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  1. We Need a Global Coordinated Effort to Secure Equal Access to Safe & Effective Vaccines

    GENEVA, Jan 18 (IPS) - Ilze Brands Kehris is Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights heading the UN Human Rights Office in New York   Addressing an online event organized by the Danish Institute for Human Rights in conjunction with the Human Rights Council’s third inter-sessional meeting on Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentA year into the COVID-19 crisis, countries across the globe continue to face alarming levels of pressure on their health and social services. Education and other essential rights, such as water and sanitation, have been severely compromised.

  2. Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It's Time We Found a Better Vaccine

    Jan 15 (IPS) - In July 1921, a French infant became the first person to receive an experimental vaccine against tuberculosis (TB), after the mother had died from the disease. The vaccine, known as Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), is the same one still used today.

  3. Legally Speaking, Is Digital Money Really Money?

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 15 (IPS) - Countries are moving fast toward creating digital currencies. Or, so we hear from various surveys showing an increasing number of central banks making substantial progress towards having an official digital currency.

  4. Americas Descent into Depths of Disastrous Trumpism

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan 14 (IPS) - Democracy is fragile. It is more fragile that the window panes of the Congress that were smashed by the mob unleashed by President Donald Trump. It is the ultimate symbol of the desecration of American democracy.

  5. Renewable Energy Transition Key to Addressing Climate Change Challenge

    BONN, Germany, Jan 13 (IPS) - 2021 is going to be critical, not only for curbing the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic, but also for meeting the climate challenge.

    But as Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) was clear to point out, the climate challenge is essentially an energy challenge. And as large polluters continue to commit to targets of net zero emissions by 2050, the world could -- in theory -- potentially address the climate challenge.

  6. Can the World Tackle the Food Insecurity Crisis in 2021?

    Jan 13 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity and disrupted food systems and food supply chains in developed and developing countries alike. In the United States, millions of Americans struggle to put food on the table. Around the world, according to the United Nations over 270 million are hungryand this is expected to continue to increase. 

  7. Africas Free Trade Area Opens for Business

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 13 (IPS) - African countries opened their markets on 1st January under the continental free trade agreement and duty-free trading of goods and services across borders is now underway despite the COVID-19 pandemic and other teething problems.

  8. For Heavily Indebted Small Islands, Resilience-Building is the Best Antidote

    GENEVA, Jan 12 (IPS) - In December 2020, Fiji was pounded by Pacific Cyclone Yasathe years’ second category 5 storm which destroyed hundreds of buildings and caused about $1.4 billion in damage to health facilities, homes, schools, agriculture and infrastructure.

  9. Facing their Failure to meet 2020 Biodiversity Targets, World Leaders Pledge Action & Funds

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 12 (IPS) - French President Emmanuel Macron convened the 4th edition of the One Planet Summit for Biodiversity with a concession – that after a decade, the world has failed to take the action needed to stem global biodiversity loss. The Jan. 10 event, hosted virtually by France, the United Nations and the World Bank, focused on four areas for urgent action; protecting land and maritime species, promoting agroecology, mobilising finance for biodiversity and protecting tropical forests, species and human health.

  10. Will a Second Term for Guterres Undermine Campaign for First Female UN Chief in 76 Years?

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 12 (IPS) - The United Nations has been one of the most vociferous advocates of gender empowerment and a persistent critic of gender discrimination worldwide.

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