News headlines for “Geopolitics”, page 2

  1. Helping Indigenous Peoples Live Equal Lives

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 06 (IPS) - Although indigenous peoples are being increasingly recognised by both rights activists and governmental organisations, they are still being neglected in legal documents and declarations. Indigenous peoples are only mentioned in two of the 17 United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and only seen in two of the 230 SDG indicators, says indigenous rights expert Chris Chapman.

  2. Paid Leave In New Zealand For Victims of Domestic Violence Praised Globally

    Sunday, August 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 05 (IPS) - Domestic violence in New Zealand is one of the highest rates in the developing world and recent legislation there that gives victims of domestic violence 10 days of paid leave, without having to present any documentation in support, has been praised across the globe.

  3. OP-ED: Protecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as They are Forced to Move into Cities

    Sunday, August 05, 2018

    STEPANTSMINDA, Georgia, Aug 05 (IPS) - On Aug. 9 the observance of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples will take place in the Economic and Social Council Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, bringing together U.N. agencies and member states, civil society and indigenous peoples' organisations.

  4. Trump’s Attacks on Media Violate Basic Norms of Press Freedom, Human Rights Experts say

    Friday, August 03, 2018

    GENEVA / WASHINGTON, Aug 03 (IPS) - David Kaye is the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression for the United Nations and Edison Lanza is Special Rapporteur for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.U.S. President Donald Trump's repeated attacks on the free press are strategic, designed to undermine confidence in reporting and raise doubts about verifiable facts. The President has labelled the media as being the "enemy of the American people" "very dishonest" or "fake news," and accused the press of "distorting democracy" or spreading "conspiracy theories and blind hatred".

  5. Going Cashless, Led by Sweden

    Friday, August 03, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Aug 03 (IPS) - Stefan Ingves is the governor of Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, described as the world's oldest central bank. Sweden is rapidly moving away from cash. Demand for cash has dropped by more than 50 percent over the past decade as a growing number of people rely on debit cards or a mobile phone application, Swish, which enables real-time payments between individuals.

  6. From Crowdfunding to Development Platforms: 8 Ways to Make Use of a Networked World

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug 02 (IPS) - Hardly a day goes by in the development world without hearing the term "platform". Like in the business world, it's becoming harder for any development organization to provide a single service or product that will make broad impact. Airbnb doesn't build homes, it creates a network that brings together host and guests.

  7. Trump Escalates Rhetoric on Iran

    Wednesday, August 01, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Aug 01 (IPS) - Kelsey Davenport is director for nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control AssociationRhetoric escalated between the United States and Iran when U.S. President Donald Trump irresponsibly tweeted July 22 that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani must "NEVER EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN" or else suffer consequences the likes of which "FEW HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE."

  8. Transforming Food Systems: Today’s Realities and Tomorrow’s Challenges

    Wednesday, August 01, 2018

    WASHINGTON, Aug 01 (IPS) - The world's food systems face two immense challenges today. One, to produce enough food to nourish a global population of seven billion people without harming the environment. Two, to make sure food systems deliver nutrition to everyone, particularly the world's poorest, many of whom suffer from chronic under-nutrition.

  9. Slovakia Elevates SDGs to Status of National Priorities

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 (IPS) - At the High-Level Political Forum, which concluded mid-July, world leaders from 46 countries show-cased their progress in achieving the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including eradicating extreme poverty and hunger by 2030.

    All 46 countries produced voluntary national reviews (VNRs) aimed at facilitating the sharing of their experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, with a view to accelerating the implementation of the 2030 SDG Agenda.

  10. Global Economy Vulnerable a Decade After

    Monday, July 30, 2018

    SYDNEY & KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 30 (IPS) - Ten years ago, deteriorating confidence in the value of US sub-prime mortgages threatened a liquidity crisis. The US Federal Reserve injected considerable capital into the market, but could not prevent the 2008-2009 global financial crisis (GFC).

    The 2008 meltdown exposed the extent of finance-led international economic integration, with countries more vulnerable to financial contagion and related policy ‘spillovers' exacerbating real economic volatility. It also revealed some vulnerabilities of the post-Second World War (WW2) US-centred international financial ‘architecture' – the Bretton Woods system – modified after its breakdown in the early 1970s.

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