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  1. Time to End Generational Injustice with a 'Global Blue New Deal' to Protect Oceans

    - Inter Press Service

    PARIS, Jun 08 (IPS) - Increasingly, youth are rising up to declare that they've had enough of the cyclical exploitation of the environment that jeopardizes their own future.

  2. Paltry International Support for Spending Needs Sets South Further Back

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 08 (IPS) - With the pandemic setting back past, modest and uneven progress, huge disparities in containing COVID-19 and financing government efforts are widening the North-South gap and other inequalities once again.

  3. Is the UN Fighting a Losing Battle Against Worlds Corrupt Leaders?

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 07 (IPS) - A hilarious anecdote, recounted in the New York Times years ago, related to the widespread corruption embedded in the political culture of a Southeast Asian country where crooked politicians were willing to provide receipts every time they received a bribe—big time bribes.

  4. Why We Need More Women in Power

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 07 (IPS) - What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you read the words, women and power? The accepted wisdom is that women can be powerful, but not without the constant reference to their gender - which is often based on a set of unconscious biases towards them. Is she competent enough, effective, articulate without being too assertive or too aggressive. Is she a straightjacket, is she too emotional, will her family life impact her work or vice versa. Is she smart enough to camouflage her intelligence, is she ready for a key position, is it worth making her powerful?

  5. The Oceans Silent Killer: Breaking Down Overfishing

    - Inter Press Service

    SCRANTON, USA, Jun 07 (IPS) - You don’t have to look too hard to find some news network or media outlet talking about water pollution, plastic waste, CO2 emissions, and climate change.

  6. First Person: Raising a glass to ‘Mama Cheers’

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    A Ugandan woman entrepreneur who was left with just a wheelbarrow and a red dress, when a business partner ran off with all her money has been recognized with an award by the UN trade agency (UNCTAD) after she grew her company into a nationwide enterprise with five million customers.

  7. Infrastructure Expands in Brazil Despite Crises

    - Inter Press Service

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Jun 04 (IPS) - Health, fiscal, environmental and political crises have not prevented Brazil from attracting private capital to expand infrastructure, according to the sector's minister, Tarcísio de Freitas.

  8. Fresh Air, Clean Water

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    BONN, Jun 04 (IPS) - You want to breathe fresh air and have access to clean water? I guess you do, just like all of us. As populations in the so-called developed countries, we love to go for holidays in places where on high mountains you get to breathe deeply and enjoy the fresh air, where the oceans or lakes are clean and refreshing. And how do we arrive there? Mostly by airplanes or cars, polluting the air whilst travelling to the desired destinations, causing harm to people and the planet.

    Interestingly, many people today, calculate their flight’s CO2 footprint and pay a certain amount of money to invest in renewable energy projects, in order to feel better about their travelling and to receive tax deductibility (depending on regulations of their country).

  9. 'Let's Talk About Sex' Discussion Highlights Risks to Women

    - Inter Press Service

    DHAKA and NEW YORK, Jun 04 (IPS) - Every two minutesa girl or woman dies from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications, including unsafe abortions. Every year, around 12 million girls are married while in their childhoods. An additional 10 million are now at risk of child marriage due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  10. On World Environment Day -- Pakistan showcases ecosystem restoration

    - Inter Press Service

    KARACHI, Jun 04 (IPS) - Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has been making sure that all foreign dignitaries visiting the country get their hands dirty. With a shovel and a watering can, they are invited to plant a tree for one of the largest reforestation initiatives in the world — the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Programme or TBTTP.

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