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Clean Energy Alone Won’t Uplift Impoverished Nations — We Must Invest in People

Dec 02 (IPS) – Last month, at the COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow, a consortium of philanthropies, led by The Rockefeller Foundation, announced a massive program to fund renewable electricity projects for impoverished people in developing countries.

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Building a Disability-Friendly Workplace: Why Includability Matters

BENGALURU, India, Dec 02 (IPS) – In her famous speech ‘The Danger of a Single Story’, Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie warns us against a singular narrative of a person—a stereotype. This, Adichie asserts, is not because stereotypes are untrue, but because they are incomplete—“They make one story become the only story.” This is true in all walks of life, including in our interactions with people with disabilities at workplaces.

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Volunteerism: Central to the Creation of a New Social Contract

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Dec 02 (IPS) – The International Volunteer Day, on December 5, is not just one of the many internationally observed days that the United Nations commemorates annually.

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Emergency aid needs set to rise by 17% to assist 274 million, UN humanitarians warn

A total of 274 million people worldwide will need emergency aid and protection in 2022, a 17 per cent increase compared with this year, UN humanitarians said on Thursday. 

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WFP appeals for greater support for Afghanistan as hunger increases

With millions in Afghanistan facing starvation as winter arrives, the World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday urged countries to put politics aside and step up support to avert a potential catastrophe. 

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Trolls join UN campaign for healthier eating, sustainable living

The colourful characters from the Trolls movie franchise, are encouraging their fans to become food heroes through eating healthier, and reducing food waste. 

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Burkina Faso facing ‘multitude of challenges’ – human rights chief Bachelet

Concluding a four-day to visit Burkina Faso, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the country faces “a multitude of challenges with severe impacts on a wide range of human rights of its people”.

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Call It Old, Contemporary, Modern or Whatever: It Is Slavery

MADRID, Dec 01 (IPS) – No matter what it is called — it is the abhorrent daily life of a billion enslaved humans.  The real number of “modern” slaves is understandably unknown. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that more than 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery.

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