Tag: global issues

Will a Two-State Solution include Palestine as a UN Member State?

Robert A. Wood, deputy permanent representative of the United States to the United Nations, vetoes Palestine’s U.N. membership during the Security Council meeting on April 18, 2024. Credit: Manuel Elías/United Nations by Thalif Deen (united nations) Tuesday, April 23, 2024 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Apr 23 (IPS) – The Biden administration, once again displayed its […]

UN Live’s CEO Katja Iversen Talks About the Power of Popular Culture and ‘Sounds Right’

UN Live’s CEO Katja Iversen at the launch of ‘Sounds Right’. Credit: Naureen Hossain/IPS by Naureen Hossain (new york) Monday, April 22, 2024 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Apr 22 (IPS) – UN Live’s CEO, Katja Iversen, says the way to engage people in the environment is through popular culture—film, music, gaming, sports, food, and fashion. […]

The Summit of the Future Is a Rare Chance to Fix a Broken System: Civil Society Must Be Included

Opinion by Mandeep S.Tiwana (new york) Monday, April 22, 2024 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Apr 22 (IPS) – Today, the spectre of a major regional conflict, and even a possible nuclear conflagration, looms large in the Middle East. Despite stark warnings issued by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, the multilateral system is struggling to resolve […]

Fine, Sanctions, or Waiver: Iranian Gas Will Come at a Price for Pakistan

The Iranian/Pakistani gas pipeline likely to top agenda for the visit of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Pakistan. The visit takes place in an atmosphere of renewed tensions in the Middle East and a threat of US sanctions. Credit: Zofeen Ebrahim/IPS by Zofeen Ebrahim (karachi) Sunday, April 21, 2024 Inter Press Service KARACHI, Apr 21 (IPS) […]

First Person: Crafting a new life after a devastating hurricane

44-year-old Vanessa Winston lives in Roseau, the capital of Dominica, where she runs a small-scale business primarily making bespoke, hand-made fashion accessories. She is also President of the UN-supported Dominica Arts & Craft Producers Association, which helps its members to promote their products. Hurricane Maria destroyed her home and the workshop where she produced all […]

Portable Ginnery Could Revive Kenyas Ailing Cotton Industry

A mini ginnery could ensure the future of the cotton industry in Kenya. Credit: Wilson Odhiambo/IPS by Wilson Odhiambo (nairobi) Friday, April 19, 2024 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Apr 19 (IPS) – Kirinyaga University may have just breathed new life into Kenya’s ailing cotton industry as varsity dons develop a portable cotton ginnery. For an industry […]

Who Should Lead the United Nations? – PART 5

Opinion by Felix Dodds, Chris Spence (apex, north carolina / dublin, ireland) Friday, April 19, 2024 Inter Press Service With current UN Secretary-General António Guterres set to step down in 2026, who is in the running to replace him? In this seven-part series, Felix Dodds and Chris Spence reveal who might be in the running and […]

Retaliatory spiral in Middle East must end, says UN chief after strikes on Iran

“The Secretary-General condemns any act of retaliation and appeals to the international community to work together to prevent any further development that could lead to devastating consequences for the entire region and beyond,” he said in a statement issued by his Office. Echoing those concerns, UN atomic energy agency chief Rafael Grossi urged “extreme restraint” […]

Myanmar: Rohingyas in firing line as Rakhine conflict intensifies

Rakhine was the site of a brutal crackdown on the Rohingyas by the military in 2017, leading to killing of some 10,000 men, women and newborns, and the exodus of nearly 750,000 community members – many of whom continue to languish in refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh. “Rakhine state has once again become a battleground […]

Who Should be the Next UN Leader? – PART 4

Opinion by Felix Dodds, Chris Spence (apex, north carolina / dublin, ireland) Thursday, April 18, 2024 Inter Press Service With current UN Secretary-General António Guterres set to step down in 2026, who is in the running to replace him? In this seven-part series, Felix Dodds and Chris Spence reveal who might be in the running and […]

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