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

Argentina’s Small Farming Communities Reach Consumers Online – Global Issues

One of the Argentine small farmer groups participating in the digital marketing project is using agroecological irrigation and tomato pressing techniques in Mendoza province. CREDIT: Nicolás Heredia/Alma Nativa by Daniel Gutman (Buenos Aires) Thursday 14 October 2021 Inter Press Service BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 14 (IPS) – This article is part of the IPS coverage of … 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

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

A Digital Generation Where Every Girl Counts — Global Problems

19-year-old South African girl Sebabatso Ncephe (left) developed an app – Afya Yangu, or “My Health” in Swahili. By allowing hospitals to communicate directly with patients, the app helps patients maintain their privacy and dignity. Credit: UNICEF/Mosibudi Ratlebjane Opinion by Mirjana Spoljaric Egger (New York) Monday 11 October 2021 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Oct … Read more

UN chief, in unprecedented war of words, fights it out with a member state – Global Troubles

Humanitarian aid delivered last month to the Tigray region of Ethiopia by a convoy of 50 trucks. UN calls for faster passage for aid convoys to Tigray in Ethiopia. Credit: WFP by Thalif Deen (United Nations) Monday 11 October 2021 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 11 (IPS) — A growing diplomatic battle rages at … 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

Here’s How – Global Issues

The definition of child labor on cocoa farms in West Africa is still under debate Dr.Richard Asare/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA Monday 04 October 2021 Inter Press Service Oct 04 (IPS) – The proof of child labor on cocoa plantations in West Africa became widely known in the late 1990s. This followed press releases documenting the existence … Read more

Zero Hunger Campaign in Vietnam Targets Remote Areas and Cities — Global Issues

A Dao family sharing a meal in Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam. The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) support the Vietnamese government’s Zero Hunger Challenge. Credit: Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT – Trong Chinh by Siri Jamieson (Rome, Italy) Friday 01 October 2021 Inter Press Service … Read more

Zero Hunger Campaign in Vietnam Targets Remote Areas and Cities — Global Issues

A Dao family sharing a meal in Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam. The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) support the Vietnamese government’s Zero Hunger Challenge. Credit: Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT – Trong Chinh by Siri Jamieson (Rome, Italy) Friday 01 October 2021 Inter Press Service … Read more

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