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,…

Why Investing in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Pays Off — Global Issues

Opinion by Ruth Loftus, Michael Alexander (london / edinburg) Friday, September 23, 2022 Inter Press Service LONDON / EDINBURG, Sep 23 (IPS) – As the devastating images of flooding in Pakistan went round the world and the country declared a state of emergency, some 4,000 miles away in Stockholm, delegates had…

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…

Answering the Challenges Posed by Antimicrobial Resistance — Global Issues

We are failing to take antimicrobial resistance seriously, perhaps because it is not glamorous and relatable. Credit: Bigstock. Opinion Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Inter Press Service Sep 21 (IPS) – Staphylococcus aureus is the source of a skin infection that can turn deadly if drug resistant. Estimates regarding the most…

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…

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Hochul’s questioning charges against McDonald’s ‘ax man’ is political theater

Yes, Gov. Kathy Hochul is questioning the handling of McDonald’s “ax-man” Michael Palacios. But it’s to try to blur the ugly fact that his instant release without bail highlights her own public-safety failures as Election Day nears. Palacios walked free after Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office lowered felony criminal-mischief…

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…