News headlines for “Geopolitics”, page 6

  1. Bringing Health Microinsurance to Kenyans via Mobile Phone

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 26 (IPS) - Lauren Braniff & Michel Hanouch, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor. The CGAP, which is housed at the World Bank, is a global partnership of more than 30 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion.Households in developing countries spent $148 billion out-of-pocket for healthcare expenses in 2015, and each year 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty because of the high cost of healthcare.

  2. Globalization, Inequality, Convergence, Divergence

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 26 (IPS) - Economic divergence among countries and regions was never pre-ordained. According to the late cliometrician Angus Madison and other economic historians, the great divergence between the global North and South, between developed and developing countries, began around five centuries ago, from the beginning of the European, particularly Iberian colonial conquests.

  3. HIV-TB Connection: Key to Ending Infections

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    LONDON, Jul 24 (IPS) - Tom Maguire is the Communications Manager at RESULTS UK.

    A group of teenage boys huddle around Michelle in the mangroves behind Joyce Bay, a spot frequented by men who have sex with men (MSM) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG).

  4. Sustainable Agriculture To End World Hunger

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 24 (IPS) - Significantly more investment is needed to lift hundreds of millions rural poor out of poverty and make agriculture environmentally sustainable, according to Rob Vos, director of the markets, trade and institutions division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

  5. Building Peace in Societies Affected by Small Arms

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 24 (IPS) - Izumi Nakamitsu is UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs & Jean-Pierre Lacroix is UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.

    From children living in fear of cattle rustlers in South Sudan to families fleeing violent armed groups in the Central African Republic, trafficked small arms are devastating livelihoods and displacing communities.

  6. Palestine to Lead UN’s Largest Group of Developing Nations

    Tuesday, July 24, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 24 (IPS) - The Group of 77 (G77) -- the largest single coalition of developing countries at the United Nations-- is to be chaired by Palestine, come January.

    "It's a historical first, both for Palestine and the G77," an Asian diplomat told IPS, pointing out that Palestine will be politically empowered to collectively represent 134 UN member states, including China.

  7. Balancing Trade Wars

    Friday, July 20, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jul 20 (IPS) - Sunita Narain is Director-General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) & Editor of Down to Earth magazine.

    A global trade war has broken out. The United States fired the first salvo and there has been retaliation by the European Union, Canada, China and even India. Tariffs on certain imported goods have been increased in a tit-for-tat reaction.

  8. How Prison Conditions Fuel the Tuberculosis Epidemic

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 19 (IPS) - David Bryden is the TB advocacy officer at RESULTS. He coordinates US advocacy, and co-chairs the TB Roundtable.

    Dozens of grown men peered from behind the barred doorway of a crammed window-less prison cell, eyes pleading desperately from sweaty faces.

    Their physical discomfort was so palpable, I could almost feel it. Because of my work, I also knew of at least one serious unseen risk facing them – that of contracting tuberculosis in the cramped, poorly ventilated space.

  9. India Fast Becoming a Pillar of Global Growth & Stability

    Thursday, July 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Hardeep S. Puri, India's Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, in his address to the UN's High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

    It is with great pleasure and pride that I interact with you this afternoon as India's Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, to share some thoughts on India's extremely ambitious, and arguably the world's largest planned urbanization programme under the leadership of our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

  10. The Industrialization of Cybercrime

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 18 (IPS) - Tamas Gaidosch, a senior financial sector expert in the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department, is a cybersecurity professional with more than 20 years' experience, including probing banking systems to find cyber weaknesses. He formerly led the Information Technology Supervision Department at the Central Bank of Hungary.

    Cybercrime is now a mature industry operating on principles much like those of legitimate businesses in pursuit of profit. Combating the proliferation of cybercrime means disrupting a business model that employs easy-to-use tools to generate high profits with low risk.

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