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  1. Less Food Loss and Waste, More Right to Food

    MADRID, Sep 29 (IPS) - Most cultures have created taboos and norms that prevent food waste. At the same time, social mores have reserved for occasions of celebrations or hospitality a code associating the abundance of food, in quantities much higher than normal, with concepts such as generosity and honour. 

  2. Staff to UN Management: Please Drop Your Plans for Uber-Style Contracts

    GENEVA, Sep 29 (IPS) - As the United Nations prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary we have been made aware of an extremely worrying development concerning the future of UN staff contracts.

  3. Shareholder Capitalism’s Ugly Legacy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 29 (IPS) - Milton Friedman's libertarian economics advocating shareholder capitalism has influenced generations trying to understand the economy, not only in the US, but all over the world.

  4. 30th anniversary of World Summit for Children - Today Children Need a New Initiative

    BRIGHTON, United Kingdom, Sep 28 (IPS) - On the eve of the UN's 75th anniversary, Antonio Guterres, the UN's Secretary-General has declared that the coronavirus pandemic is the world's top security threat. He has called for action - for greater international co-operation in controlling outbreaks and developing an affordable vaccine, available to all. Such action is needed and possible -even in the absence of a large gathering of world leaders in New York to celebrate the anniversary.  But children today in every country need more.

  5. Congolese 'Kings' of Art on Exhibition in Paris

    PARIS, Sep 28 (IPS) - Chéri Samba has a sly sense of humour, both in person and in his work. Standing in front of his 2018 painting "J'aime le jeu de relais" (I Love the Relays) - which criticizes politicians who cling to power instead of passing the baton - Samba is asked about the resemblance of one of his subjects to a famous statesman.

  6. How to Make Nutritious Food Affordable for the 1 Billion Africans

    ADDIS ABABA, Sep 28 (IPS) - One of the biggest revelations of the COVID-19 pandemic has been that people with pre-existing, diet-related conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, are more at risk of suffering severe forms of the disease leading to a need for intensive hospitalization.

  7. Q&A: How Fast Fashion Sits at the Crucial Intersection of Environmental & Gender Justice

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 (IPS) - Racism "keeps the global north oblivious to the effect of fast fashion addiction on the global south" say environmental and gender justice experts.

  8. Judgment Free Online Platform Key to Helping Suicidal People, Says Survivor

    NEW YORK, Sep 28 (IPS) - Romana Hoque had it all, a comfortable life, a happy family. Despite this, the 43-year-old second-generation immigrant from Indonesia living in the United States was depressed enough to contemplate suicide.

  9. No More Excuses – Time for Global Economic Solutions

    NEW YORK, Sep 28 (IPS) - On 29 September, the world's heads of state will come together (virtually) at an extraordinary meeting to discuss financing for development during the 75th UN general assembly. This will be crucial in the battle to address the Coronavirus crisis.

  10. Intercontinental Energy Forum to Discuss Post-Covid Challenges

    MEXICO CITY, Sep 25 (IPS) - The economic recovery after the covid-19 pandemic, renewable energy, the gas situation, regulations and investment; mobility and transport, as well as new technologies and the progress of the Paris Agreement will be discussed at the Madrid Energy Conference from 28 September to 2 October.

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