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  1. Ugandan Women Tackle Domestic Violence with Green Solutions

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Nov 23 (IPS) - Constance Okollet Achom, a Ugandan woman from Tororo, a rural village located in Eastern Uganda, has helped several dozens of her peers affected by domestic violence to address the issue by equipping victims with skillsets to manufacture eco-friendly biofuels from agro-forestry waste.

  2. Pan-African Approach to Tackle Food Insecurity Arising from Conflict and Climate Shocks

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Nov 22 (IPS) - Upheaval on the global stage, the war in Ukraine, conflict in the Horn of Africa, severe climatic shocks, high international inflation, increasing global commodity prices, high prices of agricultural inputs and low intra-continental trade are fuelling food insecurity across Africa.

  3. COP27: Landmark Win on Loss and Damage Fund

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 22 (IPS) - COP 27 delivered on what was the ‘litmus test’ for its success – consensus on the establishment of a fund on loss and damage. What seemed impossible was made possible, largely due to the unity of the G77 and China and the role of the Egyptian Presidency. Also important were efforts by civil society groups who put pressure on the United States, the main blocker to having the fund.

  4. Open Veins of Africa Bleeding Heavily

    - Inter Press Service

    DAKAR and KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 (IPS) - The ongoing plunder of Africa’s natural resources drained by capital flight is holding it back yet again. More African nations face protracted recessions amid mounting debt distress, rubbing salt into deep wounds from the past.

    With much less foreign exchange, tax revenue, and policy space to face external shocks, many African governments believe they have little choice but to spend less, or borrow more in foreign currencies.

  5. At Fez forum, UN chief calls for global ‘alliance of peace’ recognizing inclusion and richness of diversity

    - UN News

    In a world where “old evils – antisemitism, anti-Muslim bigotry, persecution of Christians, xenophobia, and racism – are receiving new leases on life”, the UN Alliance of Civilizations is helping to show the way on how to act in solidarity, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, said on Tuesday.

  6. Crimes Against Children

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Nov 21 (IPS) - An indisputable truth is that no child has ever chosen where to be born, which colour of skin to have, which ethnic community to belong to, what religion to practice and language to speak, or how safe or dangerous the context to grow up in. A child is the most innocent and defenceless human being.

  7. A Looming Debt Crisis is Threatening Global Health Security. It is time to Drop the Debt

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, Nov 21 (IPS) - In this moment of profound challenge in international relations, it was understandable that the conclusion of the G20 meeting left leaders feeling relieved that the meeting took place without a breakdown. Leaders were justifiably proud too of important steps forward they made including the launch of the new pandemics fund.

  8. US to Fight Sexual Abuse in International Organizations

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 (IPS) - The United States, which recently laid down a set of guidelines to monitor sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by US citizens in international organizations, including the United Nations and its agencies worldwide, has implicitly accused the UN of faltering on a high-profile case last month.

  9. Honour traffic victims by making roads safer: Guterres

    - UN News

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater global efforts to achieve the goal of reducing traffic deaths and injuries by half by 2030. 

  10. Loss and Damage Fund Saves COP27 from the Abyss

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIKh, Nov 20 (IPS) - They were on the brink of shipwreck and did not leave happy, but did feel satisfied that they got the best they could. The countries of the global South achieved something decisive at COP27: the creation of a special fund to address the damage and loss caused by climate change in the most vulnerable nations.

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