Decade of brutal war left nearly 307,000 civilians dead — Global Issues

“The conflict-related casualty figures in this report are not simply a set of abstract numbers, but represent individual human beings,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said, in a press release. “The impact of the killing of each of these 306,887 civilians would have had a profound, reverberating impact on the family and … Read more

UN rights office in probe call, after Morocco-Spain migrant deaths, Texas tragedy, show need for safer pathways — Global Issues

The Morocco-Spain border incident took place last Friday when African migrants were reportedly “beaten with lipsticks, kicked, shoved, and attacked with stones by Moroccan officials”, said OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani, in their attempt to scale the barbed-wire fence that separates Morocco from the North African, Spanish city of Melilla. “This is the highest recorded number … Read more

Sustainable blue economy vital for small countries and coastal populations — Global Issues

The world’s coastal populations contribute significantly to the global economy – an estimated $1.5 trillion per year – with expectations pointing to some $3 trillion by 2030. Ensuring ocean ecosystem health, supporting livelihoods and driving economic growth requires targeted support for key sectors, including fisheries and aquaculture, tourism, energy, shipping and port activities, and seabed … Read more

Rise of disinformation a symptom of ‘global diseases’ undermining public trust: Bachelet — Global Issues

Michelle Bachelet said the restoration of public trust was essential, as disinformation should really be seen as a symptom of diseases such as systemic inequalitywhich has seen “deep-seated discrimination” flourish, along with fragile institutions, a loss of trust in effective governance, and “limited rule of law”. She said those countries impacted by inequality were now … Read more

Cycle of death, destruction, dislocation, and disruption ‘must stop’ — Global Issues

“The cycle of death, destruction, dislocation, and disruption must stop”, underscored Rosemary DiCarlo. depravity of war Amidst a new wave in recent days of missile and airstrikes in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv and other cities far from the frontlines, the senior UN official drew attention to the missile strike in Kremenchuk on a shopping … Read more

More than 70 grave violations against children caught up in war, being recorded daily: UNICEF — Global Issues

This is one of the key findings of a new report entitled, 25 years of children and armed conflict: Taking action to protect children in warlaunched by the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, on Tuesday. UNICEF’s report lays out in the starkest possible terms the world’s failure to protect its children from serious violations during times … Read more

Sharing Minds Can Change the World — Global Issues

Elena Seungeun Lee, Cheongshim International Academy, Seoul, South Korea. Founder of “We Learn to Share”, introducing my YouTube channel and several screenshots from my videos sharing knowledge about AP Statistics, AP world history, and philosophy. Credit: Elena Seungeun Lee/IPS opinion by Elena Seungeun Lee, Julie Hyunsung Lee (seoul, bangkok) Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Inter Press … Read more

NATO Summit Set to Further Militarise Europe, Expand in Africa? — Global Issues

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Credit: NATO. by Baher Kamal (madrid) Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, Jun 28 (IPS) – The three-day North Atlantic Treaty Organization-NATO Summit in Madrid (28,29, 30 June 2022) is expected to agree to considerably increase Europe’s military power, heavily weaponise Russia’s border, and further expand its presence in … Read more

Bangladesh Flood Victims Cry for Relief — Global Issues

Relief workers bring supplies to stranded communities following devastating floods in Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam/IPS by Rafiqul Islam (dhaka) Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Inter Press Service DHAKA, Jun 28 (IPS) – After losing everything in the recent devastating flood that swept the northeastern districts in Bangladesh, pregnant mother Joynaba Akter, her three children and her … Read more

Digital Training in Pakistani Villages Yields Bumper Participation — Global Issues

Uzma of Ahmedpur Lama village, Punjab province, using her mobile phone at home. Credit: Irfan Ulhaq/IPS by Irfan Ulhaq (rahim yar khan, punjab, pakistan) Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Inter Press Service RAHIM YAR KHAN, Punjab, Pakistan, Jun 28 (IPS) – Farmer Abdul Waheed, 32, has been using his cell phone for everything but work for … Read more