News headlines for “Food and Agriculture Issues”

  1. Australia Leads Against Large Multinational Corporations Tax Dodging

    - Inter Press Service

    MELBOURNE and SYDNEY, Feb 06 (IPS) - Australia is set to become the first country or jurisdiction to require large multinational corporations (MNCs), with a global consolidated income of at least AU$1 billion, to publicly report country-by-country (CbC) tax information. The new Labor Government announced on 25 October, 2022 in its budget paper that MNC’s public CbC tax reporting will begin from 1 July, 2023. Australia’s public CbC reporting rules will apply to all companies headquartered in Australia and companies headquartered elsewhere with sufficient nexus in the country.

  2. Race to Prosperity as Least Developed Countries Top Agenda at UN Conference

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS & NAIROBI, Feb 06 (IPS) - It is a race against time to form a new global partnership to secure a better future for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations by 2030 in line with the UN’s SDGs. All 46 countries classified as Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are pressed for time in a bid to deliver critical development goals.

  3. It's Time to Move Away from Public-Private Partnerships & Build a Future That is Public

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS / LIMA / MANILA, Feb 02 (IPS) - Last month, we joined more than 1000 representatives from all sectors of civil society who came together in Santiago de Chile to debate the future of – and threats to - public services the world over.

  4. US Policies Slowing World Economy

    - Inter Press Service

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 02 (IPS) - Few policymakers ever claim credit for causing stagnation and recessions. Yet, they do so all the time, justifying their actions by some supposedly higher purpose.

  5. “I Was Blind, But Now I See” – Celebrating Malawi’s Progress on World NTD Day

    - Inter Press Service

    LILONGWE, Jan 30 (IPS) - “I was blind, but now I see.” This is what Vainesi, from Salima District in Central Malawi, said after surgery to treat trachoma. A mother of three, Vainesi had been unable to work or provide for her family once the disease began to affect her eyesight.

  6. ASEAN Parliamentarians Cannot Escape 'Lawfare' or Violations of their Human Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, Jan 30 (IPS) - Parliamentarians worldwide face increasing human rights violations and a greater risk of reprisal simply for exercising their mandate or expressing their ideas and opinions.

  7. Erdogan's Desperate Bid to Become the New Atatrk

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 27 (IPS) - As Turkey approaches its centennial anniversary this October, President Erdogan is stopping short of nothing to win the election in June to fulfill his life-time dream of presiding over the celebration. The Turkish people should deny him this historic honor because of the reign of terror to which he has mercilessly subjected his countrymen.

  8. The Year of Debt Distress and Damaging Development Trade-Off

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY, Jan 27 (IPS) - As the year 2022 drew to an end, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) warned, “Developing countries face ‘impossible trade-off’ on debt”, that spiralling debt in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) has compromised their chances of sustainable development.

  9. As the Climate Crisis Bites, Soil Needs Doctors Too

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Jan 26 (IPS) - In a wiser world, the term ‘treating someone like dirt’ would be a good thing. After all, 15 of the 18 nutrients essential to plants are supplied by soils and around 95% of the food we eat comes directly or indirectly from them, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

    So dirt is actually a precious resource that deserves to be treated with respect, care and perhaps even a little love.

  10. Cabo Verde Hoists the Blue Flag

    - Inter Press Service

    MINDELO, Cabo Verde, Jan 26 (IPS) - On 20 January, the world’s best sailors arrived in Mindelo, Cabo Verde, completing the initial leg of the 2023 edition of The Ocean Race. Coinciding with this stop was the launch of Cabo Verde’s first blue bond at the Ocean Summit, an event jointly organized by The Ocean Race and the Government of Cabo Verde on the sidelines of the grueling round-the-world race. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in attendance as this year’s keynote speaker.

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