News headlines for “Non-governmental Organizations on Development Issues”, page 2

  1. Americans By Force

    MIAMI, Sep 04 (IPS) - Why, in the United States, where change is the most pronounced hallmark, do some aspects never change? Why do many bad habits resist giving way to novelties that prove to be the basis of the success of the most developed country on earth and still the leading power?  Why is the explanation for that leadership due to a few factors? Why does Trump profess a visceral opposition to immigration, knowing that it is the key to the country's success? Because millions of his compatriots interpret the sinew of American DNA as a threat to their comparative social advantage.

  2. Music Collective 'Megative' Dubs Out the Negative

    PARIS, Sep 02 (IPS) - Even as their income dries up and their touring opportunities disappear because of the Covid-19 pandemic, some artists are using their work to call out injustice, criticize inept leaders and spark social change.

  3. Energy Cooperatives Swim Against the Tide in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY, Aug 31 (IPS) - A Mexican solar energy cooperative, Onergia, seeks to promote decent employment, apply technological knowledge and promote alternatives that are less polluting than fossil fuels, in one of the alternative initiatives with which Mexico is seeking to move towards an energy transition.

  4. It is Time for a Democratic Global Revolution

    BERLIN / BERNE, Aug 28 (IPS) - The people of the world need to seize the moment and bring about a democratic global revolution. It is time for a global parliament and real representation.

    More than 21 million people got infected with the novel coronavirus and over 770,000 have died. Never before did the world witness similar collective lockdowns of social and economic activity that had to be enforced to contain the pandemic.

  5. Semiarid Regions of Latin America Cooperate to Adapt to Climate

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 27 (IPS) - After centuries of poverty, marginalisation from national development policies and a lack of support for positive local practices and projects, the semiarid regions of Latin America are preparing to forge their own agricultural paths by sharing knowledge, in a new and unprecedented initiative.

  6. Beating Anger into Empathy: the Need of the Hour in Ethiopia

    LONDON, Aug 17 (IPS) - The murder of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, an icon of the Oromo people in Ethiopia was a tragic loss for all who struggle for rights in systems that fail to accommodate them.

  7. The Growing Global Movement to End Outdoor Advertising

    LONDON, Aug 11 (IPS) - "With advertisements removed in Grenoble you can see the city's beauty and the mountains beyond. Adverts create obstacles. Without them you can breathe," explains Khaled Gaiji, national mobilisation coordinator of the French anti-advertising organisation Résistance à l'Agression Publicitaire (Resistance to Advertising Aggression, or RAP). "Advertising is like an iceberg: the largest impact is below the surface. Adverts colonise our imagination."

  8. Clean Cooking Transition: Pathways as Seen by Kenyan Villagers

    AMSTERDAM, Aug 04 (IPS) - The Sustainable Development goals on energy speak clear: universal access energy and clean cooking by 2030 (SDG7). But the current efforts are still lagging several steps behind the specific needs of the communities and are not enough to achieve energy access for all, especially clean cooking solutions.

  9. Religion & the Pandemic: A Call Beyond the Here & Now

    I have never been interested in religion or spirituality before, but I found myself tuning in to all sorts of on-line religion and spirituality related forums "in search of something."

    These are the words of a 30-something single young, middle class man (born into a Protestant-Catholic family background) in a European country. The latter is known more for turning several churches into museums or shopping centers, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. When people are afraid, lonely and alone - they tend to seek "something" beyond science.

  10. Modern Tools, Age-old Wisdom: on India-Sri Lanka Relations

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jul 31 (IPS) - The unique India-Sri Lanka relationship, de jure, is between equals as sovereign nations. But it's asymmetric in terms of geographic size, population, military and economic power, on the one hand, and social indicators and geographical location, on the other. It is steeped in myth and legend, and influenced by religious, cultural and social affinities.

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