News headlines for “Geopolitics”

  1. What Journalists Should Know About Coronavirus Cellphone Tracking

    Wednesday, April 08, 2020

    NEW YORK, Apr 08 (IPS) - Governments all over the world have been considering cellphone surveillance to help track and contain the spread of the coronavirus.

  2. How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health

    Tuesday, April 07, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 07 (IPS) - A little over half of women across the globe are able to freely make choices about their sexual and reproductive health, according to the latest report based on data from 57 countries by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

    However, as much of the world has gone into lockdown, with countries implementing social distancing and restricting the free movement of people, experts are concerned that even this small gain in sexual and reproductive health may suffer negatively.

  3. The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Developing Countries - Part 2

    Monday, April 06, 2020

    AMSTERDAM/ROME, Apr 06 (IPS) - What is likely to be the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on developing economies? In the first of this two part article we looked at possible short term disruptions and discussed actions by the private sector and Governments.

  4. Reimagining Farming Post-Covid Pandemic

    Monday, April 06, 2020

    ROME, Apr 06 (IPS) - Together with medical services and transportation, farming and food production have been correctly identified as 'essential services' by all countries under lockdown.

    The Covid-19 pandemic has not yet made a dent in the food supply and so far, there are no reports of shortage of essential food and agricultural goods.

    All cities and towns are actively coordinating with government agencies, farms, businesses and transport companies to maintain the supply chain and ensure full availability of food for the population,

  5. Human Rights and Compassion Must Guide Enforcement of COVID-19 Mitigation

    Monday, April 06, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 06 (IPS) - Covid-19 infections continue to rise, bringing normal life to a virtualstandstill and causing countries to shut themselves off from the rest of the world.

  6. Pandemic Crisis May Trigger Societal Restructuring

    Monday, April 06, 2020

    PENANG and SINGAPORE, Apr 06 (IPS) - The Chinese word for crisis consists of two characters - "weiji". Wei means danger and ji means opportunity. Every crisis is pregnant with danger and risks but also with opportunities – for some to make money, for others to learn valuable lessons, and for society to reorient or restructure its priorities, institutions and even the system.

  7. Coronavirus: Country Comparisons are Pointless Unless We Account for These Biases in Testing

    Friday, April 03, 2020

    LONDON, Apr 03 (IPS) - Suppose we wanted to estimate how many car owners there are in the UK and how many of those own a Ford Fiesta, but we only have data on those people who visited Ford car showrooms in the last year. If 10% of the showroom visitors owned a Fiesta, then, because of the bias in the sample, this would certainly overestimate the proportion of Ford Fiesta owners in the country.

  8. Martin Khor, Third Worldist

    Friday, April 03, 2020

    PENANG, Apr 03 (IPS) - Martin Khor Kok Peng passed away just after the end of the first quarter of 2020. He leaves behind an unusually rich legacy. Atypically for people mainly working in the worldideas, he was also a very practical and pragmatic activist who successfully built and sustained several important initiatives which will live on after him.

  9. U.N. Releases Report on Socio-economic Effects of Coronavirus

    Friday, April 03, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 03 (IPS) - As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, concerns are simultaneously growing about the current and long-term effects this will have on certain demographics -- specifically, women, the youth, migrant workers, and many employees around the world. 

  10. In memoriam ‒ Martin Khor

    Friday, April 03, 2020

    GENEVA, Apr 03 (IPS) - We are greatly saddened by the passing of Martin Khor, a long-time friend and colleague, an undaunted fighter for the poor and underprivileged, a passionate believer in a more balanced and inclusive multilateralism, a rare intellectual and eloquent orator, an icon of the Global South worthy of veneration, greatly respected for his struggle for justice and fairness against the dominance and double-standards of big economic powers.   

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