News headlines for “Sustainable Development”

  1. International Women’s Day, 2021 - International Women’s Day: To Change the World, Women Must Choose to Challenge

    LONDON, Mar 05 (IPS) - Among the greatest gifts with which I have been blessed were parents who instilled in me a deep-rooted sense of identity, and the unequivocal belief that there was no difference between what a boy and a girl could achieve.

    This assurance sustained me while growing up, as the tenth child out of twelve wonderful siblings, and through the numerous times when it was suggested by others that I would never succeed, simply because I was black, poor and female.

  2. International Women’s Day, 2021 - Fight Against Pandemic Requires Women at the Highest Leadership in Governments & in the UN

    NEW YORK, Mar 05 (IPS) - The following opinion piece is part of series to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day, March 8.This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” The theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal futureincluding an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. International Women’s Day, 2021 - #MarchWithUs: 5 Activists on Dismantling “Gender Lies”

    PARIS, Mar 05 (IPS) - Today, despite centuries of activism and mobilisations, women and non-binary people continue to remain disadvantaged in almost every sphere – from “public life” to the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence.

  4. International Women’s Day, 2021 - Celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021 AD – What are We Waiting For?

    BONN, Mar 05 (IPS) - Every year on March 8, the International Women’s Day is commemorated. What do women think about this famous anniversary, first honored 1911 in European countries? As I cannot speak for other women, I share with you my personal reflections on this special day, bringing in a developmental perspective.

  5. International Women’s Day, 2021 - Women’s Leadership Must Drive the Global Recovery from COVID-19

    DUBLIN, Mar 05 (IPS) - International Women’s Day is always an occasion to celebrate strong women and an important day in the global calendar to highlight the gender injustices still lingering in every part of the world.

  6. Drilling Wells to Alleviate the Water Shortage in the Venezuelan Capital

    CARACAS, Mar 04 (IPS) - Thousands of families in the Venezuelan capital have dipped into their savings or gone into debt, in the midst of the worst economic crisis in this country since the 19th century, so that their building has access to a well that will supply the water that has stopped running from the faucet.

  7. How Households Increased Food Waste is Feeding Climate Change

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 04 (IPS) - Twenty percent of all food bought by households, retailers, restaurants and other food services in 54 countries around the world was thrown away in 2019 -- contributing to some 931 million tonnes of food waste and feeding climate change.

  8. International Women’s Day, 2021 - Removing Barriers to Women’s Leading Role in African Agriculture

    IBADAN, Nigeria, Mar 04 (IPS) - Africa’s population will double by 2050 if growth rates continue their trajectory, but the creation of jobs is not keeping pace, with up to five times more young people seeking employment each year as there are new posts to fill. And, on top of this, the COVID pandemic is plunging Africa into its first recession in 25 years.

  9. Vaccine Passports Are Controversial But Their Technology Will Bring Big Benefits to Developing Countries

    GENEVA, Mar 04 (IPS) - The United Nations is using the digital government technology behind vaccine passports to help developing countries provide essential services to their vulnerable populations.

    After a year of Zoom meetings and with vaccinations slowly rolling out, international travel is making a come-back.

  10. International Women’s Day, 2021 - Gender Equality is The Roadmap We Need to Overcome Our Most Pressing Global Challenges

    NEW YORK, Mar 04 (IPS) - In 2020, progress on gender equality stalled or regressed in many countries in large part because of the far-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent analysisby 2021, around 435 million girls and women will be living on less than $1.90 a day, including 47 million pushed into poverty as a result of the pandemic.

    Global lockdowns contributed to a surge of gender-based violence worldwideand estimates show that sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), the bedrock of gender equality, have been severely disrupted, resulting in an additional 49 million women at risk of experiencing an unmet need for modern contraception. Our most pressing global issues have seldom been so daunting, and fault lines in existing social, political, and economic systems have never been so deep.

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