News headlines for “Global Financial Crisis”, page 2

  1. Research Provides the Bricks and Mortar for Our Food Systems to ‘Build Back Better’

    MONTPELLIER, France, Jul 22 (IPS) - Elwyn Grainger-Jones is the Executive Director of the CGIAR System Organization.The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the structural weaknesses of today's food systems, showing how quickly global networks of food production, trade and supply can waver under the impact of a single disease.

  2. South China Sea Provocations & Meeting China Halfway

    NEW YORK, Jul 22 (IPS) - Dr. Joseph Gerson is President of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security and Vice-President of the International Peace Bureau. His books include Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World and With Hiroshima Eyes: Atomic War, Nuclear Extortion and Moral Imagination.In the words of (ret.) Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, Secretary of Defense Colin Powell's Chief of Staff, the Trump Administration has been dangerously "poking China in the eye."

  3. Dead Rats Can Raise GDP, Economists Have Lowered It

    BERLIN and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 21 (IPS) - GDP has been increasingly challenged on many grounds as a measure of economic and social progress. Clearly, GDP does not take account of other dimensions of wellbeing, natural resource depletion or environmental damage.

  4. Pros and Cons of a Super Regulator - The case of the Spanish Regulator

    LA JOLLA, California, United States, Jul 20 (IPS) - On June 10, 2020, Senator Ricardo Monreal, President of the Political Coordination Board of the Senate of Mexico, presented a legislative initiative to reform Article 28 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, in order to cluster in a single regulator of economic competition, the Telecommunications, Broadcasting and Energy sectors.

  5. The World Needs You. Now.

    NEW YORK, Jul 20 (IPS) - "We may all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now," Martin Luther King Jr once said. His timeless wisdom rings truer than ever today for the many challenges the world is facing. COVID-19, continued armed conflicts and forced displacement, climate-change induced disasters, deep divides and widespread discrimination mark the human family in the 21st century.

  6. The United Nations At 75 Remains The World’s Moral Compass

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 20 (IPS) - "The vision and promise of the United Nations is that food, healthcare, water and sanitation, education, decent work and social security are not commodities for sale to those who can afford them, but basic human rights to which we are all entitled." Those were the poignant words of the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, in a hard hitting speech on 18 July 2020 to mark Mandela Day.

  7. Are Women-led Startups Key to Sustainability in Senegal?

    HYDERABAD, Jul 20 (IPS) - Growing up in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, Siny Samba (28) watched with fascination as her grandmother made snacks for her family, using the fresh fruit from their garden. She would often help her grandma make these snacks to feed the neighbourhood children.

  8. Relevance of US Peace Corps in Post-COVID World

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jul 20 (IPS) - I have had 5-decade long and happy association with the Peace Corps since I was a 7th grade student in the hills of Nepal. My wonderful Peace Corps teachers were instrumental in helping transform my life. And the 4000+ Peace Corps Volunteers who have served in Nepal have contributed immensely to my country's development.

  9. How will COVID-19 Affect Women Entrepreneurs?

    BENGALURU, Karnataka, India, Jul 19 (IPS) - Two years ago, Aarti started a small business selling traditional handicrafts online, supporting artisans based in rural Karnataka. After an initial phase of struggle, she had a steady stream of orders and was looking to procure manufacturing equipment and scale the impact of her business by supporting more local talent.

  10. Covid-19 Cannot Be Defeated by a Divided World

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 16 (IPS) - Announcing an independent evaluation of the global Covid-19 response on 9th July, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asked why it has been "difficult for humans to unite and fight a common enemy that is killing people indiscriminately?".

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