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  1. Southeast Asia Has a Chance to Build Back Better Post-Pandemic

    Jul 31 (IPS) - Southeast Asia's response to the coronavirus pandemic has been efficient, but some areas such as data privacy, measures to go back to normalcy after lockdown is lifted, and resources for migrant or transient populations will need addressing. 

  2. Corporate Bailout or Cash Transfers for All, including Children?

    BEIRUT, Jul 31 (IPS) - The Covid-19 pandemic seems to have spared children from the direct health effects of the virus but the crisis has affected their social and economic rights directly and indirectly beyond what we could have foreseen. And there's no doubt that children who come from more vulnerable backgrounds will feel the long-term impact of the pandemic and the measures taken to prevent its spread the hardest.

  3. Google’s $10 billion Investment in India Should be Inclusive of Persons with Disabilities

    Jul 30 (IPS) - Over the next seven years, Google will invest a whopping $10 billion in India to improve technology, health and education, according to CEO Sundar Pichai. This is unprecedented and could be a game changer that could improve health, education and economic empowerment. 

  4. Sierra Leone - Why Everyone is Not Celebrating the New Media Law

    FREETOWN, Jul 30 (IPS) - Last week, Sierra Leone's parliament voted to repeal the country's 55-year-old libel law, which criminalised the publication of information that was deemed defamatory or seditious, and which had been used by successive governments to target and imprison media practitioners and silence dissenting views. But not everyone is convinced it was in the best interest of media freedom.

  5. Only Governments Can Prevent Covid-19 Recessions Becoming Depressions

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 30 (IPS) - Covid-19 threatens economic life the world over. The most urgent and important need is for governments, businesses and families to survive. Governments must revive economies and livelihoods to prevent Covid-19 recessions from becoming protracted depressions.

    The Covid-19 crisis is clearly a ‘black swan event', threatening both public health and livelihoods. Both the pandemic and containment efforts are not due to business operations and decisions, but nonetheless have compelling consequences for them.

  6. Last Mile Teachers

    KAMPALA, Uganda, Jul 30 (IPS) - "It has gotten really tough for us," says James, a father in rural Liberia, of COVID-19 lockdown and school closures. "My son is trying but he is missing his friends and teachers. Children want to be in school."

  7. Food Security Threats: Now a Warning and Later May Be Too Late

    ROME, Jul 29 (IPS) - Mario Lubetkin is FAO Assistant Director-GeneralRecent world reports confirm that the goals set by the international community to end poverty and hunger, and create a more balanced, sustainable and fair world by 2030, are currently in danger. If effective and rapid global action is not taken, the goals will not be met and the results in just 10 years may be very negative for all of us.

  8. Coronavirus - Urban Areas Face the Brunt of the Pandemic

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 29 (IPS) - The effect of the coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent global lockdown might have a graver effect on cities and urban areas than on rural areas, possibly making women more susceptible to violence.

  9. Reflections on the Charter of the United Nations on its 75th Anniversary

    NEW YORK, Jul 29 (IPS) - This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, written and signed during a period of great global change. Today, the world is again shifting beneath our feet. Yet, the Charter remains a firm foundation for our joint efforts.

  10. Ride-Hailing App Delivers Contraceptives to Users’ Doorsteps

    KAMPALA, Uganda, Jul 29 (IPS) - When Betty Nagadya walks through the trading centre on her way home, she sings a song in the local Luganda language: "SafeBoda, SafeBoda, who needs a helmet?" she sings. "For those who feel cold, I have a coat for you." But her song is not about clothing – it's about condoms.

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