News headlines for “United Nations on Development Issues”, page 2

  1. Why Rich Countries must Protect Developing Nations from Coronavirus Pandemic

    Monday, March 16, 2020

    BRASTISLAVA, Mar 16 (IPS) - Governments in wealthy, first world countries must not ignore the plight of poorer nations battling the coronavirus or the disease will not be brought under control, global development experts have said.

  2. A Woman Peacebuilder’s Reflections on Beijing+25 & the Generation Equality Forum

    Friday, March 13, 2020

    NEW YORK, Mar 13 (IPS) - Where are the women and youth peacebuilders in the Beijing+25 and the Generation Equality Forum processes?

    Their absence raises serious questions about the effectivity and coherence of the work of the UN on gender equality since armed conflict is both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality.

  3. The 2020 NPT Review Conference: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

    Thursday, March 12, 2020

    VIENNA, Mar 12 (IPS) - This year marks the 50th anniversary of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and coincidentally the tenth quinquennial (five yearly) review conference is scheduled to be held at the United Nations in New York from 27 April to 22 May.

  4. UN Reaches 90:90 Gender Parity in Senior Leadership Transforming Organizational Culture

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 11 (IPS) - The United Nations claims it has reached one of its primary goals relating to women's rights in the world body: gender parity at senior levels of management and in the highest echelons of the Organization.

  5. There Can Be No Green Peace Without Gender Equality

    Thursday, March 05, 2020

    AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Mar 05 (IPS) - Gender inequality - like the climate emergency - is not inevitable, but is kept in place by the poor choices too many cis men make on a daily basis. And it is not just womxn who are hurt and trapped by this patriarchal problem, but girls and non-binary people too, as well as many boys and men.

  6. Q&A: ‘Place Gender Equality at the Heart of our Work’

    Thursday, March 05, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 05 (IPS) - For International Women's Day, IPS United Nations is featuring female permanent representatives who to share about their work, inspiration and challenges in an otherwise male-dominated field. This is the first in the series. Ambassador Mona Juul started her role as the Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations in January 2019, and is also the president of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). 

  7. Coronavirus Threatens to Wreck Nuclear Review Conference

    Wednesday, March 04, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 04 (IPS) - First, it was the ill-fated annual sessions of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), scheduled for March 9-20, which was undermined by the spreading coronavirus COVID-19.

  8. It is Time for Action! Uniting for Africa’s Transformation

    Tuesday, March 03, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 03 (IPS) - International Women's Day, March 8 2020 - Twenty-five years ago, thousands of representatives adopted the Beijing Declaration, one of the most progressive universal agreement to advance women's rights.

  9. Helping Advance Women’s Political Rights in Ecuador

    Monday, March 02, 2020

    QUITO, Ecuador, Mar 02 (IPS) - Inclusion of women in political processes is one of the key ingredients of sustainable peace.

  10. Q&A: Misinformation in the Time of an Uncontainable Virus

    Friday, February 28, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (IPS) - Just a month since the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a public health emergencyit is now taking steps to contain misinformation being spread about the disease. Globally, there have been more than 82,000 cases of Coronaviruswhich has claimed 2,800 lives -- the majority being in China, where the disease has been traced to.

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