News headlines for “Geopolitics”, page 2

  1. New Agreement with Canada and U.S. Is Win-Lose for Mexico

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 09 (IPS) - Following the fanfare of the countries' leaders and the relief of the export and investment sectors, experts are analysing the renewed trilateral agreement with Canada and the United States, where Mexico made concessions in sectors such as e-commerce, biotechnology, automotive and agriculture.

  2. Improving Infrastructure Planning In Developing Countries

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Oct 09 (IPS) - Infrastructure investment is necessary, but hardly sufficient to enable developing countries to transform their economies to achieve sustainable prosperity, according to this year's UNCTAD Trade and Development Report: Power, Platforms and the Free Trade Delusion (TDR 2018), released in late September.

  3. Consumption & Emissions: Rich Indians v/s Rich (& Poor) Americans

    Tuesday, October 09, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Oct 09 (IPS) - The growing consumption of the ‘rich' in ‘poor' countries has been a running theme in the climate change debate for some time now. A large majority of opinion makers in developed countries, especially the US, are convinced that rising consumption of the rich in the developing world is responsible for climate change.

  4. Cyber Attacks Growing Problem in Developing Nations

    Monday, October 08, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 08 (IPS) - Few experiences undermine a digital financial services (DFS) customer's finances and trust in DFS like becoming the victim of a cybercrime. This is especially true of low-income customers, who are least able to rebound from the losses, and of the newly banked, whose trust in financial services may be fragile.

  5. Leveraging the Potential for Green Growth in Vulnerable Countries

    Monday, October 08, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 08 (IPS) - In May the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced next year's summit on climate. This assertion has given green growth and the Global Green Growth Institute international momentum, which was reflected in the events of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.

  6. Investing in Arab and Asian Youth For a Sustainable Future

    Friday, October 05, 2018

    MANAMA, Oct 05 (IPS) - As the youth population has increased to unprecedented levels in Arab and Asian regions, governments need to do more to invest in them.

  7. Boiling Point: The World’s Biggest Jump in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Thursday, October 04, 2018

    SINGAPORE, Oct 04 (IPS) - Amit Prakash is a Singapore-based journalist and founder of FINAL WORD, a content and communications consultancy.

    The Blue Dragon, a small riverfront eatery in Hoi An, Vietnam, serves morsels of local trivia to tourists along with $2 plates of crisp spring rolls and succulent noodles.

    On its damp-stained walls, the Blue Dragon's owner, Nam, marks the level of annual floods that submerge this popular UNESCO World Heritage town renowned for its bright-yellow-painted buildings.

  8. Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of an Unhealthy Coin

    Thursday, October 04, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 04 (IPS) - A dramatic shift in the way we eat and think about food is more urgent than ever to prevent further environmental degradation and an even larger health epidemic.   

  9. Deaf or Dead? The Unbearable Choice for some TB Patients

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    CAPE TOWN, Oct 03 (IPS) - Phumeza Tisile is a student at the University of Cape Town and an advocate working to help eradicate TBLike death, hearing loss is irreversible. I never imagined that I would have to choose between the two until seven years ago when I became infected with tuberculosis (TB), a contagious disease caused by an airborne bacterium.

  10. Making Every Euro Count in the Fight Against Malnutrition

    Wednesday, October 03, 2018

    ROME, Oct 03 (IPS) - More money, and better spent, is what we need to end hunger and malnutritionEverybody wants to end hunger. That is what all UN-member countries stated when signing the 2030 Agenda for a better world: the second of its 17 goals aims at eradicating all forms of malnutrition (which include overweight, obesity or micronutrient deficiencies) and ensuring that everybody has access to nutritious and healthy foods.

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