News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”, page 6

  1. The Spotlight Initiative: Eliminating Violence & Harmful Practices Against Women & Girls

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 06 (IPS) - Natalia Kanem is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Population Fund, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women & Achim Steiner, Administrator, UN Development ProgrammeThe numbers are shocking: at least one in three women on the planet has suffered physical or sexual violence, usually at the hands of a family member or intimate partner. More than 700 million women alive today were married as children. Up to 250 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation.

  2. Q&A: Greening Colombia's Energy Mix

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018

    BOGOTA, Jun 06 (IPS) - Constanza Vieira interviews JUHERN KIM, GGGI acting representative in ColombiaColombia is a global power in biodiversity and water resources, but at the same time it depends on exports of fossil fuels, coal and oil, to the world. But don't panic: in the green economy there are also incomes and jobs - says a world expert on the subject, Juhern Kim.

  3. Renewed Crises in Emerging Economies and the IMF ‒ Muddling Through Again?

    Tuesday, June 05, 2018

    GENEVA, Jun 05 (IPS) - Yilmaz Akyüz is chief economist, South Centre, Geneva and former Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD, GenevaIt is now more than a decade and a half since the last severe currency crisis in a major emerging economy ‒ that was in Argentina in 2001-2002 following a series of crises in Russia, Turkey and Brazil.  It is now common knowledge that such crises generally occur when countries fail to manage surges in capital inflows so as to prevent build-up of fragility including currency appreciations, large and persistent current account deficits, increased leverage and currency and maturity mismatches in balance sheets.  

  4. ‘Don’t Try to Be a Superwoman’: An Interview With Michelle Bachelet

    Monday, June 04, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 04 (IPS) - Dulcie Leimbach, PassBlue* Michelle Bachelet ended her second term as president of Chile on March 11, 2018. Her first term, from 2006 to 2010, was marked by an ambitious social and economic agenda advancing women's rights and better health care. Her cabinet of ministers, for example, was composed of an equal number of men and women, as she vowed to do during her campaign.

  5. Plastic Tsunamis Threaten Coast in Latin America

    Sunday, June 03, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 03 (IPS) - This article is part of special IPS coverage for World Environment Day, on June 5, whose theme this year is "Beat Plastic Pollution".Although Latin America produces just five percent of the world's plastic, it imports billions of tons annually for the use of all kinds of products, some of which end up in the sea as garbage.

  6. Why Milk, Meat & Eggs Can Make a Big Difference to World’s Most Nutritionally Vulnerable People

    Friday, June 01, 2018

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jun 01 (IPS) - Silvia Alonso is a scientist-epidemiologist at the International Livestock Research InstituteAs the world becomes increasingly aware of the growing demands being made of our planet, more and more of us are making lifestyle choices to reduce our negative environmental impact and carbon footprint.

  7. Latin America Begins to Discover Electric Mobility

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, May 31 (IPS) - With 80 percent of the population living in urban areas and a vehicle fleet that is growing at the fastest rate in the world, Latin America has the conditions to begin the transition to electric mobility - but public policies are not, at least for now, up to the task.

  8. Are You Paying Enough for Your Food?

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    NEW ORLEANS, United States, May 29 (IPS) - Danielle Nierenberg is Founder and President of Food Tank. Emily Payne is a food and agriculture writer based in New YorkMany factors contribute to the cost of a tomato. For example, what inputs were used (water, soil, fertilizer, pesticides, as well as machinery and/or labor) to grow it? What kind of energy and materials were used to process and package it? Or how much did transportation cost to get it to the shelf?

  9. Harnessing the Blue Economy Must Consider Social Inclusion and Responsible Stewardship

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 (IPS) - Amb. Macharia Kamau is the Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya. Siddharth Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya. In April 2018, Commonwealth leaders met in a retreat at a royal residence in the English county of Berkshire and agreed on strategies to deepen trade in their 53-member organisation, improve security, tackle climate change, and work togetherfor the betterment of the lives of the people of the Commonwealth.

  10. Hunger and Food Insecurity Plague the Lives of Millions in Africa

    Monday, May 28, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, May 28 (IPS) - Honourable Mr. Moody Awori, is the former Vice President of the Republic of Kenya. Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.Africa is rising. But at the same time, Africa is the continent with the largest number of people, (390 million) living in extreme poverty.

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