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  • The world faces a pandemic of human rights abuses in the wake of Covid-19 | António Guterres February 22, 2021
    The virus has been used as a pretext in many countries to crush dissent, criminalise freedoms and silence reportingAntónio Guterres is secretary general of the United NationsFrom the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic almost one year ago, it was clear that our world faced far more than a public health emergency. The biggest international crisis […]
    António Guterres
  • Nightlife meets wildlife: the albums mixing birdsong and techno beats February 12, 2021
    A Bogotà nightclub has used the sounds of animals and birds in the Colombian capital to make a new kind of dance trackStuck inside and unable to hit the dancefloor, many of the regulars at the electronic dance nights at Bogotá’s popular nightclub Kaputt found themselves missing the clubbing community when they were forced into […]
    Jo Griffin
  • Decades of progress on extreme poverty now in reverse due to Covid February 3, 2021
    Analysis: The pandemic, combined with the climate crisis and crippling debt burdens, has led to an ‘unprecedented increase’ in poverty, experts warnOpinion: Rishi Sunak is paying Covid bills off the backs of the poor. It shames our country | Gordon BrownTwo decades of progress in the reduction of extreme poverty, the elimination of which is […]
    Peter Beaumont
  • Homelessness is rising, but it is neither inevitable nor unstoppable December 10, 2020
    During the pandemic, 30 organisations in 20 countries have gathered testimony from homeless people demanding actionAt least 150 million people are homeless, the UN estimates – more than the combined populations of the UK and France. Homeless people, in affluent and less affluent countries alike, describe being abandoned by governments on the one hand and […]
    Leilani Farha and Juha Kaakinen
  • Ending world hunger by 2030 would cost $330bn, study finds October 13, 2020
    Research suggests that by targeting enhanced aid money more effectively and with greater innovation, a solution is possibleEnding hunger by 2030 would come with a price tag of $330bn (£253bn), according to a study backed by the German government.Research groups compiled data from 23 countries and found international donors would need to add another $14bn […]
    Kaamil Ahmed

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