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Smallholder Farmers Are Key to CGIAR Response to Hunger Crisis

Dr Ismahane Elouafi looks at cassava plantlets “grown in boxes” in a mass propagation facility in IITA, Ibadan. Credit: IITA By Guy DinmoreBANGKOK , Feb 19 2024 – Dr Ismahane Elouafi has her work cut out. As the new executive managing director of CGIAR, a global network of agricultural research centers, her mandate, simply put, is to tackle the world’s most severe hunger crisis in modern...

Making Chile’s Economy More Dynamic, Greener, and Inclusive

By Luiza Antoun de Almeida, Si Guo and Andrea SchaechterWASHINGTON DC, Feb 19 2024 – Chile’s economy is at a crossroads. Strong policies have successfully brought down high inflation and reduced the large current account deficit that emerged during the pandemic. Increases in social benefits have provided some relief in response to discontent over inequality. However, investment and growth...

Imperialism, Globalisation and Its Discontents*

By Jomo Kwame SundaramKATHMANDU, Nepal, Feb 19 2024 – Imperialism continues to dominate the world. Globalisation is losing to some of its anti-theses, but imperialism still rules, increasingly by law, albeit in changing even contradictory ways. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Hence, we live in challenging times. It is often difficult to see the main challenges we face as there seem to be so many. Also,...

Inequality Also Afflicts Clean Energy in Latin America

The state-owned Punta Prieta thermoelectric plant generates much of the electricity in La Paz, in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California Sur, with high economic and air pollution costs. In this and other vulnerable territories in Latin America, access to clean energy is part of the inequality they experience. CREDIT: Emilio Godoy / IPS By Emilio GodoyLA PAZ, Mexico , Feb 19 2024 –...

Apparel Group’s ALDO Launches 2024 Ramadan Campaign Featuring Superstar Myriam Fares

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — International leader in fashion footwear and accessories, ALDO, an esteemed brand under the Apparel Group umbrella, launches its annual Ramadan 2024 Collection campaign, featuring Middle Eastern singer, actress and superstar, Myriam Fares (@myriamfares). This year’s campaign, titled “Everyone’s Invited,”...

علامة ألدو التابعة لمجموعة أباريل تتعاون مع النجمة العربية ميريام فارس في حملة رمضان 2024

دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة, Feb. 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ألدو، العلامة الرائدة عالميا...

Forced Migration Grows, Justice Withers, Say Activists at World Social Forum

“Governments are not motivated to fix migrants’ issues because the money they send home keeps their economies running” Credit: Shutterstock By Marty LoganKATHMANDU, Feb 19 2024 – As involuntary migration rises around the world, partly in response to the impacts of climate change, justice for those leaving their homes and families to earn a living is largely missing, said activists...

South Africa vs Israel: ICJ Declines SA’s New Application But Says Israel Duty Bound to Protect Civilians

The International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the UN, holds public hearings on the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by South Africa in the case South Africa v. Israel on 11 and 12, 2024, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of the Court. Credit: ICJ By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, Feb 18 2024 – The International Court of Justice has declined...

South Africa vs Israel: ICJ Reclines SA’s New Application But Says Israel Duty Bound to Protect Civilians

The International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the UN, holds public hearings on the request for the indication of provisional measures submitted by South Africa in the case South Africa v. Israel on 11 and 12, 2024, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of the Court. Credit: ICJ By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, Feb 18 2024 – The International Court of Justice has declined...

Another World Seen Through the Lenses of Gender and Sexuality

On a white canvas, people were painting different structures, objects and creatures in a range of colours. Kavita Sada Musahar’s creation was on its way to becoming a painting — with houses, humans, birds, trees and rivers — and a bright red heart. “I painted a heart,” said the young activist at the World Social […]