As Climate Crisis Worsens & Poverty Rises, UN Appears Off-Track on Development Agenda

As Climate Crisis Worsens & Poverty Rises, UN Appears Off-Track on Development Agenda
Thalif Deen
The two key goals in the UN’s development agenda are the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger by 2030. But most of the world’s developing nations, currently fighting a losing battle against rising poverty and hunger -and suffering from the devastating impact of climate change– are likely … MORE > > When the Search for Jobs Ends in Slavery
Wambi Michael
In 2017, Zubedah Nakitende’s electronics shop was robbed with thieves taking her entire stock. But she had heard from a colleague about lucrative jobs in Jordan and decided to take on work as a domestic helper, earning an income of 740 dollars a month. “I was desperate, I had debts. So I said … MORE > > How a Bangladesh Non Profit for Leprosy Made its Members Completely Self-Sufficient
Stella Paul
The 20th International Leprosy Congress just wrapped up in Manila, Philippines last week. Alongside policy makers, diplomats, medical researchers, doctors, donors and academics, several Hansen’s disease-affected people’s organisations also participated in the 3-day congress that was co-sponsored by … MORE > > Petition and Critics of Khashoggi Killing Heap Pressure on U.N.-Saudi Event
James Reinl
The United Nations faces growing public opposition to an event it is co-hosting with a Saudi Arabian charity only days before the anniversary of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. On Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a watchdog, joined the campaign to scrap the Sept. 23 … MORE > > Developing Economies’ Subordinate Financialization
Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Michael Lim Mah Hui
Rapid financial globalization is due not only to financial innovations, but also to choices made by national policymakers, often with naïve expectations, trusting promoters’ promises of steady net inflows of financial resources. Rapid financialization has involved fund or asset investment … MORE > >