News headlines for “Geopolitics”, page 2

  1. Prepare to Win: Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness

    Tuesday, November 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 05 (IPS) - Once considered rare in their occurrence, in the last 10 years tsunamis have struck nearly every year: from Samoa to Chile, and from Iceland to New Zealand.

  2. Online Trolls, Bots, Snoopers Imperil Democracy: Report

    Tuesday, November 05, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 05 (IPS) - Using armies of online fans, trolls and, automated ‘bots', the world's authoritarians and populists are increasingly using the web to drown out opponents and swing public opinion and elections their way, a new study says.

  3. ‘When Journalists are Targeted, Societies as a Whole, Pay a Price’: UN Chief

    Saturday, November 02, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 02 (IPS) - "Without journalists able to do their jobs in safety, we face the prospect of a world of confusion and disinformation", UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned in a statement released ahead of the International Day to End Impunity Against Journalists, which falls on 2 November.

  4. The Rapid Decline in Civic Freedoms: 5 Countries to Keep an Eye on

    Friday, November 01, 2019

    JOHANNESBURG, Nov 01 (IPS) - Ine Van Severen is Civic Space Researcher at CIVICUS2019 has been a year of protest. From Algeria, to Chile, to Hong Kong, ordinary people have taken to the streets to voice their dissatisfaction with governance systems. Their causes are as diverse as the people pouring into the streets.

  5. Red Alert for Blue Planet and small island states

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    ROME, Oct 31 (IPS) - Barely a week passes without alarming news of the most recent scientific research into the global climate crisis compounding a growing sense of urgency, particularly the impact on small island states from rising sea levels and extreme weather.

  6. As Urbanisation Grows, Cities Unveil Sustainable Development Solutions

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 31 (IPS) - Over half of the world's population now live in cities, with numbers expected to double by 2050, but while urbanization poses serious challenges, cities can also be powerhouses for sustainable development; something the UN is spotlighting on World Cities Daymarked 31 October. 

  7. How Can We All Hear That the World is on Fire?

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29 (IPS) - The annual rhythm of the United Nations year peaks with the General Assembly in September. One month on, it's a good time to reflect on this year's gathering which was remarkable for its focus on fighting climate change, the transforming effect of one 16 year old girl telling it like it is, and the way people heard her words in a way they haven't heard before.

  8. UN Turns to Global Investors for Billions Needed for its 2030 Development Agenda

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29 (IPS) - A Republican US Senator of a bygone era was once quoted as saying "a billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money."

  9. Industrial Policy Still Relevant

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Oct 29 (IPS) - Industrial policy refers to the promotion of new investments and technology by governments to encourage the growth and development of specific economic sectors. However, scepticism persists about the feasibility and desirability of using industrial policy, especially of the ability to ‘pick winners', often accused of leading to ‘propping-up failing industries'.

  10. Beyond the Headlines: the Development Story Behind Irregular Migration

    Monday, October 28, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 28 (IPS) - Last week, a too-familiar human tragedy captured news headlines. 39 people were found dead inside a shipping container on an industrial estate in Essex in Southeast England; 31 men and 8 women from China whose individual identities, for now, remain anonymous, as authorities begin to investigate one of Europe's worst people-trafficking cases.

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