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  1. India: Gaps in the Government's Plan to Help Unorganised Workers

    - Inter Press Service

    Oct 11 (IPS) - The Government of India launched the e-Shram portal with the mandate of registering 380,000,000 unorganised workers in the country. The portal aims to bridge the gap in unorganised workers’ ability to access social welfare and employment benefits by issuing an e-Shram card (or Shramik card) upon registration.

  2. ‘The time for action’ to support most fragile States: Guterres

    - UN News

    From COVID-19 to the climate crisis and growing inequality, Secretary-General António Guterres underscored, at a financial meeting on Thursday, the importance of greater commitment and cooperation for a “more peaceful and prosperous future”.

  3. Trade can play a pivotal role in addressing climate change, says UN report

    - UN News

    Economies in the Asia-Pacific region need to urgently reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including to maintain their trade competitiveness as carbon taxes at borders threaten to rise, according to a new United Nations report.  

  4. China and the UN at 50- What We Can Achieve Together

    - Inter Press Service

    BEIJING, Oct 11 (IPS) - China was one of the architects of the United Nations and was the first signatory of the UN Charter in San Francisco in 1945.

    But it was only in October 1971, with the Chinese delegation led by Mr. Qiao Guanhua, that China’s representation at the UN resumed. Since that time, the UN has had the great privilege of witnessing and supporting China in achieving one of the greatest periods of socio-economic progress in world history.

  5. Cotton sustains more than 100 million families worldwide

    - UN News

    A single metric tonne of cotton provides jobs for five people on average, often in some of the world’s most impoverished regions; that adds up around 100 million families across the globe. 

  6. Where on Earth is a Water-Secure World?

    - Inter Press Service

    HAMILTON, Canada, Oct 07 (IPS) - It is not uncommon for a water-centric research, policy or development organization or network to declare its long-term vision of the “water-secure world”. It reads nicely and feels great.

  7. Inequalities between ethnic groups are stark, new UN report reveals

    - UN News

    Differences in so-called multidimensional poverty among ethnic groups are consistently high across many countries, according to a new analysis released this Thursday. 

  8. Less Overseas Coal Is Good, But Developing Countries Still Need More Electricity

    - Inter Press Service

    PARIS, Oct 05 (IPS) - President Xi announced last month that China is stopping its financing for new coal-fired power plants overseas. With this announcement from Beijing, the governments of the world’s largest economies have now achieved a consensus to halt their overseas funding of coal plants in developing countries, thereby advancing global efforts to reduce future carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

  9. Multilateral Financial Institutions Can Catalyze Public Development Banks (PDB) to Deliver SDGs

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW DELHI, India, Oct 05 (IPS) - There is broad consensus that realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change require a transformative agenda for agriculture and food systems. In this context, the importance of mobilizing more investments and aligning them to sustainable development and inclusive rural transformation objectives, is widely acknowledged.

  10. Stop New Washington Putsch

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 05 (IPS) - As finance ministers and central bank governors gather next week for the IMF-World Bank annual meetings in the US capital, the first shots of a new putsch against multilateralism have been fired. The target: Kristalina Georgieva, Fund Managing Director (MD) since 2019.

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