News headlines for “Causes of Poverty”

  1. Without Peace, Hunger Will Continue to Increase

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, May 25 (IPS) - This is an op-ed by Mario Lubetkin, Assistant Director-General at FAOIf the war in Ukraine, that was initiated three months ago, does not end, and without a reduction in the growing number of conflicts in other parts of the world, hunger will only continue to increase.

  2. Africa provides a ‘home for hope’, despite new challenges: Guterres

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    On Africa Day, the world celebrates the diverse and dynamic continent’s “enormous promise and potential”, the UN chief said in an upbeat message to mark the day on Wednesday.

  3. Corruption Kills

    - Inter Press Service

    ABUJA, May 24 (IPS) - Nigeria’s accountant-general, the administrative head of the country’s treasury, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly stealing 80 billion naira ($134 million). This is a staggering theft in a country that has an estimated poverty rate of 95 million (48% of the population) and some of the worst health indices in the world.

  4. Former Child Labourer Free Quality Education Key to Ending Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 24 (IPS) - Lucky Agbavor sleeps on a mattress in a church in Accra, Ghana sells juice to earn an income, and has been a child labourer since he was four. Now he has made his way onto the international stage, participating in the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child labour.

  5. Employee-run Companies, Part of the Landscape of an Argentina in Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, May 24 (IPS) - "All we ever wanted was to keep working. And although we have not gotten to where we would like to be, we know that we can," says Edith Pereira, a short energetic woman, as she walks through the corridors of Farmacoop, in the south of the Argentine capital. She proudly says it is "the first pharmaceutical laboratory in the world recovered by its workers."

  6. The Risks of Turning Planet Earth into a Giant Desert

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, May 24 (IPS) - The message is clear: three-quarters of the world’s population will be affected by drought by 2050. Does it sound too far in time? Well, your kids might be among the billions of humans living on a desertified planet.

  7. ‘Don’t work for climate wreckers’ UN chief tells graduates, in push to a renewable energy future

    - UN News

    Today’s college graduates can become the generation to succeed “where my generation has failed” the UN chief said on Tuesday, urging the class of 2022, not to work for “climate wreckers” in industries that continue to profit from fossil fuels.

  8. Fighting Inflation Excuse for Class Warfare

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (IPS) - A class war is being waged in the name of fighting inflation. All too many central bankers are raising interest rates at the expense of working people’s families, supposedly to check price increases.

  9. Private Sector Needed as Addressing Education in Emergencies is Everyones Business

    - Inter Press Service

    Davos, May 23 (IPS) - Against a backdrop of ongoing social changes, education is becoming increasingly important for success in life. But with disasters, pandemics, armed conflicts, and political crises forcing children out of school, a future of success is often placed far out of reach.

  10. Illegal Immigration Dilemma

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, May 23 (IPS) - Illegal immigration in the 21st century poses a serious dilemma for the world. Governments in virtually every region of the globe appear to be at a loss on how to address the two central dimensions of the dilemma.

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