Thursday , January 28th , 2021  

Will vaccine nationalism lead to the exclusion of Rohingya refugees?

By Md Saimum Reza TalukderJan 27 2021 (IPS-Partners) The World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted “leaving no one behind” and “equitable access to vaccines” as the basic principles for Covid-19 vaccination around the world. GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, has also set up “equitable and sustainable use of vaccines” and “leaving no one behind” as the core...

60 Days on, India’s Biggest Farmers’ Protest Shows No Sign of Weakening

Apple farmers in Kashmir package their crops to send to a mandi or market yard. According to policy, wholesale transactions between farmers and traders must take place in a mandi, yet the market yards have become hubs of widespread corruption where a small group of sale agents have taken control. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS By Stella PaulHYDERABAD, Jan 27 2021 – “This road is my home now and...

An American Horror story

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jan 27 2021 – Occasionally some of us might suffer from a feeling of maximal overload, overwhelmed by COVID-19 and the reign of Donald Trump. It can maybe be conceived as far too euro-centric to be concerned about the disastrous situation in the U.S., with media stuffed to the brim by news about Donald Trump while the global environmental crisis is steadily getting...

COVID-19’s Social & Economic Fallout Hits Women Harder

A profound shock to our societies and economies, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores society’s reliance on women both on the front line and at home, while simultaneously exposing structural inequalities across every sphere. Responding to the pandemic is not just about rectifying long-standing inequalities, but also about building a resilient world in the interest of everyone with women at the centre...

What World’s Largest Climate Change Public Opinion Poll Says

Forest on the island of Dominica. With 54% support, the conservation of forests was the most popular climate action policy selected by participants in the Peoples’ Climate Vote. It was the world’s largest climate change public poll. Credit: IPS/Alison Kentish By Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jan 27 2021 – Between October and December 2020, something was different for people playing...

“Saving Journalism: A Vision for the Post-Covid World”

By Anya Anya Schiffrin – Hannah Clifford – Allynn McInerney – Kylie Tumiatti and Léa AllirajahJan 27 2021 – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, journalists everywhere are feeling the consequences; job cuts, layoffs and closures have swept the world. Philanthropists, journalism organizations, economists and governments have come up with solutions to address this financial...

We are Facing a Climate Emergency, Warns UN Chief

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) discusses the State of the Planet with Professor Maureen Raymo at Columbia University in New York City. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe By Antonio GuterresUNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 2021 – We begin this year with a heightened awareness of the importance of resilience. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that we cannot afford to ignore known risks. Climate...

Implementation Research to Achieve Health Related #SDGs

By Shafi BhuiyanTORONTO, Canada, Jan 26 2021 – The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. The main focus of the SDGs is to improve equity to meet the needs of women, children and disadvantaged populations in particular. Shafi Bhuiyan PhD Traditionally, a mother nurtures a family through care, support, and love. Hence, the health...

Global Economic Recovery Remains Precarious in post-COVID-19 Years

Credit: United Nations By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 2021 – The United Nations has warned that the devastating socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for years to come unless smart investments in economic, societal and climate resilience ensure a robust and sustainable recovery of the global economy. In 2020, the world economy shrank by 4.3 per cent, over two...

International Partnership Helps Mongolia Counter Climate Change

A woman stands outside a yurt in Ger District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. There is power plant nearby but the government says it aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Courtesy: CC BY-SA 4.0/Nathalie Daoust By Manipadma JenaBHUBANESWAR, India, Jan 26 2021 – Climate warming is believed to have taken place at some of the fastest rates in the world in Mongolia, raising the country’s average...