US to Fight Sexual Abuse in International Organizations — Global Issues

by Thalif Deen (united nations) Monday, November 21, 2022 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 (IPS) – The United States, which recently laid down a set of guidelines to monitor sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by US citizens in international organizations, including the United Nations and its agencies worldwide, has…

Loss and Damage Fund Saves COP27 from the Abyss — Global Issues

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, chair of COP27, reads the nine-page Sharm El Sheikh Implementation Plan, the document that concluded the climate summit on Sunday Nov. 20, to an exhausted audience after tough and lengthy negotiations that finally reached an agreement to create a fund for loss and damage, a…

Peruvian Women Still Denied Their Right to Abortion — Global Issues

Yomira Cuadros faced motherhood at an early age, as well as the obstacles of a sexist society like Peru’s, regarding her reproductive decisions. In the apartment where she lives with her family in Lima, she expresses faith in the future, now that she has finally started attending university, after having…

Will the Global Energy Crisis Accelerate the Energy Transition? The Big Question at COP27 — Global Issues

One of the many activities held on Energy Day (Nov. 15) at COP27, where discussions are taking place for two weeks on how to make further progress on global climate action. The consensus among observers is that the energy transition away from fossil fuels will accelerate in the wake of…

Climate Change Exacerbates Vicious Loop of Human Rights Inequity — Global Issues

Yamide Dagnet, director for Climate Justice at Open Society Foundations, says climate change is impacting the most vulnerable and blended solutions are needed to tackle it and uphold human rights. Credit: TJ Kirkpatrick, Open Society Foundations by Busani Bafana (sharm el sheikh) Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Inter Press Service SHARM EL…

Three Truths to Address Sexual Exploitation, Abuse & Harassment in the UN — Global Issues

The UN Secretariat building in New York City. Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elías Opinion by Peter A Gallo (new york) Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Nov 15 (IPS) – The U.S. Government has recently published ‘Engagement Principles’ on Protection from Sexual Exploitation Abuse & Sexual Harassment within International…

Indigenous Peoples Have Their Own Agenda at COP27, Demanding Direct Financing — Global Issues

Representatives of native women from Latin America and other continents pose for pictures at COP27, taking place in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh. Some 250 indigenous people from around the world are attending the 27th climate conference. CREDIT: Daniel Gutman/IPS by Daniel Gutman (sharm el-sheikh) Saturday, November 12, 2022 Inter…

UN Needs a Sea Change in its Handling of Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (SEA) — Global Issues

An art exhibition in Juba, supported by the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), seeks to educate people about gender and sexual based violence. Credit: UNMISS/Nektarios Markogiannis Opinion by Anwarul K. Chowdhury (new york) Tuesday, November 08, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Nov 08 (IPS) – Calling it “so disappointing…

Solar Power Brings Water to Families in Former War Zones in El Salvador — Global Issues

Aerial view of the community water system located in the canton of El Zapote, in the municipality of Suchitoto in central El Salvador. Mounted on the roof are the 96 solar panels that generate the electricity needed to power the entire electrical and hydraulic mechanism that brings water to more…