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  1. UN Accused of “Hypocrisy” Launching Equal Pay Day While Condoning Wage Discrimination

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (IPS) - The United Nations, which has long preached the irrefutable concept of income equality to the outside world, is now accused of condoning wage discrimination in its own backyard.

  2. Nepal’s Baby Export

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    KATHMANDU, Feb 21 (IPS) - A major discrepancy between Nepal government and foreign records of the number of Nepali children adopted in North America and Europe has exposed a trafficking ring that involves various child welfare agencies in Kathmandu.

  3. A Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Aims at Reinforcing Efforts to Save World’s Ecosystem

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 (IPS) - The UN's highly-touted socio-economic agenda, which lays out an ambitious global plan for "people, planet and prosperity", has been dominated by "goals, targets and deadlines."

  4. Zimbabwe's Thin Line between Child Smuggling and Child Trafficking

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    HARARE, Feb 20 (IPS) - While there are a large number of instances of child smuggling and trafficking across Zimbabwe's porous borders, these cases still remain unknown and unreported because of the nature of the crime.

    Elton Ndumiso*, a bus-conductor who works a bus route from Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, to neighbouring South Africa, sees it all the time: Zimbabwean women travelling with three or four children, who are clearly not their own kids, and taking them across the border.

    It's a crime that most bus drivers or conductors either turn a blind eye to, or become accomplices in by assisting the women. 

  5. Generation Equality: Four Ways to Accelerate Progress

    Thursday, February 20, 2020

    NAIROBI, Feb 20 (IPS) - The global gender community will meet in New York in March to review progress on gender equality and women's empowerment in the 25 years since the Beijing declaration. The theme for this year's Commission on the Status of Women gathering is Generation Equality, emphasizing how the current generation must close the gender gap. 

  6. U.S. President’s Global Gag Rule is Having Negative Impact on the Health of Malawians: Report

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 19 (IPS) - A report released last week has detailed the complex ways in which President Donald Trump's ‘Global Gag Rule' (GGR), that blocks U.S. global health assistance to foreign non-governmental facilities providing abortion or abortion-related services, is affecting the population in Malawi, a country already hard hit with numerous climate change disasters. 

  7. How Nigeria’s Police used Telecom Surveillance to Lure & Arrest Journalists

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 19 (IPS) - As reporters for Nigeria's Premium Times newspaper, Samuel Ogundipe and Azeezat Adedigba told CPJ they spoke often over the phone. They had no idea that their regular conversations about work and their personal lives were creating a record of their friendship.

  8. As Planet Burns, One Million Species in World’s Eco-System in Danger of Extinction

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 18 (IPS) - When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addressed the 193-member General Assembly last December, he focused on the smoldering climate crisis-- pointing out that the last five years have been the hottest ever recorded.

  9. Will Zimbabwe Allow Freedom of Airwaves and Freedom of Speech too?

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Feb 18 (IPS) - Zimbabwe is making fresh commitments to open up its airwaves with government promising to issue licences to private television and community radio stations before the end of the year.

  10. Global Economy Still Slowing, Dangerously Vulnerable

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 (IPS) - In an annual ritual early in the year, most major economic organizations have released forecasts for the global economy in 2020. Incredibly, almost as a reminder of where financial power resides in this day and age, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its forecasts at the World Economic Forum's 50th annual meeting in Davos.

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