Will the Ukraine War be Resolved With Talks– or with Tanks? — Global Issues

US M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank Credit: Military.com by Thalif Deen (united nations) Monday, January 30, 2023 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Jan 30 (IPS) – After much reluctance, the US and its Western allies last week agreed to provide Ukraine with some of the world’s most sophisticated battle tanks: American-made…

Destruction of Ukraine’s Healthcare Facilities Violates International Humanitarian Law — Global Issues

On March 6, 2022, Izyum Central City Hospital (Kharkiv oblast) was attacked as a part of what appears to have been a large-scale carpet-bombing campaign. Reportedly, the hospital team had also marked the hospital with a big red cross that could be seen from the air. Credit: UHC by Ed…

United Nations Security Council, International Security & Human Security — Global Issues

A Security Council meeting in progress. Credit: United Nations Opinion by Purnaka de Silva (new york) Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jan 25 (IPS) – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the principal organ within the United Nations System that is mandated under the tenets of…

On International Day of Education, We Must Prioritize Girls in Humanitarian Crisis — Global Issues

Yasmine Sherif pictured in Lebanon speaking to a young child at an ECW-supported facility. Credit: Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Opinion by Yasmine Sherif, Stephen Omollo (new york) Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) – “Is it a sin to be a girl? We don’t want…

Delivering On Our Promise of Universal Education — Global Issues

Opinion  new york Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) – Our investment in education – especially for children caught in crisis and conflict – is our investment in a better future. The following statement is Co-Signed by: Federal Councillor of the Swiss Confederation, Ignazio…

Ukraine Crisis and No First Use of Nuclear Weapons — Global Issues

Opinion by Daisaku Ikeda (tokyo, japan) Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Inter Press Service TOKYO, Japan, Jan 18 (IPS) – The Ukraine crisis that erupted in February last year continues with no prospect for cessation. The intensified hostilities have inflicted great suffering in population centers and destroyed infrastructure facilities, compelling large numbers…

The Year of Inflation Exposes Dogma and Class Bias — Global Issues

Opinion by Anis Chowdhury (sydney) Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Inter Press Service SYDNEY, Jan 17 (IPS) – Inflation worries topped Ipsos’s What Worries the World survey in 2022 overtaking COVID concerns. The return of inflation caught major central banks, e.g., the US Federal Reserve (Fed), Bank of England, European Central Bank…

Taking Humanitarianism Hostage the Case of Afghanistan & Multilateral Organisations — Global Issues

Opinion by Chloe Bryer – Azza Karam – Ruth Messinger – Negina Yari (new york) Thursday, January 12, 2023 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jan 12 (IPS) – Can you imagine what it would be like if women were simply not allowed to step outside of their homes, let alone to…