Global Issues

  • Sowing Water: A Cuban Farm's Bid for Sustainability
    by Global Issues on 21 June 2021 at 14:33

    HAVANA, Jun 21 (IPS) - Cuban farmer José Antonio Casimiro found in the ageold technique of sowing water an opportunity to meet his farm's water needs and mitigate the increasingly visible effects of climate change.Read the full story, “Sowing Water: A Cuban Farm's Bid for Sustainability”, on globalissues.org →

  • Canada Must Acknowledge its Problematic Bill 21
    by Global Issues on 21 June 2021 at 10:15

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 21 (IPS) - The June 5th attack on the Muslim family in London, Ontaria, has left many in Canada in a state of shock. A driver intentionally struck the Afzaal family while they were out for a stroll, killing four, because of their Islamic faith. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the killing, “a terrorist attack and a brazen act of violence.”Read the full story, “Canada Must Acknowledge its Problematic Bill 21”, on globalissues.org →

  • Slow progress, stubborn cycles of violence, as South Sudan turns 10
    by Global Issues on 21 June 2021 at 06:22

    South Sudan, the UN’s youngest Member State, is marking its tenth anniversary of independence amid languishing political progress and a range of humanitarian challenges, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told Security Council members on Monday. Read the full story, “Slow progress, stubborn cycles of violence, as South Sudan turns 10”, on globalissues.org →

  • COVID-19: First mRNA vaccine tech transfer hub a ‘great step forward’
    by Global Issues on 21 June 2021 at 05:45

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a South African consortium in establishing the first COVID-19 mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub, the UN agency announced on Monday.  Read the full story, “COVID-19: First mRNA vaccine tech transfer hub a ‘great step forward’”, on globalissues.org →

  • ‘His words set a standard and will long endure’: UN mourns passing of Edward Mortimer
    by Global Issues on 21 June 2021 at 05:40

    Friends and former colleagues have been mourning the passing over the weekend of Edward Mortimer, the Chief Speechwriter for former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.  Read the full story, “‘His words set a standard and will long endure’: UN mourns passing of Edward Mortimer”, on globalissues.org →

  • Human Rights Council urged to support UN chief’s call for a ‘new social contract’ after COVID-19
    by Global Issues on 21 June 2021 at 02:17

    UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged UN Member States to promote a more inclusive post-pandemic recovery to help the world’s most vulnerable recover from the impact of COVID. Read the full story, “Human Rights Council urged to support UN chief’s call for a ‘new social contract’ after COVID-19”, on globalissues.org →

  • Pandemic ‘rolled back’ sustainable development funding for weak economies: UNCTAD
    by Global Issues on 21 June 2021 at 02:01

    Financial assistance to the world’s 83 weakest economies fell by 15 per cent in 2020, to $35 billion as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, UN trade and development experts UNCTAD said on Monday. Read the full story, “Pandemic ‘rolled back’ sustainable development funding for weak economies: UNCTAD”, on globalissues.org →

  • Grave violations against children in conflict ‘alarmingly high’, latest UN report reveals
    by Global Issues on 21 June 2021 at 01:27

    More than 19,300 boys and girls affected by war last year were victims of grave violations such as recruitment or rape, and the COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult for experts to reach them, the UN said in its annual report on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), published on Monday.  Read the full story, “Grave violations against children in conflict ‘alarmingly high’, latest UN report reveals”, on globalissues.org →

  • The Dictators Daughter or the Farmers Son?
    by Global Issues on 21 June 2021 at 01:22

    LIMA, Peru, Jun 21 (IPS) - Peru’s first round of elections on 11 April saw voters choosing between 18 presidential candidates with no one candidate leading by an impressive margin.Read the full story, “The Dictators Daughter or the Farmers Son?”, on globalissues.org →

  • Kuciak Case Retrial An Opportunity to Break Global Cycle of Impunity in Journalist Killings
    by Global Issues on 21 June 2021 at 00:19

    BRATISLAVA, Jun 21 (IPS) - A ruling last week ordering a retrial in the murders of a Slovak journalist and his fiancée has led to a “unique” opportunity to break a global cycle of impunity in journalist killings, press freedom groups have said.Read the full story, “Kuciak Case Retrial An Opportunity to Break Global Cycle of Impunity in Journalist Killings”, on globalissues.org →