Why Covid-19 Choices Are Critical for Children — Global Issues

Children eating lunch in the João Baptista Cáffaro School cafetería. Itaboraí, Brazil, 45 km from Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Mario Osava/IPS Opinion by Jo Becker (new york) Friday, April 24, 2020 Inter Press Service Jo Becker is the children’s rights advocacy director at Human Rights Watch NEW YORK, Apr 24 (IPS) – Children may escape […]

Global alliance formed to take on Covid-19

An international coalition of hundreds of organisations, scientists and philanthropists has announced its intention to “ignite a global movement to help accelerate an end to the Covid-19 pandemic” and enhance preparedness to stop future pandemics. The Pandemic Action Network (Pan) said it will seek policy changes and increased support and resources to ensure countries are […]

Kerala Covid-19 Response Model for Emulation — Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury (sydney and kuala lumpur) Thursday, April 09, 2020 Inter Press Service Anis ChowdhuryMany governments of developing, especially poor countries are unsure what to do, fearing the likely economic consequences of the ‘lockdowns’ increasingly adopted by Western economies. Indeed, lockdowns may shut down businesses relying on daily turnover and […]

Improving Development Impact — Global Issues

Getting the measure of water in a southern Indian village. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS. Opinion by Daud Khan (rome) Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Inter Press Service ROME, Mar 24 (IPS) – Most developing countries have good policies, programmes and projects in place. Many of these have been prepared with assistance from development partners or international financing […]

Trump’s Florida sanctuary becomes a gilded petri dish for a global disease

At least three people who visited Mar-a-Lago in the past 10 days have tested positive for the deadly virus, and were spotted in photographs with the president and other club members. A top Brazilian official, Ambassador to the U.S. Nestor Forster, who was seated with the president at a Saturday night dinner at the club, […]

Ten Reasons Why You Ought Not to Panic — Global Issues

Colorised scanning electron micrograph of MERS virus particles (yellow) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (blue). Credit: NIAID by Ignacio Lopez Goni Saturday, March 07, 2020 Inter Press Service Ignacio López-Goñi is microbiologist and works in University of Navarra (Spain) Mar 07 (IPS) – Regardless of whether we classify […]

No Country On track to Ensuring a Better Future for its Children — Global Issues

Climate change, ecological degradation, migrating populations, conflict, pervasive inequalities, and predatory commercial practices threaten the health and future of children in every country, a new report states. Credit:Tess Bacalla/IPS by Samira Sadeque (united nations) Friday, February 21, 2020 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (IPS) – There is no country that is on the […]