Global Peace Education Day can Play a Pivotal Role in Transforming Education — Global Issues

Opinion by Anwarul K. Chowdhury (new york) Monday, September 26, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Sep 26 (IPS) – Just a week ago, the international community commemorated the adoption of the United Nations Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, a monumental document that transcends boundaries, cultures,…

Inequality in Peru’s Education Sector Deepens in Post-Pandemic Era — Global Issues

Rodrigo Reyes, 18, was forced to drop out of school in 2020, because his family could not afford to pay for the internet or electronic devices that would allow him to attend class online, just when he was about to finish high school and was thinking of studying mechanics, his…

The New Cold War Over Access To Safe Abortion in Kenya — Global Issues

Opinion by Stephanie Musho, Ritah Anindo Obonyo (nairobi) Thursday, September 22, 2022 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Sep 22 (IPS) – Fatuma is a 24 year old girl from Korogocho, an informal settlement in Nairobi. She died in December 2021, from complications arising from an unsafe abortion. Her friend and a few…

Myanmar spiralling ‘from bad to worse, to horrific’, Human Rights Council hears — Global Issues

“With each report I have warned that unless UN Member States change course in the way they collectively respond to this crisis, the people of Myanmar will suffer even further,” he told the Human Rights Council in Geneva, saying that conditions have “gone from bad to worse, to horrific for…

Towards a More Secure Future Through Effective Multilateralism — Global Issues

Opinion by Stefan Lofven (stockholm) Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Inter Press Service STOCKHOLM, Sep 21 (IPS) – As world leaders gather in New York for the opening of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly this week, the security horizon is undoubtedly dark. From the geopolitical shockwaves of the…

Refugees Most Vulnerable in Ongoing Food Insecurity Crisis

Two refugees identified as Muhindo and his wife Harriet are among the new waves of people leaving the Democratic Republic of Congo following inter-communal clashes in South-West DRC. UN agencies have called for substantive action on refugees, especially regarding food security. Credit: UNHCR by Juliet Morrison (united nations) Wednesday, September 21,…

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…

Burundi must engage in ‘credible and inclusive’ move towards democratic rule — Global Issues

Despite commitments and measures taken by the government, the human rights situation there has not changed in a substantial and sustainable way, said Fortuné Gaétan Zongo, who was appointed on 1 April as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burundi. “It is crucial and urgent to initiate reforms and a…

Achieving Lifelong Independence for People with Disabilities — Global Issues

Ramakrishna joined HopeTHRIFT in 2019. Despite his disability in being unable to walk independently, he gained confidence through interacting with strangers while working at the thrift store. Credit: Hope Services by Seimi Chu (san francisco) Friday, September 16, 2022 Inter Press Service San Francisco, Sep 16 (IPS) – Vernae Gallaread aspires…