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…

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…

Full Gender Equality Almost 300 Years Away at Current Rate of Progress — Global Issues

At the current rate of progress, it will take up to 286 years to close gaps in legal protection and remove discriminatory laws, Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS by Baher Kamal (madrid) Thursday, September 15, 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, Sep 15 (IPS) – While women in rich societies are paid around 25%…

UN South-South Event Highlights Power of Cooperation for Peace and Development — Global Issues

Ruchira Kamboj, Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Haoliang Xu, Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Director of Bureau for Policy and Programme Support and Alhaji Fanday Turay, Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone to the United Nations spoke about South-South initiatives around peace-building and development. Credit: Juliet Morrison/IPS by Juliet…

Lets Fight for What Counts to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria — Global Issues

Opinion by Winnie Byanyima (geneva) Thursday, September 15, 2022 Inter Press Service GENEVA, Sep 15 (IPS) – Next week, taking place alongside the UN General Assembly, President Biden hosts a financing summit in New York of such importance that it will determine if millions of people live, will shape the world…

What Must COP27 Deliver? — Global Issues

A father and son remove their belongings from their flood-damaged home in Taluka, Pakistan. Credit: Research and Development Foundation (RDF) Opinion by Felix Dodds, Chris Spence (new york) Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Inter Press Service With less than two months remaining before the next climate summit—COP27—begins in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Felix…

Building Leadership for Teachers in the Developing World — Global Issues

Opinion by Simone Galimberti (kathmandu, nepal) Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Inter Press Service KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 13 (IPS) – If we truly want to re-imagine the role education can play in the decades to come, it is going to be indispensable to take drastic measures to elevate the role of teachers…