News headlines for “Geopolitics”, page 2

  1. The Nairobi Summit - Towards a Watershed Moment

    Thursday, August 08, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 08 (IPS) - In 2019 a female scientist created an algorithm that gave the world the first ever images of a black hole. Working with a team of astronomers, physicists, mathematicians and engineers, a young woman led the development of a computer program that in her own words enabled them to "achieve something once thought impossible."

  2. Will Palestinian Refugees Pay a Heavy Price for UNRWA Bungling?

    Thursday, August 08, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 08 (IPS) - A crisis that has threatened to undermine the future of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is expected to have a devastating impact—not only on the credibility of the United Nations-- but also on the lives of over five million Palestinian refugees whose very survival depends on the humanitarian services provided by the beleaguered UN agency based in Amman and Gaza.

  3. Domestic Violence and the Role of Education

    Thursday, August 08, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 08 (IPS) - Trying to teach and inspire youngsters is a daunting task. Many teachers tend to suffer from a harrowing, bad conscience, obliged as they are to follow routines, rules, and regulations set down by their employers while knowing that these are difficult to apply and provide with desired results. Worst is a nagging feeling of inability to reach out to the students. Most teachers want their pupils to be good learners, critically thinking individuals who feel gratified and keen to change things for the better.

  4. Your Life or Your Freedom? The Ultimate Price to Defend the Environment

    Thursday, August 08, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Aug 08 (IPS) - For the family of indigenous Guatemalan activist Jorge Juc, the announcement last week by US President Donald Trump of an agreement declaring Guatemala a "safe third country" could not be more bitterly ironic.

  5. Mediating Peace in a Complex World

    Wednesday, August 07, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 07 (IPS) - Teresa Whitfield is the Director of the Policy and Mediation Division at the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs. Prior to her appointment in 2016, she was Senior Adviser to the President of the International Crisis Group."

    It is all about orchestration", was Martin Griffiths', the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, response to the question of what mediation in Yemen looks like today.

  6. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2019

    Wednesday, August 07, 2019

    ROME, Aug 07 (IPS) - There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They live in all geographic regions and represent 5000 different cultures. These people are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to others yet are being forced to give up their ways of life.

  7. Bretton Woods Institutions: Enforcers, Not Saviours?

    Wednesday, August 07, 2019

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 07 (IPS) - According to their own internal evaluations, both the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have huge credibility deficits due to the policy conditionalities and advice they have dispensed to developing countries in recent decades.

  8. Canada Effectively Addresses Children in Armed Conflict

    Tuesday, August 06, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 06 (IPS) - More than 24,000 violations have been committed against children across the globe, including recruitment into armed forces, abduction, sexual violence, deprivation of basic needs, attacks on schools and hospitals-- and even murder.

  9. U.S. Sanctions Imperil Aid to Iran’s Flood Victims

    Tuesday, August 06, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 06 (IPS) - Two major humanitarian groups have warned that United States sanctions on Iran are stopping cash flows for vital humanitarian work in the country, adding another complication to the growing rift between Washington and Tehran.

  10. Environmental Migration a Global Challenge

    Tuesday, August 06, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 06 (IPS) - Dina Ionesco is the head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division at the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM), which has been at the forefront of efforts to study the links between migration, the environment and climate.

    The Atlas of Environmental Migrationwhich gives examples dating as far back as 45,000 years ago, shows that environmental changes and natural disasters have played a role in how the population is distributed on our planet throughout history.

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