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  1. Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 10 (IPS) - COVID-19 has become a scourge affecting all levels of human society – morals, behaviour, human interaction, economy and politics. The pandemic has wrecked havoc on our way of being and its impact will remain huge and all-encompassing. It is not only affecting our globally shared existence, it is also changing what has been called "the little life", i.e. our own way of thinking and being, our personal life situation and the one of those close to us; people we love and depend upon – our friends and family.

  2. Building Resilience in Pacific Education

    Aug 10 (IPS) - Dr Michelle Belisle is the Director, Education Quality and Assessment Programme at The Pacific Community (SPC).School as we all know it hasn't changed that much in over a century. However, in the face of new threats to health and wellbeing, the future of those familiar structures that bring teachers and students together is starting to be questioned.

  3. Warming Temperatures & Decades of Oil Spills Cause Irreversible Damage to the Persian Gulf

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 10 (IPS) - Rabiya Jaffery is a freelance journalist covering climate change, migration, and human rights in the Middle East and South Asia. She is currently a reporting fellow for Norvergence, an international climate communications NGO.The Persian Gulf is one of the most strategic waterways in the world and is also one of the most polluted.

    According to estimates by experts, pollution levels in the Persian Gulf are 47 times higher than the world's average and are steadily increasing.

  4. ​As Latin America Looks to a COVID Recovery, It Will Need to Tackle its Growing Middle-Class Angst

    Aug 07 (IPS) - While COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across Latin America, its governments are developing policies which they hope will provide for a rapid economic recovery when the pandemic wanes.

  5. Multilateral Bank Intermediation Must Help Developing Countries’ Recovery

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 07 (IPS) - International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has warned that developing countries would need more than the earlier estimated US$2.5 trillion to provide relief to affected families and businesses and expedite economic recovery.

  6. Empowering Women in a Digitally Equipped, yet Challenging World: A Story of Engagement

    NEW YORK, Aug 06 (IPS) - A girl has many roles. She can be a daughter, a mother, a friend, a wife or a sister. But her first and foremost introduction is a person, a human and a voice. No matter what remote or accessible part she may belong to, her story is unique and belongs only to her own. And if a thought-provoking, positive platform echo her voice, it can achieve wonders.

  7. Will There Also Be a Post-Journalism?

    CARACAS, Aug 06 (IPS) - Every era brings its own buzzwords or catchphrases along with it. The term du jour is ‘pandemic', namely ‘coronavirus' and ‘COVID-19'; but alongside these words, speculation and forecasts over the post-pandemic world are flourishing. There is a proliferation of pieces and commentary on what our daily lives or the economy will be like once the epidemic is under control, that is, how we will live in the aftermath of the pandemic.

  8. Biodiversity Loss Could be Making Us Sick – Here's Why

    Aug 05 (IPS) - By 2050, 70% of the world's population is expected to live in towns and cities. Urban living brings many benefits, but city dwellers worldwide are seeing a rapid increase in noncommunicable health problems, such as asthma and inflammatory bowel disease.

  9. Mental Health and COVID-19 in India

    Aug 05 (IPS) - To fully realise the mental health crisis that India faces in relation to COVID-19, one has to begin with recognising the very serious situation that existed even before the pandemic.

  10. Bangladesh Deals with Triple Disasters of Flooding, Coronavirus and Lost Livelihoods

    DHAKA, Aug 05 (IPS) - With nearly 5.5 million people people across Bangladesh affected by severe flooding -- the worst in two decades -- humanitarian experts are concerned that millions of people, already badly impacted by COVID-19, will be pushed further into poverty.

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