UN chief to Indigenous Forum: ‘Prioritize inclusion and sustainable development’

UN chief to Indigenous Forum: ‘Prioritize inclusion and sustainable development’
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Summary: Although they represent the greater part of the world’s cultural diversity and speak the major share of its languages, indigenous people are three times more likely to live in extreme poverty, the UN chief told the opening session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on Monday.
Sentiment: negative
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Rights experts condemn UK racism report attempting to ‘normalize white supremacy’

Rights experts condemn UK racism report attempting to ‘normalize white supremacy’
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Summary: UN independent human rights experts on Monday denounced a government-backed report into racism in the United Kingdom, saying that it further distorted and falsified historical facts, and could even fuel racism and racial discrimination.
Sentiment: negative
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UN stands in deep solidarity with Saint Vincent after devastating volcanic eruptions

UN stands in deep solidarity with Saint Vincent after devastating volcanic eruptions
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Summary: Following a series of powerful eruptions from La Soufrière volcano on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent, the UN chief on Monday expressed deep solidarity with the country’s people and Government.
Sentiment: negative
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UN chief highlights key role of Asian regional bloc in ending Myanmar crisis

UN chief highlights key role of Asian regional bloc in ending Myanmar crisis
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Summary: UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on Monday for leaders in Asia to bolster efforts towards finding a peaceful solution to the bloody crisis in Myanmar, sparked by the military coup in February.
Sentiment: positive
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World on the verge of climate ‘abyss’, as temperature rise continues: UN chief

World on the verge of climate ‘abyss’, as temperature rise continues: UN chief
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Summary: The Earth’s temperature continues to rise unabated, with 2020 being one of the three warmest years on record, as extreme weather events combine with the COVID-19 pandemic, impacting millions.
Sentiment: negative
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Challenges with Skill Development Programmes During the Pandemic

Challenges with Skill Development Programmes During the Pandemic
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Summary: HYDERABAD, Telangana, India, Apr 19 (IPS) - India’s evolving Technical and Vocational Education and Training ecosystem (TVET) faced many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the national lockdown, organisations had to remain shut for 7-8 months, until September 2020.
Sentiment: positive
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Guterres urges cities to embrace ‘generational opportunity’ for climate action, sustainable development

Guterres urges cities to embrace ‘generational opportunity’ for climate action, sustainable development
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Summary: The United Nations Secretary-General, on Friday, called for a “revolution” in urban planning and urban transport to beat back impacts of climate change and build a green and sustainable future for all.
Sentiment: positive
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Soaring food prices, conflicts driving hunger, rise across West and Central Africa: WFP

Soaring food prices, conflicts driving hunger, rise across West and Central Africa: WFP
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Summary: More than 31 million people across West and Central Africa may not have enough to eat in the coming months as hunger rises due to an “explosive mix” of skyrocketing food prices, conflict and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.
Sentiment: negative
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MYANMAR CRISIS: Stand with the people and protect them, urges UN rights expert

MYANMAR CRISIS: Stand with the people and protect them, urges UN rights expert
Added 11 hours ago
Summary: The international community has a responsibility to protect the people of Myanmar, under attack from their own military, the UN independent human rights expert on the country argues, in the second part of our in-depth interview, calling also for refuge to be given to those who have fled for their lives to neighbouring countries.
Sentiment: negative
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Colombia Gives Nearly 1 Million Venezuelan Migrants Legal Status and Right to Work

Colombia Gives Nearly 1 Million Venezuelan Migrants Legal Status and Right to Work
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Summary: Apr 16 (IPS) - Colombia will grant legal status to all Venezuelan migrants who fled there since 2016 to escape their country’s economic collapse and political crisis.
Sentiment: positive
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INTERVIEW: Myanmar military increasing efforts to keep truth from getting out, UN expert says

INTERVIEW: Myanmar military increasing efforts to keep truth from getting out, UN expert says
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Summary: The crackdown on journalists, cutting off the Internet and disrupting the flow of information across Myanmar, is “not working”, and the world is not buying the military leadership’s “propaganda” that it is exercising restraint against protesters, the UN independent human rights expert on the country has said, in an in-depth interview with UN News.
Sentiment: negative
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Vaccine equity the ‘challenge of our time’, WHO chief declares, as governments call for solidarity, sharing

Vaccine equity the ‘challenge of our time’, WHO chief declares, as governments call for solidarity, sharing
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Summary: With the number of new COVID-19 cases nearly doubling over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate the world has seen during the pandemic, the unequal distribution of vaccines is not only a moral outrage, but economically and epidemiologically self-defeating, the head of the UN health agency told a special ministerial meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Friday.
Sentiment: positive
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Green transformation will rival industrial revolution: US climate envoy

Green transformation will rival industrial revolution: US climate envoy
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Summary: The transition to a global economic model which will slow down climate change and create jobs will be the “biggest economic transformation since the industrial revolution” according to John Kerry, the US climate envoy.
Sentiment: positive
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Libya: Security Council backs ceasefire mechanism, calls for withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries

Libya: Security Council backs ceasefire mechanism, calls for withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries
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Summary: The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution which calls for all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave Libya and gives the green light for a UN team to monitor last October’s historic ceasefire agreement.
Sentiment: positive
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COVID-19 infections approaching highest rates ever, WHO warns

COVID-19 infections approaching highest rates ever, WHO warns
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Summary: COVID-19 infections are approaching their highest rates since the pandemic began just over a year ago, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday.
Sentiment: positive
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Surviving a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in a Lesotho convent

Surviving a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in a Lesotho convent
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Summary: A 77-year old nun from the southern African country of Lesotho has been telling the UN how she survived a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in her convent and why it’s important to embrace the vaccine.
Sentiment: negative
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Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives

Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives
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Summary: NEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 (IPS) - Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery.
Sentiment: negative
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Northeast Nigeria violence forces 65,000 to flee, humanitarians targeted by armed groups

Northeast Nigeria violence forces 65,000 to flee, humanitarians targeted by armed groups
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Summary: A spate of clashes involving Government security forces and insurgent groups in northeast Nigeria has caused mass displacement and threatened humanitarian assistance, as armed groups go “house-to-house” hunting for aid workers, the UN said on Friday.
Sentiment: negative
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Studying Marine Lifes Brief Break from Human Noise

Studying Marine Lifes Brief Break from Human Noise
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Summary: NEW YORK, Apr 15 (IPS) - Travel and economic slowdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic have combined to brake shipping, seafloor exploration, and many other human activities in the ocean, creating a unique moment to begin a time-series study of the impacts of sound on marine life.
Sentiment: positive
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‘Inequality virus’ threatens ‘catastrophe for all’ unless crisis can be overcome together

‘Inequality virus’ threatens ‘catastrophe for all’ unless crisis can be overcome together
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Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to “an even more unequal world”, the Deputy UN chief said on Thursday, speaking at the closing session of the Financing for Development (FfD) Forum, with many lower-income countries now seeing development gains reversed.
Sentiment: negative
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Japan: UN experts ‘deeply disappointed’ by decision to discharge Fukushima water

Japan: UN experts ‘deeply disappointed’ by decision to discharge Fukushima water
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Summary: Three independent UN human rights experts expressed deep regret on Thursday over Japan’s decision to discharge potentially still radioactive Fukushima nuclear plant water into the ocean, warning that it could impact millions across the Pacific region.
Sentiment: negative
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Prevention is ‘only cure’ to end sexual violence in conflict, Security Council hears

Prevention is ‘only cure’ to end sexual violence in conflict, Security Council hears
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Summary: “Prevention is the best and only cure” to stem the multiple, devastating and enduring consequences faced by survivors of sexual violence in conflict, especially as a brutal tactic of war, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday.
Sentiment: negative
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UNs Most Powerful Political Body Remains Paralyzed Battling a New Cold War

UNs Most Powerful Political Body Remains Paralyzed Battling a New Cold War
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Summary: UNITED NATIONS, Apr 14 (IPS) - A new Cold War – this time, between the US and China —is threatening to paralyze the UN’s most powerful body, even as military conflicts and civil wars are sweeping across the world, mostly in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
Sentiment: negative
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UN to launch funding appeal for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines following volcano eruption

UN to launch funding appeal for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines following volcano eruption
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Summary: The UN is set to launch a funding appeal to support Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, where ongoing volcanic “explosions” continue to disrupt life in the Caribbean island nation and nearby countries, a top official in the region said on Wednesday.
Sentiment: negative
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UN experts urge US to align anti-terrorism programme with international law

UN experts urge US to align anti-terrorism programme with international law
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Summary: A so-called “Rewards for Justice” programme in the United States is violating the human rights of some of the individuals it targets, independent UN human rights experts said on Wednesday.
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Settler violence is rising in Occupied Palestinian Territory, warn experts

Settler violence is rising in Occupied Palestinian Territory, warn experts
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Summary: Violence attributed to Israeli settlers against Palestinians living in the West Bank has worsened in recent months, amidst “an atmosphere of impunity”, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Wednesday.
Sentiment: negative
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New global compact aims to drive down diabetes deaths, boost insulin access

New global compact aims to drive down diabetes deaths, boost insulin access
Added 5 days ago
Summary: Increasing access to affordable insulin is among the objectives of the new Global Diabetes Compact, launched on Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Sentiment: negative
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Hundreds of millions of women living lives ‘governed by others’, UN report shows

Hundreds of millions of women living lives ‘governed by others’, UN report shows
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Summary: Almost half of women in some 57 countries do not have the power to make choices over their healthcare, contraception, or sex lives, a new United Nations report launched on Wednesday, has revealed.
Sentiment: negative
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Kosovo: Expectations high following elections, UN envoy tells Security Council

Kosovo: Expectations high following elections, UN envoy tells Security Council
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Summary: Recent elections in Kosovo reflected a strong desire for change, the head of the UN mission there, UNMIK, said in his virtual briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday.
Sentiment: positive
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Profound Reform or Redundancy United Nations' Quandary?

Profound Reform or Redundancy  United Nations' Quandary?
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Summary: GENEVA, Apr 13 (IPS) - Three recent developments bring about again the reasoning on the dire need to immediately reform the United Nations (UN) and avoid its predictable slide to redundancy.
Sentiment: positive
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Museums must not be overlooked in pandemic recovery, UNESCO chief warns

Museums must not be overlooked in pandemic recovery, UNESCO chief warns
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Summary: Faced with alarming and extended closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s museums are of “fundamental importance” to reviving cultural life and preserving our shared heritage “in all its diversity”, said the UN cultural agency chief on Tuesday.
Sentiment: positive
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Burundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear: UN rights experts

Burundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear: UN rights experts
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Summary: The rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled Burundi for Tanzania must be respected, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Tuesday in an appeal to authorities in both countries.
Sentiment: negative
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WHO and partners urge countries to halt sales of wild mammals at food markets

WHO and partners urge countries to halt sales of wild mammals at food markets
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Summary: The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have called for countries to suspend sales of live wild mammals in traditional food markets, also known as “wet markets”, in efforts to prevent the emergence of new deadly diseases, such as COVID-19.
Sentiment: negative
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UN and partners announce Afghan peace summit will convene in Turkey this month

UN and partners announce Afghan peace summit will convene in Turkey this month
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Summary: The UN together with Turkey, and Qatar, announced on Tuesday that a high-level conference aimed at ending decades of conflict in Afghanistan will go ahead beginning on 24 April, bringing together representatives of both the Afghan Government and the Taliban.
Sentiment: positive
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‘Large, likely long-lasting’ crisis looms over Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado, UNICEF warns

‘Large, likely long-lasting’ crisis looms over Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado, UNICEF warns
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Summary: The Cabo Delgado region in northern Mozambique is staring at a “large and likely long-lasting” humanitarian crisis, with nearly a third of its population displaced, worsening hunger and rising risk of deadly diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.
Sentiment: negative
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Ecological Cookstoves Help Preserve El Salvador's Coastal Mangroves

Ecological Cookstoves Help Preserve El Salvador's Coastal Mangroves
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Summary: SAN LUIS LA HERRADURA, El Salvador, Apr 14 (IPS) - A score of coastal communities in El Salvador are staking their bets on sustainable development as a form of life that does not overexploit natural resources diminished by years of government neglect and a lack of environmental awareness, using instruments ranging from ecological cookstoves to mangrove reforestation.
Sentiment: positive
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COVID-19 Teaches Us to Better Manage Global Systemic Risks

COVID-19 Teaches Us to Better Manage Global Systemic Risks
Added 5 days ago
Summary: 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.
Sentiment: negative
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Recipes with a Taste of Sustainable Development on the Coast of El Salvador

Recipes with a Taste of Sustainable Development on the Coast of El Salvador
Added 19 days ago
Summary: SAN LUIS LA HERRADURA, El Salvador, Mar 31 (IPS) - Salvadoran villager Maria Luz Rodriguez placed the cheese on top of the lasagna she was cooking outdoors, put the pan in her solar oven and glanced at the midday sun to be sure there was enough energy for cooking.
Sentiment: positive
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Farming-Specific Loans Help Tanzania's Smallholders Increase Productivity

Farming-Specific Loans Help Tanzania's Smallholders Increase Productivity
Added 19 days ago
Summary: MADABA/MAFINGA, Tanzania, Mar 31 (IPS) - Small agricultural loans, disbursed through mobile phones and targeting specific farming activities at different phases of production, have more than doubled food productivity among thousands of smallholder farmers in southern and central parts of Tanzania over the past three years, improving their livelihoods.
Sentiment: positive
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Whats in a Hurricane Name? Dorian, Laura, Eta & Iota Retired from WMO List

Whats in a Hurricane Name? Dorian, Laura, Eta & Iota Retired from WMO List
Added 20 days ago
Summary: GENEVA, Mar 31 (IPS) - The writer is with Geneva Solutions, a non-profit journalistic platform dedicated to International Geneva.The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Hurricane Committee decided at its annual meeting to retire four tropical cyclone names from its rotating list after assessing the record-breaking hurricane 2020 season.
Sentiment: negative
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Bangladesh Welcomes a New High Yielding Biofortified Zinc Rice

Bangladesh Welcomes a New High Yielding Biofortified Zinc Rice
Added 20 days ago
Summary: DHAKA, Bangladesh, Mar 29 (IPS) - The Bangladesh National Seed Board has approved the release of the newest biofortified zinc rice variety in the country: the BRRI dhan100. This latest zinc rice variety was developed by the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI). HarvestPlus assists BRRI in crop development and breeder seed production of biofortified zinc rice.
Sentiment: positive
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Covid19 a Wake-up Call to Address Development Fault Lines in Asia and the Pacific

Covid19 a Wake-up Call to Address Development Fault Lines in Asia and the Pacific
Added 20 days ago
Summary: BANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 30 (IPS) - The world is emerging from the biggest social and economic shock in living memory, but it will be a long time before the deep scars of the COVID-19 pandemic on human well-being fully heal.In the Asia-Pacific region, where 60 per cent of the world lives, the pandemic revealed chronic development fault lines through its excessively harmful impact on the most vulnerable. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) estimates t
Sentiment: negative
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In Syria, a Decade of Death, Destruction, Displacement, Disease, Dread & Despair

In Syria, a Decade of Death, Destruction, Displacement, Disease, Dread & Despair
Added 20 days ago
Summary: UNITED NATIONS, Mar 30 (IPS) - The conflict in Syria is now ten years old. A decade of death, destruction, displacement, disease, dread and despair. I have spoken to Syrians in many parts of the country in recent weeks.
Sentiment: negative
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Developing Countries COVID-19 Debt Crisis Could Put 2030 Agenda & Paris Agreement Completely Out of Reach

Developing Countries COVID-19 Debt Crisis Could Put 2030 Agenda & Paris Agreement Completely Out of Reach
Added 20 days ago
Summary: BONN, Germany, Mar 30 (IPS) - The inability of developing nations to spend on post COVID-19 recovery and resilience has placed the world on the "the verge of a debt crisis". “We face the spectre of a divided world and a lost decade for development,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, Mar. 29, during a high-level meeting on financing development post COVID-19.
Sentiment: negative
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Why Rehabilitation is as Vital as Rescue for Child Trafficking Survivors

Why Rehabilitation is as Vital as Rescue for Child Trafficking Survivors
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Summary: SYDNEY, Australia, Mar 29 (IPS) - Twelve-year-old Babloo’s (Name changed) parents, who worked as daily wage agricultural labourers in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, were finding it difficult to feed their family of six. They had recently lost their eldest son to sudden illness, when a distant relative convinced them to send Babloo with him to work in a city. He promised to pay Rs 5000 ($70) a month, a significant amount for the impoverished family.
Sentiment: negative
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After the Ever Given: What the Ship Wedged in the Suez Canal Means for Global Trade

After the Ever Given: What the Ship Wedged in the Suez Canal Means for Global Trade
Added 20 days ago
Summary: Mar 26 (IPS) - In the early hours of March 23, the container ship Ever Given was blown off course by high winds on its way through the Suez Canal. At 400 metres long, the Ever Given is longer than the canal is wide, and the ship became wedged firmly in both banks, completely blocking traffic.
Sentiment: positive
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Maquila Female Workers in Their Own Words: Fighting COVID and Labor Abuse

Maquila Female Workers in Their Own Words: Fighting COVID and Labor Abuse
Added 20 days ago
Summary: MEXICO CITY, Mar 26 (IPS) - A compilation of testimonies collected by Blanca Velázquez Díaz and published by the Ebert Foundation (available at: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/bueros/mexiko/17328.pdf) offers an account of the harsh reality by which some workers of the maquila industry in the Mexican state of Morelos have gone through over these last twelve months. Their words reflect, undoubtedly, similar experiences of millions of workers in different parts of the country.
Sentiment: negative
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Arab Region Counts Cost of Devastating COVID-19 Pandemic

Arab Region Counts Cost of Devastating COVID-19 Pandemic
Added 20 days ago
Summary: JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 29 (IPS) - More than eight million people moved onto the poverty line in the Arab region, a conference of Arab and Asian parliamentarians heard.The hybrid conference, held simultaneously in Beirut, Lebanon, and via video conferencing to delegates in Asia and the Arab region, was a follow up on earlier discussions on the regions' ICPD25 Commitments.
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Nobel Economist and 100 Experts Condemn Corporate Action against Argentina and Bolivia after Rollback of Failed Pension Privatization

Nobel Economist and 100 Experts Condemn Corporate Action against Argentina and Bolivia after Rollback of Failed Pension Privatization
Added 20 days ago
Summary: NEW YORK, Mar 29 (IPS) - Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, Juan Somavia, Jeffrey Sachs, Jose Antonio Ocampo and more than 100 high-level development experts have issued a statement protesting insurance corporations suing Argentina and Bolivia over the reversal of their failed pension privatizations at closed sessions of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank. If Argentina and Bolivia lose the disputes, it means that impoverished citizens and elder
Sentiment: negative
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IMF, World Bank Must Urgently Help Finance Developing Countries

IMF, World Bank Must Urgently Help Finance Developing Countries
Added 20 days ago
Summary: SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 30 (IPS) - COVID-19 has set back the uneven progress of recent decades, directly causing more than two million deaths. The slowdown, due to the pandemic and policy responses, has pushed hundreds of millions more into poverty, hunger and worse, also deepening many inequalities.
Sentiment: negative
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Identities

Identities
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Summary: STOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 30 (IPS) - I was born in the winter in 1990 in a country not my own i was born with my father’s eyes maybe i stole them he doesn’t look like that anymore i was born in seven countries i was born carved up by borders i was born with a graveyard of languages for teeth i was born to be a darkness in an american boy´s bed ...Safia Elhillo
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The Ongoing Fight for Gender Parity in Lebanon

The Ongoing Fight for Gender Parity in Lebanon
Added a month ago
Summary: BEIRUT, Lebanon, Mar 12 (IPS) - The fight for equality around the globe has taken a few steps forward in some countries which provides a glimmer of hope for future generations for increased female participation and representation. However, that particular fight is taking new shapes and forms in multiple corners of the world, where women are still persecuted, silenced, threatened, killed, harassed, and stripped off their basic human rights on a daily basis. The question today is, when will the
Sentiment: negative
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Women Will Not Reach Parity at the Pinnacle of Power for Another 130 Years, Predicts UN

Women Will Not Reach Parity at the Pinnacle of Power for Another 130 Years, Predicts UN
Added a month ago
Summary: UNITED NATIONS, Mar 12 (IPS) - The United Nations says the highest levels of political power remain the furthest from achieving gender parity in an increasingly male-dominated power structure worldwide.
Sentiment: positive
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Peace & Security in Armed Conflicts Mean Presence of Food & Absence of Gunfire

Peace & Security in Armed Conflicts Mean Presence of Food & Absence of Gunfire
Added a month ago
Summary: UNITED NATIONS, Mar 12 (IPS) - In 1941, the people of Greece were facing a horrific winter. The Axis powers had plundered local supplies and introduced an extortionate tax on Greek citizens. Allied forces imposed a cruel blockade, cutting off imports. Prices skyrocketed. Hundreds of thousands of civilians perished.
Sentiment: negative
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - More Women Leaders Make Better Societies

International Women’s Day, 2021 - More Women Leaders Make Better Societies
Added a month ago
Summary: APIA, Samoa, Mar 12 (IPS) - The upcoming Samoan election is a unique opportunity to encourage diversity in politicsThis year it will be 128 years since the right of women to vote was first recognized, with New Zealand becoming the first nation to allow the participation of women in its general election in 1893.
Sentiment: positive
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More Can & Must be Done to Eradicate Caste-Based Discrimination, Says UN Rights Chief

More Can & Must be Done to Eradicate Caste-Based Discrimination, Says UN Rights Chief
Added a month ago
Summary: KATHMANDU, Nepal, Mar 11 (IPS) - There is hardly a better way to promote human rights in Nepal than celebrating Muskan Khatun for being one of the winners of the prestigious International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award, released on the International Women’s Day by the Government of the United States of America.
Sentiment: negative
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Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed

Extent of Violence Against Women During Pandemic Exposed
Added a month ago
Summary: JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Mar 11 (IPS) - COVID-19 restrictions exposed women and girls to heightened abuse – revealing the conditions in which gender-based violence became the shadow pandemic on the continent, a recent webinar attended by parliamentarians from Africa and Asia heard.
Sentiment: negative
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Death of an Ambassador and the Congolese Slaughter

Death of an Ambassador and the Congolese Slaughter
Added a month ago
Summary: STOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 10 (IPS) - On the morning of 22nd February a jeep from the World Food Programme (WFP), followed by another one with the Italian ambassador, Luca Anastasio, was driving along Route Nationale 2 passing by The Virunga National Park, an UNESCO Congolese World Heritage Site famous for its dwindling population of unique mountain gorillas.
Sentiment: negative
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What Africa Expects of New WTO Chief Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

What Africa Expects of New WTO Chief Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Added a month ago
Summary: GENEVA, Mar 09 (IPS) - When on 15 February the chair of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) General Council, Ambassador David Walker of New Zealand, announced that Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala would be the new Director-General, the mood among delegates was of relief.
Sentiment: positive
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Down in Hell

Down in Hell
Added a month ago
Summary: SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 09 (IPS) - I am about 200 feet down a rickety old mine shaft, in the Ashanti gold mining region of Ghana. It is stiflingly hot and darker than a moonless night. I can only feel the touch of sweaty bodies passing in the darkness and hear the reverberating sound of miners coughing and breaking rocks. The lack of oxygen and dust make it hard to breathe. I have no idea how deep this shaft goes – hundreds of feet? More? If there is a Hell this must be what it feels like.
Sentiment: negative
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Can Free Phones Close the Digital Gender Divide?

Can Free Phones Close the Digital Gender Divide?
Added a month ago
Summary: WASHINGTON DC, Mar 10 (IPS) - The three writers are Financial Sector Analysts at the Washington-based Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)*The gender gap in mobile phone ownership is well-documented. For years now, the financial inclusion community has been trying to get phones into the hands of more women at the last mile — spurred on by mounting evidence that mobile money can increase women’s financial resilience, expand their economic opportunities and improve their intra-household b
Sentiment: positive
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Malawian Youth Wipe Away Unemployment Tears with Agribusiness

Malawian Youth Wipe Away Unemployment Tears with Agribusiness
Added a month ago
Summary: BLANTYRE, Malawi, Mar 10 (IPS) - After getting tired of searching for employment for seven years, Feston Zale from Chileka area in Malawi’s Southern Region decided to venture into agribusiness.
Sentiment: positive
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The Mexican Economy: A Short or Long Recession Cycle?

The Mexican Economy: A Short or Long Recession Cycle?
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Summary: MEXICO CITY, Mar 08 (IPS) - The trend of the Mexican economy during the last two years has not been positive. INEGI, the official bureau of statistics, has just reported that GDP registered a fall of 8.5 percent compared to 2019 with seasonally adjusted figures. But in 2019 GDP also receded, although in far less measure, less than one percentage point.
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Prioritise Pandemic Relief, Recovery: No Time for Debt Buybacks

Prioritise Pandemic Relief, Recovery: No Time for Debt Buybacks
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Summary: SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 09 (IPS) - Developing country governments are being wrongly advised to use their modest fiscal resources to pay down accumulated debt instead of strengthening pandemic relief and recovery. Thus, debt phobia risks deepening and extending COVID-19 recessions by prioritising buybacks.
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The Ethics of AI to Ensure Food Security and Development

The Ethics of AI to Ensure Food Security and Development
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Summary: ROME, Mar 08 (IPS) - One year after the call for a group of international and religious organizations and important multinational companies to incorporate ethics into the design of artificial intelligence (AI), Pope Francis said in a tweet: “I hope that more and more people of good will cooperate in the promotion of the common good, the protection of those lagging behind and the development of a shared algor-ethics”.
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Arms Suppliers Escape Blame for the Worlds Worst Humanitarian Disaster in Yemen

Arms Suppliers Escape Blame for the Worlds Worst Humanitarian Disaster in Yemen
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Summary: UNITED NATIONS, Mar 08 (IPS) - The United Nations has singled out the deaths and devastation in war-ravaged Yemen as the “world’s worst humanitarian disaster”, caused mostly by widespread air attacks on civilians by a coalition led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - Women Must Continue To Claim Power & Challenge The Unseen Barriers

International Women’s Day, 2021 - Women Must Continue To Claim Power & Challenge The Unseen Barriers
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Summary: NEW DELHI, India, Mar 06 (IPS) - Power is an intriguing concept and it means different things to different people. In simple words, power is the ability to influence the behavior of others to get what you want. Power distribution is usually visible in most societies when there is a clear and obvious division between the roles of the men and expectations from women. One can’t talk about power without talking about patriarchy - in which men always hold the power and women are largely excluded fr
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - Every Girl Has a Right to An Education

International Women’s Day, 2021 - Every Girl Has a Right to An Education
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Summary: NEW YORK, Mar 07 (IPS) - Access to an inclusive quality education is a universal human right. When the inherent right to a good education is ignored or denied, the consequences are severe. For a girl in country of conflict or forced displacement, the impact is brutally multiplied.
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Drug Users Often Do Not Seek Help Because They Fear Legal Repercussion

Drug Users Often Do Not Seek Help Because They Fear Legal Repercussion
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Summary: APIA, Samoa, Mar 08 (IPS) - In the February 12th editorial on the issue of illicit drug use, the Samoa Observer stated that “… there is no data currently available to show that drug abuse including meth consumption levels in Samoa have reached crisis levels, which would warrant the government considering decriminalizing drug use and consumption.”
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - Why Gender Parity & Diversity are Paramount to a Just COVID-19 Recovery

International Women’s Day, 2021 - Why Gender Parity & Diversity are Paramount to a Just COVID-19 Recovery
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Summary: NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 08 (IPS) - To commemorate International Women’s Day, the United Nations has called for “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 World,” as the day coincides with the dark week when WHO declared the virus a global pandemic.
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Worlds Worst Humanitarian Disaster Triggered by Deadly Weapons from US & UK

Worlds Worst Humanitarian Disaster Triggered by Deadly Weapons from US & UK
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Summary: UNITED NATIONS, Mar 08 (IPS) - The United Nations has rightly described the deaths and devastation in war-ravaged Yemen as the “world’s worst humanitarian disaster” --- caused mostly by widespread air attacks on civilians by a coalition led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - Why Green Growth and Climate Action Fall Short Without Addressing Gender Inequality

International Women’s Day, 2021 - Why Green Growth and Climate Action Fall Short Without Addressing Gender Inequality
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Summary: SEOUL, Republic of Korea, Mar 08 (IPS) - As the global effort to address climate change has strengthened over the last few years, so has the realization that rising temperatures and climactic disruptions disproportionately impact women, particularly in developing countries, as they tend to be more dependent upon natural resources and are thus overrepresented in resource-intensive economic sectors.
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - #MarchWithUs: 5 Activists on Dismantling “Gender Lies”

International Women’s Day, 2021 - #MarchWithUs: 5 Activists on Dismantling “Gender Lies”
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Summary: PARIS, Mar 05 (IPS) - Today, despite centuries of activism and mobilisations, women and non-binary people continue to remain disadvantaged in almost every sphere – from “public life” to the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence.
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - Recognizing Rural Women as Central to Cost-COVID Recovery: An Imperative for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, 2021 - Recognizing Rural Women as Central to Cost-COVID Recovery: An Imperative for International Women’s Day
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Summary: ROME, Mar 06 (IPS) - In times of crisis, policymakers have a tendency to prioritize economic recovery while leaving “social issues” like women’s empowerment on the backburner. During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, women’s leadership is as essential to full and meaningful recovery as it is to basic human rights. As the world mobilizes to design and build a post-COVID landscape, women’s rights, interests and priorities must not only be included in international recovery agendas but pushed to the
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - Fight Against Pandemic Requires Women at the Highest Leadership in Governments & in the UN

International Women’s Day, 2021 - Fight Against Pandemic Requires Women at the Highest Leadership in Governments & in the UN
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Summary: NEW YORK, Mar 05 (IPS) - The following opinion piece is part of series to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day, March 8.This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” The theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future, including an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - A Just COVID-19 Recovery – Not Without Women’s Leadership

International Women’s Day, 2021 - A Just COVID-19 Recovery – Not Without Women’s Leadership
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Summary: NEW YORK, Mar 05 (IPS) - Almost exactly a year ago today, I packed my computer and a couple of necessities in the office in New York, hugged the colleagues, and headed home to what most people thought would be a couple of week’s Covid-19 lockdown. Little did we know.
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - Women’s Leadership in the Global Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic

International Women’s Day, 2021 - Women’s Leadership in the Global Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic
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Summary: BEIJING, Mar 06 (IPS) - Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), and the theme for this year’s celebration is "Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world." We recognize the tremendous contribution and leadership demonstrated by women and girls around the world in shaping our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and a more sustainable future.
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Women Are the Future of Africas COVID-19 Recovery

Women Are the Future of Africas COVID-19 Recovery
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Summary: NAIROBI, Mar 06 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic is arguably one of the biggest disruptors to modern day life as we know it. The economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic is devastating; millions of people have lost their lives, tens of millions of people are at risk of falling into extreme poverty and nearly half of the global work force is at risk of losing their livelihoods. Africa is facing its first economic recession in 25 years due to the impact of the pandemic.
Sentiment: positive
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Vaccine Passports Are Controversial But Their Technology Will Bring Big Benefits to Developing Countries

Vaccine Passports Are Controversial But Their Technology Will Bring Big Benefits to Developing Countries
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Summary: GENEVA, Mar 04 (IPS) - The United Nations is using the digital government technology behind vaccine passports to help developing countries provide essential services to their vulnerable populations. After a year of Zoom meetings and with vaccinations slowly rolling out, international travel is making a come-back.
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Drilling Wells to Alleviate the Water Shortage in the Venezuelan Capital

Drilling Wells to Alleviate the Water Shortage in the Venezuelan Capital
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Summary: CARACAS, Mar 04 (IPS) - Thousands of families in the Venezuelan capital have dipped into their savings or gone into debt, in the midst of the worst economic crisis in this country since the 19th century, so that their building has access to a well that will supply the water that has stopped running from the faucet.
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How Households Increased Food Waste is Feeding Climate Change

How Households Increased Food Waste is Feeding Climate Change
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Summary: UNITED NATIONS, Mar 04 (IPS) - Twenty percent of all food bought by households, retailers, restaurants and other food services in 54 countries around the world was thrown away in 2019 -- contributing to some 931 million tonnes of food waste and feeding climate change.
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - Gender Equality is The Roadmap We Need to Overcome Our Most Pressing Global Challenges

International Women’s Day, 2021 - Gender Equality is The Roadmap We Need to Overcome Our Most Pressing Global Challenges
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Summary: NEW YORK, Mar 04 (IPS) - In 2020, progress on gender equality stalled or regressed in many countries in large part because of the far-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent analysis, by 2021, around 435 million girls and women will be living on less than $1.90 a day, including 47 million pushed into poverty as a result of the pandemic.Global lockdowns contributed to a surge of gender-based violence worldwide, and estimates show that sexual and reproductive health and r
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - Removing Barriers to Women’s Leading Role in African Agriculture

International Women’s Day, 2021 - Removing Barriers to Women’s Leading Role in African Agriculture
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Summary: IBADAN, Nigeria, Mar 04 (IPS) - Africa’s population will double by 2050 if growth rates continue their trajectory, but the creation of jobs is not keeping pace, with up to five times more young people seeking employment each year as there are new posts to fill. And, on top of this, the COVID pandemic is plunging Africa into its first recession in 25 years.
Sentiment: positive
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - Women’s Leadership Must Drive the Global Recovery from COVID-19

International Women’s Day, 2021 - Women’s Leadership Must Drive the Global Recovery from COVID-19
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Summary: DUBLIN, Mar 05 (IPS) - International Women’s Day is always an occasion to celebrate strong women and an important day in the global calendar to highlight the gender injustices still lingering in every part of the world.
Sentiment: positive
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - The World Not Only Needs Women Leaders – It Needs Feminist Leaders

International Women’s Day, 2021 - The World Not Only Needs Women Leaders – It Needs Feminist Leaders
Added 2 months ago
Summary: PARIS and REYKJAVIK, Mar 05 (IPS) - International Women's Day pays tribute to the achievements of women worldwide and reminds us what still needs to be done for full gender equality. In 2021, we are taking stock of the many ways in which COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women and girls around the world.
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Another Covid-19 Threat: Health Care Workers Under Attack

Another Covid-19 Threat: Health Care Workers Under Attack
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Summary: PHILADELPHIA, US, Mar 03 (IPS) - In the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, at a certain hour of the evening, people in cities around the world opened their windows or stood on their rooftops and banged pots and rang bells. As the coronavirus spread and the number of deaths mounted, it was a moment for people distancing themselves from others to show solidarity and appreciation for the heroic work of health workers. But even as health workers were being celebrated by some, others attacked th
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Fantasy Turned Nightmare for Human Trafficking Survivor who is now Thriving in the US

Fantasy Turned Nightmare for Human Trafficking Survivor who is now Thriving in the US
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Summary: KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 03 (IPS) - Marcela Loaiza was just 21 years old when a man approached her at her workplace in Pereira City, Colombia with promises of fame and money. The well-dressed, mysterious Colombian said he could give her an opportunity for a better life. Loaiza was also working at a supermarket to support herself and her three-and-a-half-year-old daughter.
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - The Problem of the Respectable International Women’s Day – an Appeal for Good Trouble

International Women’s Day, 2021 - The Problem of the Respectable International Women’s Day – an Appeal for Good Trouble
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Summary: NAIROBI / ROME, Mar 03 (IPS) - The following opinion piece is part of series to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day March 8.The greatest danger to the effectiveness of International Women’s Day is that it has become respectable. It is time for it to be day of good trouble again.
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Myanmar: Protestors Plea for International Help as Analysts Fear Full Military Might

Myanmar: Protestors Plea for International Help as Analysts Fear Full Military Might
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Summary: BANGKOK, Mar 02 (IPS) - Myanmar activists have called on the international community for help as security forces loyal to the military continue their draconian sweep against the civil disobedience campaign that has brought the country to a standstill since the Feb. 1 coup. The pleas come as analysts, commentators and diplomats who know Myanmar fear that more bloodshed is almost inevitable.
Sentiment: negative
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International Women’s Day, 2021 - Women in Leadership Positions: An Economists View of International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, 2021 - Women in Leadership Positions: An Economists View of International Women’s Day
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Summary: CANBERRA, Australia, Mar 03 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic (henceforth pandemic) has women particularly hard. In almost all countries, women constitute the bulk of the labour force in the service sector, which was hardest hit by the pandemic. Furthermore, they also represent a disproportionate share of the work force in particularly vulnerable sectors such as health care. Women also have disproportionate if not sole responsibility for home work including taking care of children.
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Demographic Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic: An Overview

Demographic Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic: An Overview
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Summary: NEW YORK, Mar 02 (IPS) - The demographic impact of the coronavirus one year after being declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020 has been enormous. The picture that emerges is one of significant consequences on the levels and trends of the key components of demographic change: mortality, fertility and migration.
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<em>International Womens Day, 2021</em><br>Feminist Leadership at the United Nations -- Gender Equality Within & Without

<em>International Womens Day, 2021</em><br>Feminist Leadership at the United Nations -- Gender Equality Within & Without
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Summary: NEW YORK, Mar 02 (IPS) - The following opinion piece is part of series to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day, March 8.Antonia Kirkland is Global Lead on Legal Equality and Access to Justice at Equality Now*.When the United Nations was founded in 1945, the principle of equality for all – regardless of sex, race, language, or religion - was enshrined in the organization's Charter.
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Protests by Indian Farmers Spread Panic in Image-Conscious Modi Government

Protests by Indian Farmers Spread Panic in Image-Conscious Modi Government
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Summary: NEW DELHI, India, Mar 01 (IPS) - Sanjay Kapoor is editor of Delhi's Hardnews magazine and General Secretary of the Editors Guild of India.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not really like attending parliament – except on special occasions. Budget session was one such occasion. Unsurprisingly, he tried to reach out to farmers still protesting at the border of the capital Delhi, against his government’s new farm laws.
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Neoliberal Finance Undermines Poor Countries Recovery

Neoliberal Finance Undermines Poor Countries Recovery
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Summary: SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 02 (IPS) - After being undermined by decades of financial liberalisation, developing countries now are not only victims of vaccine imperialism, but also cannot count on much financial support as their COVID-19 recessions drag on due to global vaccine apartheid.
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How Marginalised Women in India Bore an Extra Burden of COVID-19 Shadow Pandemic

How Marginalised Women in India Bore an Extra Burden of COVID-19 Shadow Pandemic
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Summary: NEW DELHI, India, Mar 01 (IPS) - Women living in rural India and those belonging to marginalised communities faced an enormous burden during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, including domestic violence, loss of financial assistance and income, says Rehana Adeeb, a grassroots Muslim woman leader and activist.
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<em>International Womens Day, 2021</em><br>To Aspire and Achieve- Womens Leadership in the 21st Century

<em>International Womens Day, 2021</em><br>To Aspire and Achieve- Womens Leadership in the 21st Century
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Summary: COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Mar 02 (IPS) - As a member of the second wave of the feminist movement who were also the first generation of women to receive positions of leadership, I recall the prejudices and biases that framed our experience. Women rarely were put in charge of “hard” core issues, only what were termed “soft” ones in keeping with their role as nurturer and carer. When they were present in the Board room, they were often silent. When they spoke, they were inevitably spoken over. It was th
Sentiment: positive
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What Role Can South-South Cooperation Play in Post COVID-19 Recovery?

What Role Can South-South Cooperation Play in Post COVID-19 Recovery?
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Summary: BEIJING, Mar 02 (IPS) - Five years ago, at the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations, world leaders adopted the ambitious Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The Agenda was to be accomplished through the achievement of 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030: eradicating poverty, ending hunger, addressing climate change – just to name a few.
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To Lead is to Serve — A Pacific Woman’s Perspective

To Lead is to Serve — A Pacific Woman’s Perspective
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Summary: SUVA, Fiji, Mar 01 (IPS) - An often quoted indigenous reference in the Samoan language is, O le ala i le pule o le tautua, literally translated, the pathway to leadership is through service because to be able to lead is to be willing to serve.
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End Inequality and Achieve Sustainable Development for All

End Inequality and Achieve Sustainable Development for All
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Summary: BEIJING, Mar 01 (IPS) - Back in the 1990s, the discovery of antiretrovirals offered a ray of hope to save people’s lives from the HIV epidemic. Over this decade, people living with HIV benefited from the scientific advances and began to have longer, healthier and more productive lives. However, almost all the beneficiaries were from rich countries in the global north. As a result, about nine million people died by the year 2000 due to the inequality in accessing these life-saving medicines.
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International Womens Day, 8 March 2021 - Equality is our Captain for Sailing to a Green & Just Recovery

International Womens Day, 8 March 2021 - Equality is our Captain for Sailing to a Green & Just Recovery
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Summary: NEW YORK, Mar 01 (IPS) - The following opinion piece is part of series to mark the upcoming International Women’s Day March 8.The climate crisis doesn’t stop for anyone or anything, not even the pandemic that has forced billions of us to radically overhaul our lives. And like the pandemic, climate change has no nationality, agenda or political affiliation.
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