Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Vaccine inequity posing ‘significant risk’ to global economic recovery: UN report

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Although the outlook for global growth has improved, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as inadequate progress on vaccination in poorer countries, are putting...

One Health Approach Key to Tackling Africas Challenges

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IBADAN, Nigeria, May 11 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that global health challenges cannot be solved only by health sector...

Kenyas Dryland Farmers Embrace Regenerative Farming to Brave Tough Climate

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MAKUENI, Kenya, May 11 (IPS) - It is an uncommon occurrence to see farms with flourishing healthy crops in Kenya’s semi-arid Makueni County....

5 things you should know about the state of the global economy

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Is this the year we overcome the global economic crisis caused by the pandemic? Are our jobs in danger? Who has lost the most...

Free up ‘bottlenecks’ stifling Africa’s agri-food sector, urges FAO chief

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The UN agriculture chief warned on Monday that severe underfunding of Africa’s agri-food sector has boosted food insecurity and was hampering the future development of...

Latin America Bets Heavily on Hydrogen

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MEXICO CITY, May 08 (IPS) - Several Latin American countries are stepping up the pace to generate hydrogen for various uses in transportation...

Africa Goes Digital

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UNITED NATIONS, May 07 (IPS) - In rebuilding after COVID-19, policymakers must invest in innovative technology to leapfrog obstacles to inclusive development. Africa...

Guterres renews zero-emissions appeal to avoid falling into climate abyss

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All countries should commit to zero carbon emissions by 2050 if the world is to avoid a disastrous 2.4 degree Celsius temperature rise by...

How West African Leaders Can Tackle Youth and Gender Inequities

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May 06 (IPS) - Recently, both Republics of Benin and Chad held their 2021 national elections. These countries are among thirteen countries on the continent...

WHO chief hails ‘monumental moment’ in COVID fight, as US throws support behind vaccine...

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The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said the commitment announced by the United States administration to lift vaccine patent protections...

Unlearning During a Lockdown

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KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 05 (IPS) - Children all over the world are having tough times while coping with the consequences of...

Young people key to transforming world’s food systems

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Young people are taking a leading role in shaping fair and equitable food systems around the world, senior UN officials affirmed on Tuesday during...

UN forum examines how to make science and technology work better for all

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Harnessing the full potential of science and technology for the benefit of all people, everywhere, is the focus of a two-day virtual meeting convened...

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Kicks Off in Africas Most Populous Country

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UNITED NATIONS, May 04 (IPS) - Since the COVID-19 vaccination began in the US in mid-December 2020, Africa had been looking forward to...

Pandemic showcases need for partnerships: ECOSOC President

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how all countries are connected, underscoring that global cooperation and solidarity are the only way out of the crisis, senior...