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  1. Where are the Women? How Pandemic Decisions are Ingraining Global Gender Bias

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - There are teams of experts around the world right now tackling the coronavirus pandemic, providing pathways to put an end to this deadly global scourge and charting the course for recovery.

  2. US Casts 45 Vetoes and CountingWhile Protecting a Client State

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - The UN Security Council (UNSC), the most powerful political body at the United Nations, has largely remained silent or ineffective in resolving one of the longstanding military conflicts in the Middle East involving Israelis and Palestinians.

  3. Russias Sputnik Diplomacy

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, May 13 (IPS) - While Western countries were busy with their own vaccination campaigns, Russia has filled the leadership vacuum in developing countries.

    Amid the West’s scramble for vaccines, a trickle of news flies under the radar. Argentina becomes the first country in South America to produce Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. The first shipment of Sputnik V is promised to Peru by May.

  4. Reimagining Education with Imagination

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, May 12 (IPS) - To achieve SDG4 on quality inclusive education, we must prioritize mental health. The month of May marks mental health awareness month or mental health awareness week in several countries around the world. Many people will be reading posts and blogs about the importance of getting more sunshine and exercise to avoid the blues, about ways to deal with the stress of the pandemic, about dealing with everyday challenges that disrupt our striving for happiness.

  5. The UNs Guterres, an Incumbent With Strong Backing by Europe, Is Bound to Win Another Term

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, May 12 (IPS) - It was all over in one crucial week. Barring an unforeseen hitch, António Guterres is the clear winner of a second, five-year term as secretary-general of the United Nations, beginning on Jan.1, 2022. This was not a surprise: he had no major competition and the process moved faster than expected.

  6. India Under Siege From Covid-19: The Worst Yet to Come

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, May 11 (IPS) - The Coronavirus infections and deaths in India recorded a daily high on Monday, 10 May, with 366,161 new infections and 3,754 deaths as reported by the Indian health ministry, taking India's total tally to 22.66 million with 246,116 deaths. Experts have raised a flag stating India's actual figures could be far higher than what is currently being reported.

  7. Biogas in Argentina: Turning an Environmental Problem into a Solution

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, May 11 (IPS) - "Until five years ago, we didn't know about the circular economy, but today our waste generates environmentally neutral products that also offer a return,” says José Luis Barrinat, manager of a cooperative that brings together some 550 small farmers in Monje, Argentina.

  8. One Health Approach Key to Tackling Africas Challenges

    - Inter Press Service

    IBADAN, Nigeria, May 11 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that global health challenges cannot be solved only by health sector interventions.

  9. Islamic social financing initiative aims to help economic recovery, pandemic response

    - UN News

    As the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank teamed up on Tuesday to help the most vulnerable. 

  10. Vaccine inequity posing ‘significant risk’ to global economic recovery: UN report

    - UN News

    Although the outlook for global growth has improved, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as inadequate progress on vaccination in poorer countries, are putting recovery at risk, according to the latest UN economic forecast, published on Tuesday. 

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