News headlines for “Geopolitics”

  1. Big Brother is Watching You-- as Electronic Surveillance Dominates Lives

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 22 (IPS) - The British novelist George Orwell’s “1984” characterized a dystopian society where people were restricted from independent thought and were victims of constant surveillance.

    Published in 1949, it was a prophecy of the future with the underlying theme: “Big Brother is Watching You”

  2. Grabbed

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Oct 22 (IPS) - “Imagine that the land your family has worked for generations is suddenly stripped away from you, purchased by wealthy companies or governments to produce food or bio-fuels or simply as a profitable investment for other people, often far away. You watch on helplessly as vast tracts of land are cleared for mono-culture crops and rivers are polluted with run-off and chemicals.”

  3. 'Big disappointment' over lack of Syria constitution agreement

    - UN News

    The process of drafting a new constitution for Syria has been “a big disappointment” UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen concluded on Friday. Following the end of discussions in Geneva, a consensus on how to move forward was not achieved, he added.

  4. We Heard Public Development Banks, but Will They Have the Guts to Deliver?

    - Inter Press Service

    PARIS, Oct 22 (IPS) - Public development banks have committed to ramp up action to tackle climate change, to protect biodiversity, to promote human rights, to align their investments with the SDGs and the Paris Agreement, and to create spaces of dialogue with civil society, farmers, indigenous peoples, and communities affected by the projects that they, as banks, finance.

  5. Women in leadership ‘must be the norm’, Security Council hears

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    We can no longer exclude half of humanity from international peace and security matters, the UN chief told the Security Council on Thursday, emphasizing the need to fully address the challenges and gaps that continue to prevent women having an equal say.  

  6. Bringing Quality Education to Syria’s Most Vulnerable, Crisis-Impacted Children – Their Education Cannot Wait

    - Inter Press Service

    DOMINICA, Oct 21 (IPS) - In war-torn Syria, the support of Education Cannot Wait (ECW) – the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises – is bringing positive, life-changing educational opportunities tailored to children like 11-year-old Ali.

  7. COP26: Building Climate Resilience Will Require a Focus on Those Furthest Behind

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Oct 21 (IPS) - As the United Nations Climate Change Conferencealso known as COP26, approaches (31 October -12 November in Glasgow, Scotland), climate action is more urgent than ever. Yes, we need climate change mitigation.

  8. Fair Tax Plan Could Prejudice Global South

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, Oct 20 (IPS) - An agreement between 136 countries aimed at forcing the world’s biggest companies to pay a fair share of tax has been condemned by critics who say it will benefit richer states at the expense of the global South.

  9. UN’s top envoy warns Great Lakes Region is ‘at a crossroads’

    - UN News

    Speaking at a Security Council meeting on the situation in Africa’s Great Lakes region on Wednesday, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Huang Xia, told ambassadors that the countries concerned now stand “at a crossroads”.  

  10. Four children killed on their way to school in northwest Syria

    - UN News

    Four children – three boys and a girl - were killed on Monday morning while travelling to school in northwest Syria, along with a teacher, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.

Powered by Inter Press Service International News Agency and UN News

Web feed for Geopolitics news headlines