News headlines for “Sustainable Development”

  1. No Country On track to Ensuring a Better Future for its Children

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (IPS) - There is no country that is on the right path to ensure the safety, health and proper environment for their children, an explosive report has claimed. 

  2. SDGs Corporate Tracker to Monitor Progress of UN’s Development Agenda

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Feb 21 (IPS) - This year marks just ten years ahead of the deadline for completing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

    These universally supported targets were always ambitious in their scope – yet what is clearer now than ever before is that quicker progress is crucial in the decade to come.

  3. Women Bear the Burden of India's Water Crisis

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    Feb 21 (IPS) - Across cities and villages in India, an impending water crisis is at our doorsteps. India will face a water shortfall of almost 50 percent by 2030if our water use continues its current pattern. Last year, Chennai and Bangalore showed us what water scarcity looks like; the statistics are no longer just numbers on paper, they have become our reality.

  4. UN Accused of “Hypocrisy” Launching Equal Pay Day While Condoning Wage Discrimination

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (IPS) - The United Nations, which has long preached the irrefutable concept of income equality to the outside world, is now accused of condoning wage discrimination in its own backyard.

  5. Nepal’s Baby Export

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    KATHMANDU, Feb 21 (IPS) - A major discrepancy between Nepal government and foreign records of the number of Nepali children adopted in North America and Europe has exposed a trafficking ring that involves various child welfare agencies in Kathmandu.

  6. Zimbabwe's Thin Line between Child Smuggling and Child Trafficking

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    HARARE, Feb 20 (IPS) - While there are a large number of instances of child smuggling and trafficking across Zimbabwe's porous borders, these cases still remain unknown and unreported because of the nature of the crime.

    Elton Ndumiso*, a bus-conductor who works a bus route from Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, to neighbouring South Africa, sees it all the time: Zimbabwean women travelling with three or four children, who are clearly not their own kids, and taking them across the border.

    It's a crime that most bus drivers or conductors either turn a blind eye to, or become accomplices in by assisting the women. 

  7. U.S. President’s Global Gag Rule is Having Negative Impact on the Health of Malawians: Report

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 (IPS) - A report released last week has detailed the complex ways in which President Donald Trump's ‘Global Gag Rule' (GGR), that blocks U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, is affecting the population in Malawi, a country already hard hit with numerous climate change disasters. 

  8. Global Economy Still Slowing, Dangerously Vulnerable

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 (IPS) - In an annual ritual early in the year, most major economic organizations have released forecasts for the global economy in 2020. Incredibly, almost as a reminder of where financial power resides in this day and age, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its forecasts at the World Economic Forum's 50th annual meeting in Davos.

  9. Can Indian Farmers Adapt to Water Loss?

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Feb 18 (IPS) - Over the last few decades, groundwater has become the major source of irrigation for Indian agriculture. Pumped by millions of privately-owned tube-wells, it contributes 60 percent of the water used for irrigation, having grown by 105 percent since the 1970s.

  10. Coronavirus Epidemic Has Implications for Life Expectancy

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    BEIJING, China, Feb 17 (IPS) - As efforts to contain the Coronavirus epidemic enter a critical stage, it is important to remember that the costs cannot be measured purely in economic terms, as the measures taken will have implications for life expectancy across the entire nation.

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