Barbados Prime Minister Motley calls for overhaul of unfair, outdated global finance system — Global Issues

During her speech, Ms. Motley spoke extensively about the need to reform the ageing global financial architecture to better reflect today’s realities, for instance making it easier for climate-stricken countries to access capital. Indeed, the Bretton Woods Agreement that gave rise to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund…

Closing gender pay gaps is more important than ever — Global Issues

While individual characteristics such as education, working time, occupational segregation, skills, or experience explain part of the gender pay gap, ILO says that a large part is due to discrimination based on one’s gender or sex. Further building on the UN’s commitment against all forms of discrimination, including that against…

Sharing indigenous knowledge with tourists — Global Issues

Indigenous entrepreneur Celestina Ábalos runs a tourism business in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Quebrada de Humahuaca in Jujuy province, northern Argentina, sharing her community’s culture and knowledge of medicinal herbs. “I am a child of Pachamama, Mother Earth. Earth is everything to us. It is life. We cannot…

Young Jordanians innovate to tackle food insecurity — Global Issues

Jordanians are dealing with multiple overlapping challenges including slow economic growth, high youth unemployment, water scarcity and increased cost of living. With 63 per cent of its population under the age of 30, Jordan has one of the youngest populations in the world, and youth engagement and mobilization is crucial…

Young workers have been hit hardest by COVID fallout, says UN labour agency — Global Issues

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), the pandemic has caused many additional problems for 15 to 24-year-olds who’ve experienced “much higher” unemployment losses than older workers since the global health emergency was declared in early 2020. Young women have struggled more than their male counterparts to find work, while…

UN trade body calls for halting cryptocurrency rise in developing countries — Global Issues

Although private digital currencies have rewarded some individuals and institutions, they are an unstable financial asset that can bring social risks and costs, the agency warned.  UNCTADsaid their benefits to some are overshadowed by the threats they pose to financial stability, domestic resource mobilization, and the security of monetary systems. …

More lifesaving grain shipments authorized to leave Ukraine — Global Issues

The Joint Coordination Centre (JCC) which is managing the Black Sea Grain Initiative, agreed between the UN, Ukraine, Russia and Türkiye, has authorized the departure of three vessels – two from the port of Chornomorsk and one from Odesa, carrying a total of 58,041 tons of corn through the designated…

10 projects that will change lives of women and girls — Global Issues

The challenge was financed by UNFPA’s Equalizer Accelerator Fund, and implemented in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the International Trade Centre. Entrants were given the incentive of a cash prize which would allow them to expand their ideas from the test stage, to…