Disgraced Chad captain wins second UN peacekeeping award for ‘outstanding courage’ — Global Issues

Captain Abdelrazakh – who joined the United Nations Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in January 2021 – was deployed to Aguelhok super camp in the northeast when he was attacked by an armed terrorist group who was trying to take over the base and its outposts. He led a daring counterattack to defend the … Read more

Corruption Kills — Global Issues

Nigerians should not lobby against global COVID-19 vaccine inequality amid widespread looting of the national treasury. Credit: UNICEF/Nahom Tesfaye Opinion by Ifeanyi Nsofor (Abuja) Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Inter Press Service ABUJA, May 24 (IPS) – Nigeria’s Accountant General, the administrative head of the country’s treasury, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes … Read more

Former child laborers Free, quality education key to ending child labor — Global Issues

Lucky Agbavor survived child labor in Ghana and went to school selling ice cream. The Pentecostal Church pays for his tuition while he studies nursing, but he still sells juice to put food on the table. Credit: Cecilia Russell/IPS by Fawzia Moodley (Durban) Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Inter Press Service Durban, May 24 (IPS) – … Read more

Fighting Inflation Excuse for Class War – Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury (Sydney and Kuala Lumpur) Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Inter Press Service SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 (IPS) – A class war is being waged in the name of fighting inflation. Too many central bankers are raising interest rates to the detriment of working families, ostensibly to control … Read more

More consensus needed on digital technology for ‘people and planet’ — Global Issues

“We have a critical opportunity to build consensus on how digital technologies can be used for the good of people and the planet, while addressing their risks,” Deputy Secretary General Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council. political affairs and peacebuilding. “But collective action by member states remains essential to achieve this goal.” New technologies support … Read more

Tackle the World’s Highest Youth Unemployment Rates — Global Issues

The joint statement by the United Nations Employment Agency, the ILO, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Childhood (UNICEF) was released ahead of a two-day meeting in Amman, Jordan, aimed at addressing young people’s transition from learning to work, a key priority for adolescents and … Read more

Deputy UN chief meets with inspiring young climate leaders in Indonesia — Global Issues

She was in the Indonesian capital ahead of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, which is taking place this week on the island of Bali. Civil society is the bedrock of survivors of gender-based violence. the @AND works with Yayasan Pulih in Indonesia to provide psychological and psychosocial support to women. pic.twitter.com/9FIqBta6WB — Amina … Read more

UN migration agency and EU step up aid to 325,000 Yemenis in need

People in need will receive urgently needed shelter, healthcare, cash, protection services and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) support. The situation is also worsening for migrants in Yemen, especially women – Chief of Mission IOM Over the past seven years, the conflict in Yemen between a Saudi-led pro-government coalition and Houthi rebels has sparked a … Read more

The international community is called upon to support the new administration in Somalia — Global Issues

James Swan, who also leads the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), urged the authorities and the international community to take advantage of this “moment of opportunity”. Spirit of collaboration “We call on Somali leaders to work together in a spirit of collaboration and national goal. We call on Somalia’s international friends and partners, … Read more

The Illegal Immigration Dilemma — Global Issues

Opinion by Joseph Chamie (Portland, United States) Monday, May 23, 2022 Inter Press Service PORTLAND, USA, May 23 (IPS) – Illegal immigration in the 21st century poses a serious dilemma for the world. Governments in virtually every region of the globe seem unsure how to address the two central dimensions of the dilemma. The first … Read more