QE or no QE, that is the question? – Global issues

Credit: www.imf.org Opinion by Alexander Kozul-Wright (Geneva) Friday, October 15, 2021 Inter Press Service GENEVA, Oct. 15 (IPS) – The watchdogs of the global economy met in Washington this week to discuss their latest global growth forecasts. Meetings of the World Bank and IMF Boards of Governors focused entirely on the global response to COVID-19, … Read more

Inclusive Education to Break the Cycles of Poverty — Global Problems

Festival of Learning in Guatemala, November 2015. Credit: Sulma Flores/ATD Fourth World – Center Joseph Wresinski Opinion by Olivier De Schutter, Donald Lee (New York) Friday, October 15, 2021 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Oct. 15 (IPS) – In September 2021, children in the Northern Hemisphere went back to school after the summer holidays. For … Read more

Winning Humanity Together—Global Problems

Opinion by Yasmine Sherif (New York) Thursday 14 October 2021 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (IPS) – “This is the time for a stronger, more networked and inclusive multilateral system anchored in the United Nations,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his latest report “Our Common Agenda”. There is indeed a fork in … Read more

Climate change exacerbates hunger and conflict – it’s time to break the cycle – Global Issues

Women sell fruits and vegetables on a sidewalk in the Philippines, where workers in the informal economy face the risk of their livelihoods being destroyed by the effects of COVID-19. The UN commemorates World Food Day on October 16. Credit: ILO/Minette Rimando Opinion by Farah Hegazi, Caroline Delgado (Stockholm) Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Inter Press … Read more

Better late than never, but act now – Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Inter Press Service KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 12 (IPS) – The world should now be more aware of the likely devastation from COVID-19 unless urgently addressed. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that $8 Billion Subscription to quickly vaccinate many more … Read more

Disparities in poverty across ethnic groups and between genders show why we need to dig deeper into poverty data – global issues

Sabina Alkir. Credit: Kiara Worth IISD/ENB Opinion by Sabina Alkire (London) Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Inter Press Service LONDON, Oct. 12 (IPS) — During the pandemic, we learned a new word — me at least: comorbidity. It means that one or more additional conditions occur together (all at the same time for a person) in … Read more

Less overseas coal is good, but developing countries still need more electricity – global problems

the EU, US (starting under Biden) and others have campaigned for governments to cut funding for new overseas coal-fired projects. Credit: Bigstock. Opinion by Philippe Benoit (Paris) Tuesday 05 October 2021 Inter Press Service PARIS, October 5 (IPS) – President Xi announced last month China to stop financing new coal-fired power stations abroad. With this … Read more

Multilateral Financial Institutions Can Catalyze Public Development Banks (PDB) to Achieve SDGs – Global Issues

Opinion by Raghav Gaiha, Shantanu Mathur (New Delhi, India) Tuesday 05 October 2021 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 5 (IPS) – There is broad consensus that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change requires a transformative agenda for agriculture and food systems. In this context, it is … Read more

IUCN World Conservation Congress warns humanity at tipping point – Global Problems

Congress participants at an exhibition event of the Sixth Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network. Credit: IUCN Ecodeo by Guy Dinmore (st davids wales) Monday 04 October 2021 Inter Press Service St Davids, Wales, Oct. 4 (IPS) – The world’s most influential conservation congress, meeting for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, … Read more

To prevent the next pandemic, scientists are looking for a vaccine against many coronaviruses

Dr. Modjarrad, a researcher in infectious diseases in the U.S. Army, is pursuing a vaccine to protect against a variety of coronaviruses that cause disease in humans — including covid-19 variants that can evade today’s vaccines. The goal is to prevent the next new one from spreading around the world. Such a shot can even … Read more