An Opportunity to Create a Bottom-Up Global Governance — Global Issues

opinion by Simone Galimberti (kathmandu, nepal) Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Inter Press Service KATHMAN Secretary, Aug 10 (IPS) The upcoming summit on Education, part of the UN General’s ambitious secretary, can truly bring accountability and participation to the inevitably new ways education will be imparted in the future. With scorching temperatures, uncontrolled flames and floods … Read more

Of the Far West, the ‘Good Cowboys’ And the Bad Indians — Global Issues

The female guardians of Venezuela’s Imataca Forest Reserve | An FAO-GEF project, which also aims to increase gender equality in the forestry sector, has continued supporting the Kariña women in actively leading the development of their territories and the conservation of the area’s biodiversity. Credit: FAO by Baher Kamal (madrid) Monday, August 08, 2022 Inter … Read more

Indigenous Women at the Forefront of Transformational Change — Global Issues

opinion by Jamison Ervin (united nations) Monday, August 08, 2022 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Aug 08 (IPS) – The writer is Manager, UNDP’s Global Program on Nature for DevelopmentThe International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, commemorated annually on August 9, is a day to celebrate the many contributions of the 476 million Indigenous … Read more

UN Chief Urges Governments to Tax Immoral & Excessive Oil and Gas Profits — Global Issues

opinion by Guterres (united nations) Thursday, August 04, 2022 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Aug 04 (IPS) – Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in his address to the UN press corps while launching the third brief by the Global Crisis Response Group on Energy.The war in Ukraine continues to have a devastating impact … Read more

One Step Forward, a Half Step Back — Global Issues

A UNFPA staff member walks to a damaged health center in General Santos on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Credit: UNFPA Philippines opinion by Barry Mirkin (davao city, philippines) Wednesday, August 03, 2022 Inter Press Service DAVAO CITY, Philippines, Aug 03 (IPS) – With the national election and transfer of power in the … Read more

Technology Helps Traffickers Hunt Their Victims, Enslave Them, Sell Their Organs — Global Issues

Venezuelan migrant Manuela Molina (not her real name) was promised a decent job in Trinidad, but minutes after her arrival she was forced into a van and taken to a secret location. Credit: IOM Port of Spain by Baher Kamal (madrid) Wednesday, August 03, 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, Aug 03 (IPS) – Human beings … Read more

Frugal Innovation is Key to Advancing the UNs Global Goal for Education — Global Issues

opinion by Jaideep Prabhu (cambridge, uk) Tuesday, August 02, 2022 Inter Press Service CAMBRIDGE, UK, Aug 02 (IPS) – The world needs tens of millions of new teachers by 2030, according to UNESCO – an order of magnitude that requires “frugal innovation.” I’ve studied frugal innovation for more than a decade, and it holds a … Read more

Climate Change is Putting Women & Girls in Malawi at Greater Risk of Sexual Violence — Global Issues

opinion by Tsitsi Matekaire, Tara Carey (london) Monday, August 01, 2022 Inter Press Service LONDON, Aug 01 (IPS) – It is often those least responsible for causing climate change that suffers the most from the impacts. And such is the case with women and girls in Malawi – one of the world’s poorest and lowest … Read more

In the Race to Mitigate Extreme Heat, We Must not Forget Strengthening Agriculture — Global Issues

Heat waves increase the risks of crop failures, threatening food security for billions of people. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPS opinion by Esther Ngumbi (urban, illinois, usa) Friday, July 29, 2022 Inter Press Service URBAN, Illinois, USA, Jul 29 (IPS) – Across the US, and around the world, particularly Europe, heat records are being shattered. Accompanying these … Read more

Historic WTO Deal Could Threaten Subsidies, Lifeline for Jamaican Fishers — Global Issues

Fishers have been impacted by poor fishing practices, negligent management of fisher-ies and frequent hurricanes, exacerbated by two years of pandemic-related restrictions. Now it is feared that WTO proposals on subsidies are skewed to benefit the large fishing nations. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPS by Zadie Neufville (kingston) Thursday, July 28, 2022 Inter Press Service Kingston, Jul 28 … Read more