Global Issues

SPOTTING the two children is easy, but can you outsmart everyone and find all 15 hidden kittens in this optical illusion?Time to put your vision skills to the test and solve this tricky brainteaser in just 17 seconds...

COVID-19 eliminated a decade of progress in global level of life expectancy — Global Issues

According to the UN agency, between 2019 and 2021 – the early years of the global health emergency - life expectancy around the world...

International Court of Justice Orders Israel to Halt its Military Offensive in Rafah — Global Issues

by IPS Correspondent (the hague)Friday, May 24, 2024Inter Press ServiceThe International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to immediately halt its military offense in Rafah."In...

WHO report reveals major health disparities between European teens — Global Issues

Based on information from 44 countries that engaged in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study, it highlights unhealthy eating habits, increasing levels...

North Macedonia Turns Back the Clock — Global Issues

Opinion by Andrew Firmin (london)Thursday, May 23, 2024Inter Press ServiceLONDON, May 23 (IPS) - The old guard is back in North Macedonia, as the...

Slovakia PM Assassination Attempt Sparks Journalists’ Safety Fears — Global Issues

by Ed Holt (bratislava)Friday, May 24, 2024Inter Press ServiceBRATISLAVA, May 24 (IPS) - Fears for the safety of journalists in Slovakia are growing in...

Afghanistan is ‘not a hopeless crisis’, top UN aid official says — Global Issues

Afghanistan is “not a hopeless crisis,” Edem Wosornu of the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, told journalists in New York, following a recent visit...

UN establishes International Day of reflection for Srebrenica genocide — Global Issues

Adopting a resolution with the same title, the Assembly also asked the Secretary-General to establish an outreach programme on the Srebrenica genocide in preparation...

‘Appalling’ attacks in Kharkiv, plea to aid Myanmar civilians, maritime tribunal boosts climate action, civilian protection — Global Issues

Denise Brown said civilian lives must be protected during conflict by all sides, but in Kharkiv in recent days, they have instead been targeted...

‘Now is the time to unleash Africa’s peace power’ Guterres tells Security Council — Global Issues

“Now is the time to unleash Africa’s peace power,” he said, opening a debate on its critical role in addressing global security and development...

How Netanyahu Made the Creation of a Palestinian State Irreversible — Global Issues

Opinion by Alon Ben-Meir (new york)Friday, May 24, 2024Inter Press ServiceNEW YORK, May 24 (IPS) - It is ironic how Prime Minister Netanyahu, who...

‘All hands on deck’ in Antigua and Barbuda as small island States chart course to resilient prosperity — Global Issues

The Fourth International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) will bring together governments, the UN, civil society, the private sector and leading youth...

Democracy, Civic Space and Fundamental Freedoms Are under Attack, but Civil Society Is Here to Stay — Global Issues

Local civil society from Botswana shared their journey in fighting gender-based violence. "Gender-based violence is a national pandemic, a violation of grand magnitude of...

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