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  1. Global Economy Still Slowing, Dangerously Vulnerable

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 (IPS) - In an annual ritual early in the year, most major economic organizations have released forecasts for the global economy in 2020. Incredibly, almost as a reminder of where financial power resides in this day and age, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its forecasts at the World Economic Forum's 50th annual meeting in Davos.

  2. Biodiversity & Agriculture: Nature’s Matrix & Future of Conservation

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    OAKLAND, California, Feb 18 (IPS) - When we were children, a long auto trip would require a stop every hour or so to clean the windshield of the insects that had been intercepted.

  3. Coronavirus Epidemic Has Implications for Life Expectancy

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    BEIJING, China, Feb 17 (IPS) - As efforts to contain the Coronavirus epidemic enter a critical stage, it is important to remember that the costs cannot be measured purely in economic terms, as the measures taken will have implications for life expectancy across the entire nation.

  4. That Mobile Game that’ll Generate Climate Solutions from Players Around the World

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 17 (IPS) - The United Nations Development Programme is leading a climate change effort that might finally address concerns many advocates have: bridging the gap between people and governments. 

  5. A Multi-Billion Dollar US Mideast Arms Market May be in Jeopardy

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 17 (IPS) - When President Saddam Hussein ran one of the world's most authoritarian regimes in the militarily-volatile Middle East during 1979-2003, US newspapers routinely described him as "the strongman of Iraq" — as most journalists rightly view dictators worldwide.

  6. Coming Down the Davos Mountain with a Gender Lens

    Saturday, February 15, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 15 (IPS) - In a recent report by World Economic Forum (WEF) shows women suffer a "triple whammy" in the workplace. Without drastic action, gender parity will take more than a lifetime to achieve. This is the challenge that Katja Iversen, President and CEO of Women Deliver is staring down.

  7. The Hammer of Justice for Sexual Assault Victims Must Be Swift, Loud and Consistent

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 (IPS) - Every year Valentines Day is celebrated with great relish & celebration. People show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love.

  8. Amplifying Voices of Climate Activists of Color

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    ILLINOIS, United States, Feb 14 (IPS) - Recently, the Associated Press cropped out Ugandan climate change activist Vanessa Nakate from a photo at the World Economic Forum. The remaining activists in the photo, including Greta Thunberg, were all white.

  9. Female Genital Mutilation: Not just an Emotional and Health Impact on Women but a $1.4 Billion Dollar Cost to Communities

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 13 (IPS) - When society doesn't act to prevent Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) it has a massive economic cost -- over $1 billion -- on communities globally. And while the practice is starting to become less common over time, experts say a large number of women and girls still remain affected.  

  10. Restoring Competition in ''Winner-took-All'' Digital Platform Markets

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    GENEVA, Feb 13 (IPS) - Digital platforms are at the centre of the global economy and daily lives of consumers.

    A handful of these platforms have become dominant in specific markets without facing meaningful competition. They include Amazon as a marketplace, Facebook in social networking, Google in search engines and Apple and Google in application stores.

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