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  • Barilla Foundation Report Highlights Need for Food Companies to Align with Sustainable Development Goals September 16, 2021
    In the backdrop of rising hunger, half of the world’s population living on unhealthy diets, a third of agricultural produce lost to postharvest events, and waste, poverty in farming communities, a pandemic that laid bare the vulnerability of food systems to external shocks and unsustainable food production, the Barilla Foundation for Food and Nutrition has […]
    Alison Kentish
  • COVID-19 Recovery Requires Justice Beyond Rhetoric September 16, 2021
    Policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have exacerbated rather than reduced global inequalities. On the one hand, the net wealth of billionaires has risen to record levels since the outbreak of the pandemic (increasing by more than US$ 5 trillion to US$ 13.1 trillion from 2020 to 2021), on the other […]
    Jens Martens
  • UN Staffers Under Pandemic Restrictions, but Diplomats to Wine & Dine Unrestrained September 16, 2021
    When hundreds of delegates and diplomats arrive in New York city next week for the new 76th session of the UN General Assembly, they will be pinned down with pandemic restrictions in a city where Delta variant infections have been skyrocketing. Under strict mandatory restrictions that came into force September 13, no one, not even […]
    Thalif Deen
  • Even as IUCN Congress Closes, Conservation Debate Hots Up September 15, 2021
    One of the most hotly debated issues at the recently concluded IUCN Congress in Marseilles was about designating 30 percent of the planet’s land and water surface as protected areas by 2030. This so-called ‘30X30’ debate is expected to escalate at the UN biodiversity conference in China next April. Indigenous People groups say the conservation […]
    Manipadma Jena
  • White Privilege: What It Is, What It Means and Why Understanding It Matters September 15, 2021
    A prestigious, private school in Pretoria, South Africa, recently became a site of protest. Black learners and parents accused Cornwall Hill College of rejecting calls to make its whites-only board more representative of its diverse learner body. In response, a right wing South African youth group called Bittereinders (the Bitter Enders), held an anti-transformation protest.“Unhappy? […]
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  • We Stay and Deliver until the Light Shines September 15, 2021
    Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait
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  • The Covid-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia & the Pacific September 15, 2021
    A pre-pandemic report published by the International Labor Organization, ILO, the Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020, offered a sober analysis on the job market prospects for youth. “The labour force participation rate of young people (aged 15–24) has continued to decline. Between 1999 and 2019, despite the global youth population increasing from 1 billion […]
    Simone Galimberti
  • Southeast Asian Farmers Adapt, Insure against Growing Climate Risks September 14, 2021
    As incidents of drought and extreme rainfall increase, farmers in Southeast Asia are partnering with experts to develop targeted weather forecasts to work around the threats and, when adaptation becomes too costly, buy specially designed insurance to protect their livelihoods. Climate impacts are increasing. In 2016, for example, the impact of what is known as […]
    Marty Logan
  • As War Keeps Poisoning Humanity, Organizing Continues to Be the Antidote September 14, 2021
    Last weekend, U.S. corporate media continued a 20-year repetition compulsion to evade the central role of the USA in causing vast carnage and misery due to the so-called War on Terror. But millions of Americans fervently oppose the military-industrial complex and its extremely immoral nonstop warfare. CodePink and Massachusetts Peace Action hosted a national webinar […]
    Norman Solomon
  • Food Systems Summit’s Scientistic Threat September 14, 2021
    Timely interventions by civil society, including concerned scientists, have prevented many likely abuses of next week’s UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). The Secretary General (UNSG) must now prevent UN endorsement of what remains of its prime movers’ corporate agenda. Summit threat The narrative on food challenges has changed in recent years. Instead of the ‘right […]
    Jomo Kwame Sundaram
  • Commonwealth to Champion Climate-Vulnerable Small States at COP26 September 13, 2021
    The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland called for urgent action to ensure improved climate resilience of small states and promised to amplify the concerns of small and other vulnerable states around climate change at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow this November. During visit to The Bahamas this week, the Secretary-General said: […]
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  • Raise Retirement Ages September 13, 2021
    Raise retirement ages! That’s the simple, clear and unavoidable message that economics and demographics are sending to governments around the world. The rapidly rising costs of national pension systems are challenging the solvency and long-term sustainability of those retirement programs. The continuing aging of human populations with the relative size of work forces shrinking, growing […]
    Joseph Chamie
  • 9/11: The Turning Point September 13, 2021
    In September 2001, soon after the attack on the Twin Towers, the Bangladesh government issued a public announcement to contact the America & Pacific wing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the whereabouts of Bangladeshi residents. The director concerned was travelling from Barishal to Dhaka that evening; he remained ignorant of the horrible incident […]
    Shamsad Mortuza
  • A Milestone Anniversary Reiterates The Culture of Peace is a Movement, not a Revolution September 13, 2021
    Today, on 13 September 2021, the UN Declaration and Programme of Action adopted by the General Assembly in 1999 will be turning 22. You would recall that the 20th anniversary of The Culture of Peace of its adoption by the world’s highest multilateral body in 2019 was observed by the United Nations in an appropriate […]
    Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury
  • The Islamic Emirate, led by an Insurgent Group, Aims at Capturing a Coveted Seat at the UN September 13, 2021
    When the high-level segment of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly opens September 21, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is unlikely to occupy a much-coveted seat in the world body. But still, it is expected to eventually wind its way to the Assembly Hall, perhaps later this year or sometime next year– provided […]
    Thalif Deen
  • CommonSensing Project Builds Climate Resilience for Small Island Nations September 10, 2021
    The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) CommonSensing is led by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) through the United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT), which is working with selected partners including the Commonwealth Secretariat, to improve resilience to the effects of climate change in Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Vineil Narayan, […]
    Neena Bhandari
  • ECW Interviews Dubai Cares Ceo H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg September 10, 2021
    Building momentum to the RewirEd Summit, leading education advocate explores new ways to bridge the digital divide and respond to COVID-19.
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  • South-South & Triangular Cooperation to Help Achieve UN’s Development Goals September 10, 2021
    The 2021 high-level commemoration of the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, organized ahead of the opening of the seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly, provided an opportunity to discuss Southern solidarity in support of a more inclusive, resilient and sustainable future while effectively responding to the global COVID-19 crisis across the global […]
    Adel Abdellatif
  • Latin America’s Central Banks Push Climate Crisis to the Back Burner September 10, 2021
    Despite the impact that their policies have with regard to the climate emergency, Latin America’s central banks continue to avoid applying guidelines in measures that affect the operation of credit institutions, which distances them from compliance with the Paris Agreement on climate change. Ilan Zugman, director in Latin America of the international non-governmental organisation 350.org, […]
    Emilio Godoy
  • Caribbean Under Threat: Report Reveals Enormous Challenges for the Region September 9, 2021
    Less than halfway into the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Jamaica and its Caribbean neighbours were already tallying the costs of infrastructural damage and crop losses from the passage of three tropical storms – Elsa, Grace and Ida. And after a record-breaking 2020 season, the region is on tenterhooks as the season peaks. But while storm […]
    Zadie Neufville
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  • Research Report Sheds New Light on Economic Impacts of Tourism in Colombia June 20, 2016
    Bogota – Against the backdrop of the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Medellin, MasterCard released a new analysis of foreign tourist spending in Colombia based on research conducted in collaboration with the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University. The analysis reveals rare insights on the economic benefits of tourism, and the role […]
  • Uncovering New Insights For How Business ‘Knowhow’ Impacts Economic Growth January 20, 2016
    MasterCard data helps reveal how ‘knowhow’ moves around the world Cambridge, MA – A unique research collaboration between the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University and the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth is uncovering new insights on the dynamics of global business travel and its impact on economies. Through the first-ever MasterCard grant of […]
  • Inclusive Growth: Our Vision, the Symposium, and What's Next December 14, 2015
    Author: Alfredo Guerra Our vision on Inclusive GrowthInclusive Growth is broadly understood as output growth that is sustained over decades, that is broad-based across economic sectors, creates productive employment opportunities that a great majority of the country’s working age population can access, and reduces poverty. We believe Inclusive Growth is about increases in human productivity that […]
  • Re-Inventing the Corner Store November 9, 2015
    Q&A with Busi Radebe Busi is the founder of iShipa, technology that will allow small business owners in South Africa to keep track of their sales and inventory management information. What was your inspiration? When I started working on this project the focus was pretty much from a South African context, but when I looked […]
  • Geolocation-Based Public Information System November 9, 2015
    Q&A with Ashish Rana Ashish Rana is the software developer behind Qbila - a geolocation based public information platform that connects government organizations with people living in the region they are serving. What was your inspiration? It started when I was living in Delhi, near the place where the rape incident of December 16th happened […]
  • Visibility into Human Potential to Increase Diversity of Talent Markets November 9, 2015
    Q&A with Gretchen Phillips Gretchen Phillips is exploring the opportunity for tools and technologies to drive inclusive growth by creating more efficient, effective and diverse talent markets. She believes these tools will revolutionize talent markets by enabling companies to hire more productive employees in an objective, merit–based and cost effective manner. What inspired you to […]
  • Breaking Barriers to The Labor Market November 9, 2015
    Q&A with László Juhász Laszlo Juhasz leads the Budapest office of the Boston Consulting Group. The Integrom Program is a social experiment initiated by The Boston Consulting Group, bringing together the civil and corporate sector to build the missing bridge between Roma job seekers and the corporate labor market. What inspired you? We submitted the […]
  • Democratizing Incubation: Creating a Virtual Startup Ecosystem November 9, 2015
    Q&A with Stefanie Bauer Stefanie Bauer leads the Africa work of Intellecap's Business Consulting and Research team. She discusses her vision to build a virtual ecosystem that provides startups from across the world with capital, advice and networks. Why did you submit your proposal for the Symposium? We have been working on Startup Wave for […]
  • How Adding Mobile Subscribers Will Drive Inclusive Growth November 9, 2015
    Q&A with David Michael David Michael, Senior Advisor of the Boston Consulting Group and Professor of Practice at UC San Diego's Graduate School of Global Policy and Strategy, believes better policy objectives, further investment, and coordinated action by governments, technology providers and multilateral agencies can advance deployment of wider mobile access. What is the focus […]
  • Improving Savings by Reducing Investment Mistakes November 9, 2015
    Q&A with Ugo Panizza Ugo Panizza, Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, believes a process of financial education can have a large effect on the welfare of middle-class households in advanced economies. What was your inspiration? If you study economics, people keep asking you, 'How should I invest my money?' […]