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  1. How Best to Tackle Inequality in the 21st Century? Start with Climate Change

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    DUBLIN, Jul 23 (IPS) - Lyndsay Walsh of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, is currently studying for a Master's in development practice, and received her Bachelor's degree in natural sciences with a focus on zoology*Do you prefer to hear good news or bad news first? I will begin by giving you the (unsurprisingly) bad news. Today's world is an unequal place. Standards of living vary massively both between and within countries.

  2. Privatization Increases Corruption

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 23 (IPS) - International financial institutions (IFIs) have typically imposed wide-ranging policy reforms – called ‘conditionalities' – in exchange for country governments to secure access to financial assistance.

    While IFIs may demand anti-corruption policies, other IFI policy conditionalities, such as the privatization of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), can create new rentier opportunities, undermining government will and capacity to curb corruption.

  3. The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    ROME, Jul 23 (IPS) - When all is said and done, it appears that Thomas Hobbes, the 17th century English philosopher who had a dire vision of man, was not totally wrong.

    From the frivolous to the serious, in just a week we have had four items of news which would not happen in a normal world. An English porn beauty with 86,000 followers on social media has put bottles of the water she bathes in on sale at 30 pounds a bottle and has sold several thousand bottles.

  4. Treaty Violators Make Mockery of Refugee Convention

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 23 (IPS) - With the rise of rightwing nationalism, primarily in the Western world, an increasingly large number of countries are not only abandoning multilateralism but also violating international treaties and conventions signed and ratified in a bygone era.

  5. It Takes Listening to Children to End Violence

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    NEW YORK, Jul 22 (IPS) - We see many challenges that affect children around the world. Child marriage, corporal punishment, voting ages, air pollution, teachers going on strike…

  6. Sexual Exploitation of Minors is a Crime Against Humanity

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jul 22 (IPS) - "Part of the beauty of me is that I'm very rich."
    "When you're a star, they let you do it.
    You can do anything.
    Grab 'em by the pussy. You can do anything."
    -- Donald J. Trump, U.S. President

    If they pay for it, men tend to believe they have the right to do anything to a woman's body. You pay for your own entertainment without a thought about who you are paying and what cause you are supporting. Money is used as an excuse for and a means to oil a machinery that generates lots of profit while keeping pimps and other perpetrators out of the reach of the law.

  7. Finland’s Education System Leads Globally

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 22 (IPS) - Finland has garnered attention for its top-notch education, and the newly appointed Minister of Education for Finland is planning to continue with the success of her country's education system through various and innovative approaches.

  8. Will a Global Fund Help Deliver UN’s Development Agenda?

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - The United Nations, which has been tracking both the successes and failures of its highly-ambitious Agenda for Sustainable Development, has warned that "progress has been slow" in many of the 17 Goals after four years of implementation.

  9. US Leads Donor Funding to Fight HIV/AIDS Amidst Overall Decline

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Since 2010, donor funding to fight HIV/AIDS in low-and middle-income countries has dropped significantly, according to a new report released here.

  10. Here’s How the World Can Be Better Prepared to Handle Epidemics

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    ABUJA, Jul 19 (IPS) - The 2019 G20 Summit was held recently in Osaka, Japan. The Summit ended with the "G20 Osaka Leaders' Declaration", which identifies health as a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and the leaders committed to various efforts to improve epidemic preparedness. 

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