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  1. 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.

  2. ‘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.

  3. 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.

  4. Call to Invest ‘Serious Resources’ in Education, to Stem Tide of Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 17 (IPS) - "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to eliminate child labour." So said Dennis Sinyolo, Director of Education International's African Regional Office in Accra, Ghana adapting liberation icon and late South African president Nelson Mandela's famous quote about how education can change the world.

  5. Floods Drive Urban Solutions in Brazilian Metropolis

    - Inter Press Service

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, May 17 (IPS) - "We do everything through parties, we don't want power, we don't want to take over the role of the State, but we don't just protest and complain," said Itamar de Paula Santos, a member of the United Community Council for Ribeiro de Abreu (Comupra), in this southeastern Brazilian city.

  6. Rescuing global goals, world’s ‘highest common priority’ – UN chief

    - UN News

    For a world in crisis, rescuing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “must be our highest common priority,” the UN chief told Member States on Tuesday at a key development meeting in New York.

  7. Human rights must be at heart of solution to Sri Lanka crisis : A UN Resident Coordinator blog

    - UN News

    The severe economic crisis in Sri Lanka shows no signs of ending any time soon, with the country’s newly installed Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, warning of more difficult days ahead. Hanaa Singer-Hamdy, the most senior UN official in Sri Lanka, told UN News that, amid violent protests and the imposition of a state of emergency, any solution must involve a robust democracy and respect for human rights.

  8. Lebanon elections: Guterres calls for ‘swift formation’ of inclusive Government

    - UN News

    The UN Secretary-General has called for Lebanon’s political leaders to swiftly form an inclusive government in the wake of parliamentary elections on Sunday, that can help the crisis-wracked nation implement reforms to put the country “on the path to recovery”.

  9. Child Labour: No Quick End to Children Trapped in Tobacco Production

    - Inter Press Service

    HONG KONG / LOME, May 17 (IPS) - Despite World Day Against Child Labour launched in 2002 by the International Labour Organization (ILO), little has changed over the past two decades for the millions of children who remain trapped.

  10. When Saviours Are the Problem

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 (IPS) - Central bank policies have often worsened economic crises instead of resolving them. By raising interest rates in response to inflation, they often exacerbate, rather than mitigate business cycles and inflation.

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