Global Issues

LPG, a Useful Transitional Fuel for the UNs Clean Cooking Effort — Global Issues

Opinion by Philippe Benoit, Kaushik DebWednesday, March 13, 2024Inter Press ServiceTo date, one of the preferred options has involved the substitution of solid biomass...

ECW Announces New Grant Funding for Ukraines Education Programs for Children Impacted by War — Global Issues

Oksen Lisovyi, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine; Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait; and Yevhen Kudriavets, First Deputy Minister of...

‘Historic milestone’ as child mortality hits record low of 4.9 million in 2022 — Global Issues

Figures released by the UN Interagency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME) reveal the global under-five mortality rate has declined by 51 per...

Thailands Humanitarian Corridor for Myanmar Faces Pushback — Global Issues

Against this background and wanting to preempt an influx, Thailand’s new coalition government announced its intention last month to open up a ‘humanitarian corridor’...

Global South Stagnating under Heavier Debt Burden — Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram (kuala lumpur, malaysia)Wednesday, March 13, 2024Inter Press ServiceKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Mar 13 (IPS) - Much higher interest rates –...

Netanyahu Is Rendering Israel Morally Bankrupt — Global Issues

Opinion by Alon Ben-Meir (new york)Monday, March 11, 2024Inter Press ServiceNEW YORK, Mar 11 (IPS) - Israel must uphold its moral values and make...

Chaos across Haiti amid high risk of famine — Global Issues

The lack of goods and resources is worsening an already precarious economic situation, with water and basic services being “stretched to the limit”, UN...

WFP boosts aid in Chad amid Sudan crisis, Ukraine education boost, counter-terrorism, the right to privacy — Global Issues

The World Food Programme announced the operation on Tuesday and warned that lifesaving programmes in Chad will stop because of a funding crunch “in...

UN an ‘unsinkable compass’ for humanity, says top EU official — Global Issues

“The UN remains a landmark in the turmoil, a lantern in the thick fog through which we search our way every day, trying to...

Pollution a Threat To Our Groundwater Resources — Global Issues

Opinion by Thokozani Dlamini (pretoria, south africa)Tuesday, March 12, 2024Inter Press ServicePRETORIA, South Africa, Mar 12 (IPS) - Groundwater pollution significantly affects the prevalence...

Civilians in Israel and Palestine ‘cannot be abandoned’, says top UN official on sexual violence in conflict — Global Issues

The Security Council meeting adjourned at 5:32 PM. Describing the evidence of unspeakable violence she had witnessed against Israeli civilians, the top UN official...

Syria violence intensifying, heavy weapons threat in Myanmar, justice call for Thai lawyer — Global Issues

The UN Syria Commission of Inquiry, which reports to the Human Rights Council, warned that fighting escalated on 5 October last year, when consecutive...

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