespread poverty and conflict-related hunger.

  7. Citizenship & Growth: Inclusive Citizenship Laws Tend to Foster Economic Development

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, May 16 (IPS) - Patrick Amir Imam is the Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Zimbabwe & Kangni Kpodar is Deputy Division Chief in the IMF's Strategy, Policy, and Review Department and senior fellow at the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

    The notion of citizenship has evolved over time. Historically, allegiance was typically to an ethnic group or a feudal lord. With the birth of the nation-state in the 19th century came the need to distinguish between those who belonged to the state and those who didn't, and therefore to create a legal distinction between nationals and foreigners.

  8. Cameroon Crisis “More Alarming Than Ever”

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 16 (IPS) - The United Nations must act to prevent further devastation from the escalating crisis in Cameroon, human rights groups said.

  9. Frontex Mandate Expanded

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    BRUSSELS, May 16 (IPS) - The European Union plans to deploy 10 000 armed border guards by 2027 to patrol its land and sea borders. The force will have the power to use armed force on the EU's external borders.

  10. Global Hunger Is Threatening Families Because of Climate Change

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

    There is barely a corner of human life that will not be affected by climate change, and some of its impacts are already being felt. Consider this, 821 million people are now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting the hunger eradication goal, SDG 2, at risk.

    Today 15 May, is the United Nations International Day of Families and the theme for this year is, ‘Families and Climate Action'.

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