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  1. Solar Energy Useless Without Good Batteries in Brazils Amazon Jungle

    - Inter Press Service

    BOA VISTA, Brazil, Jan 25 (IPS) - “Our electric power is of bad quality, it ruins electrical appliances,” complained Jesus Mota, 63. “In other places it works well, not here. Just because we are indigenous,” protested his wife, Adélia Augusto da Silva, of the same age.

  2. India Can Use The G20 to Fight Corruption and Reduce Global Inequalities

    - Inter Press Service

    Sanjeeta Pant, Jan 25 (IPS) - The G20 India Presidency is marked by unprecedented geopolitical, environmental, and economic crises. Rising inflation threatens to erase decades of economic development and push more people into poverty. Violent extremism is also on the rise as a result of increasing global inequality, and the rule of law is in decline everywhere. All of these challenges impact the G20's goal of realizing a faster and more equitable post-pandemic economic recovery.

    But as India prioritizes its agenda for 2023, it is corruption that is at the heart of all of these other problems- and which poses the greatest threat to worldwide peace and prosperity.

  3. Digital Politics: Disconnected Citizens Are Kept Away from Opportunities

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, Jan 25 (IPS) - In 2022, Saudi Arabia “quietly” sentenced Salma al-Shehab to 34 years in prison over her Twitter activity, marking the longest Saudi sentence ever for a peaceful activist. Fast forward and award-winning Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija was charged with two counts of "offensive communication" after making unflattering remarks about the president and his son on Twitter. The message is clear: your well-crafted 280 characters can land you in jail.

  4. Unstoppable Gas Leaks in Mexico

    - Inter Press Service

    A dark mole dots the brown earth, among the green scrub at this spot in southeastern Mexico. A repetitive “glug, glug,” a noise sounding like a thirsty animal, and an intense stench lead to this site, hidden in the undergrowth, where a broken pipe has created a pool of dense oil.

  5. Taking Humanitarianism Hostage - the Case of Afghanistan & Multilateral Organisations

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 12 (IPS) - Can you imagine what it would be like if women were simply not allowed to step outside of their homes, let alone to work for a living? When women choose to do so, and they can afford it, then it is a matter of choice. When women mostly cannot, as is the case in Afghanistan nownot only is half the population imprisoned, but children go hungry, and communities sink deeper into poverty.

  6. Gender Parity at the UN Willfully Ignores the Facts

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Dec 21 (IPS) - There are two sides to the problem of Gender Parity at the United Nations.

    On the one hand, member states need to appoint more women to their senior ambassadorial ranks. There is always tremendous competition for the post of UN ambassador, especially if a member state is on the UN security Council.

  7. Gender Inequality: A Question of Power in a Male-Dominated World, Declares UN Chief

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 21 (IPS) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has singled out Gender Parity as one of his key priorities in his second term in office, beginning 2023.

    Describing it as “a strategic goal of the Organization,” he pointed out some of the “notable advances achieved in the past five years.”

  8. Thoughts for 2023: Promoting Innovation & New Technologies

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Dec 20 (IPS) - Promoting innovation and technology to promote inclusive development means using new technologies to enhance equal access to services, eliminate discrimination, increase transparency, and create a stable and just future for all – especially the most vulnerable and marginalized.

  9. Biodiversity Agreement Historic But Difficult to Implement

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTREAL, Dec 19 (IPS) - The pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus), which takes its name from its shape, is found throughout the Caribbean Sea, but its population has declined by more than 80 percent since 1990. As a result, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed it as "critically endangered" due to the effects of the human-induced climate crisis.

  10. Digital Treatment of Genetic Resources Shakes Up COP15

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTREAL, Dec 16 (IPS) - In addition to its nutritional properties, quinoa, an ancestral grain from the Andes, also has cosmetic uses, as stated by the resource use and benefit-sharing permit ABSCH-IRCC-PE-261033-1 awarded in February to a private individual under a 15-month commercial use contract.

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