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  1. Safety of Children an Afterthought for Tech Companies

    LONDON, Jun 29 (IPS) - Global upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has left society's most vulnerable exposed. Instances of child sexual exploitation material (CSEM) found online have increased at an alarming rate over past months.

  2. How Deforestation Helps Deadly Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans

    Jun 26 (IPS) - The coronavirus pandemic, suspected of originating in bats and pangolins, has brought the risk of viruses that jump from wildlife to humans into stark focus.

  3. The Best Law Capital Can Buy

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jun 25 (IPS) - Katharina Pistor's recent book, The Code of Capital: How the law creates wealth and inequality shows how law has been crucial to the creation of capital, and how capital continues to survive, evolve and enhance its ability to ‘make money', or secure wealth legally, i.e., through the law.

  4. Looking Beyond the Lowest-common Denominator? DFID/FCO Merger

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jun 25 (IPS) - The progress on ending extreme poverty, preventable child deaths, gender equality and climate change was too hard won to be side-lined.

  5. COVID-19 Increases Suffering of Children in Conflict

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 (IPS) - The current coronavirus pandemic is having a profound affect on children in conflict zones -- with girls especially being at higher risk of violence and sexual health concerns.

  6. The US & the UN -- A Looming Confrontation

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jun 25 (IPS) - The recent approach of the US to the UN and its agencies has left many shaking their heads. The US, under President Roosevelt, played a seminal role in creating the UN and its key agencies after World War II and subsequently nurturing them.

  7. Reopening from the Great Lockdown: Uneven and Uncertain Recovery

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 24 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic pushed economies into a Great Lockdown, which helped contain the virus and save lives, but also triggered the worst recession since the Great Depression. Over 75 percent of countries are now reopening at the same time as the pandemic is intensifying in many emerging market and developing economies. Several countries have started to recover. However, in the absence of a medical solution, the strength of the recovery is highly uncertain and the impact on sectors and countries uneven.

  8. Sweden-Costa Rica: Same Paths on Climate Change, Different on COVID-19

    ROME/SANTIAGO, Jun 24 (IPS) - The lack of a coordinated international response had led to varying results worldwide in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Two countries that have long coordinated their response to global goals like promotion on democracy, human rights and environmental issues, Sweden and Costa Rica highlight how public policy matters. While with their similar approaches to climate change the two walk together, their different approaches to COVID-19 have reaped disparate results, and death tolls.

  9. The UN’s Failure to Act on Race

    SOUTH ORANGE, New Jersey, Jun 24 (IPS) - Racism is not only an American problem but a plague that people of African descent have had to endure since time immemorial.

    Rather than seizing this historic moment to act decisively, the United Nations, the world's highest platform for human rights, dithered on the issue when it was called on to establish a full commission of inquiry on race following the outrageous killing of George Floyd on May 25 2020.

  10. It is a Challenge to Provide Disability-Inclusive Education. But it is Worth it

    PARIS, Jun 23 (IPS) - Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa get bad press for their progress in providing inclusive education. Just two in three children complete primary school on time, while the number of out-of-school children and youth is 97 million and growing. Less is said, however, about the range of tools many countries in the region are deploying to include some of those furthest behind in mainstream schools: students with disabilities.

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