News headlines for “Causes of Poverty”

  1. UN hub reaches remote Pacific islanders: A UN Resident Coordinator blog

    - UN News

    The communities of thousands of tiny Pacific islands are the frontline gamechangers tackling the climate crisis, and a hub based in Micronesia now hosts more than a dozen UN agencies that together are helping address some of their most pressing needs as they battle existential threats like rising sea levels.

  2. Small Island Nations Demand Urgent Global Action at SIDS4 Conference

    - Inter Press Service

    ANTIGUA, May 27 (IPS) - The once-in-a-decade SIDS Conference opened in Antigua and Barbuda today, with a clear message: the world already knows the challenges that SIDS face—now it’s time for action.“This year has been the hottest in history in practically every corner of the globe, foretelling severe impacts on our ecosystems and starkly underscoring the urgency of our predicament. We are gathered here not merely to reiterate our challenges, but to demand and enact solutions,” declared Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Brown at the opening of the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States on May 27.

  3. Explainer: Understanding Carbon Trading and its Rationale

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 27 (IPS) - Carbon trading has gained growing popularity on the African continent and is considered by many governments as a viable way to achieve their climate targets while building communities. IPS takes a look at what's behind the carbon market.

  4. Malawi Moves To Regulate Carbon Trading Amid Transparency Concerns in Global Market

    - Inter Press Service

    BLANTYRE, Malawi, May 27 (IPS) - Malawi is increasingly pitching carbon trading as a source of revenue it needs to bolster the economy, which is suffering from foreign exchange shortages caused by a large trade imbalance and being buffeted by several shocks, including the climate crisis.

  5. UPDATING LIVE: Small island States meet in Antigua and Barbuda charting new course to sustainable prosperity

    - UN News

    Good morning from the blue waters and lush green hills of the Caribbean. We’re reporting live from the high level opening of the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) on the beautiful twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda.

  6. Countdown to Critical Conference for Small Island Developing States

    - Inter Press Service

    SAINT LUCIA, May 26 (IPS) - The International Conference on Small Island Developing States convenes every 10 years, with the upcoming SIDS4 event scheduled for Antigua and Barbuda. As the world’s 39 SIDS prepare to chart their survival in the face of climate change, IPS is on- the-ground coverage of the event.Delegates from small island developing states (SIDS) worldwide are meeting in Antigua and Barbuda to strategize for the next decade.

  7. In Antigua, island youth build ‘wall of commitment’ to turn tide against climate crisis

    - UN News

    It may be built out of recyclable cardboard boxes, but when world leaders officially open the Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) on Monday, one of the manifestations of young people’s hopes for a better future that will greet them is a solid “wall of commitment” imploring them to take more action against the ravages of climate change.

  8. COVID-19 eliminated a decade of progress in global level of life expectancy

    - UN News

    Data crunched by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the COVID-19 emergency reversed more than a decade of gains in life expectancyreinforcing the need for countries to agree on a global pandemic treaty to protect future generations.

  9. Lessons From Youth-Focused ‘Future Action Festival’

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, May 23 (IPS) - The world has crossed the halfway point to the end of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) era amid multiple, unprecedented, and significantly destructive global shocks. Two of the most pressing global challenges are the climate crisis and the threat of nuclear armament. Of serious concern is a severe lack of youth engagement on issues of critical global importance.

  10. Democracy, Civic Space and Fundamental Freedoms Are under Attack, but Civil Society Is Here to Stay

    - Inter Press Service

    GABORONE, Botswana, May 23 (IPS) - Sarah Strack is Forus DirectorDuring the Forus network’s General Assembly which took place in Gaborone, Botswana, civil society organisations from across 65 countries highlighted the challenges facing them globally in an increasingly polarised and crisis-hit world.

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