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  1. Where are the Women? How Pandemic Decisions are Ingraining Global Gender Bias

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - There are teams of experts around the world right now tackling the coronavirus pandemic, providing pathways to put an end to this deadly global scourge and charting the course for recovery.

  2. US Casts 45 Vetoes and CountingWhile Protecting a Client State

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - The UN Security Council (UNSC), the most powerful political body at the United Nations, has largely remained silent or ineffective in resolving one of the longstanding military conflicts in the Middle East involving Israelis and Palestinians.

  3. Russias Sputnik Diplomacy

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, May 13 (IPS) - While Western countries were busy with their own vaccination campaigns, Russia has filled the leadership vacuum in developing countries.

    Amid the West’s scramble for vaccines, a trickle of news flies under the radar. Argentina becomes the first country in South America to produce Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. The first shipment of Sputnik V is promised to Peru by May.

  4. Reimagining Education with Imagination

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, May 12 (IPS) - To achieve SDG4 on quality inclusive education, we must prioritize mental health. The month of May marks mental health awareness month or mental health awareness week in several countries around the world. Many people will be reading posts and blogs about the importance of getting more sunshine and exercise to avoid the blues, about ways to deal with the stress of the pandemic, about dealing with everyday challenges that disrupt our striving for happiness.

  5. India Under Siege From Covid-19: The Worst Yet to Come

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, May 11 (IPS) - The Coronavirus infections and deaths in India recorded a daily high on Monday, 10 May, with 366,161 new infections and 3,754 deaths as reported by the Indian health ministry, taking India's total tally to 22.66 million with 246,116 deaths. Experts have raised a flag stating India's actual figures could be far higher than what is currently being reported.

  6. US Support for Vaccine Waiver Welcome, but More Needed

    - Inter Press Service

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    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 11 (IPS) - Thanks to President Biden, the US now supports a suspension of intellectual property (IP) rights to increase vaccine supplies. However, without vaccine developers sharing tacit technical knowledge for safe vaccine mass production, it will be difficult to rapidly scale up vaccine output.

  7. How to Assess the Willingness of US to Suspend Patent Protection on Vaccines?

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS / ROME, May 10 (IPS) - The news of the Biden Administration's willingness to lift intellectual property rights protections in the case of the Covid-19 pandemic has sent the world into turmoil, even though in recent days this willingness had become increasingly airy.

  8. The Illusion of Digital Inclusion in the Post-COVID World

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, May 07 (IPS) - We are living through a decisive moment. The COVID-19 pandemic’s devasting impact is reaching every corner of the world. As we look back at this period, we will see history divided into a pre-COVID and a post-COVID world.

  9. Africa Goes Digital

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 07 (IPS) - In rebuilding after COVID-19, policymakers must invest in innovative technology to leapfrog obstacles to inclusive development. Africa has enjoyed strong economic growth for most of the 21st century, mainly because of robust global demand for primary commodities.

  10. Dr Aqsa Sheikh: Transgender Doctor Injecting Hope During COVID Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, May 07 (IPS) - When Dr Aqsa Sheikh Tweeted and asked if she was the only transgender person to head a vaccination centre, it seemed extraordinary that in a country with 1.3 billion people, that this could be true.

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