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Healthcare, social security systems needed

 With all its tragedies, unprecedented complexities and uncertainties, the coronavirus pandemic should focus minds on the inadequacies in our healthcare and social security systems that need rectification at the earliest.…

Social security for all

The federal government has extended the restrictions imposed in the country till April 14. This decision was taken in the meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC). The NCC will…

Social security

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines 'social security' as "the principle or practice or a programme of public provision (as through social insurance or assistance) for the economic security and social…

Towards a new eco-social contract

At the recent UNFPA Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference, I had the honour of moderating a panel discussion on demographic diversity. The panel discussion delved into the complexities of developing new business…

Comprehensive security

Daunting challenges await the new governments as they get ready to assume the reins of power. In particular, the new federal government will face an extremely difficult situation as it…

Achieving food security

The COP28 UAE Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Actions represents a significant milestone in global climate negotiations. This declaration acknowledges the interconnection between climate change and…

How to tackle food insecurity

While prioritizing macroeconomic stability rightfully claims the top spot on the incoming government’s agenda, it is equally imperative to accord equal priority to the pressing issue of ensuring food security…

Global hunger, food security challenges

Member States should facilitate the continued strengthening of the United Nations development system and boost the capacity of the multilateral system to tackle emerging challenges and address Sustainable Development Goals-related…

Is climate a security issue?

As the planet warms to red every summer, the era of the Anthropocene, or the man-made century, is turning out to be an existential challenge to humankind itself. In all…

Food insecurity

The dozens of recently released videos that show deadly stampedes outside food distribution centres are a clear indication of hunger and food insecurity in the country. That these cases occur…