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  1. UN Women’s feminist roadmap tackles triple crises of jobs, care and climate

    - UN News

    The UN’s gender equality and empowerment organization on Thursday published a flagship feminist plan for economic recovery and transformation, which aims to learn the lessons of the past, and seize the opportunity to handle COVID-related crises better.

  2. UN Staffers Under Pandemic Restrictions, but Diplomats to Wine & Dine Unrestrained

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 16 (IPS) - When hundreds of delegates and diplomats arrive in New York city next week for the new 76th session of the UN General Assembly, they will be pinned down with pandemic restrictions in a city where Delta variant infections have been skyrocketing.

  3. ‘Tipping point’ for climate action: Time’s running out to avoid catastrophic heating

    - UN News

    The temporary reduction in carbon emissions caused by global COVID-19 lockdowns did not slow the relentless advance of climate change. Greenhouse gas concentrations are at record levels, and the planet is on path towards dangerous overheating, a multi-agency climate report published on Thursday warns. 

  4. Even as IUCN Congress Closes, Conservation Debate Hots Up

    - Inter Press Service

    MARSEILLE, France, Sep 15 (IPS) - One of the most hotly debated issues at the recently concluded IUCN Congress in Marseilles was about designating 30 percent of the planet's land and water surface as protected areas by 2030.

  5. White Privilege: What It Is, What It Means and Why Understanding It Matters

    - Inter Press Service

    Sep 15 (IPS) - A prestigious, private school in Pretoria, South Africa, recently became a site of protest. Black learners and parents accused Cornwall Hill College of rejecting calls to make its whites-only board more representative of its diverse learner body.

  6. Global economy projected to show fastest growth in 50 years

    - UN News

    The global economy is expected to bounce back this year with growth of 5.3 per cent, the fastest in nearly five decades, according to the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

  7. The Covid-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia & the Pacific

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 15 (IPS) - A pre-pandemic report published by the International Labor Organization, ILO, the Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020offered a sober analysis on the job market prospects for youth.

  8. Southeast Asian Farmers Adapt, Insure against Growing Climate Risks

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 14 (IPS) - As incidents of drought and extreme rainfall increase, farmers in Southeast Asia are partnering with experts to develop targeted weather forecasts to work around the threats and, when adaptation becomes too costly, buy specially designed insurance to protect their livelihoods.

  9. As War Keeps Poisoning Humanity, Organizing Continues to Be the Antidote

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN FRANCISCO, USA, Sep 14 (IPS) - Last weekend, U.S. corporate media continued a 20-year repetition compulsion to evade the central role of the USA in causing vast carnage and misery due to the so-called War on Terror. But millions of Americans fervently oppose the military-industrial complex and its extremely immoral nonstop warfare.

  10. Food Systems Summit’s Scientistic Threat

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 14 (IPS) - Timely interventions by civil society, including concerned scientists, have prevented many likely abuses of next week’s UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). The Secretary General (UNSG) must now prevent UN endorsement of what remains of its prime movers’ corporate agenda.

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