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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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 

  7. How China’s Africa Alliance is Shifting World Order

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - When the United Nations General Assembly met in 2007 to vote on North Korea's human rights record, only 10 of the 56 African countries voted with the U.S.-led western coalition.

  8. Parts of Kenya are Already Above 1.5˚C

    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    NAIROBI, Jul 18 (IPS) - Kenya's getting hotter. Much hotter than the 1.5˚C increase that has been deemed acceptable by global leaders, and it is too hot for livestock, wildlife and plants to survive. Thousands of households, dependent on farming and livestock, are at risk too.

  9. Heatwaves are a ‘New Normal’, Says Red Cross

    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 18 (IPS) - It is barely the middle of the month, but the verdict is in: July has been hot.

  10. UN Report Shows Mixed Results in Meeting SDGs

    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 18 (IPS) - The United Nations launched its 2019 report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing inadequate progress in the fourth year into the sustainable development agenda and highlighting the need for imminent global action.

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