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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec 01 (IPS) - Dr Asoka Bandarage, a scholar and practitioner, has taught at Yale, Brandeis, Mount Holyoke (where she received tenure), Georgetown, American and other universities and colleges in the U.S. and abroad. Her research interests include social philosophy and consciousness; environmental sustainability, human well-being and... Read more
Published on: 2020-12-01
OXFORD, Dec 01 (IPS) - Covid-19 is on track to be the deadliest and one of the most catastrophic epidemics since the 1918-1919 flu pandemic, which infected about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population at the time. The number of deaths was estimated somewhere between 17 and... Read more
Published on: 2020-12-01
SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 01 (IPS) - COVID-19 recessions have hit most countries, requiring massive fiscal responses. While most developing countries struggled with mounting debt even before the pandemic, many developed countries also face unprecedented macroeconomic pressures despite earlier spending cuts due to ‘fiscal consolidation’ policies.Read the full story,... Read more
Published on: 2020-12-01
Nov 30 (IPS) - School closures due to the nationwide lockdown in March 2020 meant that children were disengaged with formal education for a prolonged period. The resulting talks around e-education exposed India’s digital divide, with only 24 percent of households having access to the internet.Read the full story, “How... Read more
Published on: 2020-12-01
Nov 30 (IPS) - World AIDS Day this year finds us still deep amid another pandemic – COVID-19. The highly infectious novel coronavirus has swept across the world, devastating health systems and laying waste to economies as governments introduced drastic measures to contain the spread. Not since the HIV/AIDS pandemic of... Read more
Published on: 2020-12-01
BONN, Germany/BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Nov 30 (IPS) - In March, after the World Health Organisation first declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations activated a global corporate emergency mechanism for the first time. It had already written to all donor countries asking for $1.9 billion... Read more
Published on: 2020-11-30
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Nov 30 (IPS) - A world free from hunger is possible but only if we change how we grow and eat food. And resetting the food system — including all aspects of production, processing, marketing, distribution and the consumption and nutrition of food — is key to securing... Read more
Published on: 2020-11-30
NEW YORK, Nov 30 (IPS) - This year, the world commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, instead of celebration; however, its progress has been impeded by the COVID-19.Read the full story, “Women Empowerment During COVID-19 Through Remote Learning - the Fuzia Perspective”, on globalissues.org... Read more
Published on: 2020-11-30
BRUSSELS, Nov 30 (IPS) - The UN General Assembly is holding a Special Session on the Covid-19 pandemic at the level of Heads of State and Government on 3 and 4 December. It took more than a year of discussions to overcome the opposition of certain states, notably the United... Read more
Published on: 2020-11-30
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 27 (IPS) - As COVID-19 swept across the globe, one thing became clear: a well-functioning, well-resourced, agile and resilient health system can mean the difference between life and death.Read the full story, “Africa Should Be at the Forefront of a Global Response to COVID-19”, on globalissues.org →... Read more
Published on: 2020-11-27
ROME, Nov 27 (IPS) - Mario Lubetkin is Assistant Director General at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)Overcoming the digital gap to face food insecurity with the use of artificial intelligence practices in agriculture is part of a growing debate that seeks to simultaneously safeguard natural... Read more
Published on: 2020-11-27
STOCKHOLM, Nov 27 (IPS) - Dr Diego Lopes da Silva is a Researcher with the Arms and Military Expenditure Programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)Autocracies are once again the global majority. The 2020 Democracy Report of the Varieties of Democracy Institute (V-DEM), ‘Autocratization surges, resistance grows’, raises... Read more
Published on: 2020-11-27
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - The numbers are staggering— as reflected in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has triggered a new round of food shortages, famine and starvation.Read the full story, “UN Warns of an Impending Famine With Millions in Danger of Starvation”, on globalissues.org →... Read more
Published on: 2020-11-27
ROME, Nov 26 (IPS) - The recent meeting of the G20 – scheduled to take place in Riyadh but held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic – has been an eloquent example of how the world is drifting, in a crisis of leadership. It was, in a sense, a showcase.... Read more
Published on: 2020-11-26
BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26 (IPS) - As the world’s leading economies direct trillions of dollars towards Covid-19 recovery packages, a significant proportion is going to fossil fuel industries without climate stipulations, according to the 2020 edition of the Climate Transparency Report – which has assessed the climate performance of G20... Read more
Published on: 2020-11-26

 

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