Global Issues

  • IPBES to Release New Assessments on the Values of Biodiversity and Sustainable Use of Wild Species
    by Global Issues on 3 July 2022 at 14:18

    New Delhi, Jul 03 (IPS) - IPS interviews Dr Anne Larigauderie, the Executive Secretary of IPBESSpeaking to IPS about the importance of biodiversity and nature's contributions to people, Dr Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), stressed the importance of moving from knowledge and policy silos to a more integrated approach to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially those related to food, water, health, climate change, and energy, which can only be achieved together with the two goals related to biodiversity.Read the full story, “IPBES to Release New Assessments on the Values of Biodiversity and Sustainable Use of Wild Species”, on globalissues.org →

  • Haitian children at mercy of armed gangs as schools close
    by Global Issues on 3 July 2022 at 04:12

    Rising gang crime in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince is limiting access to education and is preventing thousands of children from going to school. Since 2020, gang-related violence has led to school closures, and children have become easy prey for gang recruitment. Read the full story, “Haitian children at mercy of armed gangs as schools close”, on globalissues.org →

  • Suriname gives ‘hope and inspiration to the world to save our rainforests’: UN chief 
    by Global Issues on 2 July 2022 at 23:22

    Suriname might be the smallest and least populated country in South America, but it is also one of the greenest. Considered a global leader in biodiversity conservation, with more than 90 per cent of its land surface covered by native forests, the nation’s unrivaled natural resources more than make up for its size.  Read the full story, “Suriname gives ‘hope and inspiration to the world to save our rainforests’: UN chief ”, on globalissues.org →

  • What COVID-19 taught us about risk in a complex, inter-connected world
    by Global Issues on 2 July 2022 at 04:16

    A new UN report has shed fresh light on the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed cascading risks, particularly on vulnerable people, worldwide. Read the full story, “What COVID-19 taught us about risk in a complex, inter-connected world”, on globalissues.org →

  • The World Is Melting Down and the Cause is Corruption- The G20 Needs to Take Action
    by Global Issues on 2 July 2022 at 03:04

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 01 (IPS) - The G20 is meeting again next week in Indonesia for the second time this year- at a moment when the world is facing the most difficult economic, political and social challenges for decades.Read the full story, “The World Is Melting Down and the Cause is Corruption- The G20 Needs to Take Action”, on globalissues.org →

  • Sudan: UN human rights chief alarmed over killing of protesters by security forces
    by Global Issues on 1 July 2022 at 19:07

    The UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed alarm over the killing of at least nine protesters by security forces in Sudan a day earlier, including a 15-year-old child. Read the full story, “Sudan: UN human rights chief alarmed over killing of protesters by security forces”, on globalissues.org →

  • New World Records: More Weapons than Ever. And a Hunger Crisis Like No Other
    by Global Issues on 1 July 2022 at 18:31

    MADRID, Jul 01 (IPS) - While the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Summit ended in Madrid on 30 June with net commitments to double spending on weapons and to increase by eight-fold the number of troops in Europe, the total of hungry people worldwide now marks an unprecedented record.Read the full story, “New World Records: More Weapons than Ever. And a Hunger Crisis Like No Other”, on globalissues.org →

  • US abortion debate: Rights experts urge lawmakers to adhere to women’s convention
    by Global Issues on 1 July 2022 at 17:18

    A week since the US Supreme Court overturned a landmark, 50-year-old judgement guaranteeing access to abortion, top UN-appointed independent experts urged United States lawmakers on Friday to adhere to international law that protects women’s right to sexual and reproductive health.  Read the full story, “US abortion debate: Rights experts urge lawmakers to adhere to women’s convention”, on globalissues.org →

  • UN Ocean Conference ends with call for greater ambition and global commitment to address dire state of the Ocean
    by Global Issues on 1 July 2022 at 17:04

    Following a week of discussions and events in Lisbon, Portugal, the UN Ocean Conference concluded on Friday, with governments and heads of state agreeing on a new political declaration to Save Our Ocean. Read the full story, “UN Ocean Conference ends with call for greater ambition and global commitment to address dire state of the Ocean”, on globalissues.org →

  • In Afghanistan, women take their lives out of desperation, Human Rights Council hears
    by Global Issues on 1 July 2022 at 17:03

    The situation for women is so desperate in Afghanistan that they are committing suicide at a rate of one or two every day, the Human Rights Council has heard. Read the full story, “In Afghanistan, women take their lives out of desperation, Human Rights Council hears”, on globalissues.org →