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  1. Covax, the Developing World's Hope against COVID, Has Made It Only Halfway

    - Inter Press Service

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  2. Health Workers Lauded for Role in Leprosy Treatment During Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Kenya, Jan 20 (IPS) - The human rights of people affected by leprosy are central to Yohei Sasakawa’s concept of a leprosy-free world.

  3. Renewables Are Cheaper Than Ever - So Why Are Household Energy Bills Only Going up?

    - Inter Press Service

    Jan 19 (IPS) - Not for the first time, global energy markets are in turmoil. Internationally traded gas prices more than quadrupled in 2021. In their wake, many energy suppliers have gone bust and household bills across Europe are set to soar. Energy prices are driving up the cost of living and inflation, but this is also a moment to realise the old saying: “never waste a good crisis”.

  4. Key Pillars Mostly in Place to Speed up Africa's Free Trade in 2022

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 (IPS) - The official start of free trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in January 2021 moved a major continental aspiration closer to reality.

  5. Afghanistan: 500,000 jobs lost since Taliban takeover

    - UN News

    More than half a million people have lost or been pushed out of their jobs in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday.

  6. Adolescents Left Behind Global AIDS Response - Experts Experts

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Kenya, Jan 18 (IPS) - The ominous warning came in 2019 through an anonymous message on her mobile phone to stay away from a man she met on social media.

  7. Asia-Pacific: Just 5% of the Region's Population Owns 70% of Its Total Wealth

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Jan 18 (IPS) - The Asia-Pacific region is experiencing growing inequality even while registering impressive economic growth and poverty reduction. Such sharp inequalities continue to be persistent in the region, with nearly 2 in 4 people still unable to afford a healthy diet.

  8. More Progressive Taxation Needed for Social Progress

    - Inter Press Service

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    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 18 (IPS) - Governments must innovatively develop progressive means to finance the large-scale social spending needed to improve lives and livelihoods, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic. More egalitarian tax reforms should enable governments to equitably mobilize desperately needed revenue to advance sustainable development for all.

  9. Somalia on the Path to Recovery, but Real Challenges Remain

    - Inter Press Service

    MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan 18 (IPS) - I arrived in Somalia in September 2019, two decades after having worked here previously. I knew that I was taking up a challenging assignment, but I was also looking forward to seeing Somalia’s progress.

  10. A Call to Action on Living Lands

    - Inter Press Service

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Jan 17 (IPS) - If the ocean is the lifeblood of the Commonwealth, then forests are the lungs that breathe life into its whole system. From the vast boreal woodlands of Canada to the rich primary forests of Papua New Guinea, the Commonwealth covers nearly a quarter of all forest land in the world - an estimated 900 million hectares. These biodiversity havens not only house about half of all animal species on earth, they also give us clean air, water and food, supporting the livelihoods of millions of people while tackling climate change.

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