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  1. Reclaiming Our Future

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, May 23 (IPS) - The Asia-Pacific region is at a crossroads today – to further breakdown or breakthrough to a greener, better, safer future.

  2. A Sliver of Hope for Lebanon?

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, May 23 (IPS) - In the midst of what has been an incredibly turbulent period for Lebanon, the conclusion of elections last week ought to be hailed as a chance to focus on the future. This, the first election since the mass uprisings in 2019 against what was seen as a corrupt ruling elite, has shown some signs of the drive for change.

  3. Covid-19: Rise of the Super Rich & Fall of the World’s Poor

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - Michael Bloomberg, the three-term Mayor of New York city and a billionaire philanthropist, was once quoted as saying that by the time he dies, he would have given away all his wealth to charity – so that his cheque to the funeral undertaker will bounce for lack of funds in his bank account.

  4. Biodiversity Day: UN chief calls to ‘build a shared future for all life’

    - UN News

    Three-quarters of the land-based environment and about 66% of the marine environment have been significantly altered by human actions. On the International Day for Biological Diversity, the UN Secretary-General urged to end the ‘senseless and destructive war against nature’.

  5. Youth Survivors, Activists Will Hold Governments Accountable to Call to Action on Ending Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    DURBAN, May 20 (IPS) - Governments of the world must focus on providing quality free education and prosecuting corrupt officials and people who siphon state and donor funds as crucial steps towards taking decisive action to fight child labour across the globe.

  6. Climate change threatening access to water and sanitation

    - UN News

    Climate change is set to increase pressure significantly on people’s access to water and sanitation unless governments do more to prepare key infrastructure now, the UN warned on Friday.   

  7. ‘By Deliberately Ignoring Risk, the World Is Bankrolling Its Own Destruction’

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, May 20 (IPS) - It is often said that a pessimistic person is an optimistic but well-informed person. Here, a good number of people may believe that human wit and inventiveness are capable of facing both the current and the looming disasters, like the impact of climate change, for instance.

  8. What India Needs To Do To Achieve Net-Zero Status by 2070

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, May 20 (IPS) - The recent IPCC report that came out in the month of March 2022 says that, by the end of the century, the temperature rise is likely to be 2 to 3.7 degrees if global emissions, as they stand today, are not curtailed. In fact, according to the report, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions need to come down by 45 percent globally (compared with 2005) by the end of 2030.

  9. What the Russian Invasion Means for Syria

    - Inter Press Service

    ISTANBUL, May 20 (IPS) - Moscow’s decision to intervene militarily in Syria in 2015 effectively preserved the Assad regime in Damascus. Russian air power and intelligence support, along with Iranian-backed militias on the ground, allowed the regime to beat the opposition and brutally reassert its control over much of Syria.

  10. Youth Demand a Voice in Call-To-Action on Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 20 (IPS) - Ashley has vast work experience. She has laboured by the sweat of her brow in the blistering sun on the streets of Guatemala, in the open fields on farmlands and indoors, toiling for long hours to the hum of a sewing machine.

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