News headlines for “United Nations on Development Issues”

  1. To Tackle Climate Crisis, the World Bank Must Stop Financing Industrial Livestock

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, May 29 (IPS) - Last week, the World Bank Group released a new report that highlights the urgent need to drastically reduce GHG emissions to address the climate crisis and calls on countries to act. However, while the World Bank’s acknowledgment of the damaging climate impacts of industrial agriculture is a crucial step forward, it’s simply not enough.

  2. There can be No Special Status for Public Officials

    - Inter Press Service

    BERLIN, Germany, May 28 (IPS) - In an interview with Herta Däubler-Gmelin who served as Federal Minister of Justice from 1998 to 2002, and as a Member of the German Bundestag from 1972 to 2009. The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, last week requested arrest warrants for three Hamas leaders as well as for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defence Minister Yoav Galant. They are accused of various war crimes and crimes against humanity. But what does this mean and where do things go from here?

  3. Indian peacekeeper is UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year

    - UN News

    An Indian peacekeeper deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), who helped establish networks for local people to voice their security and humanitarian concerns, is the winner of the 2023 United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award, announced on Tuesday.

  4. World News in Brief: Menstrual hygiene day, Guterres condemns DPRK missile launch, conflict in Sudan

    - UN News

    Today marks World Menstrual Hygiene Day and a joint report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) highlights the lack of access millions of schoolgirls have to products, services and appropriate facilities.

  5. 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.

  6. Veteran Human Rights Leader Has Seen Enough: Israel Perpetrating Genocide in Gaza

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, May 27 (IPS) - A widely respected humanitarian law expert who has resisted using the term "genocide" for Israel's killing of tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza—a word used "sparingly" in the international human rights movement, he noted—said he has concluded a genocide is indeed taking place, evidenced particularly by Israel's blocking of humanitarian aid.

  7. Empowering Women Could Boost Fertility, & Economic Growth in Japan and Korea

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, May 23 (IPS) - Women in Japan and Korea face especially tough challenges juggling career and family. Many young women witness their peers encountering promotion delays after marriage and childbirth, dealing with problems splitting housework responsibilities, and having difficulty finding adequate childcare.

  8. Small Island Developing States can be Nature-Positive Leaders for the World

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (IPS) - Small island developing states (SIDS) are scattered across the globe, dotting the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean, the west and east coasts of Africa and the Indian Ocean.

  9. ICC War Crimes Charges a Milestone but Falls Far Below Expectations

    - Inter Press Service

    AMMAN, Jordan, May 22 (IPS) - The ICC Prosecutor’s applications for arrest warrants regarding the Situation in Palestine represent a milestone. But they are of little credit to Prosecutor Karim Khan.

  10. ICC Move to Seek Warrants for War Crimes in Gaza Triggers a Backlash from US

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 21 (IPS) - The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to seek warrants on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has triggered a strong backlash both from the Biden administration and a group of pro-Israeli Senators in the US Congress.

    The names in the ICC arrest warrants also include Yahya Sinwar, Mohammed Diab Ibrahim Al-Masri (Deif) and Ismail Haniyeh—all leaders of Hamas.

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