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Richest 1 pct of Americans responsible for inequalities: economist

Paris, France | Xinhua | The indebtedness of the poorest households in the United States was largely financed by the accumulation of savings of the rich, French economic researcher Frederic Cherbonnier said in an article published recently in newspaper Les Echos. The phenomenon locks the American economy in a vicious circle …

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UNESCO report says 40 pct of poorest countries unable to support disadvantaged learners during COVID-19 crisis

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | During the COVID-19 pandemic, about 40 percent of low and lower-middle income countries have not been able to support disadvantaged learners during temporary school shutdown, according to 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report published on Tuesday by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). …

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Climate crisis affecting quality of life and fueling discontent – Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The climate crisis, persistently high inequalities, rising levels of food insecurity and undernourishment, is affecting the quality of life in many societies and fueling discontent, according to the 2020 World Economic Situation Report. The economic experts behind the report have called for massive adjustments to …

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New inequalities threatening human development-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Inequalities around education, technology and climate change could trigger a new great divergence in society if left unchecked, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has cautioned in its 2019 edition of the Human Development Report. The report says that just as the gap in basic …

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