Wednesday, September 22, 2021

If Women Farmers were Politicians, the World Would be Fed, says Danielle Nierenberg

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BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 17 (IPS) - Women, key contributors to agriculture production, are missing at the decision table, with alarming consequences, says Food...

Venezuela’s Glimmer of Hope

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MEXICO CITY, Sep 17 (IPS) - This is the third serious attempt to inject some momentum in the negotiations between the Venezuelan government...

COVID-19 Recovery Requires Justice Beyond Rhetoric

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BONN, Germany, Sep 16 (IPS) - Policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have exacerbated rather than reduced global inequalities....

Even as IUCN Congress Closes, Conservation Debate Hots Up

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MARSEILLE, France, Sep 15 (IPS) - One of the most hotly debated issues at the recently concluded IUCN Congress in Marseilles was about...

White Privilege: What It Is, What It Means and Why Understanding It Matters

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Sep 15 (IPS) - A prestigious, private school in Pretoria, South Africa, recently became a site of protest. Black learners and parents accused...

The Covid-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia & the Pacific

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KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 15 (IPS) - A pre-pandemic report published by the International Labor Organization, ILO, the Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020,...

As War Keeps Poisoning Humanity, Organizing Continues to Be the Antidote

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SAN FRANCISCO, USA, Sep 14 (IPS) - Last weekend, U.S. corporate media continued a 20-year repetition compulsion to evade the central role of...

Food Systems Summits Scientistic Threat

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 14 (IPS) - Timely interventions by civil society, including concerned scientists, have prevented many likely abuses of next week’s...

South-South & Triangular Cooperation to Help Achieve UNs Development Goals

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UNITED NATIONS, Sep 10 (IPS) - The 2021 high-level commemoration of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, organized ahead of the opening...

Twenty Years After September 11, 2001: Institutions on Decline, But Religion Rising?

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NEW YORK, Sep 09 (IPS) - Described as the “worst terrorist attack ever in the United States”, September 11, 2001 is a moment...

Afghanistan’s Girls Need our Unwavering Support in Education

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NEW YORK, Sep 09 (IPS) - The Taliban takeover of government in Kabul is just days old, and the eyes of Afghans and...

The Forbidden Love

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DHAKA, Bangladesh, Sep 08 (IPS) - Abandoned by family and friends, transgender people in Bangladesh are subject to extensive daily abuse. The existing...

A Regional Agreement for a Healthy Eco-Sytem in Latin America & the Caribbean

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sep 08 (IPS) - In August 31st 2021, five Nations including Costa Rica - the country where the Escazú Agreement...

“Time Is A-Wasting”: Making the Case for CEDAW Ratification by the United States

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NEW YORK, Sep 07 (IPS) - The U.S. is one of only a handful of countries that has yet to ratify the Convention...

The Main Contradiction of the Modern Era

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BERLIN, Sep 06 (IPS) - Vladimir Popov – Principal Researcher, Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Ph.D.The main contradiction of...