News headlines in September 2019

  1. Watchdog Pushes U.S. to Publish ‘Duty to Warn’ Khashoggi Files

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - A media watchdog has asked United States intelligence agencies to reveal whether they knew about an assassination plot against Jamal Khashoggi and failed to warn the Saudi journalist he was in mortal danger.

  2. Medical Centres Cover Every Village in Tibet

    LHASA, Sep 30 (IPS) - Tibetan medicine is one of the world's oldest known traditional medicines, originally developed during the pre-Buddhist era in the kingdom known as Shang Shung. IPS correspondent Crystal Oderson visited one of the major Tibetan health facilities in Lhasa.... and got a glimpse of the age old tradition.

  3. The Risk of Nuclear War is Increasing

    WASHINGTON DC, Sep 30 (IPS) - Over the long course of the nuclear age, millions of people around the world, often led by a young generation of clear-eyed activists, have stood up to demand meaningful, immediate international action to halt, reduce, and end the threat posed by nuclear weapons to humankind and the planet.

  4. Right-Wing Politicians Fear “Invasion” of Europe & US by Migrants and Refugees

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - The United Nations commemorated its annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) on September 29 -- this time amidst rising anti-immigrant rhetoric and widespread xenophobia.

  5. Q&A: How Vietnam went from Zero to Hero in Developing Solar Projects and What Other Countries Can Do for Climate Change

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (IPS) - A week ago, downtown New York witnessed one of the most historic moments in the climate action moment — hundreds of thousands of people attended the Climate Strike, where teen activists delivered powerful speeches and blows to world leaders for not taking climate change seriously.

  6. Q&A: A New Model for Independent Journalism in Slovakia

    Sep 27 (IPS) - International media watchdogs, such as Reporters Without Borders and the International Press Institute, as well as major institutions such as the European Commission, have raised concerns about press freedom in Slovakia as big businesses buy up local media houses and politicians attack journalists.In 2014, worried about editorial independence after local businessmen bought a substantial stake in the major Slovak daily newspaper they worked at, a small group of journalists left in protest and set up their own paper run solely by the journalists themselves to ensure impartiality.

  7. Investments to Cushion African Countries against Climate Shocks Not Enough

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (IPS) - African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina unveiled millions of dollars of new pledges at the United Nations this week amid growing fears of climate change ravaging the continent and derailing anti-poverty targets.

  8. Finance Global Green New Deal for Sustainable Development

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 27 (IPS) - The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be achieved by 2030 with the political will to change international economic rules and mobilize resources needed for a massive public sector-led investment push to reinvigorate world economic progress sustainably, says UNCTAD's Trade and Development Report 2019 (TDR 2019).

  9. A Rising Youth Movement Picks Up Where Governments Have Failed

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 (IPS) - When the Youth Climate Summit concluded last week, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres predicted that if governments still lack the political will to make peace with nature, "there is huge hope in what the youth is doing all over the world".

  10. 10,000 People a Day Must be Freed to End Slavery by 2030

    GENEVA, Sep 27 (IPS) - "Six years after initiating my term as Special Rapporteur, it is sobering to say that the way to freedom from slavery remains long in spite of the legal abolition of slavery worldwide," said UN expert on contemporary forms of slavery, Urmila Bhoola.