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  1. Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Now?

    Thursday, June 04, 2020

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jun 04 (IPS) - "Before there can be truth there must be a true man"-- Chuang-TzuIn the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, the much-anticipated 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) of the WHO concluded without any major controversies or disagreements.

  2. Covid-19 Recessions: This Time It’s Really Different

    Thursday, June 04, 2020

    BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 04 (IPS) - The world economic contraction so far this year is largely due to measures, especially at the national or local level, to contain or prevent Covid-19 contagion, particularly those restricting business operations, thus reducing economic activity, output, incomes and spending.

  3. Lifelines in Danger

    Thursday, June 04, 2020

    Jun 04 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic is crippling the economies of rich and poor countries alike. Yet for many low-income and fragile states, the economic shock will be magnified by the loss of remittances—money sent home by migrant and guest workers employed in foreign countries.

  4. The Curious Case of Covid-19 in Africa

    Wednesday, June 03, 2020

    NEW YORK, Jun 03 (IPS) - With very weak health systems and overall capacity constraints to effectively respond to the deadly coronavirus disease, Africa's fate against the invisible enemy, was going to be nothing short of catastrophic according to early predictions. Although Africa is yet to reach its peak, many countries are not seeing the exponential growth in case numbers, or in mortality rates as seen in other regions of the world. So far, the continent has the lowest mortality rates with higher recovery rates globally.

  5. World Comes Together with $1.35 billion for Yemen

    Wednesday, June 03, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 03 (IPS) - World leaders gathered on Tuesday to pledge $1.35 billion in aid for Yemen, which currently undergoing what many is the world's "worst humanitarian crisis", with Saudi Arabia announcing a contribution of $500 million. 

  6. WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2020

    Wednesday, June 03, 2020

    Jun 03 (IPS) - My name is Emma, I'm 10 years old, and I live in Canada. I am sharing this video with you, today, because I learned at school that my future – the future of all children – will be determined by what we do together today.

  7. How the Great Lockdown Saved Lives

    Wednesday, June 03, 2020

    Jun 03 (IPS) - Since the COVID-19 outbreak was first reported in Wuhan, China in late December 2019, the disease has spread to more than 200 countries and territories. In the absence of a vaccine or effective treatment, governments worldwide have responded by implementing unprecedented containment and mitigation measures—the Great Lockdown. This in turn has resulted in large short-term economic losses, and a decline in global economic activity not seen since the Great Depression. Did it work?

  8. How to Transform UN’s Environmental Goals into a People’s Agenda for Africa

    Wednesday, June 03, 2020

    BRANDENBURG, Germany, Jun 03 (IPS) - The UN will commemorate World Environment Day 2020 on Friday June 5The COVID-19 insurgence has highlighted the need for multilateral cooperation among sustainability stakeholders. As the journey towards achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is fraught with imminent global challenges, global environmental leaders agree that now is the time to act collectively for nature, leaving no one behind.

  9. Prioritising Life or the Economy Will Determine the Post-Pandemic Focus in Urban Areas

    Tuesday, June 02, 2020

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 02 (IPS) - The first priority in the COVID-19 pandemic was to save lives, in an effort to avoid even more devastating economic losses if strict lockdown and isolation were not put in place.

  10. The Pandemic Underlines America’s Ingrained Racism

    Tuesday, June 02, 2020

    NEW YORK, Jun 02 (IPS) - The murder of George Floyd by a police officer in broad daylight came amid a high point in the continuing rampage of the coronavirus throughout the country, killing over 100,000 and infecting nearly 2 million while more than 45 million have lost their jobs.

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