Peru’s Democracy at a Crossroads — Global Issues

by Ines M Pousadela (montevideo, uruguay) Thursday, February 02, 2023 Inter Press Service MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Feb 02 (IPS) – On 25 January, roughly six weeks after being sworn in following her predecessor’s removal, Peruvian president Dina Boluarte finally recognised that elections were the only way out of political crisis. Elections were…

Disconnected Citizens Are Kept Away from Opportunities — Global Issues

An activist during COP27 in Egypt. Credit: Oliver Kornblihtt / Mídia NINJA Opinion by Bibbi Abruzzini (brussels) Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Inter Press Service BRUSSELS, Jan 25 (IPS) – In 2022, Saudi Arabia “quietly” sentenced Salma al-Shehab to 34 years in prison over her Twitter activity, marking the longest Saudi sentence…

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…

Four Ways to Overcome Corruption in the Race Against Climate Crisis — Global Issues

Opinion by Francine Pickup (new york) Friday, December 16, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Dec 16 (IPS) – The writer is Deputy Director, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDPClimate change is the defining issue of our time. In the words of the UN Secretary General at COP27, “we are…

With Activists, Journalists Jailed for Spurious Reasons, Commentators Say Indias Chief Justice Faces Challenges — Global Issues

India’s new Chief Justice, Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud has significant challenges ahead as activists hope he will continue with his legacy. Credit: Subhashish Panigrahi and Charmanderrulez by Mehru Jaffer Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Inter Press Service Dec 14 (IPS) – India’s new Chief Justice, Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, has a significant challenge…

G20 Summit, a Missed Opportunity to Tackle Global Cost of Living Crisis — Global Issues

Opinion by Matti Kohonen (london) Friday, November 18, 2022 Inter Press Service The G20 summit motto was “Recovering Together, Recovering Stronger” yet the Joint Declaration failed to deliver any alternatives to the wave of austerity engulfing the world. It ignored the option of raising enough tax revenues from large corporations, taxing…