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Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Elects Former Revolutionary Leader as President ahead of Tough Talks on Independence

Following an almost unanimous 97.7 percent referendum vote in November of last year for Independence from PNG, the people of Bougainville returned to the polls last month to decide on a new government. Bougainville’s main town of Buka. Credit: ...

Less Food Loss and Waste, More Right to Food

Arranging sliced tomatoes to dry in the sun in Bangar el Sokor, Nubaria, Egypt. Rahma is a. Credit: Heba Khammis/FAO By Juan Carlos García y CebollaMADRID, Sep 29 2020 – Most cultures have created taboos and norms that prevent food waste. At ...

Pivoting Through the Pandemic: A Global Problem with a Pacific Solution

Credit: SPC technical and geodetic surveying team at the Majuro tide gauge station in the Marshall Islands (RMI) By External SourceSep 29 2020 (IPS-Partners) As the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) reported earlier this year, ...

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

UN Staff Day with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (left). Credit: United Nations By Prisca Chaoui and Ian RichardsGENEVA, Sep 29 2020 – As the United Nations prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary we have been made aware of an extremely ...

Shareholder Capitalism’s Ugly Legacy

By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Sep 29 2020 – 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. He was not just ...

How to Make Nutritious Food Affordable for the 1 Billion Africans

The UN estimates that 74% of Africans cannot afford healthy diets. That is nearly 1 billion Africans. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Dr Lawrence Haddad and Josefa Leonel Correia SackoADDIS ABABA, Sep 28 2020 – One of the biggest revelations of ...

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

Fast fashion consumes vast resources, often polluting and devastating the natural world. Pictured here are garment workers in Bangladesh. Credit: Obaidul Arif/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 2020 – Racism “keeps the global north ...

Judgment Free Online Platform Key to Helping Suicidal People, Says Survivor

A suicide survivor shares her story of how an online community helped her overcome anxiety and depression. Credit: Unsplash / Dan M By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Sep 28 2020 – Romana Hoque had it all, a comfortable life, a happy family. Despite this, ...

30th anniversary of World Summit for Children – Today Children Need a New Initiative

Today when children are under serious threat from Covid-19, the 30th anniversary of the Children’s Summit is a highly appropriate time for countries to renew and update the vows they made then. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS By Richard JollyBRIGHTON, ...

No More Excuses – Time for Global Economic Solutions

Civil society protest during the 3rd UN Financing for Development Summit in Addis Ababa in 2015. Credit: Civil Society FfD Group By Tove Maria Ryding, Pooja Rangaprasad and Emilia ReyesNEW YORK, Sep 28 2020 – On 29 September, the world’s heads ...
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