BRICS Parliamentary Forum Seeks to Strengthen Multilateralism for Global Security

By Tajul Islam* DHAKA | 12 July 2024 (IDN) — The 10th BRICS Parliamentary Forum convened in St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 11 and 12, 2024, under the theme “The Role of Parliaments in Strengthening Multilateralism for Equitable Global Development and Security.” This year’s plenary session focused on “The BRICS Parliamentary Dimension: Prospects for Strengthening […]

Uruguay Can Propel Relations between South America and China

By Ignacio Bartesaghi* This article was issued by Dialogue Earth and is being republished under the Creattive Commons license. MONTEVIDEO | 5 July 2024 (IDN) — Since the transformations that took place in China in the 1970s, which led to the so-called “economic miracle” that saw millions of Chinese people lifted out of poverty, the […]

Global South Leaders Call for Equitable Economy and Renewed Multilateralism

By Jaya Ramachandran GENEVA | 20 June 2024 (IDN) — Over 1,100 participants from 152 countries convened in Geneva for the three-day Global Leaders Forum to mark 60 years of UNCTAD, under the theme “Charting a new development course in a changing world”. Discussions focussed on shaping a vision for inclusive prosperity amidst global crises, […]

The International Trade Framework and Recurring Food Crises

By Ranja Sengupta* The writer works as Senior Researcher and Coordinator of the Trade Programme of Third World Network (TWN) PENANG, Malaysia | 19 June 2024 (IDN) — The early stretch of the twenty-first century has been partly defined by recurring food crises, food price volatility, and uncertainty over agricultural production and distribution. Much of […]

Sri Lanka: Between Gratefulness to Iran and Reservations of a Community

By Kalinga Seneviratne ALIKOTA ARA, Wellawaya, Sri Lanka | 2 May 2024 (IDN) — Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi made a one-day visit to Sri Lanka on 24 April amid tight security to declare open an Iran-assisted mega power and agricultural development project that would provide power to the national grid and water to farmers in […]

Interfaith Organisations Urge Tripling the Size of Funds for Low-Income Countries

By Devendra Kamarajan NAIROBI | 27 April 2024 (IDN) — People living in Sub-Saharan Africa have high aspirations for themselves, their families, and the next generations. At the International Development Association (IDA) for Africa Heads of State Summit on 29 April, African governments, civil society, and youth will take the stage to voice their ambitions […]

S. Korea and India Hold Consultations on Disarmament, Nonproliferation

By Yi Wonju SEOUL | 26 April 2024 (IDN | Yonhap) — South Korea and India held consultations on disarmament to discuss ways to address North Korea’s growing military threats and other emerging security challenges, the foreign ministry said. The fourth “ROK-India Dialogue on Disarmament and Non-proliferation,” led by Youn Jong-kwon, director-general for nonproliferation and […]

New South-South Health Cooperation Initiative Launched Linking Africa and the Caribbean

By WHO Joint Press Release BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS, GENEVA | 19 December 2023 (IDN) — The Health Development Partnership for Africa and the Caribbean (HeDPAC), a new initiative to strengthen South-South health cooperation between Africa and the Caribbean, was launched today. The initiative stems from the recognition that the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic fell most […]

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