News headlines for “Causes of Poverty”, page 3

  1. Asia-Pacific off track on path to SDGs, UN data shows

    - UN News

    A new UN report has revealed a concerning trajectory for the Asia-Pacific region, projecting a delay until 2062 to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), overshooting the schedule by a staggering 32 years.

  2. Women, Girls Equal Partners in HIV Responses, Says Activist

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, Feb 14 (IPS) - UNAIDS Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, recently made an impassioned call for governments to support women and girls from marginalized communities at the frontlines of the defence of human rights, to help ensure, among others, that global health is protected.

  3. Start-ups Powering up Africas Solar Energy Ecosystem

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 (IPS) - Often referred to as the “Sun continent,” Africa receives more hours of bright sunlight than any other continent. But even with 60 per cent of the world’s solar resources, Africa has only one per cent of solar generation capacity, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

  4. North Ignores Perfect Storm in Global South

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Feb 14 (IPS) - A gathering ‘perfect storm’ – due to various developments, several quite deliberate – now threatens much devastation in the global South, likely to most hurt the poorest and most vulnerable.

  5. World Social Forum Seeks to Reemerge as an Influential Gathering of Diversity

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 13 (IPS) - The World Social Forum (WSF) is today "more necessary than ever," according to Oded Grajew, promoter and co-founder of the global civil society meeting - a festival of diversity that has not yet succeeded in fomenting or designing the "other possible world" that it predicted when it was created and adopted that motto.

  6. History’s Inflation Lessons

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Feb 13 (IPS) - In the early 1970s, conflict in the Middle East set off a spike in oil prices that left central banks around the world scrambling to control inflation. After a year or so, oil prices stabilized and inflation started to retreat. Many countries believed they had restored price stability and loosened policy to revive their recession-hit economies only to see inflation return. Could history repeat?

  7. What Is It Like to Live in Ecuador, One of the Most Violent Countries?

    - Inter Press Service

    GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, Feb 12 2024 (IPS) - “For a couple of years now we’ve been seeing the violence growing so fast,” said José, who asked not to give his last name for fear of reprisals he may face in Monte Sinai, a low-income neighborhood in Ecuador’s most populous city, Guayaquil.

  8. Climate Change Is Amplifying Household’s Food Insecurity, Putting More Pressure on Women’s Mental Health

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Feb 12 (IPS) - Studies have long shown that some women’s lower status in Nepali households could mean that they eat last and less and as a result lack nutrition. Experts are now looking into how this could affect their mental health, and if the growing impacts of climate change might amplify the process.

  9. First Person: ‘My eggs are too expensive to eat’ (and that’s a good thing)

    - UN News

    Small-scale chicken farmers in the south of Madagascar are hatching a plan to boost their incomes and improve the stock of local poultry breeds, thanks to support from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

  10. Africa's Absence as Permanent Member a Flagrant Injustice, says UN Chief

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 09 (IPS) - As the UN continues its never-ending saga on the reform of the Security Council (UNSC), one of the political anomalies that keeps cropping up is the absence of Africa, among the five permanent members (P5)—a privilege bestowed only on the US, UK, France, China and the Russian Federation.

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