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President Biden Refuses to Make our Climate Crisis Worse

President Biden Refuses to Make our Climate C...

Cancels Canadian Tar Sands Pipeline Keystone XLBy Stephen LeahyJan 22 2021 (IPS) I wasn’t going to stop for the school bus stuck in the mud ...
“Teach Us How to Become Carpenters” – South Sudanese Want to Shape Their Future

“Teach Us How to Become Carpenters” – South S...

Likuangole in Pibor County, one of the counties that have been hardest hit in the past years due to relentless conflict and organized violence as ...
Fiji’s Presidency of the Human Rights Council Brings Opportunity and Responsibility to the Pacific

Fiji’s Presidency of the Human Rights Council...

Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan. Credit: Fiji Department of InformationBy Miles Young and Ashley BoweSUVA, Fiji, Jan ...
Protecting Mental Health of Families in a Pandemic

Protecting Mental Health of Families in a Pan...

Credit: Unsplash /Melanie Wasser. By Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha NageshABUJA, Jan 22 2021 (IPS) Dealing with COVID-19-related city lockdowns has been exceptionally stressful, particularly for ...
Q&A: Why we Must Invest in Educating Children in Crisis-Hit Burkina Faso

Q&A: Why we Must Invest in Educating Chil...

Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Director Yasmine Sherif speaks to crisis-affected children in Burkina Faso. ECW has launched a multi-year programme in the country, providing $11 ...
Personal Testimonies, Pledges Mark the Start of the ‘Fair Share to End Child Labour’ Campaign

Personal Testimonies, Pledges Mark the Start ...

Selimatha Salifu, a former child labourer from Ghana, is now a teacher working with children and encouraging them to continue their education. Salifu is one ...
Biden’s Arms Control Ambitions are Welcome—but Delivering Them will not be Easy

Biden’s Arms Control Ambitions are Welcome—bu...

Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, briefs the members of the UN Security Council. Iran and US are both accused of undermining the 2015 nuclear ...
With a War-Mongering President Gone, is the World Safe from Nuclear Brinkmanship?

With a War-Mongering President Gone, is the W...

Launching of “Reverse the Trend” and welcoming the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Credit: Nuclear Age Peace FoundationBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jan 22 ...
Will Biden Administration Respond to the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, End Threat of a Nuclear War & Bring Nuclear-armed States Together to Achieve Global Nuclear Disarmament?

Will Biden Administration Respond to the Trea...

Ruins of Nagasaki about 800 metres from the hypocenter in mid-October 1945. Lessons of Nagasaki survivors should motivate the world to eliminate all nuclear weapons ...
Trump Is Gone, Trumpism Lives On

Trump Is Gone, Trumpism Lives On

By Anis ChowdhurySYDNEY, Jan 21 2021 (IPS) Impeachment or no impeachment, Trump is out of the White House. Trump goes with an approval rating of ...
As the United States Rejoins the Paris Climate Accord and Boldly Confronts Climate Change Crisis- Forget Not the Youth

As the United States Rejoins the Paris Climat...

Greta Thunberg (right), Climate Activist, speaks at the opening of the UN Climate Action Summit 2019. Credit: UN Photo/Cia PakBy Esther NgumbiURBANA, Illinois, Jan 21 ...
Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on the World’s Forests

Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on the World...

The Sierra Juárez forest, in the state of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. The UN Forum on Forests was among the first intergovernmental processes to take ...
Biden: the Task of a Good Loser

Biden: the Task of a Good Loser

Joe Biden takes the oath of office as the 46th President of the United States. Credit: Twitter.By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Jan 21 2021 (IPS) What for ...
Change Financing Priorities to Address COVID-19, Conference Hears

Change Financing Priorities to Address COVID-...

By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 21 2021 (IPS) Innovative financing to resolve COVID-19 crisis was needed, a joint African and Asian parliamentarians’ webinar heard ...
A BASIC TRUTH: Facing an Existential Threat, Humanity Must Work Together

A BASIC TRUTH: Facing an Existential Threat, ...

Scoping out development opportunities in frontier communities. UN Kenya Resident Coordinator Siddharth Chatterjee, Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, UN heads of missions, and other development partners ...
Jamaica Failing to Cope with Plastic Waste

Jamaica Failing to Cope with Plastic Waste

A man walks by a storm drain piled high with plastic bottles and other garbage in Kingston, Jamaica. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan ...
COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access?

COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-In...

The first two COVID-19 vaccines authorised in Europe and the United States – made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna – aren’t well-suited to lower-income countries. Availability ...
Afghanistan Threatened With Rising Violence Once Again

Afghanistan Threatened With Rising Violence O...

Humanitarians seek $1.3 billion to help millions in war-weary Afghanistan. Homes for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. January 2021. Credit: OCHA Afghanistan/Fariba ...
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