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  1. Private Sector Needed as Addressing Education in Emergencies is Everyones Business

    - Inter Press Service

    Davos, May 23 (IPS) - Against a backdrop of ongoing social changes, education is becoming increasingly important for success in life. But with disasters, pandemics, armed conflicts, and political crises forcing children out of school, a future of success is often placed far out of reach.

  2. International community urged to support new administration in Somalia

    - UN News

    The recent conclusion of the electoral process in Somalia offers a long-awaited opportunity to make progress on other urgent national priorities, the UN Special Representative for the county told the Security Council on Monday. 

  3. Those Who Dare: Feminist Movements in Sudan, Lebanon & Syria

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, May 23 (IPS) - The year 2019 was not just a time before the world saw the global pandemic, but also a time when the world saw mass political uprisings with women at the forefront. The MENA region in a way led this force, in Sudan women played as drivers of the revolutionprotesting decades of corruption, socioeconomic grievances and gendered violence. Nubian queen became the symbol of the revolution in Sudan which finally saw the overthrow of the dictatorship in 2019.

  4. More consensus needed over digital technology for ‘people and the planet’

    - UN News

    While digital technologies have offered “boundless opportunities” for sustainable development, education and inclusion, the UN political chief warned on Monday that there is also a clear downside.

  5. A Sliver of Hope for Lebanon?

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, May 23 (IPS) - In the midst of what has been an incredibly turbulent period for Lebanon, the conclusion of elections last week ought to be hailed as a chance to focus on the future. This, the first election since the mass uprisings in 2019 against what was seen as a corrupt ruling elite, has shown some signs of the drive for change.

  6. Covid-19: Rise of the Super Rich & Fall of the World’s Poor

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - Michael Bloomberg, the three-term Mayor of New York city and a billionaire philanthropist, was once quoted as saying that by the time he dies, he would have given away all his wealth to charity – so that his cheque to the funeral undertaker will bounce for lack of funds in his bank account.

  7. Syria: ‘Largest-ever number’ in need, warns UN relief chief

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    With a scorching summer fast approaching, food prices rising and access to water and electricity limited in many parts of Syria, donors must make good on $4.3 billion in humanitarian pledges committed at last week’s Brussels funding conference, the UN’s senior humanitarian official told the Security Council on Friday.

  8. ‘By Deliberately Ignoring Risk, the World Is Bankrolling Its Own Destruction’

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, May 20 (IPS) - It is often said that a pessimistic person is an optimistic but well-informed person. Here, a good number of people may believe that human wit and inventiveness are capable of facing both the current and the looming disasters, like the impact of climate change, for instance.

  9. What the Russian Invasion Means for Syria

    - Inter Press Service

    ISTANBUL, May 20 (IPS) - Moscow’s decision to intervene militarily in Syria in 2015 effectively preserved the Assad regime in Damascus. Russian air power and intelligence support, along with Iranian-backed militias on the ground, allowed the regime to beat the opposition and brutally reassert its control over much of Syria.

  10. Youth Demand a Voice in Call-To-Action on Child Labour

    - Inter Press Service

    Durban, May 20 (IPS) - Ashley has vast work experience. She has laboured by the sweat of her brow in the blistering sun on the streets of Guatemala, in the open fields on farmlands and indoors, toiling for long hours to the hum of a sewing machine.

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