Myanmar: Heroes and Villains

By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 23 2021 – Myanmar’s State Counsellor was recently deposed and arrested along with other leaders of her ruling party – National League for Democracy (NLD). The Leader of Tatmadaw, the Military, Min ...

Natural Enemies: How Mango Farmers are Tackling an Invasive Fruit Fly Pest

Mango farmers Susan and Batsirai Zinoro from Mutoko District, Zimbabwe are using Integrated Pest Management methods to control a fruit fly pest. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Feb 23 2021 – Every harvest ...

How Technology Can Promote Multilingualism & How it Cannot

At a 2018 joint meeting of the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and its Economic and Social Committee, a robot named Sophia had an interactive session with Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed. Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elias By ...

Cuba Prioritises Sustainable Water Management in the Face of Climate Challenges

High-density polyethylene pipe is laid on a street in the Cuban capital, where the Aguas de La Habana water company is upgrading the water supply networks in the municipality of Centro Habana. CREDIT: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS By Luis BrizuelaHAVANA, ...

Developing Countries Struggling To Cope With COVID-19

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 2021 – The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is adversely impacting most developing countries disproportionately, especially the United Nations’ least developed countries ...

Sustainable Energy Key to COVID-19 Recovery in Asia and the Pacific

By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Feb 22 2021 – The past year is one that few of us will forget. While the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have played out unevenly across Asia and the Pacific, the region has been spared ...

The Boon and Bane of LDC Graduation: The Bangladesh Experience

By Iftekhar Ahmed ChowdhurySINGAPORE, Feb 22 2021 – Bangladeshis at the present time share a modicum of justifiable pride in the fact that the world merits this country worth watching in terms of its economic potentials. To my mind , ...

Coup in Spain, Yesterday and Today

Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Tejero, moments after breaking into the Chamber of Deputies, on the afternoon of February 23, 1981, which began a coup in Spain, with the seizure of Parliament and armed uprisings in several cities. Its failure ended ...

A Moral Obligation to Protect the Planet

By Ramu DamodaranUNITED NATIONS, Feb 22 2021 – Legends are the lodestars of history, the marriage of Sir Dorabji Tata with Meherbai on Valentine’s Day of 1898 among the most lyrical of them. Two years later, he gifted her the Jubilee ...

Is This The End of Myanmar’s Quasi-Democracy?

By Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Feb 22 2021 – On February 1st, 2021 the military of Myanmar overthrew the country’s democratic government in a coup d’etat followed by arresting more than 40 government officials including Aung San ...