Pandemic Prompts Rise in Poverty to Levels Unprecedented in Recent Decades and Sharply Affects Inequality and Employment | Press Release | Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
In a new annual report, ECLAC estimates that the total number of poor people rose to 209 million by the end of 2020, which is 22 million more people than in the previous year. In addition, it calls for creating a new welfare state.
UN rights chief: Reparations needed for people facing racism
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief, in a landmark report launched after the killing of George Floyd in the United States, is urging countries worldwide to do more to help end discrimination, violence and systemic racism against people of African descent and “make amends” to them — including through reparations.
The number of twins in the world is the highest it has ever been | New Scientist
The rising use of IVF, families having children later in life and medical advances are all contributing to growing numbers of twins being born and surviving – but the rate of twin births may now be at its peak