Was COP27 a Success or a Failure? — Global Issues

After days of intense negotiations that stretched into early Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, countries at the latest UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, reached agreement on an outcome that established a funding mechanism to compensate vulnerable nations for ‘loss and damage’ from climate-induced disasters. Opinion by Felix Dodds, Chris Spence (sharm…

the Power of Connections and their Consequences — Global Issues

Opinion by Simon Commander, Saul Estrin (london) Thursday, November 24, 2022 Inter Press Service LONDON, Nov 24 (IPS) – In our recent book, “The Connections World: The Future of Asia”, published by Cambridge University Press in October 2022, we argue that mutually beneficial links between dynastic business houses and political elites…

Launch of amplifyHER, an exciting new UN podcast — Global Issues

amplifyHER is a UN News production, supported by SoundCloud. The first episode is released Thursday, 24 November, on all major podcast platforms. Subsequent episodes will be released on a weekly basis. Episode 1: Milli (Thailand) Teenage superstar Milli became the first Thai artist to perform solo at the world-famous Coachella…

UN rights body launches Iran human rights investigation — Global Issues

The Council, meeting in special session in response to the crisis that was sparked by the death in September in police custody of 22-year-old Jina Mahsa Amini, heard Mr. Türk criticize “the fortress mentality of those who wield power” in Iran. The “unnecessary and disproportionate use of force” must end,…

For this Caribbean Island, Ozone Protection is a Year-Round Mission — Global Issues

Discarded refrigerators. Scientists continue to stress the need for proper disposal of old fridges as some emit ozone-destroying chemicals. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPS by Alison Kentish (dominica) Thursday, November 24, 2022 Inter Press Service DOMINICA, Nov 24 (IPS) – The world celebrates the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer…

Balancing Diversity and Meritocracy — Global Issues

Source: U.S. Census Bureau. Opinion by Joseph Chamie (portland, usa) Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Inter Press Service PORTLAND, USA, Nov 23 (IPS) – Countries worldwide, and as different as India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Ireland, Israel and Italy, are struggling with the issue of how best to balance diversity and meritocracy across…

Lessons from Niyamgiri Movements Success to Protect an Indigenous Sacred Mountain — Global Issues

IPBES’ Assessment Report on Diverse Values and Valuation of Nature Report tells of the successful campaign by the Niyamgiri Movement. by Joyce Chimbi (nairobi) Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Inter Press Service Nairobi, Nov 23 (IPS) – The Dongria Kondhs say they are the descendants of Niramraja, a mythical god-king who is…

Ugandan Women Tackle Domestic Violence with Green Solutions — Global Issues

Constance Okollet Achom, chair and founder of Osukuru United Women Network (OWN), an organization fighting against domestic violence using climate change solutions in Uganda, during an exclusive interview with IPS at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS by Aimable Twahirwa (sharm el sheikh) Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Inter…

UN chief — Global Issues

Additionally, this violence continues hamper equality, development, peace and the fulfillment of women and girls’ human rights – preventing the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to leave no one behind.  16 days of activism  The International Day also kicks off the UNiTE campaign, an initiative of 16 days of activism that runs…