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

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

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

Climate Hypocrisy Ensures Global Warming — Global Issues

opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury (sydney and kuala lumpur) Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Inter Press Service SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 28 (IPS) – Rich country governments claim the high moral ground on climate action. But many deny their far greater responsibility for both historic and contemporary greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, once acknowledged … Read more

Jobs Will Not Empower Young Women Until We Address Sexual Harassment — Global Issues

opinion by Marjoke Oosterom (brighton, uk) Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Inter Press Service BRIGHTON, UK, Jun 28 (IPS) – The writer is Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, UKWhat does empowerment for young women look like? For many, the answer would include jobs. But the belief that jobs bring empowerment through income, greater … Read more

What You Need to Know about the US Supreme Court Abortion Decision — Global Issues

A half-century of reproduction rights updated by the Supreme Court. Credit: Greenpeace. opinion boston, use Monday, June 27, 2022 Inter Press Service BOSTON, USA, Jun 27 (IPS) – After half a century, Americans’ constitutional right to get an abortion has been overturned by the Supreme Court. The ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization … Read more

Put women’s rights ‘front and centre’ of climate policies: Bachelet — Global Issues

“While I welcome the international attention on climate change’s impact on women and girls over the last decade, we must urgently also focus on the serious issue of violence against them which has been exacerbated by the climate crisis,” she told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Countries are examining the issue as part … Read more

Mounting violence leaving ‘scores of Palestinian and Israeli casualties’ — Global Issues

Speaking via video conference from Jerusalem, Tor Wennesland, expressed alarm over continued demonstrations and clashes; settler-related violence; and the firing of a rocket from Gaza into Israel, the first in months, which he called “a reminder of the fragility” within the Palestinian enclave. “Mounting violence has been further fueled and exacerbated by provocative steps and … Read more