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Inequality

Contents Our activity and impact in 2021 Print publications and our website Campaining activities and evens Future plans and projects Our activity and impact in 2021 As the year 2021 began, the need for sharing global resources was unprecedented. Acute food insecurity had soared to a five-year high, while...
To bring about a 'Great Leap' scenario, it is necessary to address the fundamental inequalities that are the root cause of the ecological crisis, writes Paul Virgo for IPS news. In 1972 the Club of Rome alerted the world to the harm human economic systems were doing to the health of our planet in its seminal, best-...
Human rights advocates could be more active in using human rights tools to transform economic thought and practice, particularly in holding private and public economic actors accountable for their actions. From a human rights perspective, economics is failing us. Inequalities are growing; we are consuming more than...
50 years ago, the report ‘The Limits of Growth’ was published — and its scenarios turned out surprisingly accurate. But we can still change course, writes Jayati Ghosh for International Politics and Society. In 1972, the United Nations held its first-ever environmental summit in Stockholm. In the run-up to the event...
Change will come, and can only come from committed people mobilizing in common cause as a powerful social movement, writes David Korten. In his message launching the most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on April 4, 2022, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres offered the following ...
Companies at the centre of the global grain trade have enjoyed a record bonanza amid soaring food prices around the world, raising concerns of profiteering and speculation in global food markets that could put staples beyond the reach of the poorest, and prompting calls for a windfall tax. The world’s top four grain...
Millions of lives are at stake and the world’s most vulnerable do not have the luxury of time, write Abdulla Shahid and Gabriel Ferrero de Loma-Osorio. As parents and global citizens, we are very worried about the cost-of-living crisis that the world is facing – the worst in over a generation. The interlinked shocks...
Vizija ekonomije delitve je v zadnjih letih prevzela domišljijo javnosti, toda kaj ta vizija pomeni v povezavi s prepletajočimi se svetovnimi krizami? V tej knjigi Mohamed Sofiane Mesbahi trdi, da bi morala biti ideja o medsebojni delitvi virov vedno usmerjena k našim vladam, zlasti kot odgovor na tragedijo...
The World Trade Organization's 12th Ministerial Conference ended with an agreement on patent rights that campaigners said would do virtually nothing to address vast global inequities in coronavirus vaccine and treatment access, a failure they attributed to relentless obstruction by rich countries and the...
The number of people affected by hunger globally rose to as many as 828 million in 2021, according to a new UN report that provides fresh evidence that the world is moving in reverse, away from the Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms, by 2030, when the SDGs...
Tens of thousands of people joined the Mass Poor People's and Low-Wage Workers' Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls on June 18. By Eleanor J. Bader for Common Dreams. After her niece, a low-income mother of three, was murdered several years ago, Wel'ega Ma'Shak of Galt, California, joined Missing...
Only about half the funds required are being provided by rich countries, according to a report by Oxfam. The funding needed by UN climate disaster appeals has soared by more than 800% in 20 years as global heating takes hold. But only about half of it is being met by rich countries, according to a new report by...
How long can billionaires continue to amass wealth while the world's poorest struggle to buy food? By Paul Rogers for Common Dreams. While it has long been blatantly obvious that the global economic model is not working for all, the rate of accumulation of wealth by a small minority is now breathtaking – if not...
The four-month-old Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has triggered a hefty increase in military spending among Western nations and a rise in humanitarian and military assistance to the beleaguered country, is now threatening to undermine the flow of Official Development Assistance (ODA) to the world’s poorer nations...
As the cost of essential goods rises faster than it has in decades, billionaires in the food and energy sectors are increasing their fortunes by $1 billion every two days, according to Oxfam. For every new billionaire created during the pandemic — one every 30 hours — nearly a million people could be...