Wednesday , May 18th , 2022  

WHR Group, Inc. Named a Top Workplace for the Ninth Consecutive Year

MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For the ninth consecutive year, WHR Group, Inc. (WHR) was named a Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Top Workplaces surveys employee engagement and satisfaction at companies throughout the US. Awards are given to companies in different regions including the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, Rocky Mountains and the Pacific....

Africa Expected to Strongly Support Durban Call to Action on Child Labour

African Union Commission Department of Trade and Industry, head of industry Houssein Guedi highlighted how 92,2 million of the world’s children entrapped in child labour live in Africa, at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour in Durban. Credit: Lyse Comins/IPS By Lyse CominsDurban, May 17 2022 – Global goals to eradicate child labour will not be achieved without...

Dominica uplifting education sector, three new primary schools commissioned

Roseau, May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The government of Dominica commissioned three primary schools over the weekend. The Morne Jaune Primary School, Stevens Primary School, and Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary were reopened and now possess modern education technology, climate–resilient infrastructure, and an advanced learning environment. The reconstruction and rehabilitation of these...

Child Labour: No Quick End to Children Trapped in Tobacco Production

Children working on tobacco farms in Chipangali District in Eastern Province of Zambia. Credit: Brenda Chitindi          “Most major tobacco producing countries use child labour in tobacco growing. Almost no cigarette can be          guaranteed to be free from child labour.”                                         British...

When Saviours Are the Problem

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 2022 – Central bank policies have often worsened economic crises instead of resolving them. By raising interest rates in response to inflation, they often exacerbate, rather than mitigate business cycles and inflation. Neither gods nor maestros US Federal Reserve Bank chair Jerome Powell has admitted: “Whether we can...

Call to Invest ‘Serious Resources’ in Education, to Stem Tide of Child Labour

Significant investments from the international community will be needed to get free quality education for every child. Credit: Cecilia Russell/IPS By Cecilia RussellDurban, May 17 2022 – “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to eliminate child labour.” So said Dennis Sinyolo, Director of Education International’s African Regional Office in Accra, Ghana adapting...

Floods Drive Urban Solutions in Brazilian Metropolis

Pollution from urban sewage is visible in the Onça (jaguar, in Portuguese) River, near its mouth, seen here from the entrance bridge in the Ribeiro de Abreu neighborhood that suffers frequent flooding when it rains heavily in Belo Horizonte, capital of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, in southeastern Brazil. CREDIT: Mario Osava/IPS By Mario OsavaBELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, May 17 2022 – “We...

WWP Beauty Launches New Sustainable Service Program During Cosmoprof Bologna

Los Angeles, CA, May 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (Los Angeles, CA) – WWP Beauty, a world–class full–service supplier to the global beauty industry, launched a new, sustainable service program at the 2022 Cosmopack Bologna show called "Beauty with Purpose'. This program supports the company's larger sustainability missions such as Carbon Neutrality, Zero Waste,...

It’s Time To Globalise Compassion, Says Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi addresses the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour. Despite setbacks, he is optimistic that child labour can be abolished. Credit: Cecilia Russell/IPS By Fawzia MoodleyDurban, May 16 2022 – A mere 35 billion US dollars per annum – equivalent to 10 days of military spending – would ensure all children in all countries benefit from social...

No Climate Transition Without Securing Land Rights

The 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), is taking place in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire, from 9 to 20 May 2022. The theme: “Land, Life. Legacy: From scarcity to prosperity.” “We are faced with a crucial choice,” Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told participants: “We can either reap the benefits of land...