The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound implications for food security and nutrition. A number of overlapping and reinforcing dynamics have emerged such as disruptions to food supply chains; loss of income and livelihoods; a widening of inequality; disruptions to social protection programs; altered food environments; and uneven food prices in localized contexts.
Graft case: ACC challenges Ishraque’s acquittal
Dhaka, Jan 18 – The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday filed an appeal petition against a Dhaka court order that had acquitted BNP mayoral candidate of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Engineer Ishraque Hossain.
COVID-19: challenges, Dilemmas and Initiatives
Dr. Sinha MA Sayeed Creations, destructions and reformations in various mood and modes have been going on unceasingly in the universes and the Sun being one of the members of such reality needs to be tolerant as usual. Therefore, Sun…
Virus delays early ice melt challenges Arctic science team
They prepared for icy cold and trained to be on the watch for polar bears, but a pandemic just wasn’t part of the program.
‘Sub-Saharan Africa faces grave hunger challenges in 2020’
31 December 2019 -At the dawn of the next decade, a new World Food Programme (WFP) forecast of global hunger hotspots has revealed that escalating hunger will challenge sub-Saharan Africa in the first half of 2020.
‘Govts, Internet cos fail to meet challenges of online hate’
The UN’s monitor for freedom of expression has called on governments and companies to move away from “standardless policies and inconsistent enforcement” and to align their laws and practices against ‘hate speech’ with international human rights law.
Khaleda challenges new makeshift court in Keraniganj
Dhaka, May 26 – BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has filed a petition challenging the legality of the government’s move to shift trial against her in the Niko graft case to the central jail in Keraniganj from the now defunct jailhouse…
UN chief outlines ‘intertwined challenges’ of climate change
Visiting Fiji for the first time as Secretary-General, António Guterres outlined two “fundamental challenges” facing leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum on Tuesday, namely climate change and the world’s rising ocean, which threatens to submerge low-lying nations. “The Pacific region…
Civil Society seeks ‘togetherness’ against challenges
By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UN, Apr 16 2019 (IPS) – Increasingly facing restrictions and assault, civil society from around the world have come together to celebrate and promote people power. Organised by CIVICUS, International Civil Society Week (ICSW) brought together civil…
SDGs and Bangladesh: Progress, challenges, missing links
‘Despite various challenges Bangladesh is on track to achieve Sustainable Development Goals’, a recent government report claims. The report titled Sustainable Development Goals: Bangladesh Progress Report 2018 says, Bangladesh is performing well in various aspects including poverty reduction, gender equality,…
Climate change: Complex challenges for agriculture
The unusually hot summer of 2018 showed that climate change affects a central part of our lives: agriculture. The severe drought in Liechtenstein led to large losses in the hay harvest.
Writ challenges election in Dhaka – 8 constituency
Dhaka, Jan – 1 – A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Tuesday seeking cancellation of the December 30 election result of the Dhaka-8 constituency.
Rapid urbanisation pose challenges: Worldwatch
Washington, D.C.-The world’s urban population is expected to grow by 2.6 billion people between 2011 and 2050, bringing the total number of urbanites to 6.3 billion, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online…