Saturday, April 17, 2021

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

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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...

Farmers in Brazil Benefit as Biogas Replaces Firewood

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RÃ￾O DE JANEIRO, Apr 12 (IPS) - "Biogas is worth gold to us, we can no longer live without it," Claudete Volkswey, a...

First ever human space flight signalled ‘new era for humanity’

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The United Nations is marking the International Day of Human Space Flight on Monday, celebrating the achievements of astronauts who are “stretching the boundaries” of...

Without access to vaccines, COVID will continue widening inequality everywhere

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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...

UN chief welcomes IMF and World Bank measures to address COVID-related debt crisis

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The UN Secretary-General on Friday welcomed steps announced by the International Monetary and Finance Committee (IMFC) and the World Bank Group Development Committee, to...

Helping Youth Agribusiness Keep Pace with Fast Growing Africa

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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....

Youth Forum: UN chief calls for ‘tangible improvements’ in the face of injustice, poor...

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Leaders across the world need to “move beyond platitudes” about young people, and deliver a better future for them all, Secretary-General António Guterres told the...

Indonesias Climate Villages Where Communities Work Together to Mitigate Climate Change

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JAKARTA, Apr 07 (IPS) - Residents of Ngadirejo village in Sukaharjo regency, Central Java province, had often found themselves helpless when their wells...

Guterres highlights power of sport for inclusive, sustainable future

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The United Nations Secretary-General on Tuesday urged everyone involved in the sport sector to help advance climate action, combat discrimination and prejudice, and ensure that...

More climate action needed during ‘make-or-break year’ for people and planet

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The world needs “a major breakthrough” to slow the pace of climate change and build resilience to protect the most vulnerable from increasingly severe...

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 02 (IPS) - Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result...

Farming-Specific Loans Help Tanzania’s Smallholders Increase Productivity

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MADABA/MAFINGA, Tanzania, Mar 31 (IPS) - Small agricultural loans, disbursed through mobile phones and targeting specific farming activities at different phases of production,...

Whats in a Hurricane Name? Dorian, Laura, Eta & Iota Retired from WMO List

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GENEVA, Mar 31 (IPS) - The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Hurricane Committee decided at its annual meeting to retire four tropical cyclone names...

Covid19 a Wake-up Call to Address Development Fault Lines in Asia and the Pacific

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BANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 30 (IPS) - The world is emerging from the biggest social and economic shock in living memory, but it will...

Bangladesh Welcomes a New High Yielding Biofortified Zinc Rice

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DHAKA, Bangladesh, Mar 29 (IPS) - Nuhara Syeda is with HarvestPlus, which is part of the CGIAR* Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition...