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  1. Global Poverty Soars — As Incomes of World’s Billionaires Hit New Highs

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 15 (IPS) - The phenomenal rise in extreme poverty -– for the first time in 20 years -- has been accompanied by an upsurge in the incomes of the world's billionaires and the super-rich.

  2. Working animals’ Role in SDGs and Addressing Climate Change, Pandemic Crises

    NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - As we prepare to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), it is time to recognise the role of working animals in livelihood systems, addressing climate change and in human health, which has been overlooked for too long. The Working Animal Alliance seeks to change this. 

  3. Improving People's Lives with Digital Technology during COVID-19

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 14 (IPS) - Digital technology has been crucial in ensuring community and connection during the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. And its shown that collaboration between the private and public sector can ensure that digital technology continues to advance in a way that improves people's lives under crises, experts said on Tuesday, Oct. 13. 

  4. Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities Offer Best Hope for Our Planetary Emergency

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 (IPS) - Indigenous peoples and local communities offer the best hope for solutions to our planetary emergency. These solutions are grounded in traditional, time-tested practices and knowledge.

  5. Milton Friedman Versus Stakeholder Capitalism

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 13 (IPS) - Milton Friedman was arguably the most influential economist of the second half of the 20th century, associated with promoting ‘neo-liberal', free-market, shareholder capitalism.

    Friedman's monetarist economics is now widely considered irrelevant, if not wrong, especially with the low inflation associated with ‘unconventional' monetary policies following the 2008-2009 global financial crisis.

  6. Q&A: Women in Mali Play Critical Role in Preventing and Resolving Conflicts

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 12 (IPS) - The coronavirus pandemic has affected the safety and sense of community for many women in Mali given the travel restrictions and lockdowns in place, Bassirou Gaye, an assistant researcher for a 2019 report on the role of Mali women in peacekeeping, told IPS this weekend.

  7. COVID’s Impact in Real Time: Finding Balance Amid the Crisis

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 12 (IPS) - One enduring lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is that any lasting economic recovery will depend on resolving the health crisis.

  8. Scaling Up SDG4 in Crises

    NEW YORK, Oct 09 (IPS) - Out of global crises spring opportunities for change. In crisis, change is not an option. It is a necessity. And, as Plato famously noted: "Necessity is the mother of invention." Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is an invention that sprang out of crisis and was borne of necessity.

  9. Nobel Peace Prize to World Food Programme Delivering Life-Saving Sustenance to Millions Worldwide

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 09 (IPS) - With the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize bestowed on the Rome-based World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations and its affiliated agencies continue to hold a monopoly of one of the world's most prestigious annual awards.

  10. Time to End the Lethal Limbo of the U.S.-Mexican Drug Wars

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 09 (IPS) - Sporadic but spectacular acts of violence remind the global public of how deeply parts of Mexico have slid into lethal conflict over recent years.

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