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Global Inequality Continues to Grow: UNDESA Report

Tribal women converge at the Boipariguda weekly market in Koraput District, in India’s Odisha state, to sell and buy farm produce. Indigenous communities remain at the centre of those affected by climate change, he said, disproportionately bearing ...

Will 2020 World Economic Forum Deliver on Combating Climate Change?

Credit: Joe Brusky. By Eco MatserAMSTERDAM, Jan 22 2020 – For the first time, the world’s elites meeting this year at Davos have listed environmental issues as their top concerns about the next decade. The WEF’s annual Global Risks Report ...

UN Chief & Staff Union Predict Another Cash Crisis in 2020—if Member States Don’t Pay Up

By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 2020 – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres declared last week that the United Nations just “managed to survive its deepest financial crisis in a decade.” But if countries continue to default on their ...

Bridging Africa’s Great Gender-Financing Divide

Soi Cate Chelang, a self-taught palette seat designer and carpenter, hard at work. She says that even after a decade of running her business she is unable to get bank credit to expand. Her situation is not a unique one in Africa. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS By ...

Mosul, an Epicentre of the ISIS Conflict, is a Devastated Iraqi City

Resident of Hamdaniya district stands before a house destroyed in a Coalition airstrike, February 2017. Credit: Mark Lattimer /Ceasefire By Mark LattimerLONDON, Jan 22 2020 – As Iraq this month faces the threat of new conflicts – including a ...

GGGI inks Declaration of Intent and MoU with the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Agence Française de Développement to strengthen cooperation

By GGGIPARIS, Jan 22 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) signed a Declaration of Intent and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and the Agence Française de Développement ...

“For Generations, We Have Been Nominating Men Just Because They are Men”

Ms. Marlene Schiappa. Credit: UN Women/Antoine Tardy By External SourceJan 21 2020 – Marlène Schiappa, Minister of State for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination in France, attended the 25th year Regional Review Meeting of the ...

Ending Bullying and Humiliation over Menstruation as Girls and Boys in Conservative Eswatini are Educated about Reproductive Health

Nomcebo Mkhaliphi posing with girls from the Kwaluseni Infantry Primary School in Eswatini. Courtesy: Nomcebo Mkhaliphi By Mantoe PhakathiMBABANE , Jan 21 2020 – When 14-year-old Nomcebo Mkhaliphi first noticed the blood discharged from her ...

School Lunch Programmes for Progress

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 21 2020 – If well planned, coordinated and implemented, a government funded school feeding programme for all primary school children can be progressively transformative. Such ...

UN Report: Rising Inequality Affects More Than 70% of the Globe

Women ragpickers in Delhi scavenging through a pile of refuse for recyclable material. Credit: Dharmendra Yadav/IPS By External SourceNEW YORK, Jan 21 2020 – Inequality is growing for more than 70 per cent of the global population, exacerbating ...
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