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  1. Debt Distress in Africa: Problems and Ways Forward

    - Inter Press Service

    PRETORIA, South Africa, May 19 (IPS) - The COVID pandemic has had a profoundly negative impact on Africa’s sovereign debt situation. Currently, 22 countries are either in debt distress or at high risk of debt distress.

  2. Technology for Tracing the Work of Child Labour Could Help End the Practice

    - Inter Press Service

    DURBAN, May 18 (IPS) - Technology used to trace the origin and price of consumer goods to ensure farmers earn fair profits could easily be adapted as a tool to fight child labour Fair Trade living wage and income lead Isa Miralles told delegates at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour.

  3. Oil Business Burns Enough Gas to Power the Whole Sub-Sahara or Two Thirds of Europe

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, May 18 (IPS) - While the attention of mostly Western media and politicians is quasi exclusively hoarded up by the proxy war in Ukraine and its consequences on the energy sector, the world’s big oil business continues to burn Planet Earth with its underreported though highly polluting, wasteful practice of gas flaring.

  4. Nations must ‘act together, urgently and with solidarity’ to end crisis of food insecurity

    - UN News

    Hunger levels around the world are at “a new high”, the UN chief said on Wednesday, in a call to action to fight the current surge in global food insecurity.

  5. Global economic growth downgraded due to spillover from Ukraine war

    - UN News

    The global economy is expected to grow by only 3.1 per cent this year, down from the 4.0 per cent projected in January, largely derailed by the war in Ukraine, according to the UN’s latest World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report, launched on Wednesday. 

  6. UN marks first ever international day spotlighting women working in the maritime industry

    - UN News

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    The first ever International Day for Women in Maritime kicked off its inaugural celebration on Wednesday with a seminar to “take stock and identify areas where improvement is needed”, the top UN official representing seafarers said.

  7. Political Will and Partnerships Key to Ending Child Labour, says ILOs Joni Musabayana

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 18 (IPS) - With a strong commitment from governments, businesses, labour and consumers, the scourge of child labour can be eliminated, says Dr Joni Musabayana, Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Pretoria, South Africa.

  8. New Medicines May Help End AIDS -- but High Prices & Monopolies Could Keep the Poor Locked Out

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, May 18 (IPS) - Here’s the good news: there are a new set of breakthrough medicines to prevent and treat HIV, known as “long actings” because they can be taken every few months instead of every day, and they are coming on-stream. If, as they are rolled out, they are made available at scale, they could help save many lives and help end the AIDS pandemic.

  9. ‘Lifeline’ of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis: UN chief

    - UN News

    Greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rises, ocean heat levels and acidification, all set new records during 2021, while some glaciers reached the point of no return, according to the latest flagship report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), published on Wednesday.

  10. Africa Expected to Strongly Support Durban Call to Action on Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 17 (IPS) - Global goals to eradicate child labour will not be achieved without a breakthrough in Africa, where most of the world’s 160 million children entrapped in child labour work in rural regions, mostly in agriculture with their families.

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