News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”, page 6

  1. Entrepreneurial about Gender Equality

    Monday, October 01, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 01 (IPS) - Hong Joo Hahm is Deputy Executive Secretary and Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).Asia and the Pacific needs more women entrepreneurs. Women's economic empowerment and gender equality depend on it, as does the inclusive economic growth needed to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. This drives a new initiative by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, generously supported by Global Affairs Canada, focused on improving women entrepreneurs' access to finance in our region.

  2. More Women Owning Agricultural Land in Africa Means Increased Food Security and Nutrition

    Sunday, September 30, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - Despite women being key figures in agriculture and food security, gender inequality is holding back progress towards ending hunger, poverty, and creating sustainable food systems. 

  3. Q & A: Why Switching to Renewable Energy Sources is No Longer a Matter of Morality, But of Economics

    Sunday, September 30, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - When the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was founded eight years ago, the general public thought that renewable energies would never replace oil and coal. Today, the tables have turned.

  4. Venezuela’s Surname Is Diaspora

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    CARACAS, Sep 28 (IPS) - They sell their houses, cars, motorcycles, household goods, clothes and ornaments - if they have any - even at derisory prices, save up a few dollars, take a bus and, in many cases, for the first time ever travel outside their country: they are the migrants who are fleeing Venezuela by the hundreds of thousands.

  5. It’s Not Complicated: UN Must Clarify Immunity

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    NEW YORK, Sep 26 (IPS) - Paula Donovan is Co-Director of AIDS-Free World and its Code Blue CampignThe UN's youngest entity, UN Women, announced last week that a senior official, Ravi Karkara, had been found guilty of sexual transgressions against an unspecified number of men after a 15-month internal investigation. Newsweek reported that "at least" eight made accusations against him. Karkara's punishment? Dismissal.

  6. New Trade Realities Cause Concern

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Sep 26 (IPS) - Trade liberalization, a key dimension of recent globalization, has failed to promote broad structural transformation in developing countries and has instead contributed to increased worldwide inequality, a new United Nations report shows.

  7. Development of ICT Innovation Expected to Help in Fight Against Banana Disease in Rwanda

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    KIGALI, Sep 25 (IPS) - When Telesphore Ruzigamanzi, a smallholder banana farmer from a remote village in Eastern Rwanda, discovered a peculiar yellowish hue on his crop before it started to dry up, he did not give it the due consideration it deserved.

  8. In Argentina, Agriculture Ignores the Right to Food

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Sep 24 (IPS) - In front of one of the busiest railway stations in the capital of Argentina, there are long lines to buy vegetables, which farmers themselves offer directly to consumers, at prices several times lower than those seen in stores.

  9. The Revolutionary Ambition of AGRF 2018 Must be Sustained

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    Sep 24 (IPS) - Korir Sing'Oei is Legal Advisor & Head of Policy at Office of Deputy President, KenyaIn early September 2018, about 2,800 delegates from 79 countries and high-level dignitaries, including current and former heads of states, international agencies, CEOs of global corporations and youth entrepreneurs, and techies involved in agriculture gathered in Kigali for this year's African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF).

  10. Seize the Opportunity Offered by Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area, says UNIDO Chief

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    VIENNA, Sep 24 (IPS) - LI Yong is Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)Since the turn of the millennium, Africa has experienced a steady and unprecedented economic growth.

    However, poverty continues for people across the continent, especially in the sub-Saharan region. Unemployment and inequality have remained high. The rural population and the urban poor, women and youth, have not benefited from economic growth.

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