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  1. Low-cost Technology can Have Life-changing Impacts for Rural Women

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - Access to technology which is relatively inexpensive to deploy can have a life-changing impact for rural women, social scientist Valentina Rotondi told IPS.

  2. Amid COVID-19, What is the Health of Civic Freedoms?

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Oct 16 (IPS) - More than half a year after the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, governments are continuing to waste precious time and energy restricting human rights rather than focusing on fighting the virus.

  3. UN Survives a World Turned Upside Down

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 (IPS) - As the United Nations plans to commemorate its annual UN Day, come October 24, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is presiding over a world body which has remained locked down since last March because of the spreading coronavirus pandemic.

  4. Why We Need Trees to End to Poverty - Landmark Report

    NEW YORK, United States, Oct 15 (IPS) - Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and a projected rise in extreme poverty, a team of scientists says the world can no longer afford to overlook the role of forests and trees in poverty eradication.With extreme poverty (living on $1.90 a day) projected to rise for the first time in over 20 years, a new study has concluded that global poverty eradication efforts could be futile in the absence of forests and trees.

  5. Disregarding Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Oct 15 (IPS) - The lack of consistency and a patchy approach undermines the Government of Nepal's credibility in fulfilling the rights of persons with disabilities. One step forward and several steps back.

  6. Global Poverty Soars — As Incomes of World’s Billionaires Hit New Highs

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 15 (IPS) - The phenomenal rise in extreme poverty -– for the first time in 20 years -- has been accompanied by an upsurge in the incomes of the world's billionaires and the super-rich.

  7. Improving People's Lives with Digital Technology during COVID-19

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 14 (IPS) - Digital technology has been crucial in ensuring community and connection during the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. And its shown that collaboration between the private and public sector can ensure that digital technology continues to advance in a way that improves people's lives under crises, experts said on Tuesday, Oct. 13. 

  8. Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities Offer Best Hope for Our Planetary Emergency

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 (IPS) - Indigenous peoples and local communities offer the best hope for solutions to our planetary emergency. These solutions are grounded in traditional, time-tested practices and knowledge.

  9. Q&A: Women in Mali Play Critical Role in Preventing and Resolving Conflicts

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 12 (IPS) - The coronavirus pandemic has affected the safety and sense of community for many women in Mali given the travel restrictions and lockdowns in place, Bassirou Gaye, an assistant researcher for a 2019 report on the role of Mali women in peacekeeping, told IPS this weekend.

  10. Nobel Peace Prize to World Food Programme Delivering Life-Saving Sustenance to Millions Worldwide

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 09 (IPS) - With the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize bestowed on the Rome-based World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations and its affiliated agencies continue to hold a monopoly of one of the world's most prestigious annual awards.

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