Archive for October 5th, 2021

05/10/2021

Stop New Washington Putsch

Human Wrongs Watch

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 5 2021 (IPS)* – As finance ministers and central bank governors gather next week for the IMF-World Bank annual meetings in the US capital, the first shots of a new putsch against multilateralism have been fired. The target: Kristalina Georgieva, Fund Managing Director (MD) since 2019.

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Jomo Kwame Sundaram

Georgieva’s sins
She has tried to enhance multilateral coherence by aligning the Fund with the United Nations, as envisaged by then US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Like predecessor Christine Lagarde, the former Bank environmental economist is committed to the Sustainable Development Goals and addressing global warming.

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05/10/2021

“What Exactly Happens Between the Farm and the Table?”

Human Wrongs Watch

How eco-labelling can drive consumer decision-making

viki-mohamad-tWXH_zGJrPo-unsplashUnsplash/Viki Mohmad / 04 Oct 2021

5 October 2021 (UNEP)* — Each year, 17 per cent of total global food available at retail may be wasted, including 11 per cent at the household level, says the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP’s) Food Waste Index Report 2021.

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05/10/2021

The World Is Now Facing ‘Unprecedented Catastrophic Levels of Acute Food Insecurity‘

Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)*The world currently faces unprecedented catastrophic levels of acute food insecurity, according to UN agencies, and around $6.6 billion is needed urgently, to support 41 million in danger of sliding into famine.

WFP/Simon Pierre Diouf | Thousands of displaced women in Nigeria suffering from hunger and food insecurity rely on the UN to survive.
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To ramp up support, the United Nations on 4 October 2021 convened a high-level event, calling for international action, before it is too late.
05/10/2021

Pandemic Impact ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ after Years of Neglecting Child Mental Health

(UN News)* — COVID-19 has taken a toll on the mental health of children and young people, and impacts could be felt for many years to come, UN children’s agency, UNICEF, on 5 October 2021 warned.

© UNICEF/Alissa Everett | A young boy wears a face mask as he walks through Mathare, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya.

Even before the crisis, children and youth were already carrying the burden of mental health conditions and without significant investment in addressing them, according to the latest edition of its flagship report, the State of the World’s Children.

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