ADB:Emerging Asia's $23.2 Trillion Answer to Economic Shocks: Local Currency Bond Markets

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These charts illustrate how local currency bond markets can be a powerful tool to stabilize currencies and economies during crises such as the pandemic and global shocks.By Cheonkoo Kim, Donghyun Park, Jungsoo Park, Shu Tian

The Asia Foundation and Stanford HAI Announce “AI Perspectives from Asia” Program

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San Francisco, November 6, 2023 — The collaboration will produce research, offer educational training, and host convenings to support policymakers and civil society in the Asia Pacific region as they harness AI’s potential and mitigate its harms.

VSO and FOOD INJUSTICE

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As we mark World Food Day, one statistic should be at the forefront of your mind. Currently one in ten people go to sleep hungry each day.

Fossil fuel producers ‘literally doubling down’, new UNEP report warns

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Contrary to pledges to cut fossil fuel production, government policies worldwide will add up to a doubling of production in 2030, a new report from the UN environment agency (UNEP) revealed on Wednesday.

CPJ: Journalist death toll climbs in Israel-Gaza war

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The Israel-Gaza war has become the deadliest month for journalists covering conflict since CPJ began documenting journalist fatalities in 1992.

MSF: In plain sight: the human cost of migration policies and violent practices at Greek sea borders

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Accounts of violence at Greece’s borders have proliferated in recent years, against a landscape in which medical and humanitarian assistance for people crossing into Greece by land and sea is limited or absent, and independent scrutiny of border management practices is non-existent.

BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHGTS RESOURCE CENTER: Webinar: Operationalizing the VPs through the lens of protecting the rights of women and other disadvantaged groups

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Join the VPI at this public webinar, where panellists will present the new IGT Companion Tool — Operationalizing the Voluntary Principles Through the Lens of Protecting and Respecting the Unique Needs and Rights of Women and other Disadvantaged Groups.

UN NEWS: Israel-Palestine crisis: UN humanitarians plead for ‘access, access, access’

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7 November 2023Peace and Security A month since Hamas militants killed 1,400 people in Israel, taking over 240 hostage, and as the Israeli offensive into Gaza continues which has led to thousands of civilian deaths, UN humanitarians on Tuesday issued a heartfelt appeal for access to the enclave.

IDS: Sussex Development LecturesWell-Being without growth? A new approach to combating global poverty

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9 November 2023 16:00–17:30 Institute of Development Studies IDS Convening Space and online on Zoom. The eradication of poverty has traditionally relied on growing the economy, combined with redistribution: GDP growth, in this approach, is essential to the fight against poverty, a condition for financing public services and social policies.

FORUM IDS: Join Global Volunteering Standard Support Workshops this Autumn

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The workshop is designed to guide your organisation towards strengthening its impact and provide practical tools and information to support your journey of continuous learning and improvement.

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