Tag: Inter Press Service

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Better Incentives Needed to Expand Solar Energy in Cuba

Solar panels line the rooftop of the home of Cuban entrepreneur Felix Morffi, in the municipality of Regla, Havana. Large consumers in the residential sector could find in the installation of solar panels a way to offset the amount of their energy bill through cogeneration for self-consumption or receive a payment for injecting clean energy […]

Africa Pushing Limits To Boost Renewable Energy Supply Chain, Security Access

Dr. Amani Abou-Zeid is the current African Union (AU) commissioner for Energy and Infrastructure. She believes that cross-border approaches are critical for clean energy affordability. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS by Aimable Twahirwa (abu dhabi) Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Inter Press Service ABU DHABI, Apr 17 (IPS) – Investors, regulators, researchers, policymakers, and representatives of renewable energy companies, […]

Solar Power and Biogas Empower Women Farmers in Brazil

Leide Aparecida Souza, president of the Association of Residents of the Genipapo Settlement in the rural area of Acreúna, a municipality in central-western Brazil, stands next to breads and pastries from the bakery where 14 rural women work. The women’s empowerment and self-esteem have been boosted by the fact that they earn their own income, […]

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