Tag: Poverty & SDGs

IPCI 2024: Oslo Commitment Protects Sexual and Reproductive Rights Across All Contexts

Ase Kristin Ask Bakke, MP and Chair of APPG Norway, reads the Oslo Statement of Commitment. Alando Terrelonge, MP, Jamaica, chair of the IPCI Drafting Committee, sits second from left. Credit: Naureen Hossain/IPS by Naureen Hossain (oslo) Friday, April 12, 2024 Inter Press Service OSLO, Apr 12 (IPS) – Parliamentarians from 112 countries have adopted the […]

Social Protection, a Key Solution for Directing Climate Finance To Poor Small-Scale Farmers

Women from the village of Boula-Ngara, in Chad, build a windbreak fence to protect the nearby river, enabling them to cultivate a market garden to meet the food needs of their families. Credit: FAO/Sia Kambou Opinion by Marco Knowles (rome) Friday, April 05, 2024 Inter Press Service ROME, Apr 05 (IPS) – Marco Knowles leads the […]

Endowment Funds Can Revolutionise Sarcoma Care in Developing Countries

Kaposi’s sarcoma virus. The World Health Organization predicts a 60% rise in global cancer cases over the next two decades, with an 81% increase expected in low- and middle-income countries. Credit: Shutterstock. Opinion by Nicholas Okumu (nairobi) Tuesday, April 02, 2024 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Apr 02 (IPS) – Despite global childhood cancer mortality rates dropping […]

Africans Can Solve the Disease that Haunts Us Heres How

It is critical that African scientists tackle African problems, and the reasons extend beyond access. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS. Opinion by Khisi Mdluli (boston, us) Friday, March 15, 2024 Inter Press Service BOSTON, US, Mar 15 (IPS) – I was born in Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa, and grew up in eSwatini (known then as Swaziland). People in […]

LPG, a Useful Transitional Fuel for the UNs Clean Cooking Effort

Enabling women to transition quickly from traditional cookstoves to cleaner technologies would save millions of lives, especially in poorer rural areas where biomass use is concentrated. Credit: Athar Parzaiv/IPS Opinion by Philippe Benoit, Kaushik Deb Wednesday, March 13, 2024 Inter Press Service To date, one of the preferred options has involved the substitution of solid […]

Inclusive & Sustainable Businesses Set New Pathways for Sri Lanka

Opinion by Marta Perez Cuso, Yihan Zhao (bangkok, thailand) Friday, February 02, 2024 Inter Press Service BANGKOK, Thailand, Feb 02 (IPS) – Selyn, a women-led handloom business, offers flexible employment and valuable income opportunities to about 1,000 women artisans and persons from marginalized groups in rural Sri Lanka. Selyn develops and exports high-value craft products in […]

Poverty and Inequality Mark Rural Life in Latin America

by Humberto Marquez (caracas) Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Inter Press Service CARACAS, Jan 31 (IPS) – Rural life in Latin America and the Caribbean continues to be marked by poverty and inequality compared to the towns and cities where the vast majority of the population lives. A new focus on rural life in the region could […]

Prospects for Commonwealth Countries, Addressing Gaps and Shaping Expectations for COP29

Opinion by Unnikrishnan Divakaran Nair, Nirupama Vinayan (london) Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Inter Press Service LONDON, Jan 31 (IPS) – The 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) marked a pivotal moment in the global efforts to combat climate change. Held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) with […]

New Era: Unlocking Africas Agriculture Potential Through CGIAR TAAT Model

Transforming food systems is key to solving food insecurity on the African continent. A powerful and unified effort is needed to ensure food systems are transformed to be robust enough to support the population. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPS by Joyce Chimbi (nairobi) Tuesday, January 16, 2024 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Jan 16 (IPS) – As hunger and […]

Peru’s Andean Peoples ‘Revive’ Water that the Climate Crisis Is Taking From Them

Juana María Quispe, a small farmer from the community of Sachac in the Andes highlands of the Peruvian department of Cuzco, is thrilled to see water flowing through a hose from the natural springs that have been revived through community work by building rustic dams, allowing the community’s 200 families to mitigate the drought caused […]

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