News headlines in 2019, page 33

  1. Human trafficking: A Disorganised Response to an Organised Crime

    - Inter Press Service

    KOLKATA, India, Sep 18 (IPS) - Human trafficking is perhaps one of the most well-organised crimes being committed in India. How else do we explain the phenomenon of adolescent girls and young women from remote villages across India being found in brothels in our cities?

  2. When the Search for Jobs Ends in Slavery

    - Inter Press Service

    KAMPALA, Sep 18 (IPS) - In 2017 Zubedah Nakitende's electronics shop was robbed and thieves wiped out her entire stock. But she had heard from a colleague about lucrative jobs in Jordan and decided to take on work as a domestic helper, earning an income of 740 dollars a month.

  3. Petition and Critics of Khashoggi Killing Heap Pressure on U.N.-Saudi Event

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 (IPS) - The United Nations faces growing public opposition to an event it is co-hosting with a Saudi Arabian charity only days before the anniversary of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  4. Developing Economies’ Subordinate Financialization

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    KUALA LUMPUR and PENANG, Sep 17 (IPS) - Rapid financial globalization is due not only to financial innovations, but also to choices made by national policymakers, often with naïve expectations, trusting promoters' promises of steady net inflows of financial resources.

  5. Tana River Bears the Cost of Development

    - Inter Press Service

    Sep 17 (IPS) - Geoffrey Kamadi reports for InfoNile on the Tana River. InfoNile is a geojournalism platform mapping data on water issues in the Nile River basin of Africa with journalism stories to promote transboundary peace. The damming of Kenya's River Tana and the environmental degradation upstream, has reduced the amount of silt and water reaching the Tana River Delta over time. Hence the sea has been pushing further and further inland unhindered, jeopardising livelihoods.

  6. UN Chief Calls for Action, Not “Beautiful Speeches”

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 17 (IPS) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has offered an unsolicited piece of advice to the 190-plus speakers, including heads of state and heads of government, who will address an unprecedented six high level plenary meetings during the General Assembly sessions September 23-27.

  7. African Development Bank Plans for a Self-sufficient, Integrated and Industrialised Continent

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa/BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 16 (IPS) - Arama Sire Camara, a fruit and vegetable seller in the province of Kindia, some 135 km from the Guinean capital of Conakry, feels safer trading well into the night thanks to the Rural Electrification Project, financed by 21-million-dollar investment by the African Development Bank.

    "With lighting on the road at night and illuminating our goods, it means we are safer, especially with all the cars on the road. You can work for longer after nightfall, and so we can make more of our products," she says.

  8. World’s Whale Population Struggles to Recover from Carnage Amid Serious Concerns

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Sep 16 (IPS) - Sri Lanka is endowed with an impressive and large concentration of whales off its shores and it is believed they are not a population that migrates seasonally. 26 species have been spotted in Sri Lankan waters, including the massive blue whales.

  9. Time to Put Data at the Heart of UN’s 2030 Agenda

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 16 (IPS) - The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in 2015. At its core are 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, all meant to guide efforts by all countries towards a more sustainable, prosperous and equal future.

  10. Asian & Arab Parliamentarians to Move Forward on Reproductive Health & Gender Empowerment

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 16 (IPS) - Over the years, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) has worked in tandem with legislators and parliamentarians to help implement the historic Programme of Action (PoA) adopted unanimously by over 20,000 UN delegates at a landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo back in 1994.

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