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UN Deploys Unarmed Weapon in Humanitarian & Peacekeeping Operations — Global Issues

Credit: IPS Opinion by Thalif Deen (united nations) Monday, November 28, 2022 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Nov 28 (IPS) – A sign outside the United Nations reads, perhaps half-seriously, that it is a “No Drone Zone”—and “launching, landing or operating Unmanned or Remote-Controlled aircraft in this area is prohibited”. The “warning” comes even as Unmanned […]

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Was COP27 a Success or a Failure? — Global Issues

After days of intense negotiations that stretched into early Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, countries at the latest UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, reached agreement on an outcome that established a funding mechanism to compensate vulnerable nations for ‘loss and damage’ from climate-induced disasters. Opinion by Felix Dodds, Chris Spence (sharm el sheikh, egypt) Thursday, November […]

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Crimes Against Children — Global Issues

Children from marginalised ethnic, language and religious groups, from 22 low and middle-income countries which were analysed, lag far behind their peers in reading skills. Credit: Brian Moonga/IPS by Baher Kamal (madrid) Monday, November 21, 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, Nov 21 (IPS) – An indisputable truth is that no child has ever chosen where to […]

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Will the Global Energy Crisis Accelerate the Energy Transition? The Big Question at COP27 — Global Issues

One of the many activities held on Energy Day (Nov. 15) at COP27, where discussions are taking place for two weeks on how to make further progress on global climate action. The consensus among observers is that the energy transition away from fossil fuels will accelerate in the wake of the war in Ukraine and […]

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Launch of EBRD Climate Adaptation Action Plan at COP27 — Global Issues

Opinion by Vanora Bennett (london) Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Inter Press Service Climate adaptation – adapting to already existing climate change and anticipating future changes in long-term planning – has been an increasing focus of attention in recent years as the current level of global warming is already causing extreme weather events to multiply and intensify. […]

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Three Truths to Address Sexual Exploitation, Abuse & Harassment in the UN — Global Issues

The UN Secretariat building in New York City. Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elías Opinion by Peter A Gallo (new york) Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Nov 15 (IPS) – The U.S. Government has recently published ‘Engagement Principles’ on Protection from Sexual Exploitation Abuse & Sexual Harassment within International Organizations’, and while any involvement […]

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Why COP27 Matters to Sierra Leone — Global Issues

UN Resident Coordinator on his SDGs outreach discussing Goal 13 with boat owners in Tombo, a coastal fishing community not far from Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Credit: RCO Sierra Leone Opinion by Babatunde A. Ahonsi (freetown, sierra leone) Monday, November 14, 2022 Inter Press Service FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, Nov 14 (IPS) – Sierra Leone […]

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Towards a New Approach to Development Cooperation? — Global Issues

Credit: UN Photo/Amanda Voisard Opinion by A.H. Monjurul Kabir (new york) Thursday, November 10, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Nov 10 (IPS) – We are living in a world where both our bilateral and multilateral achievements, consensuses on human rights and social justice, and our resolve to public good are being tested like never before. […]

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Climate Finance for Locally-Led Climate Solutions Needs a New Focus — Global Issues

Decision-making power is still held at the national and international level, often failing to (financially) enable local actors to lead climate action. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPS Opinion by Anne Jellema (capetown, south africa) Wednesday, November 09, 2022 Inter Press Service CAPETOWN, South Africa, Nov 09 (IPS) – Anne Jellema is CEO of HivosImagine a world where the […]

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UN Needs a Sea Change in its Handling of Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (SEA) — Global Issues

An art exhibition in Juba, supported by the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), seeks to educate people about gender and sexual based violence. Credit: UNMISS/Nektarios Markogiannis Opinion by Anwarul K. Chowdhury (new york) Tuesday, November 08, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Nov 08 (IPS) – Calling it “so disappointing and disheartening” in social media […]

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