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Lifelines in Danger

Credit: URDEE IMAGE/ZUMA WIRE/ALAMY LIVE NEWS By Antoinette Sayeh and Ralph ChamiJun 4 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic is crippling the economies of rich and poor countries alike. ...

Shedding Some Light at the End of the Covid-19 Tunnel: Plotting a Way Forward

By Asif ZamanDHAKA, Bangladesh, Jun 4 2020 – Lockdowns have been the main measures to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19 infections. But lockdowns typically incur huge economic ...

The Struggle for Land and Food in the Locked-down Philippines

Credit: KMP By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Jun 4 2020 – Landless farmers who produce rice for the landlords of big “haciendas” can’t get more than a little pocket money from ...

We Arabs Ask No Favors…..

By El Hassan bin TalalGENEVA, Jun 4 2020 – In these difficult times for the Palestinian people and for justice, the Government of Israel is proposing to add further to the turmoil ...

COVID-19: Reset Food Systems Now for a Better Future

By Cecilia RussellMILAN, Italy, Jun 4 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inherent fragility of food systems, Marta Antonelli told an international video conference ...

‘I Can’t Breathe!’ Australia Must Look in the Mirror to See our Own Deaths in Custody

Brendan Esposito/AAP By External SourceSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, Jun 3 2020 – I can’t breathe, please! Let me up, please! I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe! These words are not ...

Blog: Making technology an effective weapon in the battle against COVID-19

By Commonwealth economic adviser, Tamara MughoghoJun 3 2020 (IPS-Partners) Imagine a world without the internet and erase the last few decades of technological advancement. Then imagine ...

The Curious Case of Covid-19 in Africa

Eunice G. Kamwendo is an Economist and Strategic Advisor with UNDP Africa in New York. Chaltu Daniel Kalbessa is a UNDP Fellow and Strategic Analyst with UNDP Africa in New York. By ...

How to Transform UN’s Environmental Goals into a People’s Agenda for Africa

Responding to Climate Change. Credit UNEP By Dr Olukoya ObafemiBRANDENBURG, Germany, Jun 3 2020 – The COVID-19 insurgence has highlighted the need for multilateral cooperation ...

World Comes Together with $1.35 billion for Yemen

A displaced Yemeni woman stands outside a makeshift shelter that she shares with her extended family. Courtesy: IOM/O. Headon By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jun 3 2020 – World ...
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