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  1. Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 (IPS) - Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery.

  2. Studying Marine Lifes Brief Break from Human Noise

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Apr 15 (IPS) - Travel and economic slowdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic have combined to brake shipping, seafloor exploration, and many other human activities in the ocean, creating a unique moment to begin a time-series study of the impacts of sound on marine life.

  3. Generation Equality: Womens Leadership as a Catalyst for Change, Say 49 UN Women Envoys

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 01 (IPS) - March, women’s history month, closes with the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico and against the background of significant setbacks on the empowerment of women caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. Recipes with a Taste of Sustainable Development on the Coast of El Salvador

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN LUIS LA HERRADURA, El Salvador, Mar 31 (IPS) - Salvadoran villager Maria Luz Rodriguez placed the cheese on top of the lasagna she was cooking outdoors, put the pan in her solar oven and glanced at the midday sun to be sure there was enough energy for cooking.

  5. Debt Moratoria in the Next Pandemic: Be Prepared, and Be Fair

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 25 (IPS) - Imagine it is 2025 and that, unfortunately, another pandemic is sweeping the world. Much like in the 2020 crisis, borrowers have seen their livelihoods upended and are struggling to repay loans.

  6. The UN Food Systems Summit: How Not to Respond to the Urgency of Reform

    - Inter Press Service

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    NEW YORK, Mar 22 (IPS) - At a critical juncture on the road to the UN Food Systems Summit, three UN rights experts warn that it will fail to be a 'people's summit' unless it is urgently rethought.Global food systems have been failing most people for a long time, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made a critical situation even worse. 265 million people are threatened by famine, up 50% on last year; 700 million suffer from chronic hunger; and 2 billion more from malnutrition, with obesity and associated diet-related diseases increasing in all world regions.

  7. Women Will Not Reach Parity at the Pinnacle of Power for Another 130 Years, Predicts UN

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 12 (IPS) - The United Nations says the highest levels of political power remain the furthest from achieving gender parity in an increasingly male-dominated power structure worldwide.

  8. International Women’s Day, 2021 - Women’s Leadership in the Global Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    BEIJING, Mar 06 (IPS) - Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), and the theme for this year’s celebration is "Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world." We recognize the tremendous contribution and leadership demonstrated by women and girls around the world in shaping our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and a more sustainable future.

  9. International Women’s Day, 2021 - A Just COVID-19 Recovery – Not Without Women’s Leadership

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW YORK, Mar 05 (IPS) - Almost exactly a year ago today, I packed my computer and a couple of necessities in the office in New York, hugged the colleagues, and headed home to what most people thought would be a couple of week’s Covid-19 lockdown. Little did we know.

  10. International Women’s Day, 2021 - #MarchWithUs: 5 Activists on Dismantling “Gender Lies”

    - Inter Press Service

    PARIS, Mar 05 (IPS) - Today, despite centuries of activism and mobilisations, women and non-binary people continue to remain disadvantaged in almost every sphere – from “public life” to the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence.

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