News headlines for “Natural Disasters”

  1. Inequalities in Human Development in the 21st Century

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (IPS) - Inequalities. The evidence is everywhere. And although they may be hard to measure and summarize, there is a sense in many countries that many are approaching a precipice beyond which it will be difficult to recover.

  2. Pulses for a Sustainable Future

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    ROME, Feb 10 (IPS) - Reducing poverty and inequalities, eliminating hunger and all forms of malnutrition and achieve food insecurity for all – these are some of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Still, the rate of poverty and inequalities is increasing and over 820 million people are going hungry. In addition, 2 billion people in the world are food insecure with great risk of malnutrition and poor health.

    This alarming situation is further aggravated by current trends such as the rate of population growth, impacts of climate change, loss of biodiversity, soil degradation and many others.

    Transition to more sustainable food systems can provide adequate solutions to all these challenges.

  3. Strengthening Caribbean Regional Integration

    Friday, February 07, 2020

    WASHINGTON DC, Feb 07 (IPS) - The Caribbean economies have long recognized the value of working together. Improving regional integration—for instance, through more intraregional trade and policy coordination—can help the region's small-size economies build greater resilience and scale, as well as enhance bargaining power on the global stage.

  4. A Humanitarian Response for the Crisis in Zimbabwe

    Thursday, February 06, 2020

    HARARE, Zimbabwe, Feb 06 (IPS) - Craig Dube*, Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity, interviews Tahir Ahmad, head of humanitarian operations at Humanity FirstIn November 2019, the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food described Zimbabwe – a country once hailed as the bread basket of Africa – as a state on the brink of man-made starvation.

  5. Women & Girls Up Front — the Humanitarian Response in Democratic Republic of Congo

    Tuesday, February 04, 2020

    GENEVA / JOHANNESBURG / KINSHASA, Feb 04 (IPS) - Eleven-year-old "Anne" went to a health facility with her mother in the conflict-affected province of Ituri, in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. At first, she could barely tell her story.

  6. A Bigger Impact in a Smaller World: The China Situation

    Monday, February 03, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 03 (IPS) - We are now living in a hyper communicative world where news does travel faster than lightning. Boundaries, borders, geographical and time differences have become next to obsolete in today's speed driven world.

    At any point in time people, news and local occurrences can influence internationally without much local isolation. Along with the advantages of technology, communications and connections world is also facing new challenges that are proportionally evolving with advancement. One region affected today is affecting the global economy and population in frenzy of minutes, hours and days.

  7. New Challenges to Growth in Latin America & the Caribbean

    Thursday, January 30, 2020

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 30 (IPS) - Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean stagnated in 2019, continuing with the weak growth momentum of the previous five years and adding more urgency and new challenges to reignite growth.

  8. African Nations Caught in Conflict Re-commit to Inclusive Education

    Monday, January 27, 2020

    DJIBOUTI CITY, Jan 27 (IPS) - Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh knows that his country is in need of an education system that is, "innovative, based on universal principles and values and adaptive of the local realities".

  9. Experts laud International Court of Justice Order on Myanmar to Halt all Genocidal Conduct

    Friday, January 24, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - In a groundbreaking and much anticipated ruling delivered on Thursday, the International Court of Justice demanded that Myanmar halt all measures that contribute to the genocide of the Rohingya community. 

  10. Top UN Court Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya from Genocide

    Thursday, January 23, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - Myanmar must take steps to protect its minority Rohingya population, the top UN court unanimously ruled on Thursday.

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