News headlines for “Geopolitics”, page 2

  1. Pyeongchang Olympics: A New Cornerstone for Peace and Prosperity

    Friday, February 09, 2018

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Feb 09 (IPS) - All eyes are on the 23rd Olympic Winter Games and 12th Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang this February. Top athletes will carry their national flags in an opening ceremony which has come to epitomize the international community. Sports fans worldwide eagerly await the Olympics, and this time there is cause for cautious optimism that sport diplomacy may lower tensions on the Korean Peninsula itself. Leaders, diplomats and citizens from the world over will witness North and South Korean athletes walking side by side. For this, there could be few better places than PyeongChang, which means peace (Pyeong) and prosperity (Chang): goals integral to the mission of the United Nations and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

  2. “No Time to Waste” in Ending FGM

    Wednesday, February 07, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 07 (IPS) - More than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more could be at risk, a UN agency said.

  3. Three Opportunities for Humanitarians in 2018

    Tuesday, February 06, 2018

    LONDON, Feb 06 (IPS) - As 2018 begins, the challenges of humanitarian crises are momentous. Humanitarians are responding to large-scale emergencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

  4. China, Once the Final Resting Place for Half the World’s Trash, Bans Waste Products

    Tuesday, February 06, 2018

    MAASTRICHT, Netherlands, Feb 06 (IPS) - China, once the final resting place for half the world's trash, has just banned the import of certain plastic, paper and textile waste. Western countries are scrambling to shift ‘the problem' elsewhere – but there could be another way. They could invest more in the circular economy, which would also help them achieve the 2030 Agenda. But what exactly is the circular economy?

  5. Climate Change is Hurting Children the Most: Here is How to Protect Them

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    Feb 02 (IPS) - In the United States, the 21 young people who are plaintiffs in the case Juliana v. United States will soon make their case against the government for failing to take action against climate change. Similar lawsuits have been filed in countries including PortugalIndiaand Pakistan.

  6. Except for Syria, Middle East Disappeared from U.S. Network News in 2017

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Feb 02 (IPS) - Except for the ongoing war in Syria, coverage of the Middle East by the evening news programs of the three big U.S. networks virtually disappeared in 2017, according to the latest annual compilation by the authoritative Tyndall Report.

  7. BDS Movement for Palestinian Rights Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    Friday, February 02, 2018

    OSLO, Norway, Feb 02 (IPS) - As a member of the Norwegian parliament, I proudly use my authority as an elected official to nominate the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights for the Nobel Peace Prize.

  8. Sexual Harassment: At Least 2 Billion Women

    Thursday, February 01, 2018

    NEW YORK, Feb 01 (IPS) - Most of the world's women have experienced sexual harassment. Based on available country surveys, it is estimated that no less than 75 percent of the world's 2.7 billion women aged 18 years and older, or at least 2 billion women, have been sexually harassed (Figure 1).

  9. Truth & Nothing But the Truth: Impact of Media & Communication on Democratic Participation

    Thursday, February 01, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 01 (IPS) - In recent years, technological developments and the liberalization of media markets have fueled an explosive change in media and communication, with profound implications for how people are informed, how they interact with each other, and how they participate in public life.

  10. Gender Empowerment: What Will You Do in 2018 to make a Change?

    Thursday, February 01, 2018

    NEW YORK, Feb 01 (IPS) - In the last year, a women's rights tidal wave flooded the world: over 4 million people marched in the first "Women's March" in January 2017and over a million marched a year laterfrom Washington DC to New York, from Sydney to Osaka, and from Rome to Nairobi.

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