Global Issues

  • UN Warns of an Impending Famine With Millions in Danger of Starvation
    by Global Issues on 27 November 2020 at 01:55

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - The numbers are staggering — as reflected in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has triggered a new round of food shortages, famine and starvation.Read the full story, “UN Warns of an Impending Famine With Millions in Danger of Starvation”, on globalissues.org →

  • Autocracy on the Rise: Should we Expect Military Spending to Follow?
    by Global Issues on 27 November 2020 at 01:38

    STOCKHOLM, Nov 27 (IPS) - Autocracies are once again the global majority. The 2020 Democracy Report of the Varieties of Democracy Institute (V-DEM), ‘Autocratization surges, resistance grows’, raises the alarm that while the world in 2019 was substantially more democratic than it was in the 1970s, an ongoing trend of autocratization may reverse this scenario.Read the full story, “Autocracy on the Rise: Should we Expect Military Spending to Follow?”, on globalissues.org →

  • Overcoming the Digital Gap and Food Insecurity: a Complementary Target
    by Global Issues on 27 November 2020 at 01:19

    ROME, Nov 27 (IPS) - Overcoming the digital gap to face food insecurity with the use of artificial intelligence practices in agriculture is part of a growing debate that seeks to simultaneously safeguard natural resources and address the difficulties generated by climate change and the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read the full story, “Overcoming the Digital Gap and Food Insecurity: a Complementary Target”, on globalissues.org →

  • Sustainable Measures Help Farmers Script a Positive Story Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty
    by Global Issues on 26 November 2020 at 02:01

    HYDERABAD, India, Nov 26 (IPS) - As India continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and a growing number of deaths, farmers here have been fighting a battle of their own against volatile pricing, uncertain demand and lack of access to the market. But in the midst of all this uncertainty, one farming couple in a village near Hyderabad are working to become a food-secure future for themselves using eco-friendly farming techniques.Read the full story, “Sustainable Measures Help Farmers Script a Positive Story Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty”, on globalissues.org →

  • G20 Puts More into Fossil Than Green Energy in Covid-19 Recovery Packages
    by Global Issues on 26 November 2020 at 01:32

    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26 (IPS) - As the world’s leading economies direct trillions of dollars towards Covid-19 recovery packages, a significant proportion is going to fossil fuel industries without climate stipulations, according to the 2020 edition of the Climate Transparency Report – which has assessed the climate performance of G20 countries.Read the full story, “G20 Puts More into Fossil Than Green Energy in Covid-19 Recovery Packages”, on globalissues.org →

  • Millions of New Poor Are on the Way Who Cares?
    by Global Issues on 26 November 2020 at 01:20

    ROME, Nov 26 (IPS) - The recent meeting of the G20 – scheduled to take place in Riyadh but held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic – has been an eloquent example of how the world is drifting, in a crisis of leadership. It was, in a sense, a showcase. Everybody had to accept the view that the host of the meeting, the ailing King Salman of Saudi Arabia, was accompanied on TV screens by his apparent heir, Prince Mohamed bin Salman, who is clearly the mastermind of the brutal assassination, dismembering and disappearance of the body of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Read the full story, “Millions of New Poor Are on the Way Who Cares?”, on globalissues.org →

  • Can Africas Third Industrial Development Decade Deliver?
    by Global Issues on 26 November 2020 at 00:48

    VIENNA, Nov 26 (IPS) - Industrial development in Africa has been sluggish for some decades. Now, as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic kick in, hopes for better progress, at least in the short term, appear to be fading. But if countries grasp the right opportunities, the next decade can deliver the industrial change needed to meet the challenges ahead. Industrialization and development go hand in hand. There is hardly a country in the world that has developed without building a strong manufacturing base. But for Africa – sometimes referred to as the continent of the future – the fruits of industrialization have often seemed just out of reach.Read the full story, “Can Africas Third Industrial Development Decade Deliver?”, on globalissues.org →

  • Q&A: Mro Indigenous Community Plea for Halt of Construction of 5-Star Hotel
    by Global Issues on 25 November 2020 at 07:53

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 (IPS) - The construction of a five-star hotel in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, could lead to the forced eviction of the Mro indigenous community from their ancestral lands and destroy “the social, economic, traditional and cultural fabric of the community”, warns Amnesty International. But local activist Reng Young Mro told IPS that the international community must rally behind the Mro indigenous community to halt the construction. Read the full story, “Q&A: Mro Indigenous Community Plea for Halt of Construction of 5-Star Hotel”, on globalissues.org →

  • Not all 74 million Trump Voters Can be Racists
    by Global Issues on 25 November 2020 at 03:32

    BERLIN, Nov 25 (IPS) - Trumpism isn’t just going away after the US elections. And we finally need to understand why. Donald Trump will have to leave the White House in January. Although there will be a few skirmishes in the US courts in the coming weeks to sort out whether some votes were legitimate or not, the outcome won’t change.Read the full story, “Not all 74 million Trump Voters Can be Racists”, on globalissues.org →

  • Online Attacks On Female Journalists Are Increasingly Spilling Into the 'Real World' New Research
    by Global Issues on 25 November 2020 at 02:11

    Nov 25 (IPS) - The insidious problem of online violence against women journalists is increasingly spilling offline with potentially deadly consequences, a new global survey suggests.Read the full story, “Online Attacks On Female Journalists Are Increasingly Spilling Into the 'Real World' New Research”, on globalissues.org →