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Customised, blended post-Covid-19 learning urgently needed

May 25 2020 (IPS) – Many well-meaning education benefactors and commentators in South Africa have expressed that in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic online self-guided learning could solve some of the current teaching problems and address the educational backlog. What learners need, the reasoning goes, is to get free internet access to educational support materials on offer online. Read More »

Decisive, collective action must to fight Covid-19: WB, IMF

1. The Development Committee met virtually on Friday, April 17, 2020. 2. Our meeting occurred at a time of unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its devastating effects are being felt across the globe as the human and economic toll continues to rise. We express our sympathy to those affected and offer our support and solidarity to those working ... Read More »

Global Green New Deal needed to deliver on 2030 Agenda

Geneva, Sep (Kanaga Raja) – A Global Green New Deal is needed to reverse the polarization of income within and across countries, create a stable financial system that serves the productive economy, mitigate the threats and seize the opportunities associated with new technologies, and undertake massive investments in clean energy, transportation and food systems. Read More »

Decade of action needed to protect indigenous languages

Geneva, (Kanaga Raja) – Human rights experts at the United Nations have called for a decade of action to protect and promote the use of indigenous languages, many of which have now become endangered. This call came on the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples which is commemorated on 9 August. Read More »

Support Needed to Tackle ICC Shortcomings: HRW

Court Faces Internal, External Challenges on 21st Anniversary New York – Member countries of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should renew their commitment on International Justice Day, July 17, 2019, to defend and strengthen this important justice institution, Human Right Watch said today. On July 17, 1998, 120 countries adopted the Rome Statute creating the ICC. Read More »

Mobilisation needed for climate-related disasters

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UN, Jun 5 2019 (IPS) – Climate-related displacement and food insecurity is not a future possibility, but it is already happening and it’s only projected to worsen without urgent action in coming years. Yesterday, ahead of World Environment Day, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) sounded the alarm on the growing impacts of drought in Somalia. “UNHCR ... Read More »

Skilled manpower needed in digital economy era: Speakers

Dhaka, Apr 20 (UNB)- Bangladesh needs skilled manpower possessing technology-based knowledge in the digital economic era, speakers told a seminar on Saturday. They noted that the youths will have to gain technical skills to compete with digital economy of the industrial revolution.  The observations came at ‘Digital Economy, Fourth Industrial Revolution and Big Data: Impact on Bangladesh Economy’ seminar, organised ... Read More »

Urgent steps’ needed to save Australia’s biggest river system

The viability of a key river that feeds into Australia’s biggest water system is under threat if poor conditions that killed millions of fish are not improved within six months. The scientists warned today. The management of the Murray-Darling River system, which stretches thousands of kilometres across several states and supplies Australia’s food bowl, has been under close scrutiny following ... Read More »