News headlines for “United Nations on Development Issues”

  1. Are UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in the Doldrums Due to the Corona Virus?

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, Belgium / JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Jul 30 (IPS) - A short answer to this question is yes, but it is obvious and predictable failure was visible for some time. This debate started before 2015, the year in which the Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs) were adopted as successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed in 2000. The 8 MDGs were expanded to 17 massive goals and 169 targets.

  2. Revamped UN System Crucial for a Changing World

    - Inter Press Service

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    LETHBRIDGE, Canada, Jul 29 (IPS) - From an international humanitarian perspective, the first half of 2021 has been disappointing. We’re no further ahead in ending the conflict in Syria and Yemen. From the fledgling democracy that it had become, Myanmar has descended into what most of its people had hoped was a bygone era of military rule. And in Ethiopia, where its Prime Minister, Ably Ahmed, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019, armed conflict in Tigray is preventing the 2020 winners of the very same prize, the World Food Programme, from delivering the food needed to stop at least 350,000 Ethiopians from starving to death.

  3. Stepping Up to Meet Low-Income Countries Pandemic Recovery Needs

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 27 (IPS) - Low-income countries have been hard hit by the pandemic. Their large financing needs are only likely to grow as they deal with the crisis and its economic aftermath.

  4. Latin America Sets an Example in Welcoming Displaced Venezuelans

    - Inter Press Service

    CARACAS, Jul 26 (IPS) - The exodus of more than five million Venezuelans in the last six years has led countries in the developing South, Venezuela's neighbours, to set an example with respect to welcoming and integrating displaced populations, with shared benefits for the new arrivals and the nations that receive them.

  5. UNFPA Calls for Protection & Justice for Women & Girls in Tigray

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 (IPS) - The 2018 Nobel Laureate, Dr. Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist celebrated for his work with survivors of sexual assault in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Panzi Hospital once said: “Rape is a strategy of war – it is meant to destroy women and communities physically and mentally”.

  6. Conceptual Advances for United Nations 2.0

    - Inter Press Service

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    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 20 (IPS) - The forthcoming UN Secretary-General’s “Our Common Agenda” report, to be released before this year’s UN General Assembly High-Level Week, is expected to offer ambitious recommendations to accelerate the realization of the UN75 Declaration as the world comes to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. US Holds UNICEF Monopoly for 74 Years in a World Body Where Money Talks

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - With Henrietta Fore's decision last week to step down as UNICEF Executive Director, her successor is most likely to be another American since that post has been held-- uninterruptedly -- by US nationals for almost 74 years, an unprecedented all-time record for a high-ranking job in the UN system.

  8. Striving for Sustainability in Global Food Systems

    - Inter Press Service

    AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Jul 15 (IPS) - The writer is Manager – Sector Program, Global Reporting Initiative As the global community gears up for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit in September, it is significant that preparations are also underway by Global Reporting Initiative to deliver a new sector reporting standard for agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing.

  9. Can We Make the Planet Earth a Utopia? Yes: Why Not?

    - Inter Press Service

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jul 14 (IPS) - The only Planet in the Universe with living beings, including animal and plant life is the Planet Earth. Can we transform it to a Utopia, more or less, a Paradise. Yes, we can. Why not? If all Nations of the Planet have a genuine desire to have eternal peace and harmony, without recourse to a course that will lead to the destruction of the Planet to smithereens.

  10. UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore resigns ‘with a heavy heart’

    - UN News

    The head of the UN Children’s Fund, Henrietta Fore, announced her resignation on Tuesday, in order to devote herself fulltime to caring for her husband, who is suffering from what she described as a serious health issue.

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