News headlines for “Consumption and Consumerism”

  1. Africa is not a Country. It is a Continent.

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS (IDN), Oct 06 (IPS) - “If all I knew about Africa were from popular images, I too would think that Africa was a place of beautiful landscapes, beautiful animals and incomprehensible people, fighting senseless wars, dying of poverty and AIDS, unable to speak for themselves”. This quote from the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is in the introduction to Dipo Faloyin's book 'Africa is not a country'. It summarizes Faloyin's book nicely.

  2. Successful Climate Solutions Require Investment in the Lives of Adolescent Girls

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 05 (IPS) - This year commemorates the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child. While the last decade has seen greater attention on the positive development needs of girls, we must move beyond documenting the barriers that girls face to investing in and prioritizing girl-centered solutions to the critical development challenges of our world.

  3. Ten years of Afghan economic growth, reversed in just 12 months: UNDP

    - UN News

    A year on from the Taliban takeover in Kabul, Afghanistan is gripped by “cascading crises”, including a crippled economy that humanitarian aid alone cannot address, according to a new report from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday.

  4. Some Coronaviruses Kill, While Others Cause a Common Cold. We Are Getting Closer to Knowing Why

    - Inter Press Service

    BELLVILLE, South Africa, Oct 04 (IPS) - It’s hard to imagine a time when “coronavirus” wasn’t a household word. But for a long time, this family of viruses had merited very little attention. Believed to be ubiquitous among animals and avian speciesthe first coronavirus to infect and cause disease in humans was only isolated and identified in the 1960s.

  5. Ideology and Dogma Ensure Policy Disaster

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 04 (IPS) - Central banks (CBs) around the world – led by the US Fed, European Central Bank and Bank of England – are raising interest rates, ostensibly to check inflation. The ensuing race to the bottom is hastening world economic recession.

  6. INTERVIEW: The many ways space technologies make the world a better place

    - UN News

    Maruška Strah is the head of the World Space Week Association, which coordinates the thousands of activities planned for this year’s World Space Week. In an interview with UN News, before the stratospheric launch on Tuesday, she told us there’s a growing interest in space exploration, as more and more people realize how important space technology is to achieving a more sustainable future here on Earth.

  7. Population Growth Diversity Continuing in the 21st Century

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Oct 03 (IPS) - While the world’s population of 8 billion is continuing to increase and projected to reach 9 billion by 2037 and 10 billion by 2058, considerable diversity in the population growth of countries is continuing in the 21st century.

  8. Why The Global South Should Support UN Action on Sri Lanka

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, Oct 03 (IPS) - Meenakshi Ganguly is South Asia director at Human Rights WatchThe economic, political, and human rights calamity gripping Sri Lanka has made news around the world, but its roots go back years – or even decades. In September, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, underscored in her report on Sri Lanka that “impunity for serious human rights violations created an environment for corruption and the abuse of power.”

  9. The Fatal Attraction of the City

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Oct 03 (IPS) - While cities are seen as a symbol of glamour and comfort for a number of their residents, over one billion people continue to live in overcrowded settlements with inadequate housing. And their number is rising every single day.

  10. Policy mistakes could trigger worse recession than 2007 crisis: UNCTAD

    - UN News

    The world is headed towards a global recession and prolonged stagnation unless fiscal and monetary policies holding sway in some advanced economies are quickly changed, according to a new report released on Monday by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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