News headlines for “Sustainable Development”

  1. Staff to UN Management: Please Drop Your Plans for Uber-Style Contracts

    GENEVA, Sep 29 (IPS) - As the United Nations prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary we have been made aware of an extremely worrying development concerning the future of UN staff contracts.

  2. Shareholder Capitalism’s Ugly Legacy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 29 (IPS) - Milton Friedman's libertarian economics advocating shareholder capitalism has influenced generations trying to understand the economy, not only in the US, but all over the world.

  3. 30th anniversary of World Summit for Children - Today Children Need a New Initiative

    BRIGHTON, United Kingdom, Sep 28 (IPS) - On the eve of the UN's 75th anniversary, Antonio Guterres, the UN's Secretary-General has declared that the coronavirus pandemic is the world's top security threat. He has called for action - for greater international co-operation in controlling outbreaks and developing an affordable vaccine, available to all. Such action is needed and possible -even in the absence of a large gathering of world leaders in New York to celebrate the anniversary.  But children today in every country need more.

  4. Q&A: How Fast Fashion Sits at the Crucial Intersection of Environmental & Gender Justice

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) - Racism "keeps the global north oblivious to the effect of fast fashion addiction on the global south" say environmental and gender justice experts.

  5. No More Excuses – Time for Global Economic Solutions

    NEW YORK, Sep 28 (IPS) - On 29 September, the world's heads of state will come together (virtually) at an extraordinary meeting to discuss financing for development during the 75th UN general assembly. This will be crucial in the battle to address the Coronavirus crisis.

  6. ‘Leave No one Behind’: How Inclusive is World Leaders’ Call to Climate Action?

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 25 (IPS) - Wrapping up Climate Week at the United Nations General Assembly, global leaders called for climate action that may be "ambitious but achievable" and called for climate measures that would "leave no one behind". But some climate activists remain concerned about how this can be achieved.

  7. #TurnItAround: One Week to Mobilize for the Future

    PARIS, Sep 25 (IPS) - The year 2020 will most certainly mark a critical moment for the planet and future mobilizations. In a society shaken by Covid-19, people are gathering, regrouping and acting collectively for a sustainable world, an egalitarian future, and for global awareness on the climate emergency.

  8. Pushing the Reset Button will not Change the Game

    BONN, Sep 25 (IPS) - Key messages of the Spotlight on Sustainable Development Report 2020 as September 25 is the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

    Governments have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with unprecedented intensity. They have taken far-reaching regulatory measures to contain the pandemic and mobilized financial resources on an enormous scale.

  9. What UN Needs is a Cease-Fire Inside its own Security Council

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 (IPS) - With more than 20,000 civilians killed last year in conflicts in 10 countries — including Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen-- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his call for a "global cease-fire": a proposal which failed to generate a positive response since he first announced it last March.

  10. The Future We Want, The UN We Need

    HAMILTON, Canada, Sep 24 (IPS) - As we reflect on this week and celebrate the United Nations' rise in the war-ravaged world some 75 years ago, humanity is again being asked to lay the foundation for a new world.

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