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

  1. Worlds Nuclear Arms on High Operational Alert -- & Ready to Strike

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 15 (IPS) - The world’s nine nuclear armed states have downsized their military arsenals, but made up for their loss by increasing the number of weapons on high operational alert, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

  2. UN elects five new members to serve on the Security Council

    - UN News

    Albania, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were elected by the 75th session of the General Assembly on Friday to serve as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for the 2022-2023 term. 

  3. UN Scientists: Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss. Two Parts. One Problem.

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 11 (IPS) - Earth is in the throes of multiple environmental crises, with climate change and the loss of biodiversity the most pressing.

    The urgency to confront the two challenges has been marked by policies that tackle the issues separately.

    Now, a report by a team of scientists has warned that success on either front is hinged on a combined approach to the dual crises.

  4. Investing in Lives & Livelihoods of Indias Women Crucial to Nations Full Recovery

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 10 (IPS) - Thousands of Indians have been affected by the latest COVID-19 outbreak. Not only those suffering from the disease, but also those who care for them.

  5. Nations Pledge to Tackle Inequalities as part of New Targets to end HIV/AIDS by 2030

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 09 (IPS) - World leaders, those on the frontlines of the AIDS response, civil society, academics and youth have agreed that there is no way to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 without tackling persistent inequalities among marginalised groups.

  6. The 21st Century Nuclear Arms Race

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jun 09 (IPS) - A new report by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)—focusing on nuclear weapons spending—following on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists recent decision that their Doomsday Clock should be set as close as it has ever been to nuclear catastrophe, should serve as a wake up calls for humanity.

  7. António Guterres nominated by Security Council for second term as UN chief

    - UN News

    The Security Council has formally selected the current Secretary-General António Guterres as its nominee to serve a second five-year term in the UN’s top job.

  8. Foreign Minister of Maldives elected next General Assembly President

    - UN News

    The UN chief welcomed the election on Monday of Abdulla Shahid, Foreign Minister of the Maldives, as President-elect of the 76th session of the General Assembly. 

  9. Is the UN Fighting a Losing Battle Against Worlds Corrupt Leaders?

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 07 (IPS) - A hilarious anecdote, recounted in the New York Times years ago, related to the widespread corruption embedded in the political culture of a Southeast Asian country where crooked politicians were willing to provide receipts every time they received a bribe—big time bribes.

  10. From Non-aligned to One Aligned

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Jun 04 (IPS) - June 4, 2021 marks 30 years since the killings of an undisclosed number of Chinese protestors at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. For many years, the Chinese government and its ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), with characteristic understatement, called it the ‘June Fourth incident’.

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