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  1. COVID-19 Teaches Us to Better Manage Global Systemic Risks

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 (IPS) - Millions of lives lost. Trillions of dollars in economic damage. Over 120 million more people pushed into extreme poverty. The human and economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is almost unimaginable – a once-in-a-century catastrophe.

  2. New Report Calls for Improved Eating Habits in a World of Extremes

    - Inter Press Service

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 13 (IPS) - With the two extremes of global hunger and obesity on the increase, a new report suggests a radical reset for food and nutrition to ensure the long-term sustainability of livelihoods and the environment.

  3. Only Multilateral Cooperation Can Stop Harmful Tax Competition

    - Inter Press Service

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    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 13 (IPS) - US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has urged all governments to support a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 21%. The US is working with other G20 nations to get other countries to end the “thirty-year race to the bottom on corporate tax rates”.

  4. Barilla Foundation Brings Health and Climate Together in New Double Pyramid

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Apr 12 (IPS) - Following an extensive scientific review, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) is preparing to launch a new food systems model which incorporates nutrition and climate.

  5. Guterres calls for ‘paradigm shift’ to recover from COVID setbacks

    - UN News

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    A “paradigm shift” aligning the private sector with the global goals is needed to address the challenges of the future, including those triggered by COVID-19, the UN chief said on Monday, addressing the Financing for Development (FfD) Forum. 

  6. Somalia: ‘Prioritize the national interest’ international partners urge, as political stalemate continues

    - UN News

    The UN and international partners working to support a lasting peace and democratic election process across Somalia, said on Sunday that they were highly concerned by the current situation there, calling on Somali leaders to “prioritize the national interest” and resolve their political impasse.

  7. Without access to vaccines, COVID will continue widening inequality everywhere

    - UN News

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented public health, economic and social crises, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions and exacerbating inequalities throughout the world, the World Bank said at the COVID-19: Vaccines for Developing Countries event on Friday. 

  8. In the Secretive World of Government-to-Government Lending, 100 Chinese Debt Contracts Offer a Trove of New Information

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 09 (IPS) - Is Chinese financing good for developing countries? This has become a provocative question, freighted with ideology, geopolitics, and commercial rivalries. That doesn’t mean it isn’t worth trying to answer factually and empirically.

  9. The Invisible Women in Energy: Biomass Producers Who Deserve More Recognition

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 08 (IPS) - As the world looks to address issues of gender equity, development and climate change, the importance of increasing the participation of women in the energy sector is gaining attention. To date, this topic has generally been framed around the underrepresentation of women in the energy workforce.

  10. Helping Youth Agribusiness Keep Pace with Fast Growing Africa

    - Inter Press Service

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    IBADAN, Nigeria, Apr 08 (IPS) - From small towns to big cities, sub-Saharan Africa has the fastest urban growth rate in the world. The continent’s population is expected to double by 2050 with the youth representing 60% of the overall population.

    The UN Department of Global Communication, for example, projects that for the next 15 years urban growth is set to double for several African cities: Dar es Salaam will reach over 13 million inhabitants and Kampala will exceed seven million.

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