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There are now 1,826 billionaires in the world (as the gap between rich and poor widens further)
181 new members joined billionaire club in the past year, while 1 in 9 people in the planet don’t have enough to eat.
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Opinion: An opportunity to rid the world of poverty is on the horizon
A concerted push for global development, the Millennium Development Goals, will wrap up next year. The UN is meeting today to discuss what comes next – inequality and climate change must be on the agenda this time.
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Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger
Everyday items such as cereals, yoghurts and ice cream have a hefty climate footprint. A quarter of all emissions are coming from the food system and these emissions are growing as demand for food rises.
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Column: This Easter, think of those who made your chocolate eggs and bunnies
Irish people are now spending more on chocolate per head of population than any other country in the world, but what do we know about where the chocolate we eat comes from, asks Jim Clarken.
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Column: More power for women will benefit everyone
Significant advances in the fight against poverty and hunger – as well as a reduction in gender-based violence – could be achieved by giving more power to women, writes Jim Clarken.
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Column: IMF leader selection is not democratic and, frankly, a sham
Oxfam Ireland’s Chief Executive Jim Clarken argues that the appointment of an IMF head is pre-ordained – and excludes developing countries and rising powers.