What it is, and why it’s important for the world — Global Issues

1) A deal to get vital supplies moving again Ukraine, one of the world’s largest grain exporters, normally supplies around 45 million tonnes of grain to the global market every year but, following Russia’s invasion of the country, in late February 2022, mountains of grains built up in silos, with…

UN remains deeply concerned over ‘dangerous escalation’ following fighting across Armenia-Azerbaijan border — Global Issues

Miroslav Jenča, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and Americas, briefed an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Thursday morning, following an announcement on Wednesday evening of a ceasefire. “We welcome this agreement, and hope the ceasefire will hold”, said Mr. Jenča. He told ambassadors that heavy…

More than 14,000 casualties to date but ‘actual numbers are likely considerably higher’ — Global Issues

Matilda Bogner was presenting some of the findings of its latest report to journalists in Geneva, Switzerland.  The conflict is now in its seventh month and her team has corroborated 14,059 civilian casualties to date, with 5,767 people killed and 8,292 injured.  “As we have repeatedly said, we know that…

UN committee ‘gravely concerned’ over treatment of people with disabilities — Global Issues

In a special report on the situation of people with disabilities in Ukraine, Jonas Ruskus, Vice-Chair of the committee said he was “gravely concerned” about the situation of people with disabilities in the country, since its invasion on 24 February. Mr. Ruskus told a news conference in Geneva that they are being…

Shelling in nearby city putting Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant at risk — Global Issues

The shelling has destroyed the power infrastructure feeding the city, where staff operating the plant live, causing a complete blackout that also threatens the nuclear facility.  Rafael Mariano Grossi, the IAEA Director General, said given the increased and continued shelling, there is little likelihood of re-establishing reliable offsite power to…

Guterres calls for ‘safety’ and ‘security’ of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant — Global Issues

Guterres gravely concerned  Europe’s largest nuclear plant has come under repeated shelling in recent weeks, sparking fears of a potential nuclear disaster.    Highlighting his continued grave concern over the situation, the UN chief again warned that any damage to Zaporizhzhia, or to any other nuclear facility in Ukraine, could result…

Eight International Development Priorities for the new UK Prime Minister — Global Issues

Opinion by Melissa Leach (brighton, uk) Tuesday, September 06, 2022 Inter Press Service BRIGHTON, UK, Sep 06 (IPS) – The UK’s new Prime Minister (and former Foreign Secretary), Liz Truss, enters Downing Street with a full and urgent in-tray, dominated by the highest inflation rate for 40 years and concerns across…

To Be Black (and Crash the Goal) in Nagorno-Karabakh — Global Issues

Two among the several foreign players currently training with the Nagorno-Karabakh squad. Credit: Anush Ghavalyan/IPS by Anush Ghavalyan (stepanakert, nagorno karabakh) Friday, September 02, 2022 Inter Press Service STEPANAKERT, Nagorno Karabakh, Sep 02 (IPS) – “This year the weather in Nagorno-Karabakh is warmer than in my home country, Senegal,” jokes Sow…