Climate Change Crisis Nonacceptance — Global Issues

The nonacceptance of the climate change crisis persists despite its increasingly visible worldwide consequences. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS Opinion by Joseph Chamie (portland, usa) Monday, September 19, 2022 Inter Press Service PORTLAND, USA, Sep 19 (IPS) – Many people around the world, especially those among the political far-right, do not accept the…

Mexico’s Electric Mobility, Stuck in Fossil Fuel Traffic — Global Issues

The Mexico City government is increasing the number of electric buses in its fleet, such as the trolleybuses pictured here on a street in the south of the capital. But their energy source is still fossil fuels and the deployment of electric cars remains slow in the country. CREDIT: Emilio…

The Day the UN General Assembly Abandoned its New York City Home — Global Issues

by Thalif Deen (united nations) Monday, September 19, 2022 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (IPS) – When the United Nations decided to locate its 39-storeyed Secretariat in New York city, the United States, as host nation, signed a “headquarters agreement” in 1947 not only ensuring diplomatic immunity to foreign…

Reflections on High-Level Meetings of the UN General Assembly — Global Issues

Opinion by James Paul (new york) Monday, September 19, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Sep 19 (IPS) – The high-level segment of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) is famous for its fiery speeches and the colorful personalities assembled in the GA Hall. But much more goes on beyond the hall…

‘Global addiction to fossil fuels’ must end and a ‘renewables revolution’ jumpstarted — Global Issues

Climate disasters and skyrocketing fuel prices have made the need to “end our global addiction to fossil fuels” crystal clear, he said, underscoring the importance of investing in renewables, building resilience, and scaling up adaptation. “Had we invested massively in renewable energy in the past, we would not be in…

UN and Partners Called to Act Urgently with Education in Emergencies at Education Summit — Global Issues

Aisha Khurram, a youth advocate from Afghanistan, told the Transforming Education Summit that despite suicide bombings and terrorist attacks, she continued her education. She reminded delegates that education was important as food, water, and shelter to young people. by Naureen Hossain (united nations) Sunday, September 18, 2022 Inter Press Service United…

Closing gender pay gaps is more important than ever — Global Issues

While individual characteristics such as education, working time, occupational segregation, skills, or experience explain part of the gender pay gap, ILO says that a large part is due to discrimination based on one’s gender or sex. Further building on the UN’s commitment against all forms of discrimination, including that against…

Building peace, preventing violence, and supporting community resilience in Haiti — Global Issues

The UN Peacebuilding Fund, (PBF), which emphasizes the role of women and youth in peacebuilding efforts through their meaningful participation, began work in Haiti in 2019 in response to needs identified by the government.  Ahead of the International Day of Peace marked annually on 21 September, here are five things…

Financing education, imperative for ‘peaceful, prosperous, stable societies’ – UN chief — Global Issues

Secretary-General António Guterres, speaking alongside his Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, drew attention to the critical issue of innovative financing for education. He reminded that the “world is experiencing multiple crises”, and governments, businesses and families everywhere are feeling the financial strain. Moreover, since the COVID-19 pandemic began,…

Venezuelan migrants risk their lives for a better future — Global Issues

Jhonny, 26, along with his pregnant wife, Cribsel, 19, sits with their two children at a migrant reception centre in Chile. The 3,700-meter-high altitude and freezing climatic conditions have noticeably taken their toll on this young family of four. They are sunburned and gasping for breath. The family trekked for…