Tag: Opinion

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 […]

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 […]

Migration in the Americas: A Dream That Can Turn Deadly

Opinion by Ines M Pousadela (montevideo, uruguay) Tuesday, April 16, 2024 Inter Press Service MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Apr 16 (IPS) – The Darién Gap is a stretch of jungle spanning the border between Colombia and Panama, the only missing section of the Pan-American Highway that stretches from Alaska to southern Argentina. For good reason, it used to […]

Leaders Need to Break the Chokehold of Debt and Austerity. Our Health Depends on it

The annual World Bank-IMF Spring meetings will take place April 17-19 in Washington DC. Opinion by Jaime Atienza (washington dc) Monday, April 15, 2024 Inter Press Service WASHINGTON DC, Apr 15 (IPS) – As leaders gather for the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank amid the cherry blossom trees of Washington, DC, there is […]

The Climate Alarm Is Ringing Its Time to Stop Silencing It

Opinion by Andrew Firmin (london) Friday, April 12, 2024 Inter Press Service LONDON, Apr 12 (IPS) – The heat records keep tumbling – 2023 was the hottest year in recorded history. Extreme weather events keep mounting up. And yet the voices most strongly calling for action to prevent climate catastrophe are increasingly being silenced. It’s a […]

Climate Governance, Adaptation, and Digital Solutions

The impacts of climate change do not discriminate. Change-makers at SIDS4 must prioritize and advocate for strengthened climate governance. Credit: UNDP Pacific Office Opinion by Munkhtuya Altangerel (suva, fiji) Friday, April 12, 2024 Inter Press Service SUVA, Fiji, Apr 12 (IPS) – The writer is Resident Representative, UNDP Pacific Office in FijiLet’s take a moment to […]

Rwanda: A Ravaged Country That Bounced Back

Opinion by Margee Ensign (blagoevgrad, bulgaria) Thursday, April 11, 2024 Inter Press Service BLAGOEVGRAD, Bulgaria, Apr 11 (IPS) – As we contemplate the clouded futures of Gaza, Ukraine, and other dire conflict zones that get far less coverage, it may be instructive to recall the surprising success story of a ravaged country that bounced back: Rwanda. […]

The US Must Address More Than LNG To Mitigate Climate Change

Liquid Natural Gas tank at the port of Tacoma Washington, United States. Credit: Shutterstock Opinion by Philippe Benoit, Anne Sophie Corbeau (washington dc) Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Inter Press Service While the Biden administration intended to send a message about addressing climate change, it is important to place the LNG story within the broader emissions context. […]

China, India & Sri Lanka Embroiled in the Geo-Politics of the Indian Ocean

Opinion by Palitha Kohona (colombo, sri lanka) Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Inter Press Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Apr 10 (IPS) – The writer is former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN and, until recently, Ambassador to ChinaUnfortunately, a rivalry that should not exist and did not exist historically between China and India […]

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