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Barilla Foundation Brings Health and Climate Together in New Double Pyramid

Barilla Foundation Brings Health and Climate ...

The Barilla Foundation New Double Pyramid includes seven cultural pyramids including ones for specific regions like South Asia where these rice workers come from. Other ...
Farmers in Brazil Benefit as Biogas Replaces Firewood

Farmers in Brazil Benefit as Biogas Replaces ...

Claudete Volkswey and her husband smile together on their poultry farm in the municipality of Toledo, in the southwest Brazilian state of Paraná. The poultry ...
The UN Security Council and the “New US-China Cold War”

The UN Security Council and the “New US-China...

A Security Council meeting in progress. Credit: United NationsBy James A. PaulNEW YORK, Apr 12 2021 (IPS) Commentators talk about a “new Cold War” between ...
Education Cannot Wait Interviews Afghanistan’s Minister of Education Rangina Hamidi

Education Cannot Wait Interviews Afghanistan’...

Rangina HamidiBy External SourceApr 12 2021 (IPS-Partners) H.E. Rangina Hamidi is the first female Minister of Education of Afghanistan in the last 30 years. Minister ...
Palestinians are Suffering from Hunger, Poverty, Conflict & a Global Pandemic

Palestinians are Suffering from Hunger, Pover...

When the previous US administration pulled its aid, the impact was enormous on the Palestinian people. As a result, funding for hospitals in East Jerusalem ...
Rohingya Children Find Refuge in Education

Rohingya Children Find Refuge in Education

A Rohingya girl proudly holds up her drawing at a UNICEF school at Balukhali camp, Bangladesh.As Rohingya refugee families settled in the Cox’s Bazar Kutupalong ...
In the Secretive World of Government-to-Government Lending, 100 Chinese Debt Contracts Offer a Trove of New Information

In the Secretive World of Government-to-Gover...

By Scott MorrisWASHINGTON DC, Apr 9 2021 (IPS) Is Chinese financing good for developing countries? This has become a provocative question, freighted with ideology, geopolitics, ...
Clash of Cultures – Is it Real or a Smokescreen?

Clash of Cultures – Is it Real or a Smokescre...

Over the past decade anti-immigrant views, and the cultural stereotyping on which it is based, has been elevated to the primary narrative in many political ...
The Invisible Women in Energy: Biomass Producers Who Deserve More Recognition

The Invisible Women in Energy: Biomass Produc...

Indian woman bends over her wood-burning stove in her home in northern India. Credit: Athar Parzaiv/IPSBy Philippe Benoit and Jully MeriñoWASHINGTON DC, Apr 8 2021 ...
Overcoming COVID-19: World Leaders Must Finance a More Equal World to Beat Pandemics

Overcoming COVID-19: World Leaders Must Finan...

High school graduation, Accra, Ghana, 2013. Credit: United NationsBy Winnie ByanyimaGENEVA, Apr 8 2021 (IPS) Leaders at this year’s World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings (April 5-11) ...
Helping Youth Agribusiness Keep Pace with Fast Growing Africa

Helping Youth Agribusiness Keep Pace with Fas...

By Nteranya Sanginga, Aline Mugisho and Seyi MakindeIBADAN, Nigeria, Apr 8 2021 (IPS) From small towns to big cities, sub-Saharan Africa has the fastest urban ...
Cost of Being ’Honour Bearers’ Sexual Violence During Communal Riots in India

Cost of Being ’Honour Bearers’ Sexual Violenc...

Credit: Hishan Allam/IPSBy IPS CorrespondentNEW DELHI, India, Apr 8 2021 (IPS) Delayed, or no, justice and perpetrators’ impunity effectively silence rape and sexual assault survivors ...
Was Trump’s Family-Separation Policy Torture?

Was Trump’s Family-Separation Policy Torture?

Central American mother and daughter reunited at U.S. airport. Credit: Anonymous.By Peter CostantiniSEATTLE , Apr 7 2021 (IPS) “A crime against humanity” and “a disgrace ...
Indonesia’s Climate Villages Where Communities Work Together to Mitigate Climate Change

Indonesia’s Climate Villages Where Communitie...

Ngadirejo residents have been converting their organic waste into compost and are selling this to inorganic waste to private companies. They are also planting vegetables ...
A Post-COVID-19 Recovery will not be Possible if Water, Sanitation & Hygiene are not High on the Agenda

A Post-COVID-19 Recovery will not be Possible...

Michael, 34, a nurse at Wurm CHPS, Ghana, washes his hands. Every healthcare centre in the world’s poorest countries could have taps and toilets for ...
On World Health Day, a Call for Equity, Justice & the End of Paternalism

On World Health Day, a Call for Equity, Justi...

Family planning counselor and nurse speaks to group at clinic in Nakuru, Kenya. Credit: Sala LewisBy Joyce Banda and Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins*WASHINGTON DC, Apr 7 ...
Transforming Global Food SystemsJose Graziano da Silva on the Path to Zero Hunger

Transforming Global Food SystemsJose Graziano...

By Timothy A. WiseCAMBRIDGE MA, Apr 6 2021 (IPS) The battle for the future of food has grown contentious, and José Graziano da Silva has ...
A Healthy Indian Ocean Feeds, Protects, and Connects all South Asians

A Healthy Indian Ocean Feeds, Protects, and C...

Shutterstock/World Bank photoBy Prasad Kariyawasam*COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Apr 6 2021 (IPS) It is the oceans that engendered life. The lives of humans remain connected to ...
Women and Girls to the Front

Women and Girls to the Front

UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences Sarah bint Yousif Al Amir speaks during an event to mark Hope Probe's entering the orbit of Mars, ...
Getting to Better than Normal in a Post-COVID-19 World

Getting to Better than Normal in a Post-COVID...

Delegates at an online conference organised by APDA and AFPPD looked at ways to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls. By Cecilia ...
Disability Discrimination at the World Bank: Is it Immunity or Impunity?

Disability Discrimination at the World Bank: ...

Credit World BankBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Apr 6 2021 (IPS) The 15,900-strong World Bank, which has funded over 12,000 development projects worldwide since 1947, is ...
IMF, World Bank Must Support Developing Countries’ Recovery

IMF, World Bank Must Support Developing Count...

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 6 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take an unprecedented human and economic ...
Mexico Looks to the Heavens for a Solution to Its Water Crisis

Mexico Looks to the Heavens for a Solution to...

Gabino Martínez cleans the "Tláloc", the tank that filters dust from the rainwater collection system in his home in the Tehuixtitla neighborhood in the Xochimilco ...
Three Ways the US Can Promote Equity in Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic Globally

Three Ways the US Can Promote Equity in Endin...

Continued inequity in COVID-19 vaccination means virus mutations occur and newer variants emerge that may be resistant to currently available vaccines. Credit: United Nations.By Ifeanyi ...
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