News headlines for “Geopolitics”

  1. Liberalism and Developing Countries

    Monday, June 24, 2019

    AMSTERDAM/ROME, Jun 24 (IPS) - As China rapidly replaces Europe and the USA as the key player in developing countries, the Western press is full of articles about the dangers of dealing with the Chinese.

  2. World’s Poorest Nations Weighed Down by Fastest Growing Populations

    Monday, June 24, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 (IPS) - With a new report projecting a rise in population, specifically in Asia and Africa, the United Nations has warned that continued rapid population growth presents enormous challenges for sustainable development in the world's 134 developing nations.

  3. Low-Income Countries Pay Over 20 Times More for Generic Drugs

    Friday, June 21, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 21 (IPS) - A recently-released report by the Washington-based Center for Global Development (CGD) shows that generic drugs, like omeprazole (used to treat heartburn), can cost 20-30 times more in low and middle-income countries than in high-income countries.

  4. Sharing the Burden of Refugees; the World Can Do Better

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 20 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

    As the world marks World Refugee Day on June 20th to celebrate the strength, courage and perseverance of refugees, a glaring concern remains just how inadequate the global response to the refugee crisis has been.

  5. Poor Outlook for HIV-positive Children in Pakistan

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - Over 785 people have been diagnosed with HIV in Larkana, Pakistan. 82% of those individuals are children, and only half are receiving the treatment they need.

  6. ‘Born A Refugee, I Dream of a Place Called Home’

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, USA, Jun 20 (IPS) - On World Refugee Day, personal reflections of a young Palestinian from the Gaza Strip

    Mohammed Eid* is from Rafah Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip.

    I am a refugee, born to a refugee family. I was granted that status on the day I came into this world. I was not aware of what had happened before then. I did not fight any battle, I did not threaten anyone. I did not even choose my own race or ethnicity. I just came to this world to find myself a displaced person.

  7. More Megacities, More Pressure on Forests

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    ANKARA, Jun 20 (IPS) - With two-thirds of the world's population projected to be living in cities by 2050, increasing pressure continues to be placed on forests which are being cleared to make way for agricultural production.

  8. Put Survivors Front and Centre

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - Sexual violence is still all too common and continues to threaten peace and security worldwide. How can we do better? Put survivors at the centre.

  9. SDGs, Currently Off-Track, Need Bold Decisive Action

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 19 (IPS) - Tariq Ahmad is Senior Policy and Research Advisor – Aid Effectiveness at Oxfam AmericaIt has been four years since governments agreed on the most ambitious set of international commitments to fight poverty and inequality to date. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are ‘a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.' The goals ambitiously aim to "Leave No One Behind."

  10. An Economic No-Brainer: Empower Women, Empower Economies

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    NEW YORK, Jun 19 (IPS) - As the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a leader in advocating for increased investment and action toward gender equality, Christine Lagarde helps Deliver for Good explore the steps needed to build sustainable financing & economic opportunities for girls and women.

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