News headlines for “Food and Agriculture Issues”, page 2

  1. With Proper Investment in Youth, Kenya’s Potential for Progress Is Unlimited

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 03 (IPS) - Africa's demographic boom has been hailed as its biggest promise for transforming the continent's economic and social outcomes, but only if the right investments are made to prepare its youthful population for tomorrow's world.

  2. SDGs: Accelerating Action & Transformative Pathways through Nature-based Solutions

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 03 (IPS) - The theme of this year's High-Level Political Forumwhere governments reviewed progress on the Sustainable Development Goals was "Accelerated action and transformative pathways: realizing the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development."

  3. Southeast Asia Has a Chance to Build Back Better Post-Pandemic

    Jul 31 (IPS) - Southeast Asia's response to the coronavirus pandemic has been efficient, but some areas such as data privacy, measures to go back to normalcy after lockdown is lifted, and resources for migrant or transient populations will need addressing. 

  4. Only Governments Can Prevent Covid-19 Recessions Becoming Depressions

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 30 (IPS) - Covid-19 threatens economic life the world over. The most urgent and important need is for governments, businesses and families to survive. Governments must revive economies and livelihoods to prevent Covid-19 recessions from becoming protracted depressions.

    The Covid-19 crisis is clearly a ‘black swan event', threatening both public health and livelihoods. Both the pandemic and containment efforts are not due to business operations and decisions, but nonetheless have compelling consequences for them.

  5. Coronavirus - Urban Areas Face the Brunt of the Pandemic

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 29 (IPS) - The effect of the coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent global lockdown might have a graver effect on cities and urban areas than on rural areas, possibly making women more susceptible to violence.

  6. Reflections on the Charter of the United Nations on its 75th Anniversary

    NEW YORK, Jul 29 (IPS) - This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, written and signed during a period of great global change. Today, the world is again shifting beneath our feet. Yet, the Charter remains a firm foundation for our joint efforts.

  7. Ride-Hailing App Delivers Contraceptives to Users’ Doorsteps

    KAMPALA, Uganda, Jul 29 (IPS) - When Betty Nagadya walks through the trading centre on her way home, she sings a song in the local Luganda language: "SafeBoda, SafeBoda, who needs a helmet?" she sings. "For those who feel cold, I have a coat for you." But her song is not about clothing – it's about condoms.

  8. Solar Energy Expands in Brazil Despite the Pandemic

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 28 (IPS) - Solar energy has continued to expand in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic and should contribute to the economic recovery in the wake of the health crisis.

  9. Fight Pandemic, Not Windmills of the Mind

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 28 (IPS) - With uneven progress in containing contagion, worsened by the breakdown in multilateral cooperation due to mounting US-China tensions, recovery from the Covid-19 recessions of the first half of 2020 is now expected to be more gradual than previously forecast.

  10. A Determined Path to the SDGs in 2030 Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Jul 27 (IPS) - As lockdowns ease in countries across Asia and the Pacific in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear—a return to business as usual is unimaginable in a region that was already off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The virtual High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development recently convened governments and stakeholders across the globe to focus on the imperative to build back better while keeping an eye on the Global Goals.

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